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The INSAR Scientific Program Committee invites proposals for Panels, Posters, Oral Presentations, and Technology Demonstrations at the INSAR Annual Meeting to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on May 9-12, 2018.

Abstract submission for INSAR 2018 has closed.  Abstract notifications were sent out on Friday, February 23, 2018.

All abstracts are submitted online. Abstracts may be submitted as (a) part of a Panel, (b) an oral presentation, (c) a poster, or (d) a Technology Demonstration.   

An abstract submission fee ($50) will be collected during the submission process. The abstract fee is non-refundable. For Oral or Poster submissions, the fee is waived if any author is a current INSAR member at the time of submission.  For Panel submissions, the fee is waived if the Panel Chair is a current INSAR member at the time of submission. 

Abstract Submission closed October 18, 2017.

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Types of Submissions:

Panel Submissions. The aim of panels is to present lectures around a common scientific theme of high relevance to autism research. Submissions should consist of 4 linked presentations submitted as a group by a Panel Chair. A Discussant can be included, but is optional. The role of the discussant will be to provide a discussion integrating concepts raised in the presentations rather than to serve as a 5th presentation.

The Panel Chair should submit a paragraph describing the general theme of the session and the cutting edge science that will be discussed. It is understood that all named speakers will have committed in advance to participate in the panel if selected.

Priority will be given to panel submissions that include a presentation from an early career investigator (faculty within 10 years of terminal degree or advanced postdoctoral fellow or equivalent). Priority will also be given to panels that provide a collaboration of views across research programs rather than from a single institution.

Panel session length is 2.0 hours. Each talk can be 20 minutes long, with an additional 5 minutes for questions after each presentation, and 10 minutes allotted for the discussant. It is recommended to include a discussant. If there is no discussant, the Panel Chair would determine the best distribution of that time for either presentations or question and answers.

The program committee welcomes in particular panel proposals that are translational or cross-cultural.

Papers submitted as part of a panel that is not accepted will automatically be considered as an individual submission. If the abstract is reviewed favorably and is determined to stand alone as an individual submission outside a panel, the Program Committee will select oral or poster format. Do not submit material more than once (e.g., as part of a panel and as an individual oral presentation). The submitter can indicate if they do not want the abstract considered for oral or poster presentation. If this option is selected, and the panel isn’t accepted, the abstract will be withdrawn from consideration.

Oral Submissions should be data-driven, empirical reports of new findings that have not been previously published or presented elsewhere at the time of submission. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes long with 2 additional minutes for questions. Please avoid using the Oral Presentation format to review the literature or describe published techniques. The Program Committee will evaluate abstracts requested for oral presentations based on their new research content.

Abstracts that are accepted in this format will be grouped into Oral sessions according to common themes by the Program Committee. There are fewer slots for oral presentations than posters If the submitter selects the "Oral Presentation only" format, and the Program Committee does not select the abstract for an Oral Presentation, the abstract will be withdrawn from consideration. Please indicate "Either Oral or Poster" format if there is no objection to the poster format as a default.

Poster Submissions should be data-driven, empirical reports of new findings that have not been previously published or presented elsewhere at the time of submission.  Poster presentations will be approximately 1.5 hours long.

Technology Poster / Demonstration Submissions should highlight an area of technology and its application to autism spectrum disorder. Preference will be given to those that include empirical data, represent a broad selection of the international community, and include an interactive demonstration of technology.  Note in the submission if a demo will be presented during the poster session.

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