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NUBE Conference Call for Proposals Due
Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 11:59 PM MDT
Category: Annual Conference

15th Annual National Updates on Behavioral Emergencies (NUBE) Conference Call for Proposals Due Today!


The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP) invites you to submit proposals for our 15th Annual NUBE Conference.

2024 Conference Dates
Monday, December 9 (full day)
Tuesday, December 10 (full day)
Wednesday, December 11 (half day)

The National Update on Behavioral Emergencies (NUBE) is the premier annual conference focused specifically on behavioral emergency management – which occurs primarily (though not exclusively) within emergency and/or crisis settings. NUBE’s goal is to advance knowledge in the management of behavioral emergencies. Preferred NUBE presentations focus on topics in behavioral emergency care, which may include development of clinical skills, pharmacology management, care of special populations, patient experience, diagnostic or management dilemmas, implementation of quality or evidence-based practices, enhancing patient/staff safety, treatment of substance use disorders, clinician well-being, interesting case series, etc. Speaker presentations are expected to be interactive, creative, and dynamic given the mixed conference audience. “Rapid fire” presentations (15-20 minutes) are especially popular for attendees. Attendees should leave with specific educational knowledge and skills in the delivery of psychiatric emergency care. Presentations should refrain from promoting a specific business, product, or service.

The AAEP highly values the interprofessional engagement and collaboration of the multidisciplinary audience who attend NUBE each year. The NUBE audience generally consists of psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, APPs, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and trainees. Audience members have a diversity of experience, ranging from early career to expert.

NUBE accepts a variety of presentation proposals – “rapid fire” presentations (1 speaker, 15-20 min), general session (1-2 speakers, 30 min), and panel presentations (up to 4 speakers, 45-60 min). There is a poster session open for current professionals as well as trainees. Types of presentations may include clinical skills building, quality improvement projects, case studies, scientific research, or the “business of care” administrative/organizational operations. When submitting, presenters will be asked to provide a 500-word abstract and 3 learning objectives. All proposals are blindly reviewed and scored.

Trainees of all related disciplines are specifically invited to submit for the poster session (i.e., trainee as first author) and will be automatically considered for the Trainee Poster Competition. If selected as one of the top Trainee Submissions, the trainee will be expected to present the work as a brief oral paper (5-7 minutes) at the conference and will receive a prize.

Presenter Requirements
If accepted, a photograph, brief bio (up to 500 words), CV, and Conflict of Interest statement for all planned speaker(s) must be submitted. These requests are required to secure continuing education for the program. All accepted submissions must be uploaded in their entirety to the conference website for CE review ahead of the conference (typically 2 weeks before the conference). Although not required, speakers will be asked at the time of acceptance for permission to be recorded by AudioDigest at the conference. Speakers may also be approached to have their abstract printed in the AAEP journal and/or WJEM.

DEI Statement
The program committee for the National Update on Behavioral Emergencies makes all decisions on content in a blinded fashion and welcomes submissions from clinicians of all different backgrounds, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and profession.

Please contact the 2024 NUBE Program Chairs, Priyanka Amin ([email protected]) and/or Jennifer Peltzer-Jones ([email protected]).