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Late poster abstract submission

Online submission for Late poster abstracts is now closed.
Any new late poster submissions must now be brought directly to the registration desk located in Foyer H of the Adelaide Conventrion Centre between 3:00pm - 8:00pm on Tuesday 28 January, for review of the Conference Commitee. Any late poster submissions receive on site during these hours will be presented on Thursday 30 January.

Please note that any student poster submissions now made will not be eligible for the student poster prizes.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can now be submitted online with the submission deadline of October 18 2013.

  • Abstracts will be submitted under the "oral preferred" or "poster preferred" categories and while every effort will be made to accommodate these preferences the programming committee cannot make any guarantees.
  • Multiple abstract submissions per person are allowed but registrants can only give only ONE oral presentation for the entire conference.
  • Oral and poster presenters will be required to pay and register for the full conference at the time of abstract submission.
  • Abstracts MUST contain a statistically significant result and cannot rely on data that has yet to be acquired.
  • The lodgement of this abstract does not indicate automatic inclusion in the conference program.
  • Abstract receipt and acceptance will be acknowledged to the person submitting the paper.
  • Further communication will be with the submitting author only unless otherwise directed.
  • Check spelling and grammar thoroughly.
  • Check adherence to 'Submitted Abstract Guidelines below.
  • Once you have logged into your Abstract Submission Account please select the "Submit New Abstract" link and follow the prompts to upload your paper.
  • You will be instructed to browse your computer and upload your abstract as a Microsoft Word document.
  • The Abstract Submission Portal will allow authors who have submitted an paper to review and/or update their paper at a later date.

Submitted Abstract Guidelines

  • All abstracts should be formatted according to the following instructions and submitted as Word files (.doc or .docx).
  • Title in upper case using 12 pt Arial font and remainder of abstract in 10 pt Arial.
  • Single space entire document and use 0 pt spacing before each paragraph and 6 pt spacing after each paragraph with left justification and no paragraph indents.
  • Author(s) in upper and lower case, underline presenting author. Last name and initials separated by a space. Use commas only to separate authors.
  • For multiple affiliations use numbered superscripts.
  • Abstract should cover objective, brief method, statistically significant key findings and a conclusion.
  • Abstract body text no more than 250 words. Include word count in brackets at end of abstract (this does not count towards the 250 word limit).
  • Use the abstract template below to ensure your Word document is formatted correctly and follow the instructions above carefully. Incorrectly formatted documents will be returned to the author for reformatting.  

Abstract Template Example


Hunt RF1,2, Girskis KM1,2, Rubenstein JL2, Alvarez-Buylla A2, Baraban SC1,2.

1. Epilepsy Research Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA. 2. Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.

Impaired GABA-mediated neurotransmission has been implicated in many neurologic diseases, including epilepsy, intellectual disability and psychiatric disorders. We found that inhibitory neuron transplantation into the hippocampus of adult mice with confirmed epilepsy at the time of grafting markedly reduced the occurrence of electrographic seizures and restored behavioural deficits in spatial learning, hyperactivity and the aggressive response to handling. In the recipient brain, GABA progenitors migrated up to 1,500 μm from the injection site, expressed genes and proteins characteristic for interneurons, differentiated into functional inhibitory neurons and received excitatory synaptic input. In contrast with hippocampus, cell grafts into basolateral amygdala rescued the hyperactivity deficit, but did not alter seizure activity or other abnormal behaviours. Our results highlight a critical role for interneurons in epilepsy and suggest that interneuron cell transplantation is a powerful approach to halting seizures and rescuing accompanying deficits in severely epileptic mice. (144 words). 

presentation types

Oral presentations are 15 minutes in total length (unless otherwise advised) and speakers should allow for a 10 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute question period.  

Authors must attend their posters during the allocated time to answer questions. Confirmation of these times is available in the program. Posters should be no more than 84cm wide x 119cm high (A0 size) in dimension, (portrait not landscape orientation). The poster should include author and co-authors' names, a short title and the name of the institution where the work was carried out. Posters may include completed research or works in progress.