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Welcome to the 2020 APA Annual Meeting Submission Site!

The 2020 Annual Meeting submission site is currently closed. The site will reopen to New Research poster submissions ONLY on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. To view the status of a submission, visit the Abstract Service Center.

The theme for the 2020 APA Annual Meeting is “Advancing Quality: Challenges and Opportunities.” The Scientific Program Committee encourages all submitters to keep this theme in mind while crafting their submissions.
  • All presenters/co-authors must attest to their participation in the proposal
  • A single presenter cannot be listed on more than 5 submissions of any type
  • A general session cannot have more than 5 speakers
  • All presenters attending the meeting must agree to pay the appropriate speaker registration fee
  • If your submission is endorsed by an APA component or affiliate organization, verification of this endorsement will be required
  • The session format types have been revised. Please click here for more information on the new list of session formats
  • All sessions, except for courses and poster sessions, are 90 minutes
  • An agenda is required for all submissions, except posters
You will use your username and password to log into the submission site. If you do not yet have a account, you can create one here. During the submission process, you will be asked to complete the following agreements:
  1. Financial Disclosure
  2. Presenter Release
  3. Registration Acknowledgement

Important information for a successful submission:

  1. The submitted abstract(s) will be graded for the 2020 APA Annual Meeting, April 25-29, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA.
  2. For guidelines and examples of abstracts, please click here.
  3. Acceptable browsers: Windows and MAC PCs: Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera; Windows PC: IE 9. Other browsers may be incompatible.
  4. Only the director or chair of a submission will be able to submit. If you are submitting on behalf of a director or chair you will need to obtain his or her login credentials.
  5. Email correspondence with the Office of Scientific Programs will come from Please ensure that you are able to receive emails from this address before submitting your proposal.
  6. We cannot accommodate requests to schedule your session at a particular date/time.

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