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2015 Abstract Submission Information and Guidelines


 20th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology

 November 19-22, 2015 · Marriott Rivercenter Hotel · San Antonio, Texas


 Abstract submission deadline has passed: Monday, June 15, 2015 11:59pm CST





  • SNO membership is not required to submit an abstract, and there is no limit on the number of abstracts you may submit.
  • Research presented in abstracts must not have been published prior to submission. Abstracts containing additional findings that build on previously published research are allowed.


  • The deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2015. Late abstracts will not be accepted. 
  • For abstracts withdrawn after August 17, deletion from the journal publication file may not be possible. 

Submitted Abstract Format

  • The body of the abstract (not including title, authors and author affiliations) must not exceed 300 words
  • The entire abstract body should be one single paragraph.
  • Subheaders (e.g., BACKGROUND, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS), if used, should be in ALL CAPS, unbolded, without paragraph separations.
  • Tables and figures are not allowed



Assignment of presentation type shall be at the sole discretion of the Program Committee as below:

  • Oral Platform Presentation - select presentations chosen from the highest scoring abstracts
  • Oral Rapid Reports - short presentations, summarizing the pertinent findings of the work in no more than five slides, chosen from the second tier of top-scored submissions.
  • Oral Poster Presentation - represent a new format of presentation for 2015, in which the authors will have the option to give a short oral presentation in addition to standing by their printed poster.  These presentations will represent the third tier of top-scored abstracts.
  • Board Posters (traditional posters) - abstracts selected for presentation as hard-copy posters during the general poster-viewing sessions. Presenters are expected to attend their posters during their designated session.
  • Electronic Poster Only - poster will be displayed in an electronic format only. There will be no traditional board poster or oral presentation associated with this category



The embargo for abstracts published in the 2015 abstract supplement to SNO official journal Neuro-Oncology will lift at 7:00 AM (EST) on Monday, November 9, 2015.  The embargo for Late-Breaking Abstracts will lift at 7:00 AM (EST) on the first day of the scientific meeting, Friday, November 20, 2015.  All accepted abstracts will be made available at:



SNO recognizes that some rapidly advancing investigations may include results that will not be available at the time of the abstract submission deadline of June 15, 2015.  SNO will allow authors to submit their Late-Breaking research for consideration for the 2015 scientific meeting program, however authors should carefully consider the following important information before submitting a Late-Breaking Abstract:

  • Late-Breaking abstracts will be considered for oral presentation only
  • Only a limited number of abstracts from the Late-Breaking category will be selected for oral presentation
  • Late-Breaking abstracts not accepted for presentation will not be considered for any type of presentation format (poster, e-poster, poster discussion or oral) and will not be part of the annual meeting program
  • Late-Breaking abstracts accepted for oral presentation will not be included in the printed abstract supplement to Neuro-Oncology; accepted abstracts will, however, be published electronically
  • Late-Breaking abstracts will not be considered for awards
  • This category is not intended to offer a second deadline for regular abstract submissions

In order for an abstract to be considered for Late-Breaking Abstract status, the submitting author must:

  • Select the “Late-Breaking Abstract” category in the abstract submission program.
  • Submit an abstract, including the objectives and methods but excluding the results and conclusions of the research, by the regular submission deadline of June 15, 2015. Include in the body of the abstract any information that supports the potential for late-breaking impact, and the date of planned analysis for the abstract.
  • Submit a final Late-Breaking abstract (with updated data) by September 1, 2015. If an updated abstract is not submitted by that date, the abstract will be automatically rejected.

Authors will be notified within two weeks of the September 1st deadline if their abstract has been accepted for presentation.



Young Investigator Awards, chosen on the basis of excellent submitted abstracts, may be awarded platform presentation, an engraved plaque, and monetary award.

For consideration for the Young Investigator Award:

  • The presenting first author must provide documentation of being in the first 5 years of a faculty appointment (tenure- or non-tenure track) at his for her institution (postdoctoral fellows, research associates below faculty level are not eligible).
  • Applicants must provide contact information for the Department Chair for verification of eligibility.