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Poster sessions at SfN's annual meeting allow for the casual exchange of key scientific breakthroughs and emerging innovations within the neuroscience field. During each four-hour session, presenters and attendees have the unique opportunity to connect with leading researchers from around the world.
SfN receives more than 15,000 abstracts each year for presentation at the annual meeting. After abstract submission, the Program Committee reviews each abstract and sessions them into topically-relevant poster sessions and nanosymposia. A select number of abstracts are assigned to dynamic poster sessions.
SfN members are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the annual meeting. Presenters must submit an abstract in order to be considered for participation in a poster session. To indicate a preference for a poster presentation, submitters should select "Poster Only" for their presentation preference during abstract submission. For information on preparing a poster, please visit the Presentation Tips section of SfN.org.
Once an abstract is submitted, it is sessioned by SfN's Program Committee into topically-based poster sessions and nanosymposia based on the themes and topics list. Submitters can propose their own poster sessions using the linking group function during abstract submission. Linking groups indicate to the Program Committee that a group of abstracts wish to be sessioned together in the same poster session. Up to 20 abstracts can be included in a linking group requesting to be assigned in a poster session. Linking group requests are not guaranteed.
Each poster presenter is assigned a six foot (1.8 m) by four foot (1.2 m) poster board to use for presentation. Poster presenters are assigned to present in one of the nine half-day poster sessions that occur during the annual meeting. Poster sessions take place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday.
Posters are placed on display for the entirety of the assigned four-hour poster session. Within each session, poster presenters are given a specific, one-hour presentation time when they are expected to be present at their poster. Presenters may stay longer, but are required to be present during their assigned presentation time.