Abstract submissions

Call for Biomag 2026 host

The host of the Biomag2026 conference will be approved in Birmingham at the Biomag 2022 Business Meeting, scheduled on Thursday 1 September.

The IAB will receive proposals for Biomag2026 from researchers in the field of biomagnetism until Monday 18 July 2022. They will then consider these proposals at the Biomag2022 IAB meeting in Birmingham and make recommendations for presentations of all eligible proposals at the Biomag 2022 Business Meeting, where a decision regarding the host of the Biomag2026 will be made.

Proposals for Biomag2026 should ideally include:

  • Name and contact information of the Biomag2026 Chair and a preliminary list of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).
  • Motivation for organising Biomag2026.
  • Experience of the Chair and/or members of the LOC in organising scientific meetings.
  • Venue choices and information on conference centre(s).
  • Proposed dates of the Biomag2026 and why these dates are optimal.
  • Funding resources and estimated institutional support.
  • Hotel accommodation options, price ranges, distance to the conference venue.
  • International travel arrangements to the venue and local travel from hotels.
  • Estimated costs to attendees (registration fees and accommodation expenses).
  • Present options for virtual participation.
  • We encourage applicants to address environmental sustainability
  • Other matters that may be relevant.

Additionally, all interested in organising the BIOMAG 2028 Conference are also welcome to send a preliminary letter of intent.

Proposals for Biomag2026 and letters of intent for Biomag2028 should be sent in pdf format to: [email protected]

Call for Abstracts/Posters

Individual abstracts may be submitted for oral/poster presentation. These abstracts should consist of original work relating to the field of biomagnetism – theory, hardware, software or applications. Abstracts should consist of text only with a 250-word maximum. Preferred organisation is in the form: Background / Methods / Results / Discussion.

This year will see the introduction of a special poster category. To promote transparency and open science we are encouraging submissions on negative and curious findings, ‘Positive lessons from negative findings’. There is a check box on the submission form which you can tick should your abstract fall into this category.

We are also now encouraging submissions on pre-registrations to promote open science practices and support feedback before data collection, and on late-breaking research.  There are check boxes on the submission form which you can tick should your abstract fall into this category.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. A larger number will be selected for a poster presentation. Decisions will be announced mid to end May 2022.

Submissions have now closed. Abstract submitters will be notified in May.

Call for Symposiums

These are typically thematically-bundled assemblies of up to 4 presentations, with 90-120 minutes of allocated time. Symposiums should be proposed by a symposia organiser, whose submission should contain a symposium title and symposium synopsis. The additional speakers will then receive a link from the panel organiser to add their individual abstracts.

Your submission review will take into account a fair balance of diversity, geographical location and career stage of your symposium speakers.

Symposium submissions will be peer-reviewed as well as undergoing programmatic consideration. A limited number of panel slots will be available. Decisions will be announced towards the end of February 2020.

Please note: if a symposium submission is not accepted, the component speaker talks are NOT automatically considered as abstract submissions. Individual investigators are encouraged to submit separate abstracts for this category.

The call for symposiums is now closed.

Call for Satellite Workshops

There is limited availability for workshops on the two days preceding the main conference, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August.

Abstract submissions for satellite workshops can be for one or two-day programmes. These must include a workshop abstract as well as the proposed programme, including details of proposed speakers.

Satellite workshop submissions will be peer-reviewed, as well as undergoing programmatic consideration. Decisions will be announced towards the end of February 2020.

The call for satellites is now closed.