2020 NANS Annual Meeting Abstracts

The 2020 NANS Annual Meeting Abstract Submission site is closed.

All correspondence, including acceptance letters, will be sent via email to Presenting Authors in October.

Accessing an Abstract After the NANS Abstract Submission Site Is Closed

After the submission site is closed, only Abstract Submitters are able to log in to the submission site and view a “read-only” version of the abstract submission.

  • Log in to the abstract submission site using your NANS username and password.
  • Click on the navigation tab, "My Abstracts," and you will see the abstract(s) you submitted.
  • In the table under the column titled, "Actions," select the icon that looks like a notepad to view your abstract submission proof.
  • If you would like to print or save a copy of the proof, click on "print this page for your records" at the top of the submission proof page.

Can I Edit My Submission?

Data for abstracts cannot be changed after the abstract submission site has closed. Once the review process begins no changes to the submissions are allowed – no exceptions. Please note that any typographical or spelling errors, improperly formatted titles, etc., will NOT be edited by anyone at the NANS office.

What Are the Presentation Formats?

Oral Presentation: The highest-ranked abstracts are selected for an Oral Presentation in one of the Thematic Oral Abstract Sessions or Concurrent Sessions. These sessions provide CME credits and take place during the meeting on Friday and Saturday. In accordance with ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the Presenting Author of an abstract accepted for an oral presentation cannot be employed by an ACCME defined commercial interest.

Paper Poster: Highly ranked abstracts accepted for a paper poster presentation will present their work on individually assigned poster boards during the interactive poster session. The Presenting Authors of accepted paper posters are responsible for printing the poster and bringing it with them to the meeting. The paper poster session is a non-CME session.

E-Poster: Some abstracts will only receive an acceptance for an electronic poster (e-poster). However, all accepted abstracts are required to submit an e-poster of their abstract to be included in our meeting publications. There are no physical e-poster presentation times or locations scheduled during the meeting. E-posters are available during the entirety of the NANS Annual Meeting. They will be available to view on monitors at the meeting, in the NANS Annual Meeting App, and on the meeting web page. All accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the society’s journal, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, following the meeting. They will be published exactly as they are submitted with no exceptions.

Registration/Attendance Requirement

The Presenting Author of an oral presentation, paper poster presentation, or an e-poster must register to attend the 2020 NANS Annual Meeting by Friday, December 13, 2019, for any accepted abstract to remain in the program. If the Presenting Author does not register by this date, all accepted abstracts by the Presenting Author will be declined. If not able to assume the responsibilities of Presenting Author, a Change of Presenting Author Form must be completed and submitted by Friday, November 29, 2019.

Change the Presenting Author for an Abstract

If the Presenting Author is not able to attend the meeting, a Change of Presenting Author Form must be completed and submitted. Please forward completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No change will be made without receipt of the completed form, including updated disclosure information. The deadline to submit Change of Presenting Author Forms is Friday, November 29, 2019. After the change, all correspondence will then be addressed and sent to the new Presenting Author.

Travel Arrangements and Expenses

The Presenting Authors for all accepted abstracts (oral presentation, paper poster presentation, and electronic poster) are responsible for all expenses associated with attending the Annual Meeting, including:

  • Meeting Registration
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • E-poster Administrative Fees
  • Paper Poster Printing

Important Dates for the 2020 NANS Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Site

  • Abstract Acceptances: Emails will be sent in October 2019 to each submission's Presenting Author.
  • Deadline for Change of Presenting Author Form: Friday, November 29, 2019.
  • Deadline for Presenting Author to Complete Registration: Friday, December 13, 2019. The Presenting Authors for oral, paper and electronic posters must be registered by this date.
  • Deadline for Oral Presentation Submission to NANS: Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
  • Deadline for E-poster Poster Submission: Friday, January 10, 2020.

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