Joint Meeting Poster Session submission

The ASCI is pleased to host abstract submission for the 2023 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting, April 21–23.
This activity is closed as of December 5, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST.
Questions or problems? Contact the ASCI by email,, or by phone, 734-222-6050.

Because the deadline has passed, new submissions cannot be accepted.

Abstract acceptance notifications were sent January 25, 2023 — if you did not receive notification, please email us at the address noted above.

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  • Posters can be no larger than 45 inches high by 45 inches wide.
    You will share a poster board with another presenter. You must keep to this size.
  • Use bullet points to simplify sections like the introduction and conclusions.
  • Use large type, such as 36-point type for section headings and 24-point type for text. Never use type smaller than 18 point for any reason.
  • Make effective use of underlines and boldface.
  • Use graphs and figures whenever possible.
  • Make your poster visually pleasing and attractive.


A poster is a visual presentation of your research or clinical project. Use schematic diagrams, graphs, tables and other strategies to direct the viewer's attention, rather than explaining it using text as you would in a journal article.

A poster addresses one central question. State the question or hypothesis clearly in the poster and use your presentation to provide a clear and explicit take-home message. Posters usually have a similar structure to a research paper or journal article: an abstract, introduction (i.e., brief rationale or review of relevant research), methods section, results section, and a conclusion or summary. If your poster is more clinically oriented, you may elect to use a different format, but using clear sections with headings will help your colleagues understand your poster easily and quickly.

Limit text to the essentials and stick to the most important ideas. You can convey details via discussion.


General policies

  • A presenter is allowed to submit only one abstract for consideration.
  • Presenters may edit or withdraw submitted abstracts up to the submission deadline.
  • Cancellations for poster presentations received by the Joint Meeting 6 weeks in advance of the meeting date will be removed from presentation; within 6 weeks, the abstract title and presenter name will be displayed and marked as “Canceled.”
  • No-shows: Presenters who provide no advance notice of cancellation and who do not place posters at their designated locations at the meeting will lose their presentation privileges for the subsequent year.

Abstract-specific policies

  • The abstract should reflect recent research.
  • The abstract may represent work presented at another meeting and/or work previously published.
  • Potential conflicts of interest in connection with the abstract must be disclosed.
  • If the abstract is accepted, the presenter agrees to be available to present it.
  • Any animal studies conform with the Guiding Principles for the Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals in Research and Training of the American Physiological Society.
  • Any human experimentation was conducted according to a protocol approved by an Institutional Review Board on ethics of human investigation.

Abstract style and formatting guidance

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An abstract must consist of the following, each in its own paragraph:

  • Title, in sentence case.
  • Authors, with full names and without degrees, keyed to affiliations by superscript numbers, and with the presenting author italicized.
  • Affiliations, enumerated for each author, and including city, state, and country abbreviation.
  • Abstract body.


Towards a single-neuronal basis of social reciprocity within the macaque anterior cingulate cortex

Amy J. Wang1, Raymundo Báez-Mendoza2, ...

1Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, ...
2Department of ....

Social dysfunction is a core component of many psychiatric disorders, but its single-neuronal and causal underpinnings remain largely unknown. Reciprocity, a central feature of social interaction, allows ...


  • The abstract body must be 450 or fewer words.
  • This submission system removes certain HTML formatting to ensure consistent presentation across abstracts.
  • If you copy and paste your abstract from a separate document (Word etc.), ensure that it is saved correctly before submitting. In some cases, paragraphs may be truncated because of how symbols are interpreted.

Do not:

  • center any paragraphs
  • use auto-numbered lists for affiliations
  • bold any text
  • include charts, diagrams, figures, references, or tables (these will be removed if accepted)

Note: Abstracts that do not conform to this guidance will be returned to submitters for revision.