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Call for Abstracts

#30AEC 2020

General abstract submissions for the 30th Alzheimer Europe Conference are now closed, and we would like to thank all the participants and presenters. 

Abstract submission to the Neuronet Early-Career Researcher Sessions will remain open until 15 September. Please note that these sessions are restricted to Early-Career Researchers (defined as graduate students or those within 10 years of finishing their graduate studies) who wish to present their work on the following IMI neurodegeneration projects:


Authors should indicate the project they are representing during the submission process, and also indicate whether they wish to present in a quick oral or poster presentation format.

1.1       Neuronet Abstract Guidelines

1.1.1       Guidelines for writing abstracts

Please respect the following guidelines when writing your abstract:

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be considered.
  • Only abstracts from ECRs working on one of the 18 projects listed above will be considered.
  • Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission system. Abstracts submitted by e-mail, fax or post will be ignored.
  • Abstracts should be written in concise form and should not exceed 300 words.
  • Alzheimer Europe would like to encourage all participants to use non-discriminatory language when referring to people with dementia. The terms “person with dementia” or “people with dementia “should therefore be used rather than “victims”, “sufferers”, the “demented” or “dementing” or other stigmatising language.
  • As AE Conferences are open to a lay audience, presentations on licensed medicines, whether promotional in nature or not, will not be accepted. The use of trademarked names is similarly not allowed.

1.1.2       Guidelines for submitting abstracts

  • Alzheimer Europe will accept submission of Neuronet abstracts for both quick oral or poster presentations. Please indicate on the form whether you are submitting your abstract for oral or poster presentation only.
  • Please note that quick oral presentations will be for 5 minutes.
  • All abstracts must be submitted by 15 September at the latest.
  • You will receive an e-mail notification after submitting your abstract. If you have not received an e-mail notification after submitting your abstract, please contact the Alzheimer Europe secretariat at

1.1.3       Evaluation of abstracts

  • All abstracts will be evaluated by the Neuronet Selection Committee.
  • For each topic, 3 or 4 members of the Committee will rate each abstract which will have been anonymised prior to evaluation.
  • For abstracts submitted for quick oral presentation, the following procedure will apply:
    • Only one abstract per author will be accepted for inclusion as a quick oral presentation. If more than one abstract qualifies, only the highest rated abstract will be included in the final programme. Additional abstracts by the same author may be accepted as poster presentations.
    • Abstracts that have not been accepted for quick oral presentation can be selected for poster presentations as long as they reach the required threshold average mark.
    • Abstracts that have not reached the required average mark will be rejected.
  • For abstracts submitted for poster presentation, the following procedure will apply:
    • Abstracts that have reached the required threshold average mark will be accepted as poster presentations.
    • All other abstracts will be rejected.

1.1.4       Acceptance of abstracts

  • All authors will be informed about the decision of the Programme Committee by 25 September 2020.
  • If accepted, only minor changes to the submitted abstract will be permitted. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that abstracts are correct in terms of accuracy of contents, spelling and grammar.
  • All presenters need to register for the conference by 30 September 2020, using the Neuronet code provided to them in the abstract acceptance email.

1.2 Previously submitted abstracts

During its earlier call, Alzheimer Europe invited abstracts on the following subjects:

  • People
    • Carers of people with dementia
    • Minority ethnic groups
    • Dementia and sexuality
    • Involving people with dementia
  • Care approaches
    • Post-diagnostic support
    • Psychosocial interventions
    • Assistive technologies
    • Palliative care
  • Care services
    • Memory clinics and centres
    • Acute and hospital care
    • Day and respite care
    • Training of care professionals
  • Medical and public health aspects
    • Diagnosis and disclosure
    • Risk factors and prevention
    • Young onset dementia
    • Genetics
  • Policy
    • Awareness campaigns
    • National dementia strategies
    • Supporting family carers
    • Legal and ethical issues

We would like to thank all the authors who answered the call for abstracts.

Presenters of already accepted abstracts will be requested to resubmit their abstract via the new portal to be included in the agenda of the virtual event.



Last Updated: Friday 31 July 2020


  • Acknowledgements

    The 30th AE Conference received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe gratefully acknowledges the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche