Abstract submission 2021

Call for abstracts: February 22, 2021 to May 1, 2021

Despite the ongoing limitations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to holding the 14th Meeting this August. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, and are in the process of exploring the various options available to us. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

Poster Abstract Submission

Abstracts are classified along the following themes:

  • Theme A: Development
  • Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms
  • Theme C: Disorders of the Nervous System
  • Theme D: Sensory and Motor Systems
  • Theme E: Homeostatic and Neuroendocrine Systems
  • Theme F: Cognition and Behavior
  • Theme G: Novel Methods and Technology Development
  • Theme H: History, Teaching, Public Awareness and Societal Impacts in Neuroscience

Preparing your presentation for submission

  • Select a Presentation Theme that most closely describes your presentation
  • Prepare to enter all authors (lead and additional) names complete with their affiliation/organization name and email address
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 225 character limit)
  • Prepare the abstract text (max 1600 character limit, spaces included)
  • Submit the abstract via CAN’s online submission tool in the appropriate text box. Please note: when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad, textedit et al.) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors.

View the full submission instructions here

Only active members in good standing can submit or sponsor an abstract to present a poster at the CAN Annual Meeting.

Please follow the steps below to ensure you are compliant with CAN submission procedures.

Step 1: Become a member of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience for the new membership year. Click here to renew / become a member of the Association in order to submit

Step 2: Once you have become an active member, please click here for member only access to the submission portal

Please note: if you are not a member of the Association by the submission deadline, your poster will not be considered for presentation at the CAN meeting.

Abstract updates:

Please use the following link to update your abstract: