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Psychological Association of the Philippines 55th Annual Convention
Dates:  September 20-22, 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)

Venue:  Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Manila

Theme: “Fostering a Psychology of Well-being for the Filipino”

Papers may be submitted either for oral or poster presentation.  These may cover either a completed research or best practices in psychology.  Abstracts for learning sessions, which aim to share skills and knowledge in research methods, publication or the practice of psychology, may also be submitted.  These are further described below. 

Paper Presentation. This refers to oral presentations of individual papers on a research study or documentation of psychological practice. These presentations will be clustered into a maximum of four papers per session (no more than 15 minutes per presentation) based on a common theme. To facilitate the grouping into clusters, please take care in providing relevant key words in your abstract submission. For presentations with multiple authors, kindly designate a main or primary presenter.

Organized Symposium. A symposium refers to a set of three to four different presentations (no more than 15 minutes per presentation) plus a summary discussion that cluster around a common topic, issue, or subject matter with the aim of providing complementary or divergent views and perspectives. To foster inter-institutional collaboration, presenters in the symposium are encouraged to come from at least two different institutions. Organizers shall have the prerogative to select and to re-organize papers submitted as a symposium should the need arise.

Poster Presentation. Posters involve the use of a visual aid to illustrate a study. Presenters are expected to interact with viewers of their respective posters about their research during their assigned schedule. Guidelines for the poster size and content will be provided to those whose papers are accepted.

Learning Session. Learning sessions aim to teach participants specific knowledge or skills pertaining to current trends, teaching, practice and/or research and publication in Psychology. Sessions are typically an hour and a half (90 minutes) long and should be able to accommodate as many as 100 participants. Submitted Learning Session abstracts should include specific learning objectives and a summary of the content of the session.

Titles should not be more than 12 words. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words.