Call for submissions: Rules & Guidelines

You are invited to submit an abstract focused on emerging outcomes on the assessment and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid conditions in active duty service members and veterans who served in combat operations post-9/11

Types of Submissions: Deadline May 31, 2019

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be grouped together into symposia consisting of three to five 15-minute presentations with a national expert discussant summarizing the presentations. Oral presentations will offer the opportunity to present your research in front of a large audience.


  • Emerging outcomes and ongoing scientific research on the assessment and treatment of combat-related PTSD and comorbid conditions including:

    • Sleep and nightmares

    • Chronic pain

    • Suicide

    • Substance use disorders

    • Traumatic brain injury

    • Resiliency

  •  Use of biomarkers to understand mechanisms of PTSD and comorbid conditions

Poster Presentations

The poster session will offer the opportunity to present your research in the area of combat- or deployment-related PTSD and co-occurring conditions and have substantive discussions with colleagues. Authors will present their posters on a 4 x 6 free-standing bulletin board. Poster presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. Materials should be clearly readable from a distance of three feet (primary text font should be 20 points or larger, and headings font at least 30 points). Posters will be assigned a bulletin board number. Push pins will be provided. Presenter must be available to present at the conference. The interactive Poster Session and Cocktail Reception will take place from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.

Student Poster Award: Students will be eligible to compete for the Student Poster Award if they are first or second author on the poster. Student status includes undergraduate student, post-baccalaureate graduate school bound individual, and current graduate student.

Submission Instructions

Submit the following information for oral and poster presentations:

  • Title of the presentation

  • Indicate oral or poster presentation

  • Author Information: name, highest educational degree, department and institutional affiliation, and contact information

  • Abstract describing the research (250-word maximum). The abstract should include a statement of the problem, description of methods (e.g., participants, measures, and procedures), results and discussion.

  • Oral presentations only: First author’s CV and learning objectives


Deadline for Submission

Oral and poster abstract submissions will be accepted until May 31, 2019 at 11:59PM CDT. After this date, the portal will be closed, and submissions may no longer be accepted.

Abstract Review, Selection, and Status Notification

All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by members of the Program Committee. The first authors will be notified of the status of the submission by July 29, 2019. It will be the first author’s responsibility to notify the co-authors of the status and details.

important dates

May 31, 2019 at 11:59PM CDT = Online Abstract Submission Closes

June 1, 2019 = Conference Registration Opens

July 29, 2019 at 11:59PM CDT = Accepted Abstract Notification

October 7, 2019 at 11:59PM CDT = Conference Registration Closes

October 21-22, 2019 = STRONG STAR Training Initiative PE Learning Community

October 22, 2019 = Pre-Conference Ethics and Diversity CE Event

October 23 – 24, 2019 = 2019 Combat PTSD Conference

Contact Information

For additional information about the San Antonio Combat PTSD Conference please contact