Late-breaking abstracts recognize novel, critically important research developments that occur during the lead-up to International Congress.
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Late-Breaking Abstracts will be considered for the International Congress if they fulfill the following criteria:
- The topic must be of critical importance to the clinical/scientific community and/or the public.
- The abstract must be report data that became available for public dissemination only after the deadline of the regular abstract submission, and has not been previously published or presented.
- The study and results reported should be novel (not simply an extension of previously published work) or be definitive of confirming or refuting other critically important work.
- The following categories are typically suited to the main poster sessions and will not be considered for Late-Breaking Abstracts: case reports, qualitative surveys, reviews of existing treatments, practice reviews, rating scale validation, small confirmatory studies, small scale epidemiology studies, research proposals.
- The Late-Breaking Abstract program is not designed to favor investigators who inadvertently missed the deadline for regular abstract submission.
Late-Breaking Abstract selection strictly adheres to these criteria. Many high-quality abstracts are rejected on the basis of not meeting these criteria as outlined. Historically, MDS only accepts an average of 25-30% of Late-Breaking Abstract submissions annually.
The following types of studies are NOT appropriate for the Late-Breaking Abstract program and will not be considered for acceptance:
- Case reports or small series of cases
- Replication studies
- Descriptions of study designs or plans with no presentation of data
- Extensions of previously reported studies
- Qualitative surveys
- Reviews of existing treatments
- Practice reviews
- Rating scale validation
- Research proposals
The Late-Breaking Abstract submission process is not intended for regular abstract submissions that inadvertently missed the deadline, and does not accept encore submissions.
Late-Breaking Abstract Presentations
All accepted abstracts will be invited to be presented onsite in the poster hall during the International Congress.
Late-Breaking Abstract Publication
All Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the MDS International Congress website.
To cite an MDS published Late-Breaking Abstract, follow this example:
[Author’s Last Name], [Author’s First and Middle Initials]. (year). International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Late-Breaking Abstracts, [Abstract Title], [pages].
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Late-Breaking Abstract Archive
View the archive of International Congress Late-Breaking Abstracts: