Information for delegates

See below for:

  1. Two-page programme 
  2. Meeting app
  3. Poster Abstract Book
  4. Information for poster presenters
  5. Travelling to Dublin - click here
  6. Travelling to the CCD conference centre - click here
  7. CPD certification - click here

1) Two-page programme

The whole festival programme in an easy to print two page / 4 side pdf. 

Click to download two page programme (470 KB)


2) BNA2019 meeting app

To download the app:

  1. Make sure you have a good signal
  2. Open app store or Google Play depending on your device
  3. Search for BNA2019


  1. Go to on your device’s internet browser.
  2. For Android devices, select: Download on Google Play
  3. For iOS devices, select: Download on the App Store
  4. For older or other smart phones and devices, choose: Web app

When you first launch the app, you will be prompted to enter your email address.  This means you will see the sessions you chose when you first registered, the delegate list, and networking functions. 

If you can't log in to the app, can't remember the email you used to register, or have any other issues:

  • check you have a good data / wifi connection
  • try updating the app
  • speak to us at the BNA stand in the exhbition hall or email [email protected]
  • send an email to the app developers via the 'help' logo within the app

Functions include:

My Agenda: You can find the sessions you selected when you registered by logging into the app; simply enter the email address that you used when you registered to log-in & see your agenda. To add further items, find the session in ‘Programme’ and select the calendar icon at the top, under the title. This will add it to your agenda in the app, and give you the option to add it to your device’s calendar too.

Programme: All scientific sessions, social events & the public programme, viewable by category, theme or day. Coloured sessions to represent streams of the festival: 
Neuroscience Ireland (NSI) - Orange
The British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) - Purple
Clinical stream – Turquoise

What’s on? Tap here at any time to see which sessions are currently being held, and which sessions are happening within the next 60 minutes.

Abstracts: The app contains a fully-searchable database of all abstracts, so you can always find the one you’re looking for. The arrow icon, bottom right, allows you to: 
Add to your saved documents in-app

Speakers: View biographies and talk abstracts of all speakers.

Sponsors & Exhibitors: A full list of those supporting and exhibiting at BNA2019, their websites, and which stand number they are on.

Maps & Floor Plans: Detailed floor plans, plus venue location and surroundings. 

Notification bell: (Top right hand corner) Select this to display all of the notifications you receive. The red number indicates unread notifications.

Networking: Exchange details and arrange meetings with other delegates. 

General Information: Access further information about the festival 


3) BNA2019 poster abstract book

All poster abstracts in order of session and theme, with an author index at the end.  Please note that you can find a fully searchable database of poster abstracts on the meeting app

Download poster abstract book (500 pages / 7MB)

For all speaker biographies and abstracts, please see the meeting app.


4) Information for poster presenters

Some points to remember: 

  • Firstly, a reminder of the Abstract Submission Guidelines, and that the submitted abstract and its corresponding poster presentation must discuss the same piece of work.
  • Don’t forget to upload your poster to the OSF Meeting depository for BNA2019.  Be part of Open Science, and share your research with the world! 
  • Posters must be no more than A0 in size (841mm x 1189mm) and portrait in format.
  • Make sure you know when your poster preview session is taking place (see times below).  Your poster must be on its board by the START of the poster preview session, so that people can see your poster.
  • You do not have to be present at your poster during the preview.
  • You must be present at your poster throughout the session itself.
  • It is your responsibility to remove your poster from its board by the end of the day.  Any remaining posters will be disposed of.

Poster stickers

Journals can now acknowledge studies which have used Open Data, Preregistration and/or Open Methods by using Badges (see about badges more here). In order to recognise posters at BNA2019 featuring these open practices, we have a set of equivalent stickers with which you can adorn your poster. Please speak to BNA staff if you think your poster should have one, two or all three!

If your study has caught the eye of an editor, you may find an Editor’s Invitation sticker on your poster too.

Poster session timings

Session one preview: 11:00 – 13:00 Sunday 14th April
Please hang your poster as soon as you have registered on Sunday morning, so that delegates can view your poster during registration.
Session one: 14:40-16:20 Sunday 14th April

Session two preview: 11:10-11:50 Monday 15th April
Please make sure you have hung your poster before 11:10
Session two: 13:50-15:30 Monday 15th April

Session three preview: 11:10-11:50 Tuesday 16th April
Please make sure you have hung your poster before 11:10
Session three: 13:50-15:30 Tuesday 16th April


Also see:

Check out the scientific programme

What's on in the public programme

See what social events are taking place