Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submission is Now Closed
Abstract submission for Neuroscience 2019 is now closed. Abstracts were received from thousands of members from all over the world. Presenting authors of abstracts will be emailed in late-June regarding their abstract’s acceptance status.
Until then, there are several things that can be done to prepare for the annual meeting:
- Print receipts: Access your submission to print a receipt for the $135 abstract handling fee. Log in to MySfN to print a receipt for membership fees.
- Review registration information. Remember, payment of the $135 abstract handling fee does not include registration for the annual meeting. Abstract presenters must register in order to present at the annual meeting.
- Request a visa letter of invitation. If you will be traveling to Neuroscience 2019 from outside the United States, review visa information and start gathering required travel documents. Learn more about Science Knows No Borders, SfN’s new program for abstract submitters who have been denied a U.S. travel visa.
- Apply for a Trainee Professional Development Award. Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc abstract submitters are eligible to win a Trainee Professional Development Award. Awards in the amount of $1,000 each are given to recipients based at institutions within North America, and $2,000 for recipients based at international institutions. Learn about the modified eligibility requirements. Deadline Extended: June 6 at 5 p.m. EDT.
Notice of Abstract Acceptance Status
Presenting authors of submitted abstracts will receive notification of their abstract's acceptance status in late June. Communications regarding abstracts will be sent to presenting authors only. Other co-authors should ask their abstract's presenting author for information regarding their abstract, or refer to the Neuroscience Meeting Planner, available in mid-August.
During submission, abstract submitters will have the opportunity to express their interest in presenting a dynamic poster. Dynamic posters are poster presentations given on an electronic screen, allowing the presenter to incorporate multimedia elements into their poster. To offset the costs of this presentation format, accepted dynamic poster presenters will be charged a $170 presentation fee, similar to the costs of printing a paper poster. This fee will be assessed for accepted presenters in mid-July.
Accepted abstracts are organized into topically-based scientific poster sessions, Theme J poster sessions, and nanosymposia. Abstracts are grouped together based on the theme and topic that abstract submitters select from the Themes and Topics list during abstract submission. Theme and topic selections help the Program Committee to group abstracts; they do not represent the titles of annual meeting sessions.
Accepted abstract presenters will be expected to transparently report a study’s experimental design and analytical methods in their poster or nanosymposium presentation at the annual meeting. Efforts to ensure scientific rigor include blinding, statistics, sample sizes, and replication. Error bars should be defined. Biological variables such as species, sex, age, strain, or cell line should be noted in the presentation, if applicable.
The abstract handling fee ($135) does not include registration for the annual meeting. Presenting authors are expected to register for Neuroscience 2019 and present their abstracts. If the presenting author cannot attend, presentation by a co-author is acceptable. Only the author(s) attending the meeting need to register.
Theme J Poster Format
For those who submit a Theme J (History ,Education, and Society) abstract, note that Theme J posters will encompass three half-days on the poster floor: Saturday p.m., Sunday a.m., and Sunday p.m. Posters should remain on display for these three half-days for casual viewing and be removed by Sunday, October 20, at 5 p.m.
Information and data included in abstracts submitted for the SfN annual meeting are embargoed until the conclusion of the SfN presentation or press conference. Abstract presentations may not be presented at another meeting or published in an archival scientific publication before the scheduled SfN presentation date unless it is at a published satellite event or SfN-hosted press conference for Neuroscience 2019. All authors must abide by SfN's embargo policy.
Coverage of an abstract, lay summary, data, or supplemental material is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted. Promotion of general topics, speakers, or presentation times is permitted and encouraged within the stated guidelines.