Brain & Brain PET 2021 Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the 30th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism and Function in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET (Brain & Brain PET 2021), which will be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, 26 – 29 June 2021.

What are we Looking for?

We are looking for high-quality basic science, translational or clinical research on all aspects of cerebrovascular diseases. Original contributions are preferred although work providing an overview of a particular field will be considered. We also welcome preliminary data from work in progress, theoretical work and papers on new hypotheses. The major evaluation criteria are quality of the research, relevance of the topic to our audience and impact to the field.

Theme

Abstracts are welcome in any one of the following categories:

Aging and Dementia
Biomarkers
Brain Imaging
Brain repair
Cardiac Arrest/Global Cerebral Ischemia
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebral Ischemia
Cerebral Metabolic Regulation
Choroid Plexus/Meningeal Barriers/CSF
CNS Trauma
Developing Brain
Neurodegeneration
Neurovascular Coupling
Neurovascular Unit
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stem Cells and Cell Therapy
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) / Vasospasm
Others

Presentation Type

 An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the Conference as one of the following categories: 

  • Oral or Poster Presentation
  • Flash Presentation & Poster
  • Poster Presentation

At the review stage, the Programme Committee may change the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference programme i.e. oral presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation. The presenting Author will be informed of any change to their submitted presentation type at the acceptance notification stage. The decision of the programme committee is final. 

 

Oral Format:
Oral presentations will be 10 to 12 minutes long with 3 to 5 minutes for questions and answers (maximum presentation time of 15 minutes)

Flash Presentation & Poster Format:
Flash presentations will be 5 to 8 minutes long with 2 minutes for questions and answers. You will also be required to produce a poster for display at the conference

Poster Format:
Accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference. Presenters are asked to take note of the following guidelines when producing their poster:

 

  • Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19m) (portrait orientation)
  • Keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure any text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Make it colourful
  • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the presenter. Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of.
Previously Presented or Submitted Abstracts

Abstracts that have been previously submitted or presented at a Conference will be considered for presentation. However, the abstract must clearly describe any new data included. Please email Brain2021@conferencepartners.com if you are unsure about submitting previously presented work.

Bursaries & Prizes

Early Career Investigator Travel Bursary:
This bursary is intended to help covering the cost of attending the meeting and will be offered to participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation. Apply via the abstract submission portal by submitting an abstract for presentation and providing all required documentation. Registration is mandatory to apply for the travel bursary. Please register by clicking here and complete the online registration process by the 17 January 2021. Further details are available here.

Niels Lassen Award:
The Lassen Award is presented by the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism to recognise an outstanding scientific contribution made by a young scientist. The recipient is selected by the Programme Committee based on an abstract submitted for presentation at the Conference. Apply via the abstract submission portal by submitting an abstract for presentation and providing all required documentation. Further details are available here.

Submission Process

The abstract submission process for Brain & Brain PET 2021 will be through an online submission portal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract
You do not need to register for the conference in order to submit the abstract
All abstracts must be received by the submission deadline to be included in the review.
Accepted abstract presenters must register by 12 April 2021.
Abstracts must be submitted in English

Submission Guidelines

It is ESSENTIAL that you read the guidelines below before you submit. Abstracts which do not adhere to the guidelines will not be reviewed.

Who submits the abstract?
The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and will act as the main point of contact for the abstract with organisers.

Once you enter the online submission portal, start by creating an account. Please keep a record of the account details you use to set up the account as you will require them to log into both the Brain & Brain PET 2021 abstract submission portal and Conference registration portal. Upon successful submission of the abstract a confirmation email will be sent to the Presenting Author.

If you have not received a confirmation email, please check that your abstract is not left in draft and is fully submitted by logging back into the portal and checking on the Edit/View Abstracts page.

 

How to Edit a Submitted Abstract?
You can save your submission as a draft and return to edit the submission at a later point. It is important to note that once it has been submitted the abstract cannot be edited after the abstract submission deadline. Ensure that your abstract is not left in draft as it will not be reviewed.

Submission Details Required

The online abstract submission is a simple step-by-step process and will ask you to input the following details: 

  • Abstract title – word limit is 15
  • Presentation type –Flash Presentation & Poster, Oral or Poster, Poster
  • Theme – chosen from the theme list above
  • Presenting Author – Name, affiliation, and job title of presenting author (this person must be listed as the first author)
  • Co-Authors – Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)
  • Abstract document – Abstract word limit is 250, use abstract template (word limit includes: 1 graph/table and references; excludes: title, authors and affiliations)
  • Additional information
    • Data consent
    • Publishing
    • Alternative Contact for Abstract
    • Early Career Scientist
    • Novelty statement
    • ORCID ID (if applicable)
    • Niels Lassen Award
    • Travel Bursary
Abstract Template

Abstracts must be formatted using the Brain & Brain PET 2021 template.

Download the template below to create the abstract and then save as a Word file to upload to the system. Only WORD files will be accepted for upload. 1 Graph/table may be included in the abstract. Abstracts will not be edited and will be added to the conference app as submitted. Ensure that all grammar and spelling is correct.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE

Review and Notification of Acceptance

All abstracts will go through a peer-review carried out by reviewers selected by the Brain & Brain PET 2021 Programme Committee.

 Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitter on 15 March 2021.

Registration of the Abstract Presenter

When notified of acceptance, the Presenting Author is required to accept the offer by registering for the conference and paying in full by 12 April 2021. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email.

 

If a presenter fails to register by 12 April 2021

• Will be removed from the programme

• Will be removed from all Brain & Brain PET 2021 related publications

IMPORTANT DATES

z

Call for Abstracts

September 2020

q

Abstract Submission Ends

17 January 2021

Notification of Review Outcome

15 March 2021

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Accepted authors to register to confirm attendance

12 April 2021

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Final Programme Available Online

Late April 2021

Terms and Conditions:

  • The abstract submitted adheres to the abstract submission guidelines outlined on the Conference Website.
  • The abstract submitted is in English.
  • This abstract has only been submitted once for Brain & Brain PET 2021.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to submit the abstract. They are the main contact whose responsibility it is to communicate with other co-authors.
  • The presenting author is available to present at the conference between 26 – 29 June 2021.     
  • The presenting author must register and pay in full by the deadline indicated in the abstract review outcome email. If they do not register and pay in full, the abstract will be removed from the programme and any associated publications.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in SAGE (The Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism) and may appear in the conference app, website and/or on a USB stick distributed at the conference, and this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • A submission as a particular presentation type or theme may be changed to a different type following review in order to be accepted and included in the programme.
  • Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the conference.

 

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the Brain & Brain PET 2021 Programme Team Brain2021@conferencepartners.com  

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