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Abstracts Submission Guidelines 

On behalf of the Epilepsy Society of Australia, we have great pleasure in inviting you to submit an abstract for the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held in Hobart, 4th – 6th November 2020.

Abstracts are invited for platform and poster presentations on all aspects of clinical, basic science or allied health studies of epilepsy. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Program Committee (SPC), you must also intend to register for the Meeting.

Themes for the 2020 ASM include, Epilepsy co-morbidities, Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and Epilepsy genomics in the post-Mendelian Era.

Our international guest speakers are Associate Professor Ding Ding and Professor Andres Kanner. The meeting will provide a great opportunity for networking and exchange of information.

The SPC reserves the right to decide the format of presentation on the basis of time and space available.
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.
A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents at the ASM.
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 poster guidelines.

Format for Abstracts
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 should be a summary of the paper and must not exceed 300 words.
Do not include titles or degrees.
Do not include graphs, tables or images.
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.

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.

Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting
Presentations are required to be submitted on a USB no later than 2 hours prior to your presentation, and should be delivered to the technician onsite. Further detailed instructions will be sent to submitters of accepted abstracts.

Abstract submission

On-line submission is the only method of receipt of abstracts.

You will be guided through the submission process and given instructions as required. You can save the submission at any time (even if incomplete) and return to it at a later stage, as long as it's prior to the submission deadline. You can withdraw your submission at any time too.

Confirmation of Receipt of Abstracts
Immediately following submission, you will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt of your abstract, including a submission reference number. These details should be used if you wish to edit your abstract up to and no later than midnight AEST on Monday, 13th July 2020. No changes will be possible after this deadline.

Abstracts notifications will be sent out via email to abstrct submitter by early September 2020.