SSPC is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2012 annual meeting in New York, May 9-11, 2012. Abstracts are due no later than November 1, 2011, and all abstracts will be peer reviewed. Preference will be given to papers that relate to the theme of the meeting, “Globalization and the Dilemmas of Multiculturalism”, but there will be plenty of opportunity for free papers. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words in length. All submissions must include at least two learning objectives, and be accompanied by the attached cover page. Download the Abstract cover sheet: http://www.psychiatryandculture.org/documents/SSPC2012Abstractcoversheet.doc

Instructions for Authors:
All abstracts must be submitted as Word documents. They must be written in English and be of scholarly quality. Type size should be 11 or 12 point, and the font should be simple and clear. Do not format your abstract or use fancy fonts. We prefer Arial. Remember, your abstract must not exceed 200 words.

All authors whose manuscripts are accepted for presentation must submit their disclosure statements within two weeks of notification of acceptance, and agree to submit all additional materials for the course syllabus no later than March 15, 2012.

Two sample abstracts can be viewed at http://www.psychiatryandculture.org/SSPC2012InstructionsforAuthors.htm. Please use these as examples of the types of abstracts we expect. Again, all abstracts are due by November 1, 2011. Any received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Program Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Wolin, Chairman of the Program Committee at swolin@gmail.com, or Liz Kramer, Executive Director, at ekramer931@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to complete the Disclosure Form: http://www.psychiatryandculture.org/documents/SSPC2012Disclosureform.doc