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How to submit abstracts

All submissions will be accepted online.
Please click the "Abstract Submission" button at the bottom of this page.

When to submit abstracts

*The deadline for submissions will not be extended. Please submit abstracts before the deadline.

Noon, October 2 (Monday) - Noon, November 24 (Friday) (Japan Standard Time)

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Abstract submission guidelines

  1. Abstract restrictions
    One abstract per presenter, with the exception of co-presenters.
    Multiple abstract submissions from a single organization are welcome.
  2. Information to submit
    • ◊Language of presentation: English
    • ◊Presentation format: oral or poster presentation
    • ◊Principal presenter and co-presenter names: No more than 20 presenters
    • ◊Principal presenter and co-presenter affiliations: No more than 10 affiliations
    • ◊Abstract title: No more than 100 half - width (1-byte) characters in English
    • ◊Abstract
      • Abstracts should be submitted in English.
        Abstracts should be no more than1,600 half - width (1-byte) characters in English.
      • The abstract should be divided into succinct sections for "Objective," "Methods," "Results," "Conclusions," and so on. There is no need for line breaks after headings or between the lines. It wouldn't be reflected on the book of abstracts, even if you used the tag to add a line break.
      • Incomplete abstracts (i.e. abstracts with typos, with missing letters/words,lacking concrete numbers, without "Objective," "Methods," "Results," and "Conclusions" sections, etc.) will not be accepted, so please be especially careful when preparing abstracts for submission.
    • ◊Usage of video on the web/net:
      For the poster presentation, you may put a QR code with the URL of the video which can be watched on the Internet. For more details, please wait for the announcement from the JSN secretariat.
  3. Guidelines for ethical considerations
    Depending on the nature of the research to be presented, it may be necessary to adhere to ethical guidelines (for clinical research, human genome/genetic analysis research, immunological research, clinical research using human stem cells, etc.) established by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or other agencies, as well as the ethical rules (including those for animal research, etc.) set forth by presenters' affiliations, and to seek prior review and approval from their institution's ethical review boards, etc. For further information, please see "Ethical Considerations in Abstracts for the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology"
  4. Guidelines for abstract contents
    • Abstract(s) must not have been submitted to annual meetings including other societies.
    • Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed, so please avoid any mention of your affiliation in the title or body of your abstract.
    • When referring to drugs by name, please be certain to use the generic name.
    • Please report the actual number of cases and/or laboratory animals/test specimens at the time of the experiment.
    • In principle, General Session Abstracts should not report on single cases. However, upon review, such a presentation may be accepted if the case has been substantively examined from a symptomological and scientific perspective.
    • If the content infringes upon patients' personal information, informed consent must be obtained from the patient or their representative and the presentation must carefully avoid identifying any individuals. We prohibit presentations that include information, such as hospitalization dates or age, that could be used to identify individuals.
  5. Others
    • No matter what the reason, revisions to abstracts after submission deadline will not be accepted. The office will not request revisions for accepted abstracts. Submitted abstracts will appear as accepted in Clinical Neurology (vol. 58, issue Supplement). Revisions to abstracts after the annual meeting will not be accepted, so please prepare your abstracts with care.
    • The registration ID number and password are automatically generated, and sent to the first author by E-mail. You can view/edit/delete abstract at any time until the final deadline.

Disclosures of conflicts of interest

To promote appropriate forms of collaborative clinical research between industry and academia and ensure neutrality and transparency in presentations on clinical research findings based on sound science and ethics, all presenters are expected to disclose any "conflicts of interest" (COI).
When submitting proposals, please select "yes" or "no" in the field for "Do you have any conflicts of interest?" on the screen. If "yes," then please download and fill out the COI application form and send it to The Japanese Society of Neurology Secretariat office (jsn-office@gol.com) as an e-mail attachment no later than December 8 (Friday), 2017. Technical questions regarding conflicts of interest should be directed to the society office as well.

Notification of Acceptance

Once the program is finalized, acceptance/non-acceptance of the abstracts will be announced on this webpage around the middle of February. Please make a note of the "Abstract Entry Number (number of seven digits)" which will be shown in the E-mail sent right after the completion of your abstract submission. With the Abstract Entry Number, you will be able to find the information such as presentation schedule, format and location on this webpage.
The decision on abstract acceptance is entirely up to the Program Committee.
No matter what the reason, request for change of your presentation schedule will not be accepted.

Information for Speakers

Oral presentations
  • PC projectors are available for use.
  • Video projectors are not available, but video can be projected from PCs.
  • Presentation data must be provided on media (USB flash memory or CD-R). In the case of video, please bring your own PC.
  • Presentations should adhere to ethical rules of research as well as rules for protecting personal information.
  • Whether or not a presenter has any conflicts of interest, they must include a conflict-of-interest disclosure slide in their presentation. Please use "Form 4-A" or "Form 4-B."
Poster presentations
  • The anticipated size of poster panels is 210 cm tall × 90 cm wide. The Congress Secretariat will prepare the panel with only the presentation number at the top. Presenters are responsible for writing the presentation title, presenter name(s), and affiliation(s) horizontally within a 20 cm by 70 cm space.
  • In large, easy-to-understand language, the posters should present the Main Points as well as the Purpose, Methods, Results, and Discussion, all in that order. Text should be written in a large font that can be read from a distance of two to three meters, while diagrams should be at least 20 cm on a side and include a title and brief explanation.
  • The panels cannot be written or drawn on directly, nor can items be glued to them.
  • Pins to attach posters to the panels will be provided at the conference.
  • The schedule, etc. for poster presentations will be announced after notifications of abstract acceptance have been made.
  • Presentations should adhere to ethical rules of research as well as rules for protecting personal information.
  • Whether or not a presenter has any conflicts of interest, they must include a conflict-of-interest disclosure statement in their presentation. Please use "Form 4-C."

Travel Grant

The Japanese Society of Neurology encourages neurologists in other countries to submit abstracts on clinical studies and basic research in the oral and poster presentation. If Travel grant is approved, part of travel expenses will be covered by the Society. After confirming the instructions below, please choose "apply" when you submit the abstract.

Deadline of application for Travel Grant

Noon, November 24 (Friday), 2017 (Japan Standard Time)

To applicants
  1. Neurologists or neurology residents applied from other countries other than Japan and neurologists or neurology residents studying or working in Japan are eligible. Only one abstract per applicant is acceptable.
  2. Applications are accepted only through online registration.
  3. An applicant must be the first author and presenter of the submitted abstract.
  4. Travel grants will be provided for the awardees after presentation of their abstract.
  5. The Society will cover a part of your travel fee for attendants travelling from other countries other than Japan. The amount of travel grant that the awardees can receive will be decided depending on the peer review score and the distance from your country to Japan.
    The Society will cover a part of your travel fee for attendants studying or working in Japan.
    The congress registration fee for applicants will be discount price of 3,000 Japanese yen. Please note that complimentary accommodation will not be offered, and all arrangement of applicant's transportation to the venue and accommodation during the congress period will be applicant's responsibility.
  6. Please note that the applicant will be responsible for meeting visa requirements and processing the visa for entry to Japan. Please check the details of visa requirements at the page of Visa application.
  7. Reviewing result will be announced on this website around the middle of February.
  8. No age limitation

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Abstract submission

How to contact us

For inquiries regarding abstract submissions (general session)

The Japanese Society of Neurology Secretariat

Ichimaru Bldg., 2-31-21 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0034 TEL: +81-3-3815-1080 FAX: +81-3-3815-1931