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Abstract Submission

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of original contributions on the Progress and Controversies in Hydrocephalus.

Abstracts must be submitted the latest until 1 May 2023 8 May 2023 (extended!).
All accepted papers will be presented in one of the following formats:

  • Oral presentation: Fully presented in oral format – Duration of presentation is 7 minutes with 3 minutes for Q&A
  • Oral Flash Presentation of e-Poster: Presented in oral format – Duration of presentation is 3 minutes with 2 for Q&A
  • e-Poster presentation: e-Posters will be available in the exhibition area for viewing throughout the entire Meeting.

Authors should indicate the thematic topic and their presentation format preference, but the final decision on the presentation type will be determined by the Scientific Committee.

If you want to submit an abstract (only one submission per author is in order) for the Young Investigators Award, it is necessary to be an Oral Presentation and you have to confirm that:

  • You are currently in a training position:
    • Medical student or science undergraduate
    • Studying for a doctorate degree and not in a substantive clinical post
    • Scientific post-doctorate post without staff status
    • Currently in a clinical Residency program or Fellowship position

The presentation of the accepted abstracts is compulsory, and the abstracts will be published in the Meeting’s book of abstracts. There is also the option to publish your abstract to the online journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to either choose to publish your abstract to the journal or opt out from the process.

Important Notes

Authors are exclusively responsible for the submission of their abstract according to the abstract submission guidelines and for submitting their presentation in due time according to the submission deadline, which is the 1st of May 2023 8th May 2023 (extended!).

If guidelines are not followed, abstracts will be returned to sender/writer to correct them if the abstract deadline hasn’t expired. In case the submitted abstract does not respect the rules and there is no time for correction due to the abstract’s deadline, it will be disqualified automatically.

The presenting author of each abstract must complete registration and payment for the Meeting, the latest shortly upon receiving the abstract acceptance notification.

Abstract presenters are required to be physically present in Hamburg, to deliver their presentation. Exceptions can be made upon request by the presenter to the Meeting Secretariat at

Abstracts will not be accepted in any of the following cases:

  • At least one of the authors is not registered and paid the registration fee to the Meeting, upon receiving confirmation of acceptance of the abstract.
  • Deadline for submission of the abstract (1 May 2023 8 May 2023 (extended!)) is not respected.
  • Missing data (authors, institutions, wrong subtitles, etc.) or forms.
  • An abstract exceeding 300 words

Evaluation of Abstracts

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality, and relevancy to the field of hydrocephalus.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the thematic topic during the abstract evaluation process or even change the presentation type from Oral to Oral-flash or e-Poster according to the requirements of the scientific programme.


Fluids & Barriers of the CNS Journal
HYDROCEPHALUS 2023 Abstracts Publication

Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all CNS fluids and barrier systems in health and disease.
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is affiliated to the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS) and the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders.

The presented abstracts of the Fifteenth Meeting of Hydrocephalus Society, August 25-28, 2023, will be published in the online journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS.

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