ABSS 2021 ABSS2021

12 July 2021 - Brisbane

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Registrations and Abstract Submissions Opening Jan 2021

The Australasian Brain Stimulation Society is proud to invite you to ABSS2021 in Brisbane, July 12-13th.  This conference will be held at The Queensland Brain Institute, a state-of-the-art neuroscience hub within the beautiful surrounds of the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

The event will feature international and national keynote speakers, symposia and talks by brain stimulation researchers and clinicians, and most importantly, the opportunity to develop and extend collaborative links. There will also be awards provided to the best presentations, and a social event following the first day of proceedings, which will be held at St Lucy Caffe e Cucina, a restaurant located on the grounds of the St Lucia campus.

Please Note: ABSS2021 seeks to provide a conference environment that will be accessible for registrants irrespective of travel restrictions and personal circumstances.  As such, we plan on providing a conference that provides access to the latest brain stimulation research, whether you attend in-person or remotely.  If travel restrictions mean that a face-to-face option is not possible, these sessions will be accessible in a purely virtual environment. More details on the format of ABSS2021 will be provided later, and may change as circumstances change.

Event Code of Conduct

ABSS is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all participants, and a welcoming environment for free discussion of ideas. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any related concerns, please immediately contact anyone on the ABSS Committee

Conference Program

Conference program will be available here to download once finalised.

Featured Speakers

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Charlotte Stagg

    Professor Charlotte Stagg

    Oscillations and inhibition: towards an understanding of the neurophysiology of motor learning.

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Jason Mattingley

    Professor Jason Mattingley

    Investigating the impact of brain stimulation on brain function in healthy adults.


The conference will be held at The Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

Detailed Visitor Information can be found here

Key Dates

  • Registration (early bird) 15 Feb 2021- 30 April 2021
  • Symposium Abstract Submission 1 Jan 2021 - 15 Feb 2021
  • Oral/Poster Abstract Submission 15 Feb 2021 - 9 April 2021
  • ABSS2021 Award Applications 15 Feb 2021 - 9 April 2021


ABSS2021 Awards

There will be two ECR Awards presented at ABSS2021.

  • ECR Award, 0-6 years post PhD (or equivalent). Eligibility and submission details are provided in guidelines.
    ECR Award Guidelines
  • PhD Award – ‘Best brain stimulation thesis’. Eligibility and submission details are provided in guidelines.
    Best Thesis Award Guidelines

 Applications open 29 Jan 2021 and close on 9 April 2021. You can only apply for one of the awards.

Past ABSS Award Winners


2018: ABSS Seminar Day and Launch

The first ABSS Seminar Day and ABSS Launch was held on Friday 17 August 2018 at the Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria.  ABSS Seminar Day Booklet 2018