The NaBITA Conference Committee is soliciting program proposals for its 11th Annual Conference, to be held November 11-13, 2019 in Bonita Springs, FL.

The Call for Programs closes on August 2, 2019.

Notifications of acceptance/rejection will go out electronically by August 14, 2019

We are seeking proposals for two types of sessions: Concurrent Presentations, and Session Snapshots. Please see below for session information:

Concurrent Sessions
  • Concurrent sessions are 75 minutes long
  • We are seeking concurrent sessions which present information in the following areas:
    • BIT/CARE Team best practices
    • Innovative practices or programs
    • Research related to BIT/CARE Teams
    • Assessment or interventions related to specialized populations
    • Threat, crisis, or violence prevention, assessment, or intervention best practices
    • Model mental health support or case management practices
  • Selections will be based on the following criteria:
    • Relevance to the topics of behavioral intervention, mental health, violence prevention, threat assessment, model programs, and case management
    • Completeness, detail and professionalism of the proposal
    • Evidence‐based, promising and innovative model programs/practices are welcome
    • Engaging format, presenters and/or concepts
  • You are encouraged to submit multiple proposals
  • If your program is selected, the presentation abstract provided in the application will be included on the conference site and the printed conference program. Please make sure the abstract clearly conveys the objective, theme and style of the presentation.
Click here to view the CFP submission scoring rubric. 
 
PLEASE NOTE:
  • Co‐presented sessions are encouraged.
  • You are encouraged to submit multiple proposals and/or proposals for both a concurrent session and session snapshot.
  • All concurrent session and session snapshot presenters must register and pay for the conference. There are no waived or reduced registration fees for presenters.
  • You do not need to be a NaBITA member to attend, or to present (but we hope you will join!).
  • All presenters selected must be physically present for their sessions (telepresence not permitted).
  • Please note that, in order to provide a variety of topics during each session, NaBITA reserves the right to assign date and time of each presentation session. Changes to the schedule cannot be accommodated.
  • If accepted, presentation materials will be due on or before September 28, 2019.
Please remember that the Conference Committee has only your submission on which to evaluate your proposal. 

• Explain why your proposal is an important contribution to the field.
• Have a point and articulate it clearly.
• Know and reference research, guidance, best practice, cases, etc.
• Tailor your proposal per the guidelines, time limit, and audience.
• Include a descriptive title.
• Proofread.

By submitting this program proposal, I agree that any presentation materials will be submitted by September 28, 2019 to be made available to attendees in advance of the conference. I agree that NaBITA is entitled to use and distribute these materials to members and conference attendees.

All questions should be directed to the Conference Committee via email to conference@nabita.org or by phone at 484-321-3651.

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* 1. Email Address:

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* 2. Descriptive Title of Program:

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* 3. Names, Titles, Relevant Degrees (i.e. M.S., Ph.D.) for all presenters:

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* 4. Institution/School/Organization for all presenters:

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* 5. Email addresses for all presenters:

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* 6. Confirm primary contact email address:

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* 7. Confirm secondary contact email address:

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* 8. Preferred Names of Presenters (if different from above):

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* 9. Are any presenters of this session NaBITA Members?

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* 10. Please upload a copy of presenter resumes. (File size limit is 16MB)

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* 11. If your proposal is not chosen for a full 75-minute concurrent time slot, would you like your program to be entered into consideration as a Session Snapshot?
  • Session snapshots will allow presenters the opportunity to give a brief, 10 minute overview of an innovative program or practice at their institution.
  • The entire session snapshot block is 90 minutes long and the accepted session snapshot presenters will rotate, each presenting for 10 minutes.
The session snapshots are designed to highlight an innovative program or practice and provide participants with key takeaways which they can apply to their own campuses.

We are seeking session snapshots which describe an innovate program or practice related to BIT/Care Teams, case management, threat assessment, mental health, or interventions and support.

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* 12. Provide a 3-5 sentence abstract of the presentation that will be included in the conference program and website: (NaBITA reserves the right to edit as necessary)

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* 13. Please provide a detailed description of the presentation, including at least 3 research citations.

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* 14. Please list 3-6 intended learning objectives for this presentation.

Learning objectives are statements that clearly describe what the attendee will know or be able to do as a result of having attended the program. Learning objectives must be measurable and observable action verbs. Verbs to consider include: list, describe, explain, assess, critique, demonstrate, discuss, apply, utilize, summarize.

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* 15. Describe how this presentation will engage the audience:

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* 16. What field of interest does this presentation cover?: (check all that apply)

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* 17. Please select the best targeted level of experience for your program audience:

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* 18. I will need:

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* 19. If you have a sample PowerPoint or documentation for your presentation, please upload it here: (file limit is 16MB)

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Thank you for taking the time to complete the Call for Programs for the 11th Annual NaBITA Conference. 
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