Abstract Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 How do I submit an abstract?

  • Abstract submission system is now closed


Q.2 How will I receive notifications from the Congress Secretariat?

  • Contact details provided at the time of submission will be used for all correspondence related to the congress. Please ensure that the correct details are entered.


Q.3 How will my abstract be presented at the congress?

  • Authors of abstracts which have been accepted for presentations will receive all details by email, a few weeks before the congress, using the contact details provided at the time of submission.


Q.4 Can I make changes to my abstract after submission?

  • You can make any changes you wish to the abstract even if the abstract has been submitted, but the changes need to be made before the abstract submission deadline. Once the abstract submission deadline has passed, changes are not permitted unless they relate to the results of the study, in this case only, please contact: abstracts@epilepsycongress.org.


Q.5 Can I submit an abstract after the deadline?


Q.6 My colleague has received confirmation of his acceptance and I did not, is there something wrong?


Q.7 Will my abstract be published in Epilepsia?

  • Abstracts accepted and presented at the congress will be published, subject to editorial review, in an online supplement of Epilepsia (post congress). Please note however, presenting authors are expected to attend the congress. Authors who register for the entire congress and fail to attend, aswell as non-registered authors will be excluded from publication in the online Epilepsia supplement.


Q.8  I am not the first author; can I present the poster on behalf of my colleagues?

  • Presentation by a second author may be allowed. Once your registration has been completed, please contact: abstracts@epilepsycongress.org. Please note however that each author is permitted to present only once during the congress (not including invited lectures).


Q.9 I am a speaker in the congress programme; do I need to submit an abstract?

  • Please note that speakers will not be asked to submit abstracts to illustrate their talks.


Q.10 How do I find out information about the posters, such as the location of the Poster Area?

  • All information relating to poster and platform sessions will be available on the congress website.


Q.11 Will e-posters be available at the Congress?

  • E-posters are not available at the 31st IEC.


Q.12 Will there be poster sessions?

  • Poster tours will take place during the congress. Each poster presenter will be contacted with the details of their session.


Q.13 Can I include videos beside my poster?

  • AV equipment is not provided by the congress. Should you wish to order any specific equipment to complement your poster, please contact the congress secretariat in order to receive a quotation.


Q.14 What are the dimensions of the poster?

  • Poster dimensions will be made available on the congress website. Click here for the details


Q.15 How can I make my poster more attractive?

  • Colourful posters are more effective and attractive. When choosing a background, remember that neutral or grey colours will be easier on the eyes than a bright colour. Colour photos also look best when mounted on a grey background.


Q.16 Do posters have to stay up all week?

  • Posters will be rotated on a daily basis. 


Q.17 I have been selected for a platform session but I would have preferred a poster presentation, what can I do?

  • The SAOC has selected your work to be presented in a platform session because they felt that it was of high quality and that a large audience would be interested in knowing more about the study. It would be a shame not to use this opportunity to present your work! However if you are unable to make an oral presentation please contact the secretariat at abstracts@epilepsycongress.org for alternative arrangements.