Poster and Proposal Information

20th Anniversary of the VA Psychology Leadership Conference
Engaging partners in Shaping the Future of VA Integrated Care

Co-Sponsored by APA, the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL) and APA Division 18-Psychologists in Public Service

Poster Submission

The call for  posters is now open!  We encourage the submission of quality original research, descriptions of clinical programs, best practices, and implementation of programs that address the theme. We also will consider other quality presentations (research presented elsewhere is welcome). Abstracts for the poster sessions are to be sent by email to Erin Andrews, Psy.D., Poster Session Committee Chair at Interested presenters should submit their proposal via email by Friday, March 31, 2017 and should attach a completed submission form to their submission.

Proposal submission

New this year!  In response to feedback from past conferences, we have an open plenary session that we will fill with brief presentations from our attendees.  We invite all VA psychologists and psychology trainees to consider submitting a proposal for a brief presentation on novel or innovative best practices for improving care for Veterans.  Topics may include (but are not limited to) treatment interventions for disorders for which we do not currently have evidence-based practices (EBP) in the VA, alternatives to VA EBPs, initiatives to increase access to or quality of healthcare, or lean projects designed to increase efficiency or productivity.  We will select three to five proposals for this open session.  Proposals should be placed on the attached “Open Plenary Proposal Submission Form” and should be sent to the VA Psychology Leadership Conference Chair via email to by Friday, March 31st, 2017.