ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
The Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium invites abstracts from researchers (from academia or industry), educators and clinicians for any topic relating to neuromodulation, including invasive and noninvasive techniques, modeling, neurophysiology, behavior, new technologies, clinical applications, and education/training approaches. We especially encourage undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts on their ongoing research. The abstracts will be peer reviewed by an assigned committee and the accepted abstracts will be invited as poster presentations. All accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book that is provided to the attendees of the Symposium.
At the Symposium, there will also be a Poster Award Competition to select the top posters presented by non-faculty researchers. The poster award winners will be acknowledged at the Closing Ceremony and presented with a monetary prize.
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
To be considered for a poster presentation, please submit an abstract describing the researchor training approach by clicking on this link by March 1, 2014 (local time). Notification of acceptance of the abstracts will be sent to the presenting author by March 10, 2014. The presenting author is responsible for informing the other co-authors of the status of the abstract. Please use and follow the formatting provided in this abstract template.
We will send you a confirmation email upon receiving your submission of abstract by March 3, 2014 (local time). If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact us immediately.
Guidelines for Poster Presentations
The poster dimensions must be no larger than 44 inches wide by 48 inches tall. Push pins will be provided to secure the poster onto the poster panel. Posters can be put up on the designated poster panel between 7AM and 8:30AM on April 11. The official poster viewing session will occur 10:10AM-12:00PM on April 11 where at least one co-author should present the poster. To participate in the Poster Award Competition, the presenter of the poster must be the first author (non-faculty) and available for the judges during the official poster viewing session.
Poster Award Competition and Guidelines
All non-faculty participants who have been accepted to present a poster at the Symposium and are listed as the first author will be eligible to participate in the Poster Award Competition. All eligible participants will be contacted via email to submit a pdf version of their poster or a 2-page paper describing their poster by April 3, 2014 to be considered for the competition. Additional instructions and formatting guidelines will be provided in the email. A poster selection committee will then review all of the posters and 2-page papers and select the top 25%. A group of judges will then evaluate these top 25% posters during the official poster viewing sessions on April 11. The judges will evaluate the originality, significance, and reliability of the presented work as well as the clarity of the poster presentation. We will select one 1st place, two 2nd place, and three 3rd place winners. Each award will consist of a certificate and a cash award ($500, $300, $200, respectively) presented to the winners at the Closing Ceremony on April 11.