LPA invites proposals for poster presentations of scientific and clinical research for the upcoming 2022 convention! This year’s conference will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 and Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway in Metairie, LA. The poster session will be held on Friday morning.

Instructions for Poster Proposals

This year LPA will again be accepting proposals for posters from two different categories, original data collection and evidence-based practice. All proposals should exhibit a focus on empirical research and/or clinical study. Proposals must be submitted online. A 200-300 word abstract of each poster presentation is required. The abstract should be prepared according to APA publication guidelines. See “categories” below for additional detail on required submission elements. The deadline for proposals is March 7, 2022. Decisions will be communicated by March 25, 2022.

Individuals who have presentations accepted for the poster session must register for the conference and prepare a trifold poster (maximum 40’ x 40’’) with text, tables, and/or graphs in APA format that are readable from a distance of 2-3 feet. Presenters must bring their own tri-fold project board to display their poster on a tabletop. Handouts of the complete presentation should also be available at the session.

NOTE: If your poster proposal is accepted you will be notified by email by March 25, 2022. Each presenter has to register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fee.

Who May Submit Proposals

Any LPA member or non-member (with a LPA member sponsor) may submit proposals for the Convention. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their faculty advisors prior to submitting a proposal.


  1. Original Research – a research endeavor that involves the gathering of empirical data from subjects
    • Abstracts must include: objective, method, results and conclusion.
  2. Evidence-Based Practice – an examination of literature related to the implementation of a psychological principle
    • Abstracts must include: purpose, problem description, best practice guidelines, and future directions


The Louisiana Psychological Association is pleased to announce that all posters are eligible to win a prize in one of three categories. Winners will receive a certificate and a monetary award gift card to be presented at the Friday Lunch and Learn event. Award categories are:

  • Undergraduate Poster Award
  • Graduate Poster Award
  • Post-Doctoral Poster Award


The deadline for submission is March 7, 2022 at 12:59PM. Proposals should be submitted electronically here.