Abstract Information - International Society Member (ISM) Code Users
When preparing your presentation, consult our resources for information on Dynamic Poster Presentations, Oral Presentations, and Poster Presentations.
Meeting Registration Opens in July
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.
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.
Scientific Rigor in Annual Meeting Presentations
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.
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.
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.