ABSS 2020 ABSS2020

13 July 2020 - Brisbane

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The Australasian Brain Stimulation Society is proud to invite you to ABSS2020 in Brisbane, July 13-14th.  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 from brain stimulation researchers and clinicians, and most importantly, the opportunity to develop and extend collaborative links. There will also be a number of awards presented, 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.

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

Program will be published here when available.

Featured Speakers

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Charlotte Stagg, University of Oxford

    Professor Charlotte Stagg, University of Oxford

    Oscillations and Inhibition: towards an understanding of the neurophysiology of motor learning

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Jason Mattingley, University of Queensland

    Professor Jason Mattingley, University of Queensland

    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) 24 Oct 2019 - 10 Apr 2020
  • Symposium Abstract Submissions 21 Oct 2019 - 21 Feb 2020
  • Oral/Poster Abstract Submissions 5 Feb 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
  • ABSS2020 ECR Awards 25 Nov 2019- 10 Apr 2020


ABSS2020 ECR Awards

There will be two ECR Awards presented at ABSS2020.

  • ECR Award, 0-5 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.
    PhD Award Guidelines


Applications are due by 5pm, April 10, 2020. You can only apply for one of the awards.


Registration is open!

Registration includes access to the two-day conference, a ticket to the social event on Monday July 13th, eligibility for prizes, opportunities to liaise with exhibitors, and ABSS membership renewal until next conference.

Full Member: $250 (early bird until April 10, 2020), $300 (after April, 10 2020).
Student Member: $150 (early bird until April 10,  2020), $250 (after April 10, 2020).

Abstract Submission


Symposium Abstracts are to be submitted via email to m.sale@uq.edu.au by Feb 21, 2020.

All symposia will be 60 minutes in total, with a minimum of 3 speakers. Please submit a working title for the symposium, the names of the presenters and their individual abstracts, and a short statement (300 words maximum) outlining what you hope will be addressed in your symposium. If accepted, this symposium summary will be printed in the Conference Handbook.

Oral and Poster Presentations

Please submit your abstract via the form below by April 10, 2020.

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload a pdf of your structured 250 word abstract for submission (i.e. Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions). Please include all authors' affiliations and clearly indicate the presenting author.

ABSS AGM and Webinar

The first ABSS webinar and Annual General Meeting is happening on Friday the 24th of May, 2019.

12:30pm – 1:00 pm (AEST): ABSS Annual General Meeting

1:00pm – 2:00pm (AEST): Special Guest Lecture

Dr Nir Grossman from Imperial College London will be presenting on:

“Non-invasive deep brain stimulation via temporally interfering electrical fields”

ABSS Members will receive an invite with details on how to attend the webinar. Please contact info@abssociety.com if you have any queries.

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