Submit Abstracts for the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

#AANS2019 | Abstract Center

The educational program for the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting will include the presentation of scientific data in general and subspecialty section sessions as Oral Presentations, Rapid-fire Oral Presentations and E-posters. Abstracts are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and the relevancy to the field of neurosurgery. Although scientific data is important, the quality of the abstract is the primary determinant for acceptance by the AANS Scientific Program Planning Committee.

Registration/Attendance Requirement

The presenting author of an Oral Presentation, Rapid-fire Oral Presentation or an E-poster must register to attend the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting by Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Abstract Center

The Abstract Center closed at 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

Presentation Formats?

Oral Presentation
The highest-ranked abstracts are selected for an Oral Presentation in one of three Plenary Sessions, seven Scientific Sessions, 10 Section Sessions, the Advanced Practice Providers Plenary Session or the Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum. These sessions take place Sunday through Wednesday. When uploading slide presentations the format should be 16:9.

Abstracts submitted for the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and the relevancy to the field of neurosurgery. Although scientific data is important, the quality of the abstract is the primary determinant for acceptance by the AAANS Scientific Program Planning Subcommittee.

Rapid-fire Oral Presentation
The Rapid-fire Oral Presentations are limited to three minutes and 10 slides. The sessions are set up by submission category and take place on Wednesday. When uploading slide presentations the format should be 16:9.

E-Poster
E-posters are visible through the entirety of the meeting on the AANS 360 app and are available through the app for one year after the meeting’s conclusion. There are no physical E-poster presentation times or locations scheduled during the meeting. The presenting authors will have the opportunity to upload a supplemental PDF presentation in either poster or slide format (10 slides total) to accompany their original abstract submission.

Late-breaking Abstract Center

The Late-breaking Abstract Center opens Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

Submission Deadline

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 5 p.m. CST.

Standards for accepting late-breaking abstracts for presentation are much higher than those required for abstracts accepted for the general scientific sessions.

Abstracts should only be submitted as late-breaking abstracts if they meet the following criteria:

  • The research is limited to highly significant and timely subject matter that was not available by the Oct. 23, 2018 deadline for 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting abstract submissions.
  • Only abstracts deemed of high scientific priority and which merit presentation are part of the late-breaking abstract category.
  • Late-breaking abstracts cannot be a revision of an abstract submitted during 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Center submission period.
  • Late-breaking abstracts must not have been submitted, presented, accepted for presentation or published in any other scientific venue.
  • Authors may submit only one abstract for a late-breaking session.

Changing 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. Complete form and forward to rjm@aans.org. No change will be made without receipt of the completed form.

Accessing an Abstract after the AANS Abstract and Late-breaking Abstract Center Close

Abstracts will not be shown in Abstract Corner once the submission deadline date has passed. To print a copy of any abstract submitted, log in to MyAANS.org, click the “My Meetings” icon, choose “Meeting Certificates” from the drop down box, click “Abstract Submission History,” then click on the abstract you would like to print (this will open a PDF file of the abstract).

Important Dates

January 2019

  • Early January
    Abstract Center notification emails sent to each submission’s presenting author.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
    Late-breaking Abstract Center opens.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
    Abstract invitation acceptance deadline.
    o Abstract invitations not accepted by this date are withdrawn. Late acceptances will not be taken – no exceptions.

February 2019

  • Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
    The Late-breaking Abstract Center closes at 5 p.m. CDT.
  • Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
    The E-poster management site opens to upload PDF presentations.
    o The presenting author must be registered for 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting to access the upload site.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
    Presenting Author Change Form and registration deadline.
    o The presenting author must be registered for the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, if they are not the abstract will be declined and withdrawn. Late registrations will not be taken – no exceptions.

March 2019

  • Late February 2019
    Late-breaking Abstract Center notification emails sent to each submission’s presenting author.
  • Monday, March 4, 2019, 5 p.m. CDT
    Deadline for E-poster PDF upload.
    o Late submissions will not be accepted – no exceptions.
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    The Oral and Rapid-fire Oral Presentation management site opens to upload PDF slides.
    o The presenting author must be registered for 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting to access the upload site.