Submissions are now being invited for regular presentations (oral presentations and posters). The application procedure for presentations can only be completed online via the Internet.
Invited presenters such as symposium panel members who are not JNS members must also complete advance registration and presentation registration on the Web site.

Submission period:

The deadline for Abstract submission has passed.

Open: February 3rd (Tuesday), 2009 at 9:00 am (JST: GMT+9)
Close: April 15th (Wednesday), 2009 at noon (JST; GMT+9)
Apr.15,2009 Abstract submission deadline has been extended to noon,
Friday, April 24, 2009. (JST; GMT+9)

Note that abstract submission is closed earlier than that of advance registration (July 23rd, 2009)



- The first/presenting author must be a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS). A membership number is required to enter for online registration. If you are a nonmember but will be the first/presenting author, please apply for a membership immediately.
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.
- Plenary lectures, special lectures, and symposia will be presented in English. Japanese may also be used during question and answer sessions, however.
- With some exceptions, general oral presentations will also in principle be given in English (we are strongly encouraging presentations in English from the standpoint of the internationalization of the Meeting). Japanese may also be used during question and answer sessions, however.
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.
  1. Oral presentation
- Oral presentation can be made in English.
- 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.
- Bring 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.
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.
Submission procedures

You must have completed advance registration before submitting an application for a presentation. Click the Advance Registration & Abstract Submission button on the Call for Papers screen, or click the Advance Registration button on the Registration screen. At this point select Registration & Abstract Submission, and pay the abstract publication fee together with the advance registration fee.

  • If you are in the process of applying for JNS membership and want to register a presentation, select Currently applying and leave the space for JNS membership number blank.
  • If you are a member of a symposium panel who is not a JNS member, select Non-member symposist and complete the procedures leaving the space for JNS membership number blank.
  • After you have completed advance registration, a Registration ID and password will be issued. You will need these to confirm or amend your registered details. Be sure to keep them safe.



After finishing advance registration, a button will be displayed stating Abstract Submission (UMIN). Click this button to proceed to the Abstract Submission (UMIN) screen.

  • If you closed the Registration screen after completing advance registration without proceeding to register your presentation, or interrupted the registration of your presentation on the Abstract Submission (UMIN) screen before it was complete, log in by using the Confirm your Registration button and click the Abstract Submission (UMIN) button. Your Registration ID and password are required to log in.



Follow the directions on the Abstract Submission (UMIN) screen, and fill in the required fields.

  • After finishing the registration of your presentation, an automatically generated presentation registration number and a password you set yourself will be displayed. This presentation registration number and password are required when amending your presentation or sending an inquiry to the Secretariat. Print out this page or save it to your computer's memory to be sure to keep them safe.
  • After you have registered your presentation, the UMIN Center will automatically generate an email to you confirming its receipt. If you have not received such an E-mail within 60 minutes, your presentation may not have been received. Please check and register it again if necessary.
Modify and update your abstract:
  • Abstracts may be changed only while the call for papers is underway. Click the Modify, Update, Delete your Abstract button on the Call for Papers screen, and use your presentation registration number and password to log in.
  • After the end of the call for papers, no amendments, changes, or additions whatsoever to the English abstract text, authors (either first author or co-authors), or affiliations are permitted. Please take great care to ensure that no mistakes are made in affiliations and that no important co-authors are omitted.
  • After you have finished registering your presentation, any corrections you make to the information you registered in the Advance Registration page will not be reflected in the information registered about your presentation. If you do need make any amendments, please be sure to do so separately in both places.

  • If you closed the Registration screen after completing advance registration without proceeding to register your presentation, or interrupted the registration of your presentation on the Abstract Submission (UMIN) screen before it was complete, log in by using the Confirm your Registration button and click the Abstract Submission (UMIN) button. Your Registration ID and password are required to log in.
- Abstract Registration Numbers are generated automatically when an abstract is submitted. 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.
- 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, Netscape 4.0 or above, and Safari version.2.0.3 (417.9.2). Please use either one of these browsers.
- After the submission period, change of abstract and addition and/or change of authors cannot be made. Please make sure all authors are entered.
Data Entries
- The name of the presenting (=first) author, institution, contact number, e-mail address and Membership ID number must be entered.
- 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>
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.
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.
GDNF promoted the survival of dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
GDNF promoted the survival <BR> of dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
GDNF promoted the survival of dopaminergic neurons in vitro.
  <Entering symbols, Greek Letters and other special characters>
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.)
Follow the instructions below for special characters. These are also available on the registration site for you to cut and paste.
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 abstract submission:
Neuroscience2009 Secretariat
c/o Congress Corporation
Sakae-Daiichiseimei Bldg, 2-13 Shinsakaemachi, Naka-ku,
Nagoya 460-0004, Japan
Tel +81-52-950-3369 Fax +81-52-950-3370
List of Categories
Excitable Membranes and Synaptic Transmission
    1. Ion Channels and Excitable Membranes
2. Neurotransmitters and Modulators
3. Receptors and Transporters
4. Synapse
5. Synaptic Plasticity
Cellular Neurobiology
    6. Signal Transduction and Modulation
7. Axonal Transport and Cytoskeleton
8. Glia and Glia-Neuron Interaction
9. Blood-Brain Barrier
10. Gene Regulation, Epigenetics, Genome Informatics
11. Regulation and Function of RNA, Translational Regulation
12. Drug Development
  C. Development, Regeneration and Plasticity
    13. Neural Induction, Pattern Formation, Evolution
14. Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells and Cellular Differentiation, Transplantation
15. Embryonic Stem Cells
16. Migration, Axonal and Dendritic Outgrowth, Network Formation
17. Trophic Factors and Cytokines
18. Cell Adhesion Molecules
19. Regeneration
20. Neuronal Death and Apoptosis
21. Neural Repair and Rehabilitation
22. Adult Neurogenesis
Sensorimotor System
    23. Somatomotor System
24. Oculomotor System
25. Visual System
26. Auditory and Vestibular Systems
27. Olfaction, Taste, Chemical Senses
28. Somatosensory System
29. Viscerosensory System
30. Pain and Itch
31. Sensori-Motor Plasticity
32. Brain Machine / Computer Interface
33. Robotics
Autonomic and Endocrine Regulation
    34. Autonomic Nervous System
35. Neuroendocrine System
36. Neuroimmunology
37. Stress
38. Reproduction
39. Metabolism and Regulation of Food Intake
Molecular, Neural and Computational Bases of Behavior
    40. Instinct and Emotional Behavior
41. Sleep and Biological Rhythms
42. Learning and Memory
43. Learning Theory
44. Attention and Cognition
45. Development and Aging of Cognition
46. Language and Communication
47. Social Behavior
Disorders of the Nervous System
    48. Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementia, Aging
49. Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
50. Polyglutamine Diseases, ALS, Other Neurodegenerative Disorder
51. Neuromuscular Diseases
52. Demyelinating Disorders
53. Neurotoxicity and Inflammation
54. Epilepsy
55. Schizophrenia
56. Mood Disorders
57. Addiction and Abuse
58. Developmental Disorders
59. Other Psychiatric Disorders
60. Chronic Pain Syndromes and Other Pain Disorders
61. Cerebrovascular Disease and Ischemia
62. Trauma
63. Neuro-oncology
64. Behavioral Pharmacology
65. Animal Models
Methodology and Others
    66. Imaging
67. Molecular and Cellular Biological Techniques
68. Neuroinformatics
69. Neuroethics
70. Others
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