Abstract Submission Guidelines

The International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience Congress 2022 (ISAN 2022) invites the submission of abstracts for original work. Authors may submit for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in the Congress Program.

Key Dates

Abstract Open Monday 28 February 2022
Abstract Deadline Monday 6 June 2022
Authors Notified of Outcome Monday 20 June 2022
Author Registration Deadline Monday 11 July 2022
ISAN 2022 Congress Dates 4 – 7 September 2022


Please select one of the following themes your abstract relates to:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Renal
  • Urogenital
  • Immune
  • Thermoregulation
  • Computational and modelling
  • Imaging

At the time of submission, you will be asked to select your preferred presentation type. Not all requests can be accommodated, and the final presentation type will be selected by the Scientific Program Committee. ISAN 2022 will include presentation types as follows:

Oral presentations (Free Communications)
15 minutes (comprising of 10 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)

Poster presentations
A limited number of hardcopy posters will be available for display in the exhibition space of the Cairns Convention Centre, with a change-over of posters each day. The program will be followed by an evening of poster sessions with opportunity to network, interact with authors, browse the poster presentations and exhibition.

Step 1: Click the ‘Submit Abstract’ button on the website.

Step 2: You will be directed to the submission site to create an author account. Once an account is created, please verify the account by clicking on the link provided via the account verification email sent to your nominated email address. Please check your ‘junk folder’ if not received.

Step 3: Log in to your account after it has been verified using your email address as username, and your nominated password. Please complete your user profile by selecting ‘Edit My Profile’ prior to submitting your abstract. Do note that your photo and biography will be displayed in the Congress program if selected for presentation, thus please include relevant details you wish to be included.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit Abstract’ button to begin submitting your submission.

  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is Monday 11 July 2022.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. Photocopies, posted or emailed abstracts will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts will only be accepted if submitted within the format and layout guidelines.
  • There will be a limit of one accepted abstract per presenting author.
  • The abstract does need to be original research.
  • Authors are required to acknowledge that by submitting an abstract, permission is automatically given for the abstract (if approved) to be made available on the website and via the app, and possibly published more broadly.
  • Abstracts must not exceed a 250-word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • Type the title of your abstract in the ‘Abstract Title’ field. Abstract titles are limited to 20 words or less.
  • Abstracts should not include images or graphs.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission.
  • Please include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
  • Each co-author should be added separately to the submission to ensure proper listing. Enter title, first (given) name, last (family/surname) name, email address, institution/affiliation, and country for each author. One person must be identified as the presenting author. The order of the authors may be modified at any time prior to the submission deadline of Monday 6 June 2022.

The ISAN 2022 Scientific Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts and assess them in relation to quality and relevance to the Congress themes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author on Monday 20 June 2022.

Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a poster presentation.

Elsevier awards four awards – the Geoffrey Burnstock Awards – to the two best Basic Science presentations and the two best Clinical Presentations by students or early career researchers. These are awarded at the Congress. Presenters can nominate if they would like to be considered for an award when submitting an abstract.

Presenters can nominate themselves for an award if they are:

  • An undergraduate student
  • A Higher Degree Research (Masters or PhD) student
  • A researcher with less than 5 years of industry experience
  • A researcher who is 5-10 years post HDR at the time of the Congress