Panel discussion guidelines and structure

Panel discussions consist of 3 to 5 speakers selected for some shared interest or expertise in an area. Panelists respond to one or more questions or issues, with time allotted (generally 90 minutes) for interaction among the speakers and with the audience. A panel discussion is organized by a chairperson who serves as the session’s moderator. We encourage you to include research and data pertinent to your presentation (if applicable) with your proposal. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2019.

By presenting a panel the organizer:
  • Confirms that presentations have not been published before.
  • Grants the Organizing Committee permission to publish the abstract in hard copy or electronic format.
  • Grants a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms. Organizer will retain copyright of abstracts, although authors will be entitled to the moral rights of the abstract.

The criteria for Panel Proposal review are:

  • Coherence with the general theme and the five thematic tracks.
  • Relevance for advancement of psychological knowledge and practice.
  • Theoretical and empirical basis.
  • Clarity of ideas and soundness of methods applied.
  • Ecological and ethical implications.

The panel session summary cannot contain more than 2000 characters (blank spaces and punctuation are included. Title and authors list and affiliation are not included).

The structure should be as follows:
  • Title of the panel discussion.
  • List of authors (including the panel organizer and moderator).
  • The research area and specific topic.
  • Introduction & Objectives of the Panel (2000 characters, spaces included).
  • Speakers’ presentation titles, full names, affiliations, and countries.
  • Abstracts of presentation (each maximum of 500 characters, spaces included).
  • It is not possible to insert tables or images.
  • Abbreviations may be used after first defining them.