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15th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting
Bridge to the Future: Biomarkers in Brain Tumour Care
Sunday 8th October - Tuesday 10th October 2023
Hilton Sydney, NSW, Australia

Submission Closing Date: 29 August 2023

Members of the neuro-oncology community and related professions are invited to submit abstracts for presentation as part of the COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts for both poster and oral presentations including original work in clinical, translational, allied health and supportive care research will be considered. Abstracts will be reviewed by a Committee representing COGNO and scored on merit against pre-determined selection criteria.
  • Adolescent and Young Adult, Paediatric and Rare CNS Tumours
  • Basic / Translational Science
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Survivorship, Psychology, and Supportive Care
  • Therapeutics in Clinical Care
  • Other
  • Abstracts must be submitted via the Cvent platform. If you encounter difficulties, please contact the conference organiser MERS (matthew@exemail.com.au).
  • Abstracts should be 300 words maximum including the section headings. The title, authors' names, professional affiliations and references are not included in the word count.
  • The presentation type will be allocated by the Abstract Review Committee.
  • Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will be available for viewing during the Meeting. Specifications will be provided.
  • If your abstract is chosen for oral presentation, you will be contacted with further details.
  • Accepted abstracts will be compiled into an abstract book and made available to all delegates.
Abstracts should comprise the following elements, with each beginning a new paragraph:
  • Title: The abstract title should be in initial capital/lower case, not all capitals. The abstract title should be concise and describe/refer to the content.
  • Authors: Authors' names should be supplied in in full in capital/lower case, not all capitals. Please select the presenting author via the Cvent platform. Only one presenting author can be selected per abstract.
  • Affiliation: Institutional affiliations should be indicated for each author. All affiliations should contain institution, city and country.
  • Abstract text: The abstract should detail the objectives and results of your research project and be structured to include an introduction indicating the purpose of the study (Aims), a brief description of the study methods (Methods), a summary of the results (Results) and a statement of the conclusions (Conclusions).
  • Images: Please feel free to include any supporting images or tables/graphs for your abstract. All images must be cited in the abstract text.
  • References (optional): References can be included. The style of the references should follow the numbered style. Any references included must be cited within the abstract text.
  • Theme: The theme/s which best describes your abstract should be selected via the Cvent platform.
Abstract Acknowledgement:
All abstract submitters will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted for presentation in mid September 2023.

Conference Attendance:
All accepted presenters will be required to cover their own costs in attending the COGNO ASM. The deadline for presenters to register is Saturday 30 September 2023.

There are four awards available for accepted oral and poster abstracts:
  • BTAA Lynette Williams Award (for posters from any discipline in research related to supportive care for people with brain tumour)
  • Young Investigator Award
  • Most Outstanding Oral Presentation
  • Most Outstanding Poster Presentation
For further information on these awards please visit the awards page.