Free Paper Abstract Submission Guideline

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Due Date EXTENDED

Oct 31 (Sun), 2021

Abstract Acceptance Notice

Dec 16 (Thu), 2021

Submission Process

Submission Step 1: Presenting Author

Presenting Author
  • An abstract must include one presenting author, and the first author should be designated as the presenting author.
  • If the submitter is the presenting author, your sign up information will be reflected in the presenting author’s information.
  • If the submitter is different from the presenting author, please fill out the presenting author’s information.
  • The presenting author may also be designated as the corresponding author.

Submission Step 2: Add Author(s)

  • A maximum of 50 authors can be listed.
  • A maximum of 2 affiliations (institutions) per author is allowed.
  • The order of the authors and the name of the presenting author can be edited during the submission process.
  • The corresponding author is the one individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the abstract. The presenting author can be referred as the corresponding author.
  • Assigning the corresponding author is optional.

Submission Step 3: Abstract Details

Abstract Title
  • In the title, please use capital letters only where necessary.
  • The title is limited to 75 words.
Abstract Body
  • The abstract body can be written either as a structured abstract (Background, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusion) or in a single paragraph.
  • Definition:
    - Structured Abstract: Summary description of study/research set out in a systematic, stylized form under headings.
    - Single Paragraph: An abstract typed in single paragraph without stylized headings.
  • The abstract body is limited to 300 words.
  • Figures and tables are not allowed.
  • Abstracts should be data-driven and must include this information in the body of the abstract.
Abstract Topic
Disease Classification (Stage 1)
  • Glioblastoma
  • IDH-mutant astrocytoma
  • IDH-wildtype astrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Other gliomas
  • Meningioma
  • Schwannoma
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • CNS lymphoma
  • Sellar tumor
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Familial brain tumor syndrome
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spine tumor
  • Other CNS tumors
  • Unclassified
Types of Research (Stage 2)
  • Clinical Research
  • Basic & Translation Research
Abstract Categories (Stage 3)
Clinical Research
  • Clinical trial (phase1, 2, 3)
  • New treatment (non-clinical trial)
  • Neuroimaging
  • Radiation therapy or Radiosurgery
  • Epidemiology
  • Quality of life and Survivorship
  • Palliative care
  • Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Prevention
  • Psychiatrics
  • Policy & Ethics
  • Nursing
  • Others
Basic & Translation Research
  • Cancer stem cell
  • Genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • New treatment (preclinical)
  • Metabolism
  • Immunology & immunotherapy
  • Signal pathway
  • Microenvironment
  • Radiation therapy, basic & translational
  • Angiogenesis
  • Invasion
  • Neuroimaging, basic & translational
  • Molecular pathology
  • Big data & aritificial intelligence
  • Disease model (animal or organoid or other platform)
  • Microbiome
  • Others

Submission Step 4: Scientific Awards & Travel Grants

We are proud to be able to offer travel grants and award opportunities.

Travel Grants

The Organizing Committee of WFNOS 2022 has decided on the final format of the conference to be hybrid which would allow both face-to-face and online meetings at the same time.

If you are from a foreign country outside of Korea and plan to attend WFNOS 2022, you can do so either in person or online. The WFNOS 2022 Travel Grant policy has been revised accordingly as below:

If you are attending WFNOS 2022 in person: you may be considered for the Travel Grants

Abstract presenting authors attending the WFNOS 2022 in person and meeting the below requirements may be considered for the Travel Grants. To be eligible for the Travel Grant, applicants must:

  • Be listed as the presenting author of an abstract submitted for WFNOS 2022
  • Be under 40 years old and based in a low income or lower middle income country according to the World Bank report.
  • Participate in the WFNOS 2022 meeting in person.

To see the World Bank countries classification, please click the following document:

*The maximum amount awarded per person will be USD 1,000. The Travel Grant does not include the registration fee.

If you are attending WFNOS 2022 online: we will offer complimentary registration to the presenting author of an accepted abstract in lieu of the Travel Grant.

Travel Grant
(Up to USD 1,000 if selected)
Complimentary registration

We hope the above clarifies the changes in the WFNOS 2022 Travel Grant policy. Please take the above into consideration when you decide to submit an abstract. Thank you.

Please acknowledge your willingness to apply for the travel grants during the abstract submission process.
The winners will be contacted via email.

Best Abstract Award

All presenting authors of an accepted oral presentation will be eligible for nomination for this award. The winners of this award will receive USD 500 and the chance to present their abstracts at the Top 10 session.

To compete for this award, applicants must:

  • Be the presenting author of an accepted oral presentation abstract for WFNOS 2022
  • Complete their pre-registration and be present at the WFNOS 2022.

The winners will be contacted via email.

Best Poster Award

All poster authors will be eligible for nomination for this award. Each day of the meeting, authors of 10 posters will be selected as Best Poster Award winners. Posters will be judged on the relevance, novelty and quality of their content and presentation. The winners of this award will receive a certificate and a prize.

To compete for this award, applicants must:

  • Be the presenting author of an accepted poster abstract for WFNOS 2022
  • Complete their pre-registration and be present at the WFNOS 2022.

The winners will be announced publicly every day during the meeting period.

Submission Step 5: Review & Complete

  • A confirmation letter of the abstract will be automatically sent to the submitter and the presenting author by e-mail upon the on-line submission.
  • You can access your abstract any time by visiting ‘My Page’ on the website and modify/review your abstract.
  • After October 31 (Sun), 2021, you will not be able to modify the submitted abstract.
  • An acceptance notice will be sent out to the submitter, presenting author and corresponding author on mid december 2021 via email.
  • Upon acceptance of the abstract, presenting authors are expected to register and to present their abstracts.
  • Due to limited number of scientific session, specifying an "Oral Presentation" preference does not guarantee placement in scientific session. If your accepted free paper abstract is not selected for oral presentation, it can be considered for poster presentation. By checking "Poster Only", your abstract will only be considered for poster presentation.