CNS 2018 Seattle: Oral Presentations

The main meeting of the annual CNS conference is a single track meeting with a program of invited keynote lectures and featured and standard oral contributions. Oral contributions are selected from submitted abstracts whose authors have requested “oral presentation” as their preferred mode of presentation. There are two types of oral presentations.

Featured orals

The program features a small number of featured orals, e.g. three in 2017, and a larger number of standard oral contributions, e.g. 21 in 2017. The featured orals are chosen from the highest ranking abstracts, according to expert reviewers scores and will be allocated 35 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes for questions.


From the remaining abstracts, whose authors have indicated preferred oral presentation, the standard orals are chosen based on reviewer scores and striking a balance with respect to programme logic, and topic and speaker diversity. The oral programme is decided by the program committee in detailed discussions informed by the expert reviewer reports on the abstracts. Normal oral presentations are 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.