Our Call for Poster Presentations has been extended until January 31, 2024!

Poster Presentations are geared toward students (undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level) who have been learning about the process of conducting research in the field of marriage and family therapy and are looking to gain experience presenting their research at conferences. Additionally, clinicians or professors who have completed or have research in progress may apply to share their findings. Posters can share new findings, ideas, or research related to the field of MFT.

50 Years of TAMFT: Embracing the Past, Enriching the Present, Empowering the Future is dedicated to the reflection of how far our profession has come and the continued evolution of our innovative field. Keynotes and workshops will honor the foundations of our field, showcase emerging treatments and theories, and inspire critical conversations about the co-creation of the future of marriage and family therapy. Systemic thinkers from Texas and beyond will have the opportunity to gain new skills, share their own research, as well as forge new connections and rekindle professional flames.


Conference Details:

Date: April 11-13, 2024
Location: San Antonio, Texas
HotelGrand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

Submission Guidelines

  • Poster presentations must be submitted via the online Poster Presentation Application.
  • Applications have been extended until January 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
  • Incomplete submissions and submissions received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
  • Research may be presented as “proposed,” “in progress,” or “completed.”
  • Poster presenters may include students (undergraduate and graduate level), faculty, and practicing clinicians.
  • Each poster may have up to 3 presenters on the submission form. If accepted, up to 5 presenters may be included in the presentation.
  • Only one submission per Lead Presenter will be accepted. Lead Presenters may submit up to 3 presentations for review.
  • Individuals may not be listed on more than three abstracts, with the exception of Faculty who are listed on student posters. (A Lead Presenter may be listed as a supporting presenter on other submissions.)
  • The Lead Presenter is responsible for ensuring the application is accurate and complete. You will not be notified if your submission is incomplete.
  • You will receive acknowledgment of receipt of your abstract submission by return e-mail immediately upon submission. If you are unable to locate the confirmation email in your inbox and spam folders, you may email [email protected] to verify that your submission was received.
  • Each presenter must be registered for a minimum of one day of the conference in order to present.

Selection Process

  • Each abstract will be reviewed by a group of MFT peers. Reviewers will receive explicit guidelines about the review process and the goals of the conference. Reviewers’ ratings and program balance will determine final selections.
  • Letters will be e-mailed to the lead presenter of each poster submitted the week of January 15, 2024.
  • Those notified that they have been selected to present their poster have until January 26, 2024 to confirm that they will be attending the conference.

Poster Presentation Format

  • A visual presentation (no larger than 3' x 4' [36" x 48"] and MUST BE mounted) of research, treatment, advocacy, or other MFT issues. 
  • Posters should be in an illustrated or engaging format/layout.
  • Poster boards are placed on standing easels in a ballroom. Posters must be mounted on cardboard, poster board, or foam board.
  • At least one presenter for each poster is required to be at their poster during the entire length of the poster session. Presenters may not share more than one poster at a time.
  • Poster presenters may not request specific placement of their posters; all poster placement will be first come, first served.


  • January 31, 2024: End Date for Call for Poster Proposal 
  • Week of February 5, 2024: Presenters Notified of Acceptance
  • February 16, 2024: Presenters Must Confirm Presentation