Late-Breaking Abstracts

Late-Breaking Abstract Submissions Now Closed

Late-Breaking Abstract submissions are now closed. Late-Breaking Abstracts notification e-mails will be sent mid-July.

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Attendance is Required

Accepted abstract presenters must attend 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.  Registration for the International Congress is now open.

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 Abstracts without a registered presenter will be withdrawn from publication and removed from the poster presentation.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 prior to July 31, 2018.

Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the International Congress October 5-9, 2018 to present your research.

  Changes to Abstract

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

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 Multiple change requests may not be accepted, and your abstract could be withdrawn.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.

  Terms and Conditions

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all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented as a printed poster and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn.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.


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

All accepted Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the 2018 International Congress Abstract website as a downloadable PDF.

  Review Process

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
  • Marketing
  • Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders
  • Does not meet basic submission requirements


  Withdrawing a Submitted or Accepted Abstract

If an abstract must be withdrawn for any reason, please contact 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.

Important Dates

July 2018
Late-Breaking Abstracts Notifications Sent

August 2, 2018
Early Registration Deadline

September 5, 2018
Final Pre-Registration Deadline

October 5-9, 2018
International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders®

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

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