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Special Interest Group Exposition

Friday Night Welcoming Cocktail Party

52nd Annual ABCT Convention

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


The Special Interest Group Exposition and Welcome Cocktail Party will be in the Marriott Ballroom, on the Lobby Level of the Marriott Washington Wardman Park Hotel. SIG Poster presenters may enter the Ballroom at 6:15 p.m. to set up their display.


The review process is determined by each Special Interest Group. Each SIG chair will select a committee which will review submissions and accept a maximum of 12 posters.

Visit Current ABCT Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for a listing of chairs. Please contact the SIG Chair for all SIG rules, and to verify the submission deadline.


Each SIG is assigned a group of tables on which to set up their posters.


ABCT will provide small easels with self-adhesive strips onto which you may mount your posters. You may bring your own easels if you prefer. For best results when mounting on ABCT-supplied easels, you should bring posters printed or mounted on Foam Core or other lightweight, inflexible backing. Posters on regular paper will tend to curl; posters on heavy cardboard will tend to fall over.


The maximum size of each poster is 18 inches wide by 19 inches tall. The easels that ABCT provides will allow support for posters only up to this size. The easels will not handle posters bigger than this and the tables will not accommodate larger sizes.


Presenters may prepare handouts on essential information that doesn't fit on the poster or share an email address for follow-up correspondence. This is not essential, but often is appreciated by interested attendees.


Posters should all be formatted using the following template:

The title of a Poster should be in Upper and Lower Case, using lower case only for conjunctions, prepositions, and articles that are 3 letters or less (that is, capitalize all words of 4 letters or more). Please include authors in their proper order, followed by their affiliation [Please, no departments or centers or other secondary listings]. When multiple authors are at the same institution, you may group them under a single affiliation. Here are two examples of properly formatted posters:

Development of a Stepped-Care Cognitive-Behavioral Motivational Model for College Students With Alcohol Problems

Horacio Quiroga Anaya and Juan José Sánchez-Sosa, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Elena Medina-Mora, National Institute of Psychiatry, and Carlos F. Aparicio Naranjo, University of Guadalajara

Perceptions of Driving After Use of Alcohol and Marijuana in College Students

Sarah L. Pedersen, Andrea M. Lynch, and Denis M. McCarthy, University of Missouri-Columbia

If you have any questions about styling or formatting your posters, or other Special Interest Group policies, please contact Tammy Schuler, Ph.D. (



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