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 available for meeting attendee review during the virtual 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 online issue of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the official journal of the ANPA. The ANPA will be using a new submission platform and the link to that platform will be provided on this page in the very near futuree. Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by February 2021. Authors invited to present as part of the platform sessions will be notified by mid-February 2021.    PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

The Deadline to Submit Abstracts is January 3, 2021

 


Keys to successful abstract submission

  • The deadline to submit abstracts to the 31st Annual Meeting is January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard TimeAbstracts submitted after this time will not be considered for presentation or for publication in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.  
  • Abstracts are accepted for consideration by ANPA and The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences with the understanding that they represent original material, have not been published previously, are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and have been approved by each author listed on the abstract.
  • PLEASE REVIEW FORMATTING GUIDELINES CAREFULLY! Abstract submissions not adhering to the guidelines provided in the General Format Guidelines and following the structure relevant to the type of abstract submitted (i.e., Research Report or Clinical Case Report) will be returned unreviewed to the corresponding author for correction and resubmission.

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.

Example: Subjects included 20 HlV-seropositive male outpatients who met criteria for HIV-associated Dementia.  All subjects received...

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.

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

Example abstracts

Before submitting, please review the following examples of properly formatted abstracts. 








General abstract formatting guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (i.e., .doc or .docx file type).
  • All parts of the abstract must be double-spaced throughout.
  • List the title at the top of the abstract, and present it in the following format: The First Letter of Each Word is Capitalized, Except for the First Letter of Mid-Sentence Determiners, Prepositions, and Conjunctions.
  • List author name(s) below the title, and present them in the following format: First M. Last. Do not include degrees (i.e., MD, PhD, MA, MS, BA, BS) or other titles (e.g., FANPA, PGY level or medical student year) after author names.
  • Do not list author affiliation(s) in the submitted abstract. 
  • The body of the abstract is limited to 250 words (i.e., not including title and authors).
  • Scientific words can be entered in mixed case (e.g., fMRI).
  • Do not include references in the abstract (i.e., do not include in-text citations or a bibliography/reference list). 
  • Do not include tables, figures, and videos in the abstract or with the abstract submission.
  • Abstract submissions not adhering to the guidelines provided above and following the structure relevant to the type of abstract submitted (i.e., Research Report or Clinical Case Report) will be returned unreviewed to the corresponding author for correction prior to peer review.

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