Abstracts Guidelines : IANCON 2024

The Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) invites original submissions for consideration of awards for scientific presentation during the 31st Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology
(IANCON 2024) to be held at Visakhapatnam from 16th to 20th October 2024. Papers can be submitted under various categories, as detailed here under:

  1. Platform Presentations
  2. Poster Presentations
    1. Competing for prize – 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes
    2. Not competing for prize
  3. Award Papers (Only for IAN Members)
    1. Best Research Paper in General Neurology
    2. Best Research Paper in Epilepsy
    3. Neurologists’ Association of Tiruchirappally Annual Award for Laboratory Research in Neuroscience (If not an IAN member, please send your papers for this award to iansecretary@gmail.com by EMAIL)
    4. IAN - G.Arjundas – K. Jagannathan Award for Stroke
    5. IAN - C.U.Velmurugendran – U Meenakshisundaram Award for Movement Disorders
    6. IAN - A V Srinivasan – Deepak Arjundas Award for Neurogenetics
    7. Dr Surath Mohandas award in Autoimmune Disorders
    8. Prof M Gourie-Devi Award for the best paper in Neuromuscular Disorders


  1. All abstracts for IANCON 2024 should be submitted only through the IAN website https://www.ianindia.org/abstract/abstract_login_register.php
  2. No submissions by email OR physical submission will be considered.
  3. Abstracts should be submitted in ENGLISH language only.
  4. Abstract is open on 22nd June 2024. time is 8.00 am onwards
  5. Last date for submission of Abstracts is 23rd June 2024. till 6.00 pm
  6. If you submit more than one abstract and more than one get accepted, the only one will be considered for platform presentation, and the other(s) will be considered for poster presentation.

Details of submission for all categories are given below:

Platform Presentations

A structured abstract (maximum 300 words) under the following subheadings should be given:

  1. Background & Aims
  2. Material & Method / Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion

Poster Presentations

A structured abstract (maximum 300 words) under the following subheadings should be given:

  1. Background & Aims
  2. Material & Method / Methodology
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion

Please indicate if you wish to compete for Prize. There are 3 prizes for Posters – 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Award Papers

  1. The presenting author should be an Indian National of age < 45 years.
  2. The presenting author should be a member of the IAN at the time of submission of written paper/abstract for Categories I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII OR for Category III should have completed / be undergoing a Research Degree (e.g., PhD, M.Sc, MPhill) in an area of Neuroscience with thrust on Laboratory Research. The areas may include but are not restricted to Neurosciences / Neurogenetics / Experimental Neuropsychology / Neurophysiology / Neuroanatomy / Computational Neuroscience.
  3. The presenting author should submit an abstract of not more than 300 words AS WELL AS a synopsis of 1000 words as a PDF file of not more than 10 MB in size, which is similarly structured as
    • Background & Aims
    • Material & Method / Methodology
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
  4. The presenting author should register for the IANCON 2024
  5. The work should have been carried out in India.
  6. If selected for the final evaluation, the author will have to present the paper/poster at the IANCON 2024.
  7. The paper will be evaluated by anonymous judges on the merit of the content, the presentation at the conference and the way the presenter responds to the queries from the audience.
  8. The decision of the judges shall be final and binding and no further evaluation will be entertained.

The details of how to prepare your paper are given below.

There should not be any identifying details such as name of authors, institution in the body of the article. The name of the Institution can be marked as xxxxxx in the material methods section. Please make sure that the paper fulfils all the requirement above, failing which it is liable to be rejected.

The Title

  1. The title of the article.
  2. Concise titles are easier to read than long, convoluted ones.
  3. A running head no more than 40 words.


  1. Presenting Authors’ name (First, Middle and Last Name) and institutional affiliations.
  2. Each author’s highest academic degree can be mentioned after the name.
  3. The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed.
  4. Disclaimers, if any.
  5. Presenting author. The name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the presenting author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript are required.
  6. Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these.

Body of the article

The text of observational and experimental articles should be divided into sections with the headings

  • Background & Aims
  • Material & Method / Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

Material and methods

The material and methods section should be written very carefully. It should reflect the authenticity of the work that formed the foundation of the manuscript. The details of the study, period of study, whether it was prospective or retrospective, should be mentioned. The source of the subjects, departments, inpatient service or outpatient service that contributed the subjects, source of pathological samples, if drawn from archives etc need to be clearly mentioned. A responsible person from these departments could be one of the authors or they should be acknowledged appropriately. The laboratory methods, source of specific reagents if applicable (for eg. Immunohisto chemical studies) should be provided. The authors should clearly state whether informed consent was taken for each subject, and approval of the Institutional Ethics committee was available. Kindly mention who had carried out the statistical analysis.

Dr U Meenakshisundaram
Secretary, Indian Academy of Neurology

Director & Senior Consultant Neurology
MGM Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Chennai

Email Id: iansecretary@gmail.com