The 70th Annual Convention of the Mississippi Psychological Association (MPA) is scheduled for September 25 – 27, 2019 at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, MS.
Presentation (60 minute session; 90 minute session):
A presentation is a research or clinical program based on sharing of research data, teaching direct skills, or demonstrating application of theory to participants. experiential approaches. Presenters may offer practical experience to help audience participants increase their understanding and/or skills in a particular area of current interests in psychology. The audience has an opportunity to ask questions and discuss relevant issues. Select presentations may be considered for Continuing Education (CE) credit. If selected, presenters will be contacted and asked to provide additional information. CE presentations are subject to additional requirements.
Symposium (Typically 60 minute session; 120 minutes may be specially requested):
A symposium is a program based on sharing of research findings. A symposium typically includes 3 to 5 individual paper presentations on a related topic or theme and may (but is not required to) include a discussant. The format of the symposium usually consists of an introduction of each speaker by the chairperson or session moderator. If a discussant is included, participants should prepare presentations in advance so that the discussant can prepare a coherent summary. The role of the discussant is to highlight the essential issues raised by presenters and to integrate and interpret them.
Panel Discussion (Typically 60 minute session; 120 minutes may be specially requested):
A panel discussion is a focused session in which participants present their views about a common theme, issue, or question. The format of the panel usually consists of an introduction to the topic by the chairperson to provide the audience with a background for the ensuing discussion. Participants then present their viewpoints, followed by interchange among participants and between the audience and participants. Most importantly, a panel discussion is not a paper-reading session. Participants should prepare presentations in advance so that the chairperson or discussant can prepare a coherent summary. The role of the chairperson or discussant is to highlight the essential issues raised by participants and to integrate and interpret them.
Poster Presentations (Thursday evening, September 26, 2019):
Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in extended discussions regarding the author’s work, presented in illustrated form on a poster board. If your poster is selected, you must supply your own poster board, not to exceed 4’ wide by 6’ high. You must also supply any pushpins, Velcro fasteners, or tape which you may need. A single tripod easel will be provided for your poster. No lighting, electronic equipment, or freestanding displays will be permitted; unless a special waiver is granted by the Program Chair.