Poster Session Applications for the 2021 Forensic Conference Now OPEN for Applicants

The 2021 Miller Makey and Howard Sokoloff Memorial Poster Session will be virtual.

The Association of Ohio Forensic Evaluation Center Directors invites graduate psychology, medical and law students or residents conducting research on mental health and criminal justice-based topics to present virtual poster summaries at its annual conference. The 2021 annual conference for the Association of Ohio Forensic Center Directors will be held virtually on Thursday, April 29, 2021 (full day) and Friday, April 30, 2021 (half-day) and our poster presentation will be incorporated into the program. Posters may report on recent empirical (quantitative or qualitative) studies or non-empirical (theoretical/review) projects.

Accepted submissions will be presented virtually via a video file that is not to exceed five (5) minutes in length.  Participants also will be required to submit a PDF file that can be downloaded by interested attendees. Participants will present a five (5) minute pre-recorded talk to accompany one PowerPoint slide that details their poster content. The presentation will be followed by a networking chat session during which they can discuss their presentations.

If your submission is accepted for presentation for the poster session, you will be given instructions to assist you in preparing your materials in the required format. Your registration fee for the conference will be waived.

Submission Instructions:

Potential poster participants can use the form linked here or submit the following information to via word document, no later than March 15th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.   This information must include:

  • Title of presentation (please limit to 10 words or fewer)
  • Principal author (In instances of multiple authorship, the principal author will be the one whose name is listed first and will be the designated contact person for the presentation and will have the registration waived).  You should include the individual’s name, highest educational degree, e-mail, complete mailing address, contact phone numbers, and institution affiliation.
  • Coauthors:  name, highest educational degree, and institution affiliation.
  • Up to 300 word abstract of the poster, including a statement of the problem, subjects used, procedure, results, and conclusions.

Please include any information pertaining to any financial disclosures that must be made by the principal author or co-author(s).

ALL authors must agree to poster submission and abstract publication in the conference abstract booklet, which may be published online. All authors have to sign off for abstracts to be eligible for acceptance.

Published by Ohio Forensic Evaluation Center Directors Association

We offer Ohio's Courts of Common Pleas and the other criminal justice and mental health related services in our regions evidence-based, expertly crafted mental health opinions, and promote the ideals of objectivity and excellence in all forensic evaluation opinions proffered. We strive to promote this standard through the work of our centers and to our colleagues and consultants outside of our centers through training and supervision. Further, we never fail to consider the community's safety, as well as the individual's need for the most clinically appropriate interventions, as we are crafting these opinions and conducting our training. Additionally, we serve our colleagues in the state hospitals, the prison system and the state and county Mental Health and Addiction Services Boards, Developmental Disability Boards, Probation Departments and Municipal Courts to find effective solutions to many of our risk of violence and community mental health safety issues. We are proud to serve the courts of Ohio, and appreciate the ongoing recognition we receive for our work.

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