Late-breaking Science

When is the Late-breaking Abstract submission deadline?           

The Late-breaking Abstract Center is now closed. The deadline was July 25, 2018.

How do I submit a Late-breaking Abstract?    

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CNS Members: You can log in to the abstract center using your CNS Account username and password.

Nonmembers: If you submitted an abstract last year, you may already have a username and password. If so, try the “Forgot password?” link on and type your e-mail address in the box. If you don’t get a username/password from that, create an account.

If you are not a member and have not used the abstract center before, you can simply register.

Can I submit more than one abstract?           

There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit.

What are the presentation formats?           

​Oral Presentation or Digital Poster

How can I add authors?           

Search the database for author names on the Authors tab. If the authors are not in the database, select “Register a New Author.” Once the Late-breaking Abstract Center closes, you will not be able to add or delete authors.

What information is required?           

  • Title
  • Keywords (up to 4)
  • Study Design
  • Abstract (300 word maximum) separated into:
    • Introduction
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • Learning Objectives (3)
  • Declaration of prior submission or presentation
  • Disclosure of conflict of interest
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) disclosure
  • Animal Care and Use (IACUC) disclosure
  • FDA disclosure

Please Note:

Abstracts selected for the Annual Meeting cannot contain advertising, trade names, or a product-group message. Please include generic names or terms in your abstract content. If the abstract includes trade names, names from several companies should be used, not just trade names from a single company, to present all available treatment options. If trade names or company names are included in your abstract, we reserve the right to remove them to ensure all scientific content is free from commercial bias.

Can I add images to my abstract?           

Up to two images may be attached to your submission.

Can I edit my abstract once it has been submitted?           

Abstracts may be edited until the deadline for submission. After that date, no changes in content or authors may be made.

Who will review the abstracts?           

All abstracts are blindly reviewed by a committee of qualified neurosurgeons.

When will I be notified of the results?           

Notifications of the Abstract Selection Committee's decision will be sent in early August via email to the corresponding authors of all abstracts, regardless of the outcome.