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UPDATE ON 2021 ASM

Due to the uncertainty about what gathering restrictions will look like in 2021, especially for medical practitioners, ANZAN Council and Scientific Program Committee (SPC) have decided the 2021 ASM will be a virtual meeting using state of the art technology.
The provisional program is very exciting and we are looking forward to delivering a unique and engaging meeting.

Themes will be:

  • Cross speciality forefront updates (cognitive, neurotherapeutics, neuromuscular, neuroimmunology)
  • Emergency Neurology (stroke, epilepsy, general neurology)
  • COVID and non COVID neuroinfectious disease
  • Functional Neurology and Clinical differentiation (epilepsy, movement disorder, neuroophthalmological)
  • Career achievements and Young Investigators (epilepsy, neuroimmunology, cognition, neuroophthalmological)

Abstracts should be submitted under relevant theme/category.

All abstracts submitted are subject to review by the SPC and will, after acceptance, be assigned to a platform presentation, or poster presentation. The SPC reserves the right to contact authors, if required to clarify the nature of intended presentations prior to making decisions regarding their acceptance.

All platform presentations will be delivered virtually as pre-recorded talks. Further information will be provided after the selection process.

All poster presentations to include 3-minute self-pre-recorded introduction to the poster, using maximum 3 slides (optional). E-posters will be displayed during poster sessions and are to be submitted to organisers prior to meeting in the relevant format. Further information will be provided after the selection process.

All abstracts submitted are subject to review by the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) and will, after acceptance, be assigned to a platform presentation, or poster presentation. The SPC reserves the right to contact authors, if required to clarify the nature of intended presentations prior to making decisions regarding their acceptance.

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.

Abstracts will be published with a citation in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

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 an e-poster which follows the poster guidelines, along with a self-pre-recorded 3-minute introduction to your poster.

Format for Abstracts
The following format must be followed for all abstracts: (case studie may be exempt)

  • Abstracts should be a summary of the paper and must not exceed 250 words, excluding abstract title (except if applying for the Leonard Cox Award).
  • Do not include titles or degrees
  • Check spelling and grammar. Submitted material will be published in the Meeting Handbook – the abstract should therefore, contain no errors
  • Present sufficient data to support conclusions – it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as “data will be presented” or “results will be discussed”
  • Headings to be used are; Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion

Failure to observe these requirements will exclude the abstract from consideration.

Registration
All presenters must registered for the ASM in order to present. Only authors/co-authors are able to present abstracts. Registration will open mid-February 2021.

Applying for Awards
The available awards are;

The Jim McLeod Advanced Trainee Award
For work presented at the ANZAN ASM and performed during the clinical years of RACP advanced training in Neurology. Must be presented during or within 12 months of completing Advanced Training.

The Jim Lance Young Investigator Award
For work presented at the ANZAN ASM and performed during the pursuance of a post-graduate degree. Must be presented during or within 5 years of completing Advance Training and during or within 12 months of completing the post-graduate degree.

The Junior Affiliate Award
For work presented at the ANZAN ASM in neurology by an ANZAN Junior Affiliate.The Leonard Cox Award (submitted directly to ANZAN)
10 years within FRACP relative to opportunity.
Require an executive summary/cover letter, referee report and full CV.

Presenters are only eligible for awards if they apply at time of abstract submission, if they attend the ASM, and they fulfil the eligibility criteria. Delegates can apply for Junior Affiliate Membership here.

Submission Details
Abstracts can only be submitted online via this website. Complete the online submission form, and cut-paste your abstract in the text boxes provided. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement of the receipt of your abstract.
If you wish to make changes to your abstract, you can do so until midnight (AEST) on Monday, 8th February 2021. After this date you will be unable to gain access.

Notification of Acceptance
All abstracts will be reviewed by the SPC. Review criteria include relevance to the Annual Scientific Meeting theme, originality of ideas, significance of results, accuracy and quality of presentation.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author only by the end of March 2021.