The scientific program will include keynote lectures, symposia, paper presentations, posters, workshops, and round table discussions, all of which will enable participants to share knowledge, professional experiences, and expertise, and to learn from each other.

The conference language will be English. An Italian strand will be arranged in one or two rooms. Abstracts can be submitted in English or in Italian. The submission of abstracts can take place online from November 21st, 2022, to March 1st March 17th 2023. The Scientific Committee will let first authors know by 1st April 2023 whether their proposal is accepted. Authors of rejected abstract submissions may be offered the opportunity to present in a different format. Each person can submit a maximum of 2 first authored papers. The first author will also be considered the presenting author. First authors are conference registrants who present the paper alone or with co-presenters/co-authors. Co-presenters are also required to be conference registrants. They cannot register as accompanying persons. Completed registration of the first author and payment received by 30 April 2023 are required for the entry of a paper in the Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.



  • Submissions Open: November 21st, 2022
  • Submissions Close: March 1st March 17th, 2023
  • Answer to authors: April 1st,  2023.

Please note that submissions received by December 31st will receive an early notification of acceptance/rejection.



  • Early Registration Open: December 15, 2022
  • Deadline for Presenters to register*: April 30th, 2023
  • Early Registration Deadline (reduced fees): May 15th, 2023

* Completed registration of at least one author as presenter at the Conference and payment received by April 30th, 2023 are required for the entry of an accepted paper in the Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.



During the submission process you will be asked to select one or two keywords. These refer to domains that are related to the conference theme or to other topics relevant to school psychology. For examples of topics in each of the domains, we refer you to the Main Theme and Relevant Topics section in the ‘Call for Abstracts’. The keywords will be used to group submissions thematically and to select reviewers with similar expertise. Abstracts will also be evaluated according to their relationship with the conference theme.



  • Interventions to promote learning and achievement-related issues
  • Challenges related to the pandemic
  • Diverse student populations, vulnerabilities and inclusion
  • Family, school, and community collaboration
  • Mental health promotion and preventive interventions
  • Migration and social adversity
  • Supporting schools, families, students
  • Training and professional-related issues
  • Trauma and crisis intervention
  • Other topics relevant to school psychology



  1. Title (less than 20 words)
  2. Keywords.
  3. Abstract or summary of the paper, workshop, roundtable, symposium, poster or research.
  4. Author name(s), Affiliation(s), Contact Information (all authors will be notified regarding the submission of an abstract).
  5. Author Roles. You will be asked to identify the role of each contributing author depending on the submission type. Please read the description on how to do this carefully during the submission process. NOTE – Limit on multiple submissions: Each registered presenting author can have up to two (2) submissions. This limit does not apply to non-presenting co-authors.
  6. Presenter. Please note that the presenting author will be notified if the abstract is accepted. Please note that a completed registration of at least the presenting author at the Conference and payment received by April 30, 2023, are required for the entry of an accepted paper in the Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.
  7. Discussant (Optional for Symposia).



Presentation Description Abstract Length


(90 minutes:

15 to 20 min. per presentation.

Allow time for discussion)



3 or 4 oral presentations on a specific theme or issue.

Overview: 100 words.

This should include a summary of the overarching theme of the symposium

These should contain a concise summary and include a brief rationale, an outline of the methodology, key findings and implications

The symposium convenor must submit the symposium details, a symposium overview abstract and the timetable indicating the running order of the six 15-minute presentations/activities that comprise the symposium. Following this submission, the abstract submission system will automatically email the authors named in the symposium details as responsible for each oral presentation in the symposium a code for the symposium. These authors should then submit their respective abstracts as per the instructions for oral presentations (see above), but they must use the code which they have received from the system to link their submission to the symposium.

Each presenter’s abstract: 200 words



20 minutes (15 min. presentation, 5 min. discussion)

Research/case study/ professional practice presentation.

200 words

This should contain a concise summary and include a brief rationale, an outline of the methodology, key findings and implications

Poster Presentations (90 minutes)

Presentations in poster form. Posters may contain accounts of research projects, case studies or innovations in professional practice.

Posters will be presented for 90 min. Poster authors are on site during this time frame.

N.B. A “Student poster” session will be organized. During the submission process you will be asked to specify whether you want to participate in the student-poster session and in the “best student-poster” award.

200 words

Presenters will prepare a poster which will contain a concise summary including a brief rationale, an outline of the methodology, key findings and implications.

Maximum poster size (vertical display): 200 cm high, 100 cm wide


(90 minutes)

Workshops help participants to increase their knowledge and skills in a particular area of interest. Workshops should include both didactic and practical or experiential components.

200 words

This includes a brief summary of the topic, an outline of the skills and knowledge that will be covered, and the expected learning outcomes

Round Table Discussions

(90 minutes)

One or two presenters lead a structured discussion on a specific theme or issue.  Meetings of ISPA Committees that are open to all conference attendees could be scheduled in this format.

200 words

This should contain a summary of the aims and objectives of the round table discussion and the expected outcomes. One round table participant must be marked as the Activity Coordinator. Other presenters can be marked as Discussants.



ISPA encourages students to become active in ISPA and present the results of their work to membership. A student poster session will be organized, and a student poster competition is launched. Each student who wishes to participate must submit a 200-word abstract (see Submission formats). Please keep in mind that student attendance is required at the conference to participate. There can only be one poster per student. To be eligible for the best student poster award, poster presenters must be current students (doctoral or graduate) at the time of the abstract submission or must have received their degree during the preceding academic year. Posters evaluation criteria will be based on the content of the poster, the quality of the visual display of information on the poster, and the ability of the presenter to successfully present the subject matter in the poster session. The award ceremony will take place during the closing day of the conference (attendance is strongly recommended).



Abstract submissions will be subject to a structured scientific review procedure. Two independent reviewers will be assigned according to topic and keywords. Reviews for paper and poster presentations will be double-blind. Abstracts will be evaluated according to scientific quality, scientific relevance, practical relevance, and consistency with the conference topics. If English in not an author’s first language, we recommend that the abstract is checked by somebody fluent in English prior to submission.

Presenters and all co-authors will receive an email notification whether their proposal is accepted. Authors of unaccepted submissions for paper presentations may be offered the opportunity to present their work as a poster.

All accepted proposals with at least one registered presenter with payment received no later than April 30, 2023, will be entered in the Conference Program and published in the Book of Abstracts.