Abstract Submission

The Organising Committee would like to invite the submission of abstracts for the SNSA 2021 Congress.

Presentation formats available include:

  • Oral platform (10 minutes)
  • Oral flash (3 minutes)
  • Poster Display

Authors are requested to indicate their preference but should note that the final decision lies with the Scientific Committee.

Authors are requested to take note of the additional instructions below.

Abstract Format

Maximum of 300 words

No graphs or diagrams permitted.

Categories for Submission

  • Cerebrovascular
  • Epilepsy and Functional
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Socio-economic
  • Spine
  • Trauma
  • Global Neurosurgery
  • Infections
  • Other

Layout requirements

Kindly divide your abstract according to the following headings. Abstracts not conforming to this format will be returned

Research Abstract

Introduction, Methods, Results & Conclusions

Case Report – Poster consideration only

Introduction, Case & Discussion

Abstracts not conforming to this format will be returned.

Supporting Documents

Please upload your original Abstract during your submission as a Word doc.

Additional supporting documents to be emailed to lauren@eoafrica.co.za (only submissions with all supporting documents will be considered)

  1. All authors must sign a conflict of interest declaration
  2. All co-authors must sign that they agree with inclusion as a co-author and that they vouch for the data being presented
  3. Authors must acknowledge that if there are any concerns from the committee, they may request to view the original data


Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee who reserve the right to accept and allocate abstracts for either poster or oral presentation. All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered as Congress delegates. Authors will be notified by 14 September 2021 whether their submission has been accepted.


Awards will be presented to the Best Oral and Best Poster abstract submissions.


Abstract submission opens
Thursday, 8 July 2021

Abstract submission deadline
Sunday, 29 August 2021

Notification to authors
Tuesday, 14 september 2021

Online registration closes
Friday, 15 October 2021


Email Address: lauren@eoafrica.co.za

Telephone: +27 (0)11 325 0020