2021 Abstract/Poster Submission Guidelines


The deadline for submitting abstracts, posters and videos has been extended until April 1, 2021 at 5 pm (CST). This includes poster submissions for our competition and poster submissions for the poster session. 

We have updated our submission guidelines. The submission of the MP4 video of your poster is OPTIONAL. However, we do recommend including a video of your poster presentation to enhance our virtual conference and allow maximum interaction with attendees.

The poster competition categories are:

  1. Undergraduate students
  2. Graduate students 
  3. Postdocs

All poster competitions are limited to 30 abstracts/posters per category, so please submit your abstract/poster soon. There is a limit of one poster per lab for competition consideration, but no limit for the number of total presentations. You will be contacted about times for presentations to judges in a future email. The interactive poster session and competitions will be held on Thursday April 8, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Posters presented elsewhere are welcome.

UPDATED SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Note: You can save your submission in progress but all steps must be completed prior to finalizing your submission. All submissions must be finalized prior to the respective deadlines for consideration.

          1. Enter Abstract Information on form


            Copy and paste body of abstract into ‘Abstract body’ text box (limited to 350 words). Do not include

             title, authors, and affiliation in the abstract body. 

           2. Upload Abstract pdf file
              Use Font Arial 11 and format as follows:

              TITLE IN ALL CAPS BOLD
              Italicized authors and affiliations
              The body of the abstract is limited to 350 words and should be single-spaced. Include funding

               information at the end of the abstract body (if applicable) in italics.

          3. Upload Poster pdf file 
             Poster size maximum is 56 inches wide by 36 inches high.

          4. Recommended video presentation mp4
             Video presentations should be a maximum of 10 minutes and must be in MP4 format (maximum

             file size for upload is 2 GB).Click the link for poster recording help:  Poster Video Recording Guide

          5. Optional CV upload

          6.  Add all additional authors to the table (not the first/presenting author).
            Add all authors in sequence.

            Headshots and bio are optional

To submit your materials click this link

Please make sure you have all reviewed all materials before hitting the save and finalize button because you will not be able to go back and edit. To save your work in progress, click the Save button.

If you have any questions regarding abstract, poster or MP4 video instructions please contact Dr. Cindy Voisine at c-voisine@neiu.edu.

Thank you and we look forward to learning about your research and to hosting an exciting and interactive Virtual Chicago SfN 2021 Annual Meeting!