Abstract Submission, Posters, and Awards

The Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium invites abstracts from researchers (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 provided to the attendees of the Symposium.

At the Symposium, there will also be a Poster Award Competition to select 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 research or training approach by clicking on the link below by Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 11:59pm (CST) Friday, March 4, 2016; 11:59pm (CST) . Notification of acceptance of the abstracts will be sent to the presenting author by March 13, 2016 . 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 the abstract template - updated. Abstracts should not exceed 1 page in length.

We will send you a confirmation email upon receiving your submission of abstract by March 7, 2016 . 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 7:00AM and 8:30AM on April 15th. The official poster viewing session will occur in the morning of April 15th 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 7, 2016; 8:00am (CST)  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 15th. 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 15th.

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