CCN 2022 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place at CCN 2022?

Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated, and indoor masking will be required unless eating, drinking, or presenting. All local health regulations will be enforced. CCN holds no responsibility in the event of health-related occurrences associated with conference events.

Q: Will there be a virtual or hybrid component to CCN 2022?

We are planning for CCN to be an entirely in-person conference, and we are hoping to take full advantage of opportunities provided by the in-person format. As we have done in the past, we will record the single-track events and make them freely available after the meeting has completed.

Q: What if I submit an abstract that is accepted, but cannot present the abstract in person due to travel, health, etc. reasons?

At this point, we are planning for CCN to be an entirely in-person conference, and submitters should plan to attend. However, if that becomes impossible due to an emergency or unforeseen event, the archival version of the abstract will still be available in the conference proceedings.

Q: What dimensions does my poster need to be? How long should my talk be?

Please look at the Presentation Guidelines page for full details.

Q: The written comments on paper submissions don't seem to match the Meadows numerical ratings. What's going on?

The numerical ratings were collected on a different system, and thus are not necessarily listed in the same order as the written comments.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: The conference kicks off at 1:30pm on Thursday, August 25 with Mind Matching. Registration will open from 11am onwards. For full program details, please visit
  • Presentation guidelines for posters and contributed talks can be found on the website at
  • COVID-19: We strongly encourage all attendees to test for Covid-19 in the 24 hours prior to attending this year’s conference. Please bring a mask, as masking will be required at all indoor events.
  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks will be scheduled each day beginning in the afternoon Thursday, August 25, featuring coffee, tea and light refreshments, then twice daily Friday – Sunday, August 26-28, mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • On Saturday, August 27, a boxed lunch will be available during the lunch break. There will be three choices available featuring a Chicken Pesto Sandwich OR a Roast Beef Sandwich OR a Market Salad, which will be geared toward those with special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or lactose free. Some registrants have advised in advance of those requirements.
  • The Poster Sessions take place each evening Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 25 – 27, after the dinner break. Please do note that dinner will be “on own,” however, during the Poster Sessions there will be beer, wine and soft drinks available for which complimentary drink tickets will be provided.
  • Please prepare for unpredictable hotel environments by bringing a sweater or light jacket during the sessions.
  • During the Mainstage Sessions, in the Grand Ballroom, the room will be set with classroom seating. PLEASE BE ADVISED that there will not be full power capability in the Grand Ballroom. If you are bringing your laptop, please come to each session with it fully-charged. There will be a charging station at the back of the room, though not for the full complement of attendees.