Individual (Oral & Poster) Submissions
Individual session formats detailed below entail contributions by individual members. The submission deadlines for the Oral and Poster formats are staggered and follow the Team Abstract deadline, generally January. Refer to the key dates page for specific deadlines each year.
To submit an Individual Abstract please refer to, and follow these submission guidelines:
- Ensure your NCM membership is in good standing
- Decide on your Individual Presentation Format (see list below) and prepare your submission based on its respective requirements.
- Select a Presentation Theme that most closely describes your presentation (see list below).
- Prepare to enter your contact name, affiliation/institution name and email address.
- Prepare an abstract title (max 225 character limit).
- Prepare the abstract (max 3000 character limit - approximately 500 words).
- Submit the abstract via NCM's online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (ie. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors.
- Optional: If you are applying for a Scholarship, you must prepare your required Scholarship application documents and upload them during the abstract submission process.
Individual Presentation Formats
Oral Presentation Sessions: These sessions present a group of talks by individual members. Six presentations of 15 minutes each (including Q&A time) are bundled together in each of two 1 ½ hour scheduled sessions. The deadline for individual oral presentations was January 9, 2015.
Given the small number of scheduled individual oral presentations (ie. 12), no more than 1 proposal per lab will be accepted. Selection will be determined after review by the Board. Submissions not selected for an oral presentation may opt for a poster presentation.
Poster Sessions: These sessions provide the best venue for presenting new and novel findings and includes ample discussion on-site. Posters are divided into two poster groups. Each group of posters are on display over 2 days of the conference and include two dedicated poster sessions of 2 hours duration each. All authors in a session are expected to be present during these Poster Sessions. With refreshment breaks served in the poster room, additional ad-hoc visits and discussions can occur at any time throughout the conference. Mini-handouts of posters are encouraged in order to stimulate ad hoc discussion, and to provide participants with a useful copy for their own reading. The deadline for individual poster presentations was January 30, 2015.
Poster abstract format attributes include:
- Poster size is limited to 1.5m high x 1m wide portrait (150cm x 100cm).
- Submissions are welcomed by any NCM member in good standing. Student and post-doc contributions are particularly encouraged, and are required for scholarship recipients.
- If submission numbers exceed session limits, then only 2 submissions per lab may be accepted.
Posters will be accepted based on the following styles:
Standard Poster: An individual poster submitted on behalf of one or more poster authors.
Poster Cluster: This format borrows from the Poster-Workshop but without the formal discussion session. It simply provides a means by which colleagues can combine contributions into a set of side-by-side posters that cover a coherent topic of interest.
- The Cluster leader should indicate at submission a cluster title, along with a list of presenting authors and titles for each of the posters within the cluster.
- Each presenting poster author should submit their poster as noted above, indicating the cluster title in advance of the individual poster title.
- Leader’s role is to coordinate the cluster and its poster presentations. Consider a common poster style. Include the cluster title at the top of each poster.
Individual Presentation Themes
Individual Presentations are invited in the following subject areas (themes):
- Control of Eye and Head Movement
- Posture and Gait
- Fundamentals of Motor Control
- Integrative Control of Movement
- Disorders of Motor Control
- Adaption and Plasticity in Motor Control
- Theoretical and Computational Motor Control
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