Abstract Submission

We invite all interested researchers and students to submit abstracts to the 7th BRAINN Congress 2020. Submitted abstracts will undergo peer review by the Scientific Committee and may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. Notification about abstract acceptance will be sent to the submitting author at January 31st, 2020.

Abstract submission opens: October 24th , 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: January 10th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2020


  • Poster presenters will be also required to present a quick (60 seconds) oral preview of their abstract.

  • Oral presenters will not have to give this oral preview. They will have a 10-minute time slot (7-minute presentation + 3-minute questions) assigned for their presentation.

  • All presentations must be given in English. The posters and slides must also be in English.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Obs.: Please note that submitting an abstract does not exempt you from registering to the conference. In order to attend the conference and present your work, you must register!


A prize will be given for the best abstract in each of the following categories: undergraduate research, Master's degree research, Ph.D. research, post-doctoral research.


To submit your abstract, please go to the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) homepage and setup an account:




Next, login to:




Click on “+ Create new submission”, then follow the guidelines to submit your abstract.

Category: Be sure to select the correct abstract category, to receive proper scientific consideration and a fair/unbiased grade by reviewers with expertise in the field of research. These are the categories:


  •  Applied clinical neuroscience

  •  Experimental basic neuroscience

  •  Neuroscience for education

  •  Neurotechnology

  •  Projects (If your work is starting and you haven’t got any results yet, you can submit it in this category)


To download the abstract template, please click here.

To download the abstract template for the Projects category, please click here.


Format rules for abstracts (all must be in English):

  • Title must be in 14pt bold Times New Roman font

  • Authors’ names must be in 12pt Times New Roman font

  • Affiliations must be in 10pt Times New Roman font

  • Section titles must be in 12pt bold Times New Roman font

  • Section text and references must be in 12pt Times New Roman font

  • Margins must be 2 cm (all sides), and simple line spacing must be used

  • The BRAINN logo must be at the upper left corner and the congress name, date and place at the upper right corner (see template). 

  • References must be cited in the text by numbers enclosed in square brackets (e.g., [1])

  • References’ format must be: 

    • if the reference has a DOI, just cite the first author, followed by "et al." (if there are more authors), followed by the DOI, as in: [1] Surname AB et al., doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.10.003

    • otherwise, cite the first author, followed by "et al." (if there are more authors), followed by the abbreviated journal name (do not write the title of the paper), followed directly by the volume, issue, pages, and year, as in: [1] Surname AB et al., Journal 33(5): 1014-1018, 2010

  • Tables and/or Figures: You can include two elements (Tables and/or Figures). Ensure your figure/table is clear, with an appropriate font size to be visible. Avoid complex graphics, simple line or bar graphs are most appropriate (all figures will be printed in black/white). Certify the font size is adequately large on each axis to be visible.
    Use the print preview tool available in any word-processing software to check a printed version of the abstract before submitting it. Be sure the 2 figures/graphs fit in one page, along with the text abstract (see the template with example).
    The BRAINN logo must be at the upper left corner and the congress name, date and place at the top right corner (see template).

  • They must fit in a single A4 sheet.

  • Abstracts not following the required format will not be accepted.

  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission. If accepted, your abstract will be printed as submitted, and no changes will be allowed.


Avoid common mistakes:
•    Typographical errors.
•    Excessive use of abbreviations. All abbreviations should be defined. Use generic, not commercial, names for all therapeutic agents.
•    Failure to include identifiable sections such as Introduction, Objective, Methods, Results, Discussion / Conclusions.
•    Failure to state a conclusion. We encourage a final sentence that says: “In conclusion …”.
•    Failure to state sample size.
•    Do not include the names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial.
•    Avoid duplicative work.

Remember: Make sure your abstract is clear, concise, and follows all rules. Show your abstract to a colleague prior to submission and modify it accordingly. A fresh review will help to spot any errors and will ensure the final product is ready for submission. 
Abstracts not following the required format will not be accepted. 
You can re-enter the submission system at any time to view and edit your abstract until the deadline. No changes will be allowed after the submission deadline. You are welcome to present an updated poster/slide onsite, as long as it does not change the main idea of the submitted work.

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