1. Abstract should be prepared as a single page word processor document and must be saved in one of the following formats (max. filesize is 1 MB):

  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) [preferred]
  • Rich Text (.rtf)

2. Must contain text only (no tables or figures).

3. Include the following information:

  • Title (max 255 characters)
  • List of all authors/affiliations who contributed to the work
  • Text of abstract describing purpose, content, methodology and findings (max. 1600 characters including spaces)
  • List funding support (if applicable)

4. Abstract must be formatted according to the sample below. Note that the research can be at any stage of development including planned, work-in-progress, or completed projects.

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Sample abstract


The Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (SONA) is an official local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience