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Abstract submission is NOW OPEN – click here to submit your abstract.

We are happy to announce the call for abstracts for the 2024 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) meeting. The 2024 ACNS meeting will be an in-person event held at NUspace, The University of Newcastle, from 25-29 November 2024.

ACNS encourages submission of abstracts describing new research in cognitive neuroscience, defined broadly as the study of the relationship between the brain, mind and behaviour. Abstracts must be under 250 words, written in English and will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit by peer review. Abstracts should report original work that will not be published elsewhere prior to the meeting, although presentation at a recent meeting (e.g., within a year) of another society is acceptable. We encourage all types of research: new research and preliminary findings, protocols and registered reports, theoretical reports, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be published on the ACNS website. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make editorial corrections to submitted abstracts.

Abstracts are due by midnight on 4 August 2024 AET. As with last year, we are using the Cvent Abstract Submission system. When you submit an abstract, you will receive an email that confirms that we have received the abstract (check spam folders and please let us know if you have not received this email). You will be notified of the success of your abstract and if it has been allocated as an oral or a poster presentation by 13 September 2024.

Please review the submission instructions carefully below

> The presenting author must register and attend ACNS2024.
> The presenting author will receive an email confirming abstract submission.
> If you do not receive an email response within 3 days after submission, ACNS did not receive your abstract. In this case, it is your responsibility to contact the organisers
> The author will be notified of the format of the presentation by the first week of September.
> All correspondence about abstract submissions will be sent to the corresponding author only.
> Each registrant may be presenting author on one submission only.
> If the presenting author is a student, they are eligible to apply for a student award. Please indicate your student status at the time of registration (e.g., PhD, Masters, undergraduate). Only ACNS student members at the time of registration are eligible for this award. Awards will be presented at the conference.

Presentation Formats

Posters will be displayed in a Poster Gala sessions.

Open talk
There will be opportunities for oral presentations within open paper sessions. These will be selected on thematic content and quality of abstract. Open talks will be 15 minutes, including time for questions.

Fast talk
This format provides the opportunity to present work in a brief talk format. Fast talks will be 8 minutes, including time for questions.

Submission instructions

All abstracts must be prepared in plain text, in understandable English with no embedded symbols or formatting characters.

Submissions may not include charts, graphs, tables or references. Please spell out the symbols (alpha, beta, microns, picomolar, etc.) or translate them (mean, chi square, etc.) in your abstract submission.

> Use a clear, descriptive title. Do not use capital letters and restrict to 20 words maximum.
> Enter each author and list their primary affiliation/institution. Do not abbreviate the affiliation.
> Include full first and last names for each author.
> The body of the Abstract must not exceed 250 words. It should not include section subheadings, but must clearly indicate background, methods, results and discussion.
> If you wish to provide a funding source for your research, please include it as the last sentence in your abstract.
> Proofread your submission.
> Consider submitting your abstract earlier than the deadline. ACNS welcomes early submissions!

We encourage all types of research: new research and preliminary findings, protocols, theoretical reports, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. If in doubt, please contact the organisers:

Click here to submit your abstract.