Submissions for Symposia are now closed.


Submissions are encouraged from across all research areas represented within the membership. The research themes are as follows:
  • Autonomic / neuroendocrine systems
  • Brain cancer, neuroradiology and neurosurgery
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Glial biology
  • Limbic and other systems
  • Motor systems
  • Neural development, neurogenesis, and regeneration
  • Neurodegenerative disease and injury
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neurological and psychiatric disorders
  • Neuronal excitability, synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity
  • Neuroscience history, ethics, and teaching
  • Neurovasculature and metabolism
  • New techniques in neuroscience
  • Sensory systems
In order to maintain program continuity, the number of speakers in each symposium is restricted to four (4)Each speaker will have a total of 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by 5 minutes Q+A.

The ANS Council and the Local Organising Committee seek to maximise in-person attendance at the ANS 2021 meeting in Melbourne. Prior to the submission of a proposal, it is required that the proposer obtain email confirmation from all Australian and New Zealand-based speakers that they agree to attend the meeting in person, unless prohibited by government-mandated COVID-19 travel restrictions, in which case they agree to participate as a virtual (online) presenter.

A proposal may include no more than one international speaker (i.e. speaker from outside Australia or New Zealand) who must agree to participate in the symposium as a virtual (online) presenter. International speakers are welcome to attend the meeting in person but ANS will not provide finances to support their travel to the 2021 meeting.

All Australasian proposers, co-chairs and speakers must be current members of ANS. It is required that only the proposer is an ANS member at the time of submission. All participants of successful symposia must be members prior to the commencement of the conference.

Amendments can be made to your submission up until the deadline. Simply log into your Currinda profile, select the proposal you wish to amend and navigate through the tabs at the top of the page to the sections you wish to change.

Should you have any questions about the submission process, please get in contact with the ANS Professional Conference Organisers.

Symposia Policy & Guidelines