Submit Your Abstract

You are invited to submit new research or clinical cases to the world's largest gathering of neuropsychiatrists. The ANPA Scientific Program Committee reviews all submissions, and each accepted abstract will be presented during the Poster Session of the Annual Meeting. In addition, a small number of compelling abstracts will be shared as podium presentations during the Clinical or Research Platform Sessions of the Annual Meeting. All accepted abstracts will be featured in the summer issue of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the official journal of the ANPA. Submit your best science today!

The Deadline to Submit Abstracts is October 25, 2017

Submit your abstract


10 keys to successful abstract submission

  • The deadline to submit abstracts to the 29th Annual Meeting is October 25, 2017
  • Each author is limited to three (3) abstract submissions. 
  • Submissions musts represent work not previously published or presented.
  • Submissions must be as a Microsoft Word file or text document.
  • Submissions must be no more than 250 words and adhere strictly to the formatting guidelines below.
  • Submissions must include an affiliation and email address for the first or corresponding author only.
  • Submissions take place through the Manuscript Central page of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences.
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts must complete all CME requirements in the PESG Activity Manager at least two (2) weeks before the Annual Meeting, as the Poster Session qualifies for CME/CE credit.
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts must be one of the work's authors and must present their work in person at the Meeting.
  • Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance, as well as Platform Session invitations, in December, 2017.

Format for research reports

Background: A succinct summary of the literature or theoretical rationale underlying the abstract.

Example:   HIV-Associated Dementia (or AIDS Dementia Complex) is thought to represent a subcortical dementia...

Objective: This section should provide the basic rationale for the research and the hypothesis tested.

Methods: This section must include the number of subjects and information about the experimental design.
Example:  Subjects included 20 HlV-seropositive male outpatients who met criteria for HIV-associated Dementia.  All subjects received...

Results: This section should include the statistical approach and details of the analysis that support the conclusions. Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” are not acceptable.
Example:  Apathy measures were significantly correlated with basal ganglia hypoperfusion.  This is in contrast to...

Conclusion: This section should summarize the essential findings and their implications
Example:  Apathy, but not syndromal depression, is associated with subcortical impairments in...

Format for clinical case reports

Background: Describe theoretical rationale underlying the abstract and how the case(s) is (are) novel.

Case History: Should include a succinct summary of the literature as well as a history of the case(s).  Outline any supportive neurodiagnostic data (video sample, imaging, test data, etc) that will be included.

Conclusions: This section should summarize the essential findings or unresolved clinical problems or unexpected outcomes or potential dilemmas and their implications when managing Neuropsychiatric disorders.

General format guidelines

  • List all authors and title at the top of your submission 
  • Type your title as follows: The First Letter of Each Word is Capitalized, Except for the First Letter of Each Mid-Sentence Determinant, Preposition, or Conjunction.
  • Scientific words can be entered in mixed case (e.g., fMRI).
  • Tables, photographs, figures, or references may not be included.

Abstract submission takes place online through the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience Manuscript Central. 


The process is similar to manuscript submission with some key differences. Be sure to follow the detailed instructions to the right.

Step by step instructions for online submission through JNCN Manuscript Central

  1. Visit the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences’ Manuscript Central.
  2. Log in. (If you do not already have an account, click on Register here on the right side under New User? to create your account.)
  3. Once you are logged in, select Author Center.
  4. Under Author Resources, click the Submit a new manuscript.
  5. For Manuscript Type, select ANPA Annual Meeting Abstract in the drop down menu.
  6. For Abstract, enter only the words "original work" or "clinical case report."
  7. Click Save and Continue
  8. Choose two key words, and click Save and Continue.
  9. Enter any additional authors, and click Save and Continue.
  10. In the Reviewers section, enter the following four individuals: Kaloyan Tanev, ktanev@partners.org; Joan Camprodon, jcamprodon@partners.org; Jeremiah Scharf, jscharf@partners.org; Omar Ghaffar, omar.ghaffar@gmail.com. 
  11. Attach a cover letter that states whether or not you would like your subsmission to be considered for a Platform Presentation or only the Poster Session.
  12. Upload your files. Then review your submission in both PDF and HTML formats.
  13. Click Submit. Then keep your fingers crossed!

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