Late-Breaking Abstracts

The International Congress Late-Breaking Abstract Submission is Now Closed

Official late-breaking abstract notifications will be sent via email in July to the contact person indicated during the abstract submission process.

Only the designated contact person will receive official MDS abstract notifications. If you are not the designated contact person for your submission, please contact the designated person for updates regarding your abstract. Please check to ensure that notifications are not stuck in your email filters or folders.

The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) will review all abstracts in June 2019.

Even a high-quality abstract submission might be rejected as a Late-Breaking Abstract submission if it does not 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 (March 1, 2019), 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.

The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) Committee shall also 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
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Attendance is Required

Accepted abstract presenters must be in attendance at the 2019 International Congress in Nice, France to present their poster(s), and should plan to attend from September 22-26, 2019, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.

Presenting authors must pre-register for the 2019 International Congress by August 1, 2019 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 August 1, 2019.

Registration for the 2019 International Congress will open March 12, 2019.

Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the 2019 International Congress September 22-26, 2019 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 July 1, 2019.

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.


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 2019 International Congress, September 22-26, 2019 in Nice, France, 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 2019 International Congress in its entirety from September 22-26, 2019
  • 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 2019 International Congress website as a downloadable PDF. Citation information will be available on the publication website September 23, 2019.

  Withdrawing or Submitting an 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 2019 MDS published abstracts. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

Important Dates

September 22-26, 2019
International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders®


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