FAQs for Neuroscience 2021
What’s the deal with Neuroscience 2021? Is it two meetings?
Neuroscience 2021 is one meeting with two experiences: virtual and in-person. Both the virtual and the in-person experiences are full programs, and all abstract presenters are being asked to submit a digital abstract, whether they plan to attend in-person or not.
What are the dates of Neuroscience 2021?
The virtual experience will take place November 8-11, 2021.
The in-person experience will take place November 13-16, 2021.
Are vaccines required for Neuroscience 2021? What about masks and social distancing?
SfN is following the guidance the CDC and local public health authorities in Chicago, the location of the in-person Neuroscience 2021 experience. Consistent with national and international public health guidance, SfN strongly recommends all those planning to attend Neuroscience 2021 to be fully vaccinated, subject to the advice of their personal physician. SfN expects all in-person attendees of Neuroscience 2021 to assess and implement for themselves all local, national, and international safety protocols to ensure the most productive and healthiest in-person meeting.
What are the requirements for an abstract presenter?
All abstract presenters are asked to submit a virtual abstract whether or not they’re planning to attend in-person. There are 3 elements for the virtual abstract:
- PDF slide presentation
- 5-minute video or audio presentation
- Participation in a 60-minute virtual discussion with 7-10 other participants, as sessioned by the Program Committee.
For those planning to attend in-person, the traditional abstract presentation format and rules apply.
You can find specific abstract submission rules here.
Do I have to present my abstract virtually if it contains unpublished data?
All accepted abstract submitters will be required to upload a virtual poster presentation, and we understand this means that virtual posters may differ from what’s presented in-person at the discretion of the poster presenter. Additionally, poster presenters should utilize SfN’s photography and recording icons to indicate whether they approve sharing of their presentation material with attribution.
Why do I have to pay the same amount if I’m only planning to attend the meeting virtually and not in-person?
In order to offer the most value to the field and make Neuroscience 2021 as inclusive as possible in light on going travel uncertainties and restrictions, both a full virtual and full in-person program are being planned, emphasizing interactivity in both experiences. The virtual program is a full program, and all presentations will be available there, with the live program taking place November 8-11, 2021. Additionally, all presentations will be available on-demand until November 30, 2021.
Why aren’t there nanosymposia this year?
The 5-minute video and audio presentation will be available for each virtual poster, expanding the opportunity for all abstract submitters to present their research.