Scientific and clinical abstracts should be structured, concise, and should convey the essential findings. The abstract may not exceed 250 words. It should state the rationale, objectives, findings, and conclusions of the presentation. Finally, two to three learning objectives are required.

Format for Abstract Submission

  • The title should be written in sentence structure (capitalize first word and remaining words begin in lower case).
  • Author names should begin on the line immediately after the Title in the following style: First Name, space, Middle Initial(s) followed by period, space, Surname, comma, space, followed by next author in same format. Underline the name of the presenting author. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.
    For example: Anna L. Smith 1, Robert G. Davis 2
    1 Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2 Laboratory Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Writing must be concise, clear, and grammatically correct.
  • Font: Times New Roman or Arial. Use a font size of 12.
  • Do not use hard returns to break lines; use the word wrap feature.
  • The abstract paragraph cannot exceed 250 words and is to be written in single-space.  
  • Leave one line space between the affiliation address(es) and the beginning of the abstract paragraph.
  • All abbreviations should be defined when first used.
  • If used, references should be given in parentheses without authors or title by provided Index-Medicus-listed Journal abbreviations without punctuation followed by year, volume number and inclusive page numbers. (Example: CJP 2012;35:151-169).
  • Indicate with a disclosure statement at the end of the abstract that it is original work and is not subject to copyright elsewhere in view of a publication in Free Neuropathology.
  • Submit 2-3 learning objectives.
  • Indicate with a disclosure statement any conflicts of interest, or their absence.