All accepted Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the 2018 International Congress website as a downloadable PDF.
The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) will review all abstracts in June 2018. The Committee shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following causes:
- Plagiarism detected
- Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders
- Does not meet basic submission requirements
Please read the following section before submitting your abstract for review. To view examples of MDS abstracts, please visit the MDS Abstracts webpage. The sole means of abstract submission is through the online submission system.
Please limit the total abstract text to 2,500 characters (including spaces). The size limit for the abstract includes characters and spaces in the Abstract Title and Abstract Body. Please refrain from using special characters within the abstract text.
Abstracts should adhere to the following format:
- Objective (250 character maximum)
- Background (250 character maximum)
- Methods (750 character maximum)
- Results (750 character maximum)
- Conclusions (750 character maximum)
You will be asked to list the name, affiliation and e-mail for each co-author, however, all communications and notifications regarding abstract submissions will be sent only to the submitting author.
The use of standard abbreviations is desirable. A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word for which it stands. Non-proprietary (generic) drug names should be used and should be written without capital letters in all instances.
If you are including tables or figures within your abstract, you must enter the appropriate ID tag in the abstract body where you would like your tables and/or figures to appear. Tags must be entered as shown - [table1] for your first table; [table2] for your second table; [figure1] for your first figure; [figure2] for your second figure. You may upload the tables within the abstract submission website.
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS Members and non-members to submit an abstract for review for the International Congress. Please note the following criteria:
- There is no fee to submit an abstract
- All abstract submissions must be original research
- All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
- Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly
- If your abstract is accepted, you must be prepared to travel to the International Congress to present your abstract as a printed poster on the assigned date
MDS only accepts original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or of a group. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected.
All accepted abstracts are presented as a printed poster and will be presented according to their category grouping schedule.
If your abstract is accepted, you (or a registered co-author or colleague) are required to:
- Travel to the International Congress, October 5-9, 2018 in Hong Kong, to present your abstract
- Present your poster according to the scheduled presentation date/time
- Abstract presentation dates/times are subject to change; it is advisable to plan to attend the International Congress in its entirety from October 5 - 9, 2018
- Abstract presentations are scheduled by category; individual presentation date change requests will not be granted
Attendance is Required
Accepted abstract presenters must be in attendance at the International Congress in Hong Kong to present their poster(s), and should plan to attend from October 5-9, 2018, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.
Presenting authors must pre-register for the International Congress by July 31, 2018 and pay applicable registration fees. There is no registration discount for accepted abstract authors. Abstracts without a registered presenter will be withdrawn from publication and removed from the poster presentation. Exceptions will be granted upon notification to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to July 31, 2018.
Registration for the International Congress is now open.
Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the International Congress October 5-9, 2018 to present your research.
If an abstract must be withdrawn for any reason, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible. There is no penalty to withdraw your abstract, however if your withdrawal request is received after the abstracts have been sent for publication, it cannot be withdrawn and will remain a part of the 2018 MDS published abstracts. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.
Changes After Abstract Has Been Submitted Are Strongly Discouraged! If critical changes need to be made to your abstract content after it has been submitted, please request those changes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to your submitted abstract will not be accepted after June 1, 2018.
Please note: Only minor (yet critical) change requests will be made to your submitted abstract. Multiple change requests may not be accepted, and your abstract could be withdrawn. Drastic changes to abstract data will not be accepted.
MDS expects that all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented as a printed poster and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the International Congress and present your abstract as scheduled by MDS.
Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the International Congress October 5-9, 2018, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.
MDS only accepts original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or of the group. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected. All abstracts accepted for presentation may be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders journal, in the online edition. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.