Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Submission
January 22, 2022 

Criteria: Abstracts should contain original material relevant to the field of ECT or other brain stimulation therapies. The abstracts will be evaluated on scientific merit, quality of presentation, and adherence to these guidelines and instructions.

Technical Requirements: The abstracts must be submitted online as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf). Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and must contain Background, Objective, Design/Methods, Results, and Conclusions sections. Please include the title and all authors’ names. Submissions should not include author credentials or affiliations, tables and/or figures, or references. Submissions should be formatted according to the provided example. If submitting more than one abstract, please submit each separately. Submission file(s) must be named using the following convention: Corresponding Author Last Name, First Name_First Five Words of Abstract Title.

Publication: Accepted abstracts will be published online in The Journal of ECT, the official journal of the ISEN. Abstracts must be presented as part of the Annual Meeting virtual poster session or as a virtual podium presentation in order to be published.

Awards: Top abstract submissions will be selected for virtual podium presentation and will receive a cash award ($750 prize for Best Abstract; $500 prize for Best Abstract by a Trainee). In order for an abstract to be eligible for any award, first authors must register and attend the Annual Meeting, as well as deliver the virtual podium presentation.

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