Note that abstract submission is closed earlier than that of advance registration (Feb 21th, 2008)

Abstract submission has been extended to the Noon,
21th February, 2008

Submission period:
December 4th (Tuesday), 2007 at 9:00am (JST: GMT+9)
February 14th (Thursday), 2008 at noon (JST; GMT+9)
  Note that abstract submission is closed earlier than that of advance registration (May 15th, 2008)

Submissions of abstracts are made via online only. Complete your advance registration before abstract submission. Click “Advance Registration & Abstract Submission” button (either the one in this page or that in the Registration page) and follow explanation in the screens.


The first/presenting author must be a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS). Those who are currently applying for a membership choose “applying” and leave it blank in membership number box.

Online registration is required for nonmember symposium speakers also. Symposium organizers are expected to notify them of this necessity. Nonmember symposium speakers should select “nonmember symposium speaker” and leave the membership number box blank.

A first/presenting author is considered as a presenting author.

One may submit only one abstract as first/presenting author including a symposium presentation.



Abstracts must be written in English.

Presentation of papers at the meeting

The author can indicate preference for either oral or poster presentation at the time of abstract submission. However, the final decision of presentation style is made by the Program Committee, and your understanding and corporation are highly appreciated.

Details of presentation styles are available on our website.

As a new trial, we may ask some oral presentations to merge into the related symposia. We will consult with the presenters respectively when the program is organized.


1.Oral presentation

Oral presentation can be made either in English or Japanese, but English is strongly recommended in order to promote the internationalization of the Meeting. In order to avoid multi-language use in the same sessions, choice of language has to be made at abstract submission.

The time allocated for general oral presentation is 15 minutes. (It is subject to change depending on the number of presentations.)

Only PC projectors are provided.

D-sub 15 pin connecterBring your own PC for presentation. If your PC is not compatible with D-sub 15 pin connecter, please bring your own adaptor.

2.Poster presentation

Posters will be made in English, and you may add a summary in Japanese.

Poster size will be announced later.

3.Submission procedures

Abstracts are written in English only.

Enter the registration system from the page of “call for papers”, advance to the UMIN abstract submission system, and follow the instructions.

Please read the following explanation carefully before you submit online. You must enter “Type of presentation,” “Category,” “Authors (within 15 authors including the first/presenting),” “Institution (within 10),” “Contact address,” “E-mail address,” “Title of abstract,” “The abstract body,” “Research funds,” “Language,” “Concerning PRESS RELEASE,” and “About the conflict of interest.” All entries have to be within the designated numbers of characters and names.

Any submitted abstracts will not be edited or proof-read before printing. The first/presenting authors are responsible for his/her abstract.

Once submission is completed, you will automatically receive an e-mail from the UMIN Center confirming receipt of your submission. If you do not receive this e-mail within 60 minutes after submission, your submission might have failed. Please confirm with the Congress secretariat and resubmit your presentation.

Notification of acceptance/rejection

The Program Committee will make a final decision of acceptance/rejection. A notification of acceptance/rejection and the date, style and location of your presentation, etc., will be sent to you by email in mid March. Please keep your registration number.



Abstract Registration Numbers are generated automatically when an abstract is submitted. During the submission period, you may edit your abstract with this registration number and the password that you create at submission. For security purposes, UMIN and Congress Secretariat will not answer any questions related to the registration numbers and passwords.

Submitted abstracts will not be edited or proof-read before printing. The first/presenting authors are responsible for his/her abstract.

After the submission period, change of abstract and addition and/or change of authors cannot be made. Please make sure all authors are entered.

The first/presenting author is responsible for getting agreements from co-authors before submission.

The UMIN system is compatible only with the browsers of Internet Explorer 4.0 or above, and Netscape 4.0 or above. Please use either one of these browsers.

Data Entries

Enter the name of the first/presenting author, institution, contact number, e-mail address and Membership ID number.

Enter names of co-authors, institutions, and institution numbers.

Choose “Category.”

Use a full block style (not leaving a space at the beginning of the first line) when you fill in “Abstract Body.” The maximum number of characters is 1,300 including the names of authors, institutions, the title and body, institutions and Research funds. After all required fields are filled in, click “Next” so that you can confirm the number of characters you entered.

<Creating a new paragraph>

  1. The browser you use may show a long-wide space for abstract body. If you find it inconvenient, you may use “Enter” or “Return” to make a new paragraph. These paragraphs will be erased automatically when the registration is completed.
  2. If your abstract body has multiple paragraphs, enter <BR> when you start a new paragraph. Then, the paragraph stays even after the registration is completed.
    (Example) GDNF promoted the survival of dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
    GDNF promoted the survival <BR> of dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
    GDNF promoted the survivalof dopaminergic neurons in vitro.


<Entering symbols, Greek Letters and other special characters>

  1. Symbols and Greek Letters shown below have to be entered using the respective codes from the list of “Abstract Body” on registration site. (You may cut and paste from the list.)
< > & " ° ± × ÷ ‰ º αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρστυφχψω
  1. Follow the instructions below for special characters. These are also available on the registration site for you to cut and paste.
  • Superscripts:<SUP></SUP>
  • Subscripts: <SUB></SUB>
  • Italics: <I></I>
  • Bold : <B></B>
  • Underline : <U></U>


If you want to use “<” or “>” in your abstract (e.g. p<0.05), in order to distinguish special character codes “< >” explained above from simple uses of “<” or “>”, please enter the codes of “&gt;” for “ >” and “&lt;” for ”<”.
Example: p&lt;0.05=p<0.05

For inquiries about registration and abstract submission:

Neuroscience2008 Secretariat
c/o Congress Corporation
6F, 5-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8481 JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-5216-5318  FAX: +81-3-5216-5552


List of Categories

    A. Excitable Membranes and Synaptic Transmission

  1. Ion Channels and Excitable Membranes
  2. Synapse
  3. Synaptic Plasticity
  4. B. Cellular Neurobiology

  5. Neurotransmitters and Modulators
  6. Receptors and Transporters
  7. Signal Transduction and Modulation
  8. Axonal Transport, Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton
  9. Glia and Glia-Neuron Interaction
  10. Blood-Brain Barrier
  11. Gene Regulation, Epigenetics, Genome Informatics
  12. Regulation and Function of RNA, Translational Regulation
  13. Drug Development
  14. C. Developmental Neurobiology

  15. Neural Induction, Pattern Formation, Evolution
  16. Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells and Cellular Differentiation, Transplantation
  17. Embryonic Stem cells
  18. Migration, Axonal and Dendritic Outgrowth, Network Formation
  19. Tropic Factors and Cytokines
  20. Cell Adhesion Molecules
  21. Regeneration
  22. Neuronal Death and Apoptosis
  23. Neural Repair and Rehabilitation
  24. Adult Neurogenesis
  25. D. Sensorimotor System

  26. Somatomotor System
  27. Oculomotor System
  28. Visual System
  29. Auditory and Vestibular System
  30. Olfaction, Taste and Chemical Senses
  31. Somatosensory System
  32. Viscerosensory System
  33. Sensori-Motor Plasticity
  34. BMI/BCI
  35. Robotics
  36. E. Autonomic and Endocrine Regulation

  37. Autonomic Nervous System
  38. Neuroendocrine System
  39. Neuroimmunology
  40. Stress
  41. Reproduction
  42. Regulation of Food Intake
  43. F. Molecular, Neural and Computational Bases of Behavior

  44. Instinct and Emotional Behavior
  45. Sleep and Biological Rhythms
  46. Learning and Memory
  47. Learning Theory
  48. Cognition
  49. Development and Aging of Cognition
  50. Language and Communication
  51. Social Behavior
  52. G. Disorders of the Nervous System

  53. Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementia, Aging
  54. Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
  55. Polyglutamine Diseases, ALS, Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
  56. Neuromuscular Diseases
  57. Demyelinating Disorders
  58. Neurotoxicity and Inflammation
  59. Epilepsy
  60. Schizophrenia
  61. Mood Disorders
  62. Addiction and Abuse
  63. Developmental Disorders
  64. Other Psychiatric Disorders
  65. Pain
  66. Ischemia
  67. Trauma
  68. Neuro-oncology
  69. Behavioral Pharmacology
  70. Animal Models
  71. H. Methodology and Others

  72. Imaging
  73. Molecular and Cellular Biological Techniques
  74. Neuroinformatics
  75. Neuroethics
  76. Others


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