Abstract Submission:

What are the Abstract Topics?

Abstract submitters are required to select a topic under which the abstract is submitted.

The abstract topics are:

  • Basic Sciences
  • Building Capacity in Epilepsy Care
  • Drug Therapeutics
  • Epidemiology
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Etiologies
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychology
  • Paediatric Epileptology
  • Psychiatry
  • Social Issues/Nursing
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Stigma, Discrimination & Access to Care
  • Terminology and Classification
  • Traditional Medicine and Epilepsy / Fostering Collaboration with Traditional Healers
  • Women and Epilepsy


Can I make changes to my abstract after submission?

You can make changes to the abstract, even if the abstract has been submitted, up to the abstract submission deadline. Once the abstract submission deadline has passed, changes are not permitted unless they relate to the results of the study, in this case only, please contact dakar@epilepsycongress.org.


Can I submit an abstract after the deadline?

Late abstracts will not be accepted.


Can an Encore Abstract be submitted?

Yes an Encore Abstract can be submitted providing that there is no copyright issue with the original publisher.

Abstract Acceptance:

When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?

Authors will be notified of their abstracts’ acceptance/rejection following the abstract review process by the SOC.


How will I receive the information from the Congress Secretariat?

Contact details provided at the time of submission will be used for all correspondence related to the congress. Please ensure that the correct details are entered.


How will my abstract be presented at the congress?

Abstracts are accepted for poster presentations.


My colleague has received confirmation of his acceptance and I did not, is there something wrong?

There may be a problem with your email address, therefore please contact dakar@epilepsycongress.org.

Abstracts – Onsite Information:

Will e-posters be available at the congress?

E-posters are not available at the congress.


Do posters have to stay up for the duration of the congress?

All information relating to posters is available here.


Can I include videos beside my poster?

AV equipment is not provided by the congress. If you wish to order any specific equipment to complement your poster, please contact the Congress Secretariat in order to receive a quotation.


How can I make my poster more attractive?

Please note that the colourful posters are more effective and attractive. When choosing a background, remember that neutral or grey colours will be easier on the eyes than a bright colour. Colour photos also look best when mounted on a grey background. Poster dimensions are specified here.

Abstracts – General Queries:

Which reference number should I use when I send a query to the Congress Secretariat?

The reference number sent to you by the Congress Secretariat with the acknowledgement of your abstract submission should be mentioned in all correspondence.


I am not the first author; can I present the poster on behalf of my colleagues?

Presentation by a second author may be allowed. Once your registration has been completed, please contact dakar@epilepsycongress.org.


Can the presenting author pay one day registration fee (for that day when the poster is displayed)?

No. Once an abstract has been approved, the presenting author must register for the entire congress for final acceptance. An abstract presenter may not register as a day delegate. Non-registered authors may be excluded from publication in the congress Final Programme book.


I am a speaker in the congress programme; do I need to submit an abstract?

Speakers are not required to submit abstracts to illustrate their talks.


How do I find out information about the posters?

All information relating to posters is available here.