Call for Poster Abstracts

Important Dates

Poster Abstract Submission Open October 1, 2020
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline November 15, 2020
Poster Abstract Decision Notification December 20, 2020

Online Abstract Submission

Poster abstracts must be submitted through the online abstract submission site. Complete instructions for submission are available. Abstracts that have been mailed, emailed or faxed will not be accepted. Membership in ACNS is not required for poster abstract submission.

Abstract Review

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed, evaluated for scholarly and relevant content, and graded in blinded fashion by the ACNS Program Committee. The review process takes approximately four weeks, and acceptance notification will be made by email no later than December 20, 2020.

Abstract Categories

Abstracts submitted to the ACNS 2021 Annual Meeting must fit into one of the following categories to be considered for presentation:

  • Autonomic Function and its Disorders
  • Basic Neurophysiology
  • Critical Care Monitoring
  • Deep Brain and Cortical Stimulation
  • Digital/Quantitative EEG and Topography
  • EEG
  • EMG/NCV Testing
  • Epilepsy: Clinical
  • Epilepsy: Pathophysiology
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Functional Imaging
  • Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sensory/Motor Physiology
  • Sleep
  • Video-EEG Monitoring for Epilepsy

Abstract Types

Two types of poster abstracts submissions will be accepted: Poster Abstract Regular Submission or Poster Abstract Case Report Submission. Both types of submissions will follow the same review process. Submitted abstracts are limited to 2,000 total characters, not including spaces. All required fields listed below, including the abstract title, will count towards this limit:

Poster Abstract Regular Submission

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Poster Abstract Case Report Submission

  • Introduction
  • Case Report/Case History
  • Conclusion

Previous Publication or Presentation

Abstracts which have been published in journals, meeting proceedings, or other publication, as well as those presented at meetings prior to the ACNS meeting are eligible and welcome for submission. All poster abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting will be published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Author Attendance Requirement

By submitting an abstract to ACNS 2021 Annual Meeting, abstract authors are agreeing that at least one author will attend the meeting and will be available to present on the date and at the time assigned by the Program Committee. Authors will be notified of presentation dates and times at the time of notification of acceptance and are expected to make appropriate travel arrangements to ensure that at least one of the abstract’s authors will be in attendance. In addition, presenting authors are expected to register to attend the meeting by the deadline set forth in their acceptance notification. Abstracts for which an author is not pre-registered by the dates set forth will automatically be withdrawn from the program.

Poster Cancellation Policy

At least one author or co-author on all posters is expected to register to attend the meeting for which they are accepted by the deadlines set forth in their acceptance notification. If this author cancels their registration prior to the meeting, the poster may be withdrawn from the program.


Last updated: September 16, 2020