American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)


Abstract submission is now closed

You are invited to submit abstracts reporting new research and/or clinical cases for presentation. All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters. A subset of abstracts will be selected by the reviewer committee for oral presentation as well.
On-line abstract submission is open. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 30, 2012. No abstracts will be accepted after this date. Decisions regarding acceptance will be e-mailed by early January. Notification of the additional invitation to present orally will be e-mailed by late January.

Please note that by submitting an abstract, their authors agree to attend the meeting and present their work as a poster if accepted. Posters and oral presentations must be presented by one of the authors listed on the abstract. We ask that each author present no more than 3 posters. Abstracts accepted and presented at the meeting will be published on-line in the spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the official journal of ANPA.
Abstract Submission Instructions

• Adhere to the format in order to be considered.
• Have relevance for neuropsychiatry, behavioral/cognitive neurology, or the clinical neurosciences.
• Represent work not previously published or presented.  
• Be 250 words or fewer (not including title, authors, and affiliations).  
• Be clearly and concisely written and contain sufficient information to allow the review committee to assess the research being presented or the disease/disorder focused clinical information being presented.  
• Include affiliation for principal or first author only.  
• List the e-mail address in the submission that can be used for all communication.  
• Be sure to list all authors/presenters in the abstract.  
• Presenter must complete and return the “conflict of interest” that will be sent with the e-mail response to the submission.   

• Please type your title as follows: The First Letter of Each Word is Capitalized, Except for the First Letter of Each Mid-Sentence Determinant, Preposition, or Conjunction.
• Scientific words can be entered in mixed case (e.g., fMRI).
• Tables, photographs, figures, or references may not be included.
• All submissions must be in a Word or text document.
Strict adherence to the formatting listed below for either Original Work or a Case Report is required. Abstracts that do not follow the formatting requirements will not be reviewed.

Format for Original Work

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 with...

Objective:  This section should provide the basic rationale for the research and the hypothesis tested.

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 (including statistical or experimental controls) 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 Case/Clinical Report

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.

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

Instructions for On-line Submission

1. Go to: The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences’ Manuscript Central homepage:

2. Log-in or if you do not already have an author’s account click on “Register here” on the right side under New User?
 a. There are three screens to fill out in the Create Account process. In this first screen, enter your name and e-mail information into the boxes below. Required fields are marked with "req." When you are finished, click "Next."
 b. Enter your address
 c. Enter your desired User ID and Password into the boxes below. You will be asked to enter your User ID and Password each time you log in. Your User ID cannot contain any spaces; your password must be at least 8 characters in length.

3. Log-in and select “Author Center.”

4. After you have logged in, click the “Submit a new manuscript” link under Author Resources.

5. Enter data and answer questions as prompted. Click on the “Save and Continue” button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
Step 1
Manuscript Type – Select  “ANPA Annual Meeting Abstract” in the drop down menu
Title – Enter title
Abstract - Enter only the words “Original Work” or “Case/Clinical Report”
Click “Save and Continue”

Step 2
Choose two key words
Click “Save and Continue”

Step 3
Add any additional authors
Click “Save and Continue”

Step 4
Reviewers – Do not select reviewers because the ANPA Scientific Program Committee will review the abstract

Step 5
a. Please attach a “cover letter” to indicate one or both of the following:
      1) You want your submission to be considered for the poster session only
      2) You would like to be considered for a Young investigator Award. Only complete applications received by
            November 30, 2012 will be considered for this award.
b. Answer questions if they apply

Step 6
You will be prompted to upload your files:
Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer.  Double click on the file
Select the designation of the file in the drop down next to the “Browse” button. It should read “Main Document.”  Click the “Upload” button.
NOTE: you have a limit of 60MB combined for the files you upload.

Step 7
Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to the Editors. Click the “Submit” button when you are done reviewing.

You may stop an abstract entry at any phase and save it for subsequent submission. After submission, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. The meeting abstract submission process is different from regular journal submissions so please follow the instructions outlined here.  The information you receive on the automated journal e-mail response does not apply to the ANPA submissions.  Sandy Bornstein will contact you shortly after the abstract is submitted.  She will request that you complete and send back a conflict of interest form because the meeting participants will receive CME/CE credits for viewing your poster and/or attending your Interactive Session.  You can also log-on to Manuscript Central any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Editors will inform you via e-mail once a decision has been made.

Poster abstracts will be reviewed by the ANPA Scientific Program Committee.  The decision of the Committee is final.  The on-line submission deadline is: November 30, 2012.  Notifications of acceptance / rejection will be e-mailed by early January.  Registration and hotel information will be available on the ANPA website:

Young Investigator Awards
Travel awards may be given to one or more young investigators who are embarking on promising careers in the clinical neurosciences.  These young investigators will be chosen from among the abstract presenters.  To qualify for the Young Investigator Award, the applicant must have performed the work described in the abstract while in training.  The applicant’s training director must provide a letter confirming that the work was performed during training. We do not request letters of reference. The investigator must also provide a curriculum vitae and a statement of between 250 and 1000 words. The statement should describe the submitter’s role in the research; training background; interest in neuropsychiatry, behavioral and cognitive neurology, or the clinical neurosciences; and plans for his or her career. The curriculum vitae and statement must be submitted by e-mail to: The Awards Committee will choose recipients based on the quality of the abstract and, more broadly, the candidate’s perceived ability to make a contribution to the field with the encouragement and support provided by the award. Applicants for the Young Investigator Award, like others who submit abstracts, are agreeing to present the work if the abstract is accepted, regardless of whether a Young Investigator Award is granted.  Award winners must attend the entire meeting. Award decisions will be made in January and the Award Committee’s decision is final.

To apply:
Submit the information listed above by e-mail to ANPA office:  For questions please contact Sandy Bornstein at the ANPA office: 614-447-2077
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 30, 2012.

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