SiNAPSA Neuroscience Conference '09
with Educational Workshop on Memory
September 26-29 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia
For oral presentations a computer projection system will be provided in the lecture hall. Microsoft as well as Apple systems will be available. To ensure smooth and timely progression of the sessions, presentations should be submitted in advance of the relevant symposium. Presenters can either send the presentation by e-mail, or submit it on a suitable electronic medium (CD, USB drive) either at the time of registration oron the day of the symposium, but no later than 15 min before the start of the session. Presenters should name the presentation file by their last name. Using the computer available in the lecture hall is a preferred method of presentation. If a presenter plans to use his/her own laptop, they should notify the organizers in advance of the session. Advance requests are required also for slide or video projection.
To ensure timely and succesful sessions, presenters are requested to be on time and to adhere to provided time limits.
1/ Poster presentation schedule
The exact times for the poster sessions will be announced with the conference programme. The presenters will be asked to be present and available for questions and discussion at those times.
2/ Instructions for preparing effective posters
SiNAPSA Conference is a multidisciplinary event. Remember that several people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster. Therefore, you will want to make your points as complete and brief as possible.
There are no strict requirements regarding poster size. The poster boards allow posters up to 120 cm tall and 90 cm wide. The standard elements are: Introduction, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), and a Conclusion or Summary. Text should be easily read and figures should also be easily viewed from a distance of 1 meter. Use clear graphics and large letters to accomplish this.
At the top of the poster the poster title, author(s) and affiliation(s) should be indicated. Lettering should be about 3 cm high for the title, 2 cm high for the author's names and 1.3 cm high for affiliations.
Note of advice for junior poster presenters: The main points in the poster should be straightforward, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss it. Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend could contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript.
When writing the text of the poster, minimize narrative and use large type in short separated paragraphs. Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters. Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise but effective way to convey a series of points.
Get basic information on the program, venue, deadlines travel grants and visa requirements.
Visit the Venue page for more information on the Venue, how to get there, where to stay and a map of the key locations.
To learn who's who and get contact information, visit the Contacts page.
Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site.
Preliminary conference programme is now avaliable.
For Workshop programme consult its web page.
Do also have a look at the preliminary Conference and Workshop Schedule-at-a-glance.
Conference is accompanied by an Educational workshop on memory. Visit Workshop pages for detailed information on Workshop and an overview of programme schedule.
Interdisciplinary panel discussion
One of the opening events of the conference is an interdisciplinary panel discussion on Awareness in unresponsive states. The panel discussion will address different perspectives and present varying views on the topic, also inviting questions from the public.
July 15 2009
Abstract submission deadline
July 15 2009
Travel award application deadline
September 1 2009
Early registration deadline
September 26 2009
Visit presenter's guide for details on equipment for oral presentations as well as information on how to prepare an effective poster.
The organizers were able to provide a small number of travel grants for students and junior scientists from Central and Eastern Europe and other less privileged regions. The deadline for submission of travel grant applications was July 15th.