2015 Call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts for poster presentations

Submission of abstracts for poster presentation opens November 24th.

The submission deadline was February 9, 2015. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED

After reviewing the guidelines on this page, you can use the following button to access our online submission tool.

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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

Submission Criteria:


      • Abstracts must be written in English.
      • Use standard abbreviations and symbols and define each abbreviation when it is used for the first time.
      • Please check your abstract carefully; it will be published as submitted.
      • You may only be a presenting author on a maximum of two papers; there is no limit on co-authorship
      • All abstract submissions must be made through our easy-to-use online submission tool, available here:

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)
      • Prepare an associated image file associated with the abstract (optional)
      • 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.


Guidelines for poster presentation


      • You will be provided with a maximum surface area of 3.75′ x 3.75′ (114 cm x 114 cm) to display your poster. Posters can not exceed this size.
      • Push pins will be provided for you to affix your poster to the display board.
      • You may hand out information sheets to those viewing your poster.
      • Poster material must be prepared in advance and should be large enough to be viewed from a distance of approximately 3′ (1 m) or more.
      • Each poster must have a top label indicating the title of the paper, the names of the authors and their affiliations. The size of the characters for the title should be at least one inch high.
      • Please indicate the poster number in the top left corner of your poster
      • Keep illustrative material simple. Charts, drawings and illustrations may be similar to those used in making slides – preferably with bolder, heavier figures. These materials should be mounted on fairly stiff paper – but NOT heavy cardboard.
      • “Introduction” and “Conclusion” sections are usually helpful.
      • When feasible, use graphs for demonstrating qualitative relationships, tables of precise numerical values.
      • If used, photographs should be in a matte finish, not glossy.
      • Do not fold posters; roll and carry them in an appropriate container.
      • Do not mail poster presentations in advance; bring them with you to the Meeting.
      • Meeting staff will be present to assist you during the poster set up times
      • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the author(s). Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of by meeting staff.


For more information on poster presentations, please contact secretariat@can-acn.org