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2014 abstract guidelines



  • You do not need to be a SNO member 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 9, 2014. No late abstracts will be accepted
  • If you withdraw your abstract after August 11, the abstract might not be deleted from the publication file.

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

NOTE: abstracts accepted for electronic poster (see below) may include tables and illustrations in the file submitted later for electronic display (instructions will be sent when authors are notified of assigned presentation format).

Abstract presentation types:

Assignment of presentation type shall be at the sole discretion of the Program Committee, but authors may indicate their preference for type of presentation:

  • Submitted for Platform presentation only
  • Submitted for either traditional 4’x4’ printed poster display or platform presentation, as assigned by Program Committee
  • Submitted for either electronic poster or platform presentation, as assigned by Program Committee
  •  No preference

Late Breaking Research

SNO will consider a limited number of “Late-Breaking Research” abstracts for presentation at the 2014 meeting, to accommodate studies for which results are not complete by the June 9 submission deadline.

  • You must submit an abstract to the “Late-Breaking Research” category by the regular submission deadline of June 9, 2014, that includes trial design and date of planned analysis, as well as any information that supports consideration of the abstract for late-breaking status.
  • The final Late-Breaking abstract (with updated data) must be submitted by September 1, 2014. An updated Late-Breaking abstract will be considered for platform presentation. If an updated abstract is not submitted, the abstract will be automatically rejected.
  • Late-Breaking abstracts accepted for platform presentation will not be included in the printed abstract supplement to Neuro-Oncology.
  • Late-Breaking abstracts will not be considered for awards.
  • Late-Breaking abstracts not accepted for platform presentation will not be presented and will not be eligible for display at the meeting in any form.

Special Abstract Awards

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

Travel scholarships, chosen on the basis of excellent submitted abstractswill be awarded: one recipient may attend the biennial meeting of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) in Turin, Italy, October 9-12 2014; a second may attend the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) in Istanbul, Turkey, Septemberr 11-14, 2014. Travel Scholarships will cover international coach airfare, accommodations and full registration to the respective meeting.

For consideration for either the Young Investigator Award or a Travel Scholarship:

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