Abstracts

The abstract submission for symposia is open as of now! 

Important deadlines:
- 14 October 2016: Deadline of submission of symposium abstracts
- 21 October 2016: Notification of acceptance of symposium abstracts
- 20 October 2016: Call for abstract for free orals and posters open
- 23 January 2017: Deadline submission of abstracts for free orals and posters
- End of January 2017: Notification of acceptance of oral and poster abstracts
-  1 April 2017: Deadline submission of abstracts for posters only!

 

General guidelines for submission:


1. Call for abstracts for Poster presentations only!


Deadline of submission of abstracts for posters; before 1 April 2017.

The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion as a poster at the congress. All abstracts have to be submitted through the website of the Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair (www.neurorehabrepair.eu) and must conform to the general guidelines for submission. Abstracts submitted via e-mail, fax or other will not be accepted. The online abstract system will take you step by step through the submission of your abstract. After having submitted your abstract you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Abstracts
1. The Scientific Committee will only accept original scientific material, which has not been published before 2015. However, abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings may be submitted.
2. Abstracts should be submitted in English.

Required Information
Abstracts must be complete, relevant, balanced and written in good quality English. This will help review and selection by the Scientific Organising Committee. Accepted abstracts will be edited by the Scientific Organising Committee, but authors for whom English is a second language are strongly advised to have their abstract reviewed before submission. The following structure is strongly recommended when writing a balanced and well-designed abstract:
• One or two sentences only on the background for the study or the case report; this should simply justify the study and not attempt to review the literature
• One sentence clearly stating the main objective(s)
• A summary of the methods (no more than one third of the abstract length)
• A summary of the main results (no more than one third of the abstract length)
• A one sentence concluding statement

Abstracts should be formatted as follows: 
• Length: 250 words excluding title, authors, affiliation, source of funding and conflicts of interest
• No images, tables, graphs or references
• Title
- No capital letters except for product names or proper names
• Authors
- Initials and last name only using capitals, no degrees/qualifications/titles
- Separate from the affiliations with a single space line 
• Affiliations
- Name of department, University/Institution/Company, City, Country (not postal address)

Example
Quality of life for dogs with dermatological disease 
C. SMITH1, S. SMITH2, L. SMITH3
Pets Veterinario, Borgo Sangimino (CN), Italy
The University of Edinburgh, Roslin, UK
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

• Body text
- No line numbers or hyphenation
• Conflict(s) of interest must be stated
- Authors should state ‘none declared’ if appropriate
- All other potential conflicts of interest must be stated in full
- It is the authors responsibility to consider where there may be conflicts of interest
- Use the format ‘Conflicts of interest: XX’ left justified

 

2. Call for symposia


Deadline of submission of symposium asbtract; 14 October 2016.

Focused symposia abstract proposals need to be sumitted via this template. Complete all details via the template and send the template via email to info@neurorehabrepair.eu. After submission of your proposal you will receive a confirmation of receipt via email. Accepted symposia abstracts need to submit a full abstract afterwards via the online module. 

Focused symposia are central to the congress programme. They are one-and-a-half-hour sessions led by a convenor who is a recognised authority in their field. The convenor leads a team of presenters, through a series of linked presentations on a topic. There is then a discussion period with the audience. At the end, the convenor gives some insight into the implications and future directions for practice, research and education.

Focused symposia provide a forum where cutting edge topics can be explored and debated, drawing together different research and practice perspectives. As part of an international team, focused symposium convenors and speakers can explore the implications of the latest research and thinking as well as debate controversies and lay the foundations for further interactions and initiatives. They are always popular with congress delegates, drawing large audiences, providing lively discussion and positive feedback.

Topics
You are invited to select one topic upon submission of your abstract for the Focused Symposia:

- Stroke
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Neuromuscular disorders/neuropathy
- Comprehensive rehabilitation programs
- Virtual reality training
- Neurorobotics
- Neurostimulation/modulation
- Action observation/visuomotor imagery
- Orthotics/neuroprosthetics/FES
- Spasticity/dystonia
- Neuropharmacology
- Functional diagnostics/prognostics
- Gait analysis
- Neuropsychology/linguistics
- Neuropsychiatry/behavioral disorders
- Vocational/occupational rehabilitation
- Self-management/empowerment
- Family and environmental support
- Adaptive devices
- Guidelines/implementation/reimbursement
- Designing recovery trial
- Other