Authors, submit your original science for an oral presentation, interactive poster presentation, or digital poster by June 9, 2021. During the submission process, we also invite you to review and apply for various subspecialty awards, including the CNS Resident Award. View the list of abstract awards.
When is the submission deadline?
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
How do I submit an abstract?
Go directly to the 2021 CNS Annual Meeting Abstract Center.
CNS Members: You can log in to the abstract center using your CNS Account email and password.
Non-members: If you previously submitted an abstract, you may already have a username and password. If so, try the “Forgot my password” link and type your email address in the box. If you don’t get a username/password from that, create an account.
If you are not a member and have not used the abstract center before, you can simply register by clicking on the blue “Create an Account” button within the Abstract Center.
Submit Your Abstract
Can I submit more than one abstract?
There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit. Submitted abstracts must be original science, not previously presented or published.
What are the presentation formats?
There are three types of original science presentations:
- Oral Presentation
- Interactive Poster Presentation
- Digital Poster
You may indicate your presentation preference. The Abstract Selection Committee determines the final presentation format.
How can I apply for an award?
Once logged in to the Abstract Center, select the "General Information" tab. Choose the award for which you would like to apply (view the list of abstract awards). Description and qualifications are listed.
There are also a number of awards for which all submitted abstracts will be considered. A list of these can be found here.
You may apply for the following for each abstract:
- One subspecialty award
- CNS resident award
How can I add authors?
Search the database for author names on the "Authors" tab. If the authors are not in the database, select “Add a New Author.” Once the Abstract Center closes, you will not be able to add or delete authors.
What information is required?
- Study design
- Abstract (360-word maximum) separated into:
- Conclusion statement from research findings
- Disclosure of conflict of interest
Please note: Abstracts selected for the Annual Meeting cannot contain advertising, trade names, or a product-group message. Please include generic names or terms in your abstract content. If the abstract includes trade names, names from several companies should be used, not just trade names from a single company, in order to present all available treatment options. If trade names or company names are included in your abstract, we reserve the right to remove them to ensure all scientific content is free from commercial bias.
In accordance with ACCME standards, please note that the presenter of any accepted abstract cannot be employed by a commercial interest.
Can I add images to my abstract?
Up to five images may be attached to your submission.
Can I edit my abstract once it has been submitted?
Please note: Edits can be made until the Abstract Center submission deadline. Edits may include changing the title, adding or deleting authors, or changing the abstract body. Once the review process begins, no changes to the submissions are allowed. Typographical or spelling errors, improperly formatted titles, etc., will not be edited by anyone at the CNS. It is the responsibility of the submitter to review and verify all work submitted. After making changes to an abstract, remember to resubmit the abstract even if previously submitted.
Who will review the abstracts?
All abstracts are blindly reviewed by a committee of qualified neurosurgeons.
When will I be notified of the results?
Notifications of the Abstract Selection Committee's decision will be sent at the end of July via email to the corresponding authors of all abstracts, regardless of the outcome.
Those abstracts selected for Oral Presentation and abstract awards are published in Clinical Neurosurgery. Please note that figures, tables, references, and honorary US degrees are removed from the abstracts prior to publication in Clinical Neurosurgery. A member of the NEUROSURGERY® Publications editorial office will contact you should they have any questions regarding these modifications to your abstract.
Content Without Commercial Bias
The CNS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. It is an ACCME requirement that audiences at educational programs for which continuing medical education hours are awarded be informed of a presenter’s academic and professional affiliations, and the existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship an author or co-author has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or services. Any such relationship must be disclosed.
In accordance with ACCME standards, please note that the presenter of any accepted abstract cannot be employed by a commercial interest. Employees of commercial interests are prohibited from having any role in the planning or implementation of CME activities related to the commercial interest’s business lines or products.