About the Meeting
The Flux Society’s purpose is to advance the understanding of human brain development by serving as a forum for professional and student scientists, physicians, and educators to: exchange information and educate the next generation of developmental cognitive neuroscience researchers; make widely available scientific research findings on brain development; encourage translational research to clinical populations; promote public information by discussing implications on the fields of education, health, juvenile law, parenting, and mental health, and encourage further progress in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience.
How to Submit
Submissions will be made through the Conference Manager Software and all submitters are required to be members of the Flux Society. You may opt to submit a Poster only, or a Poster and a 5-minute Flash Talk. Flash Talk presenters will also present their posters at the Flux Congress. All abstracts will be blind reviewed by the Program Committee
Abstract Submission Deadlines
Abstract submissions open – March 1st, 2023
Abstract submissions close – April 30th, 2023
Submission deadlines are 23:59 Central Daylight Time on the indicated submission date.
If you are having difficulties accessing the submission software, we are aware of the issue and the submission form will be kept open until the end of day Monday May 1st. Please email us at if you’re having problems.
IMPORTANT: Confirmations of accepted abstracts will be issued in late May. If you have questions, please Contact Us
- Ensure your membership is in good standing
- Select a theme that most closely aligns with your abstract.
- Enter your contact name, affiliation/institution name and email address (please note authors may specify only one affiliation). Submitters will be the main contact for all correspondence.
- Enter all corresponding authors in the order they should appear in the program. Please note – author names and affiliations will appear in the program EXACTLY as they are entered into the submission form.
- Prepare an abstract title (max 255-character limit)
- Prepare the abstract (max 4000-character limit, including spaces)
- By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the Annual Congress, should your abstract be selected for the program.
- You may only be the first author on one submission.
- Abstracts should not report findings that will be published elsewhere prior to the meeting, although presentation of the work at a recent meeting (e.g., within a year) of another society is acceptable.
- Use standard abbreviations for units of measure. Other abbreviations should be spelled out in full on first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
- The abstract should state the study’s objective, briefly describe the methods used, summarize the results obtained, and state the conclusions.
- If submitting a pre-registration or study plan, be clear as to what is complete, what is in progress and will be complete by Flux, and what is planned.
- You may copy paste and format, directly from a document software (ex. Microsoft Word) to your Conference Manager submission.
* Standard submission: A standard abstract for data analysis that has already been completed for the study. The abstract should state the study’s objective, briefly describe the methods used, summarize the results obtained, and state the conclusions. Ideally, these sections will be indicated explicitly. Abstracts should emphasize the significance of results and general principles rather than describe common methods and procedures.
* Pre-registration: Abstract for study that you plan to conduct (or have collected already but not analyzed), and pre-register your hypotheses & data analysis plans. The abstract should state the study’s objective, describe the methods and analysis plans for each hypothesis, and discuss general implications of the study. The data analysis should be completed before the conference to include the results and conclusion in the presentation.
* Study design or data analysis plan: This Abstract is similar as for the preregistration, but you are not required to have completed data collection or analysis before the conference.
• Brain connectivity
• Brain function
• Brain structure
• Clinical populations
• Environment (stress, SES)
• Executive functioning
• Mechanisms (hormones, neurotransmitters, physiology)
• Socioemotional processing
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