Call for Topics

Call for Presentations Open Now

We are accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 Texas Council Conference!

Preview the proposal form here. (PDF)

Have the standard bio form (DOC) OR an updated CV ready for upload for ALL speakers. Presentation proposals lacking bio information for all speakers involved may not be considered.

Submit a proposal here.

Proposals are due December 6, 2019.

Tips for Writing a Presentation Summary

Information provided in this form is the only content the review committee will evaluate. Like the conference audience, not all members of the committee will be experts in your subject area. Clearly identifying the context and relevance of your presentation is vital to a successful proposal!

Create a brief, catchy title to generate interest in your presentation.

Keep summary concise (3-5 sentences) and packed with essential information.

Be sure to answer the following questions in the summary:

  1. What is the problem you are trying to solve or context for your work?
  2. How does your program/research/expertise address the problem?
  3. What will the audience be able to take back to their Centers from your presentation?
  4. If applicable, highlight any interactive components of your presentation and clearly state actions expected from audience.

Define all acronyms and do not assume the reader has any specialized knowledge on your subject.

Tips for Writing Learning Objectives

Learning objectives are brief, descriptive statements in measurable terms of what the participant will be able to do with the information learned.

Begin statements with verbs such as the following: discuss, describe, identify, analyze, explain, evaluate, differentiate.

A list of more sample learning objective verbs is available here.


  1. “Describe procedures to increase compliance with routine medical appointments”
  2. “Define compliance with the Ryan Haight Act and understand its impact on safe practice of telepsychiatry in various settings”
  3. “Identify three key advantages and challenges for each support service model”