Abstract Submissions


The 2018 Winter Conference on Brain Research will consist of a keynote address, panel sessions, short-courses, and poster sessions. Guidelines used for past submissions are listed below.

A panel should provide an informative introduction to a specialized area for a diverse audience of neuroscientists. This format should consist of four formal presentations of about 20-25 minutes/speaker on a common topic. Speakers should be experts in the topic; skilled and committed to giving an overview of the subject. Organizers are particularly encouraged to include qualified minority scientists and young investigators in their sessions. Panels permit a session chair (organizer) and up to four speakers (one of whom can be the chair). If the session chair intends to make more than brief introductory remarks, only three additional participants should be included. Speaker order should be indicated in the proposal abstract and it is critical that this order be adhered to. Provide time for discussion from members of the audience.

Two exciting short-courses will be offered this year, on topics of great interest to the general audience and non-experts. One short-course will focus on research techniques and a second on clinical concerns. Both will take a more instructive approach than our scientific panels, geared to inform and assist attendees in adopting the techniques or translating the clinical updates into practice.

Limited space will be available for posters, and this format provides another opportunity for members to attend WCBR. Posters are displayed in three half day sessions in the reception area of the meeting. There will be a special poster session on Tuesday for the highest ranked poster abstracts by junior investigators. Presenters of these posters may be eligible for awards given at the Thursday banquet, please plan to attend the banquet. The size of the poster board is 4′ tall x 6′ wide. If accepted, please prepare accordingly.

A person will be able to submit up to two panels and/or two posters (maximum four abstracts). A person submitting a poster must be the presenter of that poster, but there is no limit on the number of posters for which he or she is a contributing author.

Abstracts should include the full title and full author/presenter names and affiliations. Please be sure all special characters display correctly in the file, and refrain from using ALL CAPS or all lowercase letters. Abstract bodies should not exceed 2,000 characters (including spaces).

Questions? Please contact WCBR (info@wcbr.org).