Public Submission Instructions

Late-breaking Abstract Submission!

Submission deadline: 29 May 2024, 23:59 CEST

What is a late-breaking abstract?
A late-breaking abstract must contain new and original information that

  • has not been published elsewhere prior to the opening day of the EAN Congress 2024,
  • will be of influential interest to the general neurologists, and
  • will have an important impact on clinical practice or presents a significant scientific discovery.

Submission Guidelines
The opening of late-breaking abstract submission is not an extension but rather a platform to introduce research findings that were not yet known or fully available at the time of the standard abstract submission.

Under the text field ‘Reason for Late-breaking Abstract’ in the submission process, the abstract submitters must state reason(s) why the abstract qualifies for a late-breaking submission and how the findings are of high clinical relevance to neurologists.

All submissions will be assessed by the Programme Committee members with emphasis on quality and especially novelty of the content.

The decision on the late-breaking abstracts will be finalised based on the average grade. Around 5 abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation only.

Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must attend the congress onsite in Helsinki for oral presentation.

Abstract Submission

The EAN has long been known as Europe’s Home of Neurology, holding one of Europe’s largest neurology forums, and this year promises to be even more special.

Our unique opportunity to connect in person, and your chance to engage with an audience hungry for scientific insights!

Whether you’re eager to present your groundbreaking research in the form of an oral presentation, an ePresentation, an ePoster or a virtual ePoster, this year’s event is the perfect moment to share your latest study results with our passionate neurology community.

In light of our 10th anniversary, we anticipate an anomalous number of submissions from neurology experts across the globe. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of something truly remarkable. Submit your research and let's make EAN's 10th anniversary celebration memorable!

Important points to remember:

  1. Make sure you have an up-to-date MyEAN profile (click here to log in or create an account).
  2. Check the dates, guidelines, and topics.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted online via the congress website.
  4. If your abstract is accepted, make sure the presenting author is registered for the congress.
  5. The bursary check box is only selectable when the presenting author is either an active EAN RRFS or Student Member; therefore, if you wish to apply for a bursary, please wait until your membership application is approved. Kindly note that the application procedure may take up to 10 working days.

Important Dates

Public Abstract Submission Opening Monday 13 November 2023
Extended Submission Deadline Friday 2 February 2024 23:59 CET
Public Abstract Review Mid-February 2024
Presenting Author Registration Deadline Wednesday 24 April 2024
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection Mid-March 2024
Late-breaking Abstract Submission Opening Wednesday 3 April 2024
Presentation Upload Opening Mid-May 2024
Late-breaking Abstract Submission Deadline Wednesday 29 May 2024
Notification of Late-Breaking Acceptance/Rejection Beginning-June 2024
Presentation Upload Deadline Mid-June 2024
Lift of Abstract Embargo Friday 28 June 2024 18:30 EEST
EAN 2024 Congress Saturday 29 June - Tuesday 2 July 2024

Embargo Policy

The embargo on all abstracts will be lifted officially on Friday, 28 June 2024, 18:30 EEST. This is when the European Journal of Neurology including all Abstracts will be released on the EAN Website.

EAN 2024: Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  1. Abstracts must be submitted via an active MyEAN profile. Abstracts submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.
  2. All co-authors' affiliations must be stated during the abstract submission. By completing the abstract submission, submitters give full consent on behalf of all co-authors to provide their data.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English (UK). Proofread your abstract before submission.
  4. Abstracts must contain new and original information not published elsewhere prior to 28 June 2024, 18:30 CEST.
  5. Abstracts must be structured under the given headings:
     •  Introduction - State specific objective of study
     •  Methods
     •  Results
     •  Conclusion
     •  Disclosures - In the interest of transparency, disclose all relationships/activities/interests related to your manuscript
  6. If your research has been granted any commercial or institutional support, you will be asked to list these under Disclosures in the submission process. Prepare a one-sentence statement for this purpose. Disclosure text may contain a maximum of 1500 characters.
  7. All abbreviations used must be written out at first use.
  8. Simplify complex mathematical formulas. Avoid symbols (Greek, mathematical, etc.). E.g. Instead of IFN-ß, use IFN-beta; instead of 10², use 10^2; instead of x≥2, use x>=2.
  9. A maximum of 3 images can be inserted per abstract. Images can only be submitted in JPG, JPEG or PNG format. The maximum size of all figures/tables is 10 MB. EAN may adjust tables or figures to fit for final publication. Tables must be submitted as a separate graphic file. Tables and images do not affect word count.
  10. Abstract titles may contain a maximum of 25 words and 120 characters. Abstract text (Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion) cannot exceed 250 words in total and 1500 characters per section.
  11. Authors must indicate preference of presentation type: oral, poster or oral, poster, or poster virtual. The Programme Committee will decide the presentation type upon review.
  12. Once an abstract is accepted, the presenting author must register for the congress. A penalty may be incurred if the presenting author, indicated at submission, does not register for the congress, or does not attend the session for which (s)he has been scheduled. Not registering in time risks the omission of your accepted abstract from the Congress Programme.
  13. Presenting authors must have active MyEAN user accounts under the submitted email address. Every presenting author can present a maximum of 3 abstracts. The submission system will alert the submitter if the selected presenting author has already been assigned 3 abstracts.
  14. Within 1 hour after submission, the abstract submitter will receive a confirmation e-mail with a unique abstract ID. If you have not received a submission confirmation e-mail, email abstracts(at) The abstract submitter is responsible for informing all authors about the stage and status of the abstract. In the submission system, “Stage” is the stage of submission and “Status” is the status of abstract review. Make sure to include the abstract ID in all communication with EAN Head Office.
  15. Should you wish to correct an abstract already submitted, email abstracts(at) and make sure to include the abstract ID in all communication with EAN Head Office. Abstracts that are submitted or in review cannot be edited in the submission platform. After the final submission deadline has passed, submitters can no longer modify or correct the abstract's content, and the abstract will be published exactly as submitted.
  16. If your abstract has been accepted as a poster presentation, you will be asked to prepare a poster in electronic format (ePoster). Guidelines will follow based on the acceptance of your abstract. Presenting authors will present their posters in ePoster sessions during the congress.
  17. If you apply for a bursary or for the tournaments basic or clinical, remember to upload the necessary documents. Your application will only be considered once all documents have been submitted and reviewed.


In case of any questions, head over to FAQs.

Abstract Topics

  1. Ageing and dementia
  2. Autonomic nervous system diseases
  3. Cerebrovascular diseases
  4. Child neurology/developmental neurology
  5. Clinical neurophysiology
  6. Cognitive neurology/neuropsychology
  7. Coma and chronic disorders of consciousness
  8. COVID-19
  9. Education in neurology
  10. Epilepsy
  11. Ethics in neurology
  12. Headache
  13. Higher cortical functions
  14. History of neurology
  15. Infectious diseases
  16. Motor neurone diseases
  17. Movement disorders
  18. MS and related disorders
  19. Muscle and neuromuscular junction disorder
  20. Neurocritical care
  21. Neuroepidemiology
  22. Neurogenetics
  23. Neuroimaging
  24. Neuroimmunology
  25. Neuroinformatics
  26. Neurological manifestation of systemic diseases
  27. Neurology and arts
  28. Neuro-oncology
  29. Neuro-ophthalmology/ neuro-otology
  30. Neuropathies
  31. Neurorehabilitation
  32. Neurosonology
  33. Neurotoxicology/occupational neurology
  34. Neurotraumatology
  35. Pain
  36. Palliative care
  37. Peripheral nerve disorders
  38. Sleep-wake disorders
  39. Spinal cord and root disorders