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Abstract submission is encouraged in all areas of interest. In addition to the topics listed below, abstracts are sought specifically for the high-profile Integrated Neuroscience Sessions.

Scientific Program Abstract Submission
  • Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology
  • Child Neurology and Developmental Neurology
  • Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
  • General Neurology
  • Global Health and Infectious Disease
  • Headache
  • History of Neurology
  • Movement Disorders
  • MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology
  • Neuromuscular and Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuro-otology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Practice, Policy, and Ethics
  • Research Methodology and Education
  • Sleep
Integrated Neuroscience Sessions
  • Advances in ALS and Other Motor Neuron Diseases
  • Treating Dementia in an Age of Mixed Disease
  • The Global Burden of Neurological Infections: Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention
  • Obesity and Neurological Disorders
  • The Dynamic Brain in Health and Disease: Plasticity and Reprogramming
  • The Promise of Novel Biomarker Approaches in Advancing Treatment
  • Infectious, Paraneoplastic, and Autoimmune Encephalopathies: Advances in Clinical Diagnosis and Emerging Insights About Pathogenesis
  • Pediatric Neurotrauma: From Coma to Concussions
  • Future Therapies: How We Will Be Treating, Preventing, and Curing Epilepsy in the Year 2025
  • Dopamine-Mediated Neural Plasticity in Motor and Non-motor Circuits
  • New Windows into the Brain: Technological Advances in Frontline Neurologic Diagnosis via the Visual and Oculomotor System
  • Management of Asymptomatic Cerebrovascular Lesions

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The AAN encourages authors to submit previously published or presented work. 

Abstract Submission Fees

Submission fees vary by member type. A maximum of two abstracts may be submitted by a first author. Become an AAN member and save!

AAN Member: $50.00
Non-member: $150.00

Fees Waived for the Following:

  • Post-doctoral Trainees
  • Medical Students 
  • Graduate Students 
  • Junior Residents and Fellows
  • Why Submit?

    Gain Exposure for Your Work

    • As the world’s largest gathering of neurologists, the AAN Annual Meeting is the best place to discuss your findings with experts from around the world.
    • AAN Abstracts are often covered by major media outlets around the globe, including the New York Times, USA Today, CNN, the Associated Press, and many more. See for yourself.
    Abstract Submission FAQs

    What is the maximum word count per abstract submission?
    The body of the abstract must be 300 words or less.

    How many abstracts can I submit?
    A maximum of two abstracts per first author may be submitted (excluding practice, policy, and ethics as well as research methodology and education, and history topics).

    Can I submit and/or will the AAN accept previously presented/published abstracts?
    Yes. Abstracts previously presented at a subspecialty meeting or published in a publication may be submitted.

    What is the size of the poster board in the Poster Sessions?
    All poster board sizes are 4 feet high by 6 feet wide.

    Does the AAN accept case reports in lieu of an abstract?
    Yes. Please note that case reports must meet the length requirements (no more than 300 words per case report) and must use the existing form.

    Do I have to be an AAN member to submit an abstract?
    No. However, AAN members receive a special $100 discount per abstract on submissions as a member benefit.  Learn more to find out how you can become an AAN member today.

    I am a Junior Resident/Junior Fellow/Post-doctoral Trainee/Medical Student/Graduate Student. Do I have to pay a fee to submit an abstract? 

    Abstract submission fees are waived for first authors matching these career types only. 

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