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All abstracts submitted are subject to review by the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) and will, after acceptance, be assigned to a platform presentation, or poster presentation. The SPC reserves the right to contact authors, if required to clarify the nature of intended presentations prior to making decisions regarding their acceptance.

Abstracts will not be accepted if they have been previously published as a full paper.
Abstracts will not be accepted if they have been presented elsewhere more than one year before the meeting date.
Selected abstracts will be published with a citation in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Abstracts are to be provided in English.

Types of Presentations

Platform (Oral) Presentation - If your abstract is accepted as a platform presentation you will be allocated a session (time to be advised) within the program.
Poster Presentation - If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce a poster which follows the required poster guidelines.

Format for Abstracts 

Selected (previously non-published) abstracts will be published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (JNNP).

The body of the abstract should be structured with Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Any abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned.

Abstracts will be published as submitted without any modification. Abstracts that don’t follow these instructions will not be considered for publication. Examples of abstracts can be seen in JNNP.

Abstracts should be a summary of the paper and must not exceed 250 words not including the title (except if applying for the Leonard Cox Award).

Do not include titles or degrees.

Check spelling and grammar.

Present sufficient data to support conclusions – it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as “data will be presented” or “results will be discussed”.

Failure to observe these requirements will exclude the abstract from consideration.

We undestand that some Case Reports are unable to follow the above format. Therefore, when submitting your abstract, please ensure you submit it as a Case Report.

Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and Registration

All presenters must register to attend the ASM and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents at the ASM.

Applying for Awards

The available awards are;

The Jim McLeod Advanced Trainee Award
For work presented at the ANZAN ASM and performed during the clinical years of RACP advanced training in Neurology. Must be presented during or within 12 months of completing Advanced Training.

The Jim Lance Young Investigator Award
For work presented at the ANZAN ASM and performed during the pursuance of a post-graduate degree. Must be presented during or within 5 years of completing Advance Training and during or within 12 months of completing the post-graduate degree.

The Junior Affiliate Award
For work presented at the ANZAN ASM in neurology by an ANZAN Junior Affiliate.
The Leonard Cox Award (submitted directly to ANZAN)
10 years within FRACP relative to opportunity.
Require an executive summary/cover letter, referee report and full CV.

Presenters are only eligible for awards if they apply at time of abstract submission, if they attend the ASM, and they fulfil the eligibility criteria. Delegates can apply for Junior Affiliate Membership here.

Submission Details

Abstracts can only be submitted via online submission portal. Complete the online submission form, and cut-paste your abstract in the text boxes provided. If successfully submitted, you should  receive an automatic acknowledgement of the receipt of your abstract(s).

If you wish to make changes to your abstract you can do so until midnight (AEDT) on Monday, 20th February 2023. After this date you will be unable to gain access.

Notification of Acceptance

All abstracts will be reviewed by the SPC. Review criteria include relevance to the Meeting themes, originality of ideas, significance of results, accuracy and quality of presentation. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author only, by the end of March 2023.