Proposal Submission Guidelines

Submitting a Proposal
Active ISN Members (those who have renewed their ISN membership for 2024 or joined ISN in 2024) are invited to submit proposals for scientific sessions at the 2025 ISN-ASN Meeting.

Deadline for submission: Extended until 3 March 2024 for Symposia proposals.

You will have to submit your proposal via an online submission form that is located within the ISN members part of your My ISN. Please read the guidelines below for information on both the submission requirements and on the application process.

Symposia – Click here to access the Application Form 

Specific enquiries about session proposals should be made to Maria Pia Abbrachio (Program Chair) via ksurya@kenes.com or igeorgieva@kenes.com

Important Requirements for all applicants

ISN Membership: The submitting applicant must be an active ISN Member in 2024. To be an active member, please be aware that:

  • You must actively renew your membership for 2024 irrespective of your membership category, whether you are eligible for a fee waiver, or whether you have paid your membership fee in advance.
  • ISN must have received your membership fees (if your fee is not waived or paid in advance) and must have approved the renewal of your membership for 2024

Renewal of your ISN membership for 2024 must be approved before you are granted access as active ISN member to the on-line proposal forms.

If you are not yet an ISN member, please consider that the application process may take some time. We advise you to join ISN now to avoid potential delays in your membership application.

Please contact ISN membership with any queries.

Confirmation of all proposed speakers for symposia and workshops: All speakers listed in your proposal for a symposium and/or workshop must electronically confirm their attendance before you will be able to submit your proposal to ISN. The application form has a built-in feature to contact the proposed speakers and request their electronic confirmation. Please note that without confirmation of all proposed speakers, your proposal cannot be submitted. Please contact the potential speakers of your proposal early and request that they will confirm their participation on the electronic invitation. Please allow sufficient time for the confirmation process and for completing your proposal.

Speaker of one session: Please note, speakers are only eligible to participate in one symposium or workshop during the 2025 ISN-ASN Meeting

ISN Funding Support

Speakers who are selected to take part in in the 2025 ISN-ASN scientific program will receive free registration to the meeting and financial support that will aim to cover most of their expenses. Please note, session chairs who are not speakers in the session are not entitled to receive a registration fee waiver or any financial support from ISN.

 

Region  Travel Support 
Europe USD 750
Africa USD 1250
South and Central America USD 1000
Asia USD 1000
Oceania USD 1250
North America (non NIH) USD 500
NYC Region (non NIH) USD 250

 

Scientific Categories

Proposals can be submitted for Symposia on one of the following Scientific Categories:

  • Gene regulation & genetics
  • Signal transduction & synaptic transmission
  • Neuroinflammation & neuroimmunology
  • Molecular basis of disease
  • Brain development & cell differentiation
  • Bioenergetics & metabolism
  • Neuronal plasticity & behavior
  • Clinical studies, biomarkers & imaging
  • Neurodegeneration and mental health
  • Intracellular trafficking & proteostasis
  • Glial cells
  • Neuron-glia interactions
  • Lipids
  • Other topics

 

Selection Process:

The 2025 ISN-ASN Program Committee will review all proposals that were received before the deadline and will assess and score them against the criteria of scientific quality, topic relevance, and quality of speakers. Strong criteria for the selection process are also an appropriate gender balance and an intercontinental distribution of the proposed speakers in proposals for symposia and workshops. Submissions including early or mid-career researchers as speakers with co-chairing opportunities are also strongly encouraged.

You will be informed by the ISN Secretariat if your proposal has been selected for ISN-ASN New York 2025 by latest April 2024.

 

Symposia

Symposia consist of a maximum of 4 speakers presenting highlights of their research and a brief overview of the topic for audience members not working in that field. Talks should encompass a common theme, with favour given to sessions presenting contrasting points of view or alternative approaches. When preparing your application, please consider the gender balance and intercontinental distribution of your proposed speakers.

The online proposal form requests:

  1. The Chairperson (and when appropriate co-chair) name, title, affiliation, address, email and phone number.
  2. The title of the session
  3. A list of speakers, their tentative talk titles, up to 3 recent publications on the topic of the proposed session. Please note that the organizer of a session can, but is not required to, present in the symposium.

Confirmation of all proposed speakers for a symposium: All speakers listed in your proposal for a symposium must electronically confirm their attendance before you will be able to submit your proposal to ISN. The application form has a built-in feature to contact the proposed speakers and request their electronic confirmation. Please note that without confirmation of all proposed speakers, your proposal cannot be submitted. Please contact the potential speakers of your proposal early and request that they will confirm their participation on the electronic invitation. Please allow sufficient time for the confirmation process and for completing your proposal.

If you have queries about organising a session or the scientific content, please contact us.