Call For Abstracts

AASP's 31st Annual Conference
September 28 - October 1, 2016
Arizona Grand Resort
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Abstract submission opens in January.

General Conference Policies
Review Process and Scoring
Submission Types
Submission Procedures & Possible Reassignment of Proposals

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) will be accepting conference abstract submissions for its 31st Annual Conference from January 5, 2016 through February 17, 2016. The program will consist of pre-conference continuing education workshops, invited keynote addresses, symposia, workshops, panels, lectures, and poster sessions.

Abstracts addressing the scientist-practitioner perspective are strongly encouraged. The scientist-practitioner focus involves an identification of the reciprocal relationships among theory, research, and interventions/practice. For example, theory-based empirical research presentations should draw the link to the applied implications of the research findings. Similarly, presentations that feature applied interventions and practice should clarify the relationship with current theory or research.


  • Submitting members shall comply with the following conference policies, with respect to the submission of abstracts. For a complete list of ethical guidelines for submissions, please go to Ethical Guidelines for Presenters
  • There is no limit on the number of abstract submissions that each member may submit. 
  • An abstract can only be submitted one time. It is unethical to submit an abstract to two different submission types (e.g., lecture and poster, continuing education workshop and symposium).
  • All identified presenters on the abstract(s) must be current members of AASP (please refer to the description of the Symposia and Workshops under the "Types of Submissions" for exceptions) and must be certain that they will be attending the conference, barring unforeseen emergencies. Note: Non-presenting authors do not need to be active members.
  • Identifiable information in the body of the abstract is not permitted. In order to ensure a blind review of the abstract, all identifiable information (e.g., reference to the presenters or university name and excessive referencing to personal work) should be removed from the abstract.
  • The submission of "work in progress" is discouraged. Members submitting research abstracts should have their results analyzed and findings completed prior to and included in the abstract.
  • Fragmentation is discouraged. Reasonable exceptions (e.g., projects with multiple studies, multiple data collections) should be clearly stated in the abstract.
  • Should sensitive information be proposed as part of the presentation, the submitting presenter must indicate as such in the abstract submission and must notify the Chair of the Conference Planning Committee by sending an e-mail to:
  • If an abstract is accepted for presentation, the submitter agrees to present the work at the date and time designated by the Conference Planning Committee.   AASP is not able to accommodate requests to change an assigned presentation day.

In addition, while delivering a conference presentation, it is expected that:

  • All language and content in the presentation be appropriate and not offensive or insensitive.
  • If academic research is presented within the presentation, the presenter(s) indicate(s) that data was gathered after receiving IRB approval from their respective institutions or other approving body.
  • Any data or details pertaining to the subjects of the presentation remain anonymous through the removal of names, locations, dates, professional positions, pictures, or other identifying information (unless permission to share those details is given).

For additional guidance, please refer to Presentation Tips located in our resource center located here

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