Neuroscience Ireland, August 28/29, 2008
Preparation and submission of abstracts

Abstract submission has now closed.  

Notification of abstract acceptance will be issued in due course.

We kindly request that delegates register for the conference first prior to submission of abstracts.  Abstracts will only be considered on the condition that the presenting author has registered for the conference by May 30th, 2008.

Abstracts will be published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science and must adhere stringently to the instructions below.  Abstracts not complying with these instructions will not be accepted.  The final date for abstract submission is now May 30th, 2008.

Abstract submission is now open.  Please click here

1.  Please follow the online instructions and complete all relevant fields.  During the abstract submission process, please indicate whether you would like to be considered for an oral presentation. 

2. The main body of the abstract should not exceed 300 words and must be typed in 12 point type size Times New Roman font with single line spacing. Insert two spaces after full stops.  Figures cannot be accepted.

3. Titles of abstracts should where appropriate:

(a) Be written in capitals e.g. THE EFFECT OF ..........................ABSTRACT TITLE IN CAPITALS

Leave one line space between Title and Authors.

J.M. Allen1, A.K. Keenan2, J. Hall3. Departments of 1Biological and Biomedical Sciences etc., 2Pharmacology etc and 3Physiology etc. 

 Do not preface the authors' names with the preposition 'By' or include 'And' before final author. The presenting author should be underlined and authors’ affiliation should be indicated by superscripted numerals as shown. Leave one line space between Authors and Text.   

(b) give the type of animal used (common name or genus, including man).
(c) state whether it had been anaesthetized.
(d) state that isolated tissues were used.

4. Where appropriate the abstract should:

(a) indicate the species and anaesthesia used or, if in vitro, this should be clearly stated and the tissue named.

(b) for experiments on human subjects, indicate clearly that ethical committee approval was obtained.

(c) for experiments performed on anaesthetized animals, include the name of the anaesthetic, its route of administration and the dose used.

(d) include numerical data which, if presented as mean values, must include the s.d. or s.e.m.; n values should also be given. Statistical tests used should be named and the level of significance indicated where appropriate e.g. p<0.05.

(e) include, where possible, only those abbreviations accepted in the field. (New abbreviations should be explained within the text).

(f) begin with a short introduction outlining the background to the study its aims/objectives or the hypothesis to be tested

(g) include succinct descriptions of the methods used and clear descriptions of the results and conclusions.

(h) Indent all paragraphs with no line spacing between paragraphs. A maximum of two references may be included and these should be in the Vancouver style; i.e. numbered within the text and listed at the end of the abstract as detailed below.

The source of funding which supported the work should be acknowledged at the end of the abstract and before the References.


1. Allen, J.M., Keenan, A., McHale, N.G. Cholesterolaemia and copper in the ...........................................deficiency. Br. J. Pharmacol., 1999; 29: 81-89.

2. Davis, G.K., Mertz, W. In: Mertz, W. (ed). Trace elements in ...........
....................................nutrition (5th edition). Vol. 1, 301-365. Academic Press. San Diego. 1987.

8. Acceptance of the abstract for publication is dependent upon adherence with these instructions and a vote of the Members of Neuroscience Ireland present at its communication.

9.  Abstract must be submitted online at  before the deadline of 5 pm Friday 30th May 2008.  Presenting authors must also have registered for the conference before this date.

For queries relating to preparation or submission of abstracts, please contact Dr Brian McGuire ( or Dr Dave Finn (