Symposium and Poster abstract submission is NOW CLOSED. Notification of abstract acceptance for Symposiums has been made to the Symposium Chairs and Poster abstract acceptance will be emailed to individuals over the next few days.

Abstract Application form found HERE to abstracts@volterraconference.com. You must use Acrobat Professional to save the PDF or if you have the Reader only you have to print it to PDF in order to save all of your edits.


General Guidelines for Symposium and Poster Abstracts

Abstracts should be well written, contain alcohol and/or stress research data and should include a statement about the conclusion reached. The abstracts should also be in Word format .docx preferred. The abstract submission form requests the following information:

  1. Presentation Preference. Authors may select from two presentation formats when submitting an abstract: “symposium” or “poster”.

  2. Title. Please write your abstract title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Your title should be in boldface, but do not italicize your full title. 

  3. Authors. List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract, separate names with commas.

  4. Keywords. Please select up to five. 

  5. Abstract. Enter the body of the abstract and attach any applicable graphic files or tables. The body of your abstract should be no more than 250 words. Your abstract may include source(s) of contributed support (i.e grant numbers may be listed here).

Symposium Guidelines

We strongly encourage proposals that bridge preclinical and clinical research that would attract scientists with diverse interests in both fields. While it is not mandated that all symposia be integrative, symposia that do provide connections across approaches and levels of analysis will be given somewhat higher priority during the selection process. The Committee urges organizers of sessions to include participants (including junior investigators) from different institutions and different countries in order to provide diverse viewpoints and internationality. Each symposium will be 90 minutes long, so a maximum of four speakers is strongly recommended.

Notification of Session Information 

Only the presenting author will receive notification of the session information for the abstract. This information is sent in two e-mails:

  1. The first e-mail will include notification of the Scientific Committee’s decision, and confirmation of presentation format and session title.

  2. A second e-mail will include session date, specific presentation time, and a request for the author to submit audiovisual equipment specifications.

Poster Guidelines

Please find inormation on specifications for posters HERE.