Proposals for Panels, Mini-Panels, and Study Groups

The College is no longer accepting Panel, Mini-Panel, and Study Group proposals for consideration at the 2024 Annual Meeting. The final deadline to submit was May 23, 2024. 

Notifications will be emailed in late July 2024. 

*Continuing in 2024, the length of time for panels and study groups will be 2 hours in length, and mini-panels will be 50 minutes.

Panel Guidelines
Mini-Panel Guidelines
Study Group Guidelines
2024 Call for Proposals


Panels, Mini-Panels & Study Groups

  • Chairs must create the submission and invite presenters no later than Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
  • Presenters must submit individual abstracts & disclosures no later than Tuesday, May 21, 2024.
  • Study group presenters must submit disclosures no later than Tuesday, May 21, 2024.
  • Chairs must review, finalize and submit proposed sessions no later than Thursday, May 23, 2024.

All Submission Deadlines are 5:00 PM Central Time.  Notifications will be emailed in late July 2024.


9 Common Reasons Why an Abstract is Not Accepted:

  1. The Panel/Mini-Panel is not sufficiently cohesive.
  2. The Panel/Mini-Panel is not sufficiently innovative.
  3. The Panel/Mini-Panel does not include sufficient novel/new data.
  4. The theme of the Panel/Mini-Panel is over-represented in current submissions for this year.
  5. Similar Panels/Mini-Panels have been presented in recent ACNP meetings.
  6. The abstract is not informative enough.
  7. The panel participant composition does not have women, minority and/or early career scientist/clinician representation.
  8. Speakers are not from diverse institutions.
  9. Insufficient data and/or statistical analyses.

Poster Abstracts

The College is now accepting Poster abstract submissions for consideration at the 2024 Annual Meeting. All attendees must be registered in order to submit a poster abstract submission. The final deadline to submit is August 8, 2024. The deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.

2024 Poster Guidelines

Please Note: Maximum Poster Size is 45″ X 45″.

Poster Mounting Instructions

Encore Presentations: Original data is preferred, if the abstract is accepted for presentation but has been previously published, it will not be published in ACNP’s journal Neuropsychopharmacology. However, encore presentations can be submitted.  ACNP does not accept late-breaking abstracts for the annual meeting.

Notifications: All poster abstract submissions are reviewed by the Program Committee.  Notifications of acceptance or otherwise will be emailed to the presenter in late September / early October.

If you are not a member of ACNP, please review the Annual Meeting FAQs for additional information.

Media Embargo Policy

Any press release or public promotion by a presenter, the presenter’s employer, or any other outside person or entity about a presentation scheduled for the ACNP Annual Meeting must be embargoed (not released) until the time and date of the presentation.  Additionally, ACNP should not be mentioned or referenced regarding the data or presentation until the first date of the Annual Meeting.  If referenced at that point, it should be clear that the release/posting is not sanctioned by ACNP. This includes any detail of the abstract and the data from the presentation.

Abstract Submission Copyright

All materials submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting will be published in Neuropsychopharmacology and should be original and not previously published. Following publication authors may reuse their work with the sole requirements of full citation and link to the original publication online.