Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for INA 2024 is now open and this is your opportunity to contribute to the Congress dialogue.  If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, you must also intend to register for the Congress. Online submission for an oral, symposium or poster presentation is the only method of receipt of abstracts.

Presenting authors may submit up to a maximum of two abstracts – one oral, one symposium or one poster for consideration.

Oral presentation: An oral presentation to be delivered in a themed session for approximately 15 minutes.
Symposium: A symposium workshop to be delivered by theme over a 90 minute session
Poster presentation: Poster presentation may be held in dedicated rapid-fire sessions.

As oral presentation opportunities are limited, if unsuccessful you may be offered a poster presentation or data blitz as an alternative.

Call for Abstracts Date
Abstract submissions open Monday 29 January 2024
Abstract submissions for symposium close Monday 27 May 2024 2400hrs AEST
Abstract submissions for close Monday 27 May 2024 2400hrs AEST
Notification to authors Monday 1 July 2024
Authors acceptance of offer Monday 15 July 2024
Registrations Date
Congress registration opens Wednesday 7 February 2024
Early bird registration closes Wednesday 31 July 2024 2400hrs AEST

The following themes are broad and inclusive and may assist with guidance for your submission. You will be asked to nominate your preferred theme(s) during the submission process: 

  • Clinical and phenomenological aspects of Neuropsychiatry
  • Genetics, biomarkers including neuroimaging 
  • Immune and Inflammatory aspects in Neuropsychiatry
  • Functional Neurological Disorders
  • Neuropsychiatric sequelae of neurological disorders (e.g. Parkinson's, epilepsy)
  • Neuropsychiatric aspects of psychiatric and addiction disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Tics/Tourette, ADHD, ASD, OCD)
  • Sleep and related disorders
  • Consumer and Community Involvement, Participatory research, quality of life
  • Neurodegenerative conditions, dementia
  • Non-pharmacological, emerging and novel treatments in neuropsychiatry

Abstract submission is a two-step process and should be completed by the presenting author.

STEP 1: Creating an account and logging into the abstract submission portal

Click on the button below to access the abstract submission portal. To access the portal, we ask you to please set up an account to assist in the management and submission of your abstract/s for Congress.

Submit Your Abstract

Please select the ‘Create new account’ button and complete your preferred email address and password for your account log in details. Once logged into the submission portal please click on the ‘Your contact information’ tab at the top of the menu bar and complete your contact details.

Once you have created an account within the abstract submission portal you can upload abstracts, edit abstracts that are still in draft, and review terms and conditions at any time.

STEP 2: Submitting your abstract

Click on the ‘Abstract submission’ tab and review the instructions

Use the template to present your abstract in the required format. Abstracts not submitted using the templates will be returned for correction. There is a limit of 200 words (excluding the abstract title). Please click the links below and save the templates to your desktop for completion (also available in the submission portal).

Abstract Template  Combined Symposium

You will also be required to provide the following details:

The abstract title

  • Preferred presentation type
  • Theme
  • Author names and affiliations
  • Your completed abstract template

Please complete each step within the portal and then select the ‘Submit’ button to successfully submit your abstract. Please note this button will show only when all fields have been completed. You can also choose to ‘Save as draft’ at any time. You can view all your drafts and successfully submitted abstracts in the ‘Your submissions’ tab.

Once your abstract is submitted correctly, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, your abstract has not been received so you should revisit the portal to make the final submission.  The abstract will be found under the ‘Your submissions’ tab.

You can login and edit your submission any time up until the submission closing date:

Symposium - Monday 27 May 2024 2400hrs AEST
Oral and Poster – Monday 27 May 2024 2400hrs AEST

If you have any queries, please contact Charlotte Murphy, Program Coordinator via email at

Abstract review notifications will be communicated to the presenting author on Monday 1 July 2024.

Please note the details provided as the author contact should be for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters if applicable.

Acceptance of the offer must be confirmed by Monday 15 July 2024.

The invitation to submit an abstract or a subsequent offer to present an oral, symposium or poster presentation does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Congress.  All presenters must register for the Congress in order for the presentation to be included in the Congress program.

Before finalising the abstract submission, you will be asked to consider and agree to the terms and conditions detailed in the submission portal. 

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