Call for Proposals

Submissions Are Now Open

Stop Stigma Together is now accepting program presentation submissions for the National Summit on Stigma in Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 24-26, 2024, at The Grand America Hotel. Guided by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) 2016 report, Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change, Stop Stigma Together organizes our work based on the report’s findings about the three levels of stigma: Structural, Public, & Self.

The goals of our initiative are to end the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorder by normalizing mental health, sharing best practices and learnings around eradicating stigma, connecting leaders in mental health to work together, addressing structural stigma through legislative and policy change, and building a national movement to stop stigma.  We are excited to launch this opportunity for you to share your work to stop stigma at the 2024 Annual Meeting.

We welcome submissions focused on stigma research, program initiatives, and policy that address stigma in one or more of the levels covered in the NASEM Report, and/or that address stigma in rural communities, children, youth and families, the media and news, the criminal justice system, faith-based communities, the workplace, minoritized communities, and underserved populations. Creative topics and formats are encouraged. Preferred submissions will address best practices for combatting stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders and advocacy endeavors that support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We particularly encourage submissions showcasing collaborative efforts among Stop Stigma Together partners.

Submission Types

Symposia - 90-minute oral presentations with three to five presenters.

Workshops - 90-minute workshops that are highly interactive with one to three presenters who guide the audience through an active working session.

Brief Oral Presentations – 10–15-minute presentations on stigma projects from one presenter.

Meet Stop Stigma Together (SST) Partner Organizations – Partner Organizations are invited to share information about their initiatives to stop stigma during this interactive session.

Innovative or non-traditional format – Submissions are encouraged that are both creative and on point. If you have an out-of-the-box format that will advance the conference objectives, we want to hear about it! 

Submission Deadlines (5:00 PM ET)

  • Symposia & Workshop Submissions – April 11, 2024
  • Brief Oral Presentations – April 11, 2024
  • Meet SST Partner Organizations – April 11, 2024

Submit Your Proposal

Visit the 2024 Abstract Submission Portal: 

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