Please note that to enable the maximum number of presenters and to ensure diversity we aim to allow only one oral platform presentation per presenting author unless the circumstances are exceptional, i.e. very high-quality abstracts and as adjudicated by the committee. Additional abstracts of course are welcome but will likely be allocated to poster presentations, or possibly a flash presentation. Keep in mind though that poster presenters will also get a chance to present their study to an audience in the poster sessions. Multiple abstracts from an institution are welcome and may be afforded more than one oral presentation if the presenting author is different.
The presenting author assumes full responsibility for the contents of the abstract and must ensure that all other authors have approved the abstract before submission.
The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress in order to have acceptance of the abstract confirmed and submitted for publication in the journal's proceedings.
Preparation of Abstracts:
Accepted abstracts will be scored by the Scientific Committee and those accepted for oral (platform or flash) presentation are published in the society's official journal Childs' Nervous System. Since there will be no editing of the abstracts prior to scoring, authors are required to avoid typing errors, misordering of names, incorrect spelling etc. as these create a negative impression for reviewers.
All abstracts must be submitted in English.
Category: A main category (see below) that is relevant for your abstract must be selected during the submission process. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the category during the abstract assessment process.
Presentation type: As usual, abstracts will be considered either for:
- oral: platform [8 minutes]
- oral: flash [3 minutes]
Your preference (oral or poster) should be indicated during the submission process. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the presentation type according to the requirements of the scientific programme. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to present their posters to a guided tour of all the posters.
Title: Abstract title can contain a maximum of 250 characters.
Author(s): First and last names, institutions, and e-mail addresses of the authors must be fully indicated correctly and in the right order. Abstracts of accepted oral presentations will be published in Childs' Nervous System with the indicated author and institution names without making any adjustments. Posters will be listed.
Institution(s): The institution(s) of the authors should be indicated fully with the "department" and "institution" names while avoiding any abbreviations such as Dept., Inst., Hosp., etc. The institution and city should be written in lower case while the initials of each word are written in capitals (e.g. The Hospital for Sick Children).
Abstract text: Abstract text should not exceed 300 words. The title of the abstract, authors' names, institutions and keywords are not included in this limit.
The abstract should have four sections