Late-Breaking Abstracts

2020 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission is now open

 

The deadline to submit a Late-Breaking Abstract is May 15, 2020 11:59 pm (CDT). Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

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  MDS Late-Breaking Abstract Criteria

Late-Breaking Abstracts will be considered for the 2020 International Congress if they fulfill the following criteria:

  1. The topic must be of critical importance to the clinical/scientific community and/or the public.
  2. The abstract must be report data that became available for public dissemination only after the deadline of the regular abstract submission (March 1, 2020), and has not been previously published or presented.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Late-Breaking Abstract program is not designed to favor investigators who inadvertently missed the deadline for regular abstract submission.

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 2020 deadline, and does not accept encore submissions.

 

  Abstract Submission Guidelines

Text limit of 2,500 characters (including spaces). The size limit includes characters and spaces in the Abstract Title and Abstract Body. Please note that spaces are included in the overall character count. The size limit does not include author information.

Abstracts should be arranged as follows:

  • Objective
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Do not include any identifying information directly on the abstract.

Only non-proprietary (generic) drug names should be used and should be written without capitals.

Do not include branded product names in the abstract. If the abstract is found to contain marketing, rather than scientific content, the abstract will be rejected.

A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word for which it stands.

Please note there is a separate upload field for tables and graphs. To include tables or figures, enter the appropriate ID tag within the abstract body where the tables and/or figures should 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.

To list references, enter the appropriate ID tag. [1] for your first reference, [2] for your second reference, [3] for your third reference, etc.

  Submission and Eligibility

Late-Breaking Abstract submissions must be received by May 15, 2020, 11:59PM CDT.

The sole means of submission is via the Internet. Please do not e-mail, fax, or mail submissions.

Late-Breaking Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

MDS members and non-members are eligible to submit Late-Breaking Abstracts.

There is no fee for submitting an MDS abstract.

MDS does not offer CME credit for poster viewing or submitted abstracts.

MDS International Congress faculty are not required to submit an abstract.

MDS expects that all accepted abstracts will be presented during the scheduled poster session time during the 2020 International Congress and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the 2020 International Congress to present your abstract as a printed poster as scheduled by MDS.

All abstract presenters are required to register and pay applicable registration fees to attend the MDS International Congress.

  Previously Published Abstracts and Plagiarism

Late-Breaking Abstract submissions must report data that became available for public dissemination only after the deadline of the regular abstract submission (March 1, 2020), and may not have been previously published or presented.

If you are planning to present or publish your work elsewhere prior to the 2020 International Congress, please do not submit the work as a Late-Breaking Abstract.

All submitted abstracts will be run through an online plagiarism detection software. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected.

All abstracts presented at a previous MDS International Congress have been published by MDS.

  Review

The Chairs of the MDS Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) will review all Late-breaking abstract submissions in May of 2020. The CSPC Chairs shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following reasons:

  • Does not meet the full criteria of an MDS Late-Breaking Abstract (please see MDS Late-Breaking Abstract Criteria)
  • Plagiarism detected
  • Marketing detected
  • Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders

All submitted abstracts will be run through an online plagiarism detection software. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected.

  Notification and Correspondence

All notifications regarding a submitted abstract will be sent only to the person identified in the “contact information” section of the submission form. It is expected that the contact person will circulate updates regarding the abstract as needed.

All successfully submitted abstracts will receive a confirmation e-mail to the designated contact person. If the confirmation e-mail has not been received within 24-hours of submitting the abstract, please contact the MDS at congress@movementdisorders.org to verify the status of the submission.

Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to the designated contact person via e-mail in July 2020.

All confirmed abstract submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by MDS.

Please ensure that congress@movementdisorders.org is designated as a “safe senders” to ensure timely correspondence regarding the abstract submission.

Please check your spam and junk e-mail folders before contacting MDS regarding the status of your abstract. Abstract notices will come from congress@movementdisorders.org.

  Withdrawing a Submitted Abstract

May 15 – July 30, 2020

Requests to withdraw a submitted abstract must be received in writing by July 30, 2020, to congress@movementdisorders.org. There is no penalty to withdraw your abstract.

July 30, 2020 – Onward
After July 30, 2020, your abstract cannot be withdrawn and will remain a part of the 2020 MDS published abstracts. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

  Publication of Accepted Abstracts

All accepted Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the 2020 International Congress website as a downloadable PDF. Citation information will be available on the publication website September 13, 2020.

  Abstract Presentation

All accepted abstracts will be presented as a printed poster during designated times of the MDS International Congress. Please visit https://www.mdscongress.org/Congress/Program--Abstracts.htm for updates and specific information regarding poster size and layout.

Daily poster presentations will be scheduled Monday through Wednesday during the International Congress. A detailed schedule, including poster set up and removal times, will be included in the abstract acceptance notification for each poster. The general poster presentation and viewing schedule can be found on the MDS International Congress website in June 2020.

Note: Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the International Congress for the duration of the meeting, from September 13-17, 2020, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.

All abstract presenters are required to register and pay applicable registration fees to attend the MDS International Congress. MDS will be verifying proof of registration for at least one (1) presenter for every accepted abstract by June 15, 2020.

It is not mandatory that the first author is pre-registered; the presenter can be any of the contributing authors or a colleague.



2019 Nice International Congress Late-Breaking Abstract Publication

2019 International Congress Late-Breaking Abstracts (PDF)

To cite an MDS published Late-Breaking Abstract, follow this example:

[Author’s Last Name], [Author’s First and Middle Initials]. (2019). International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Late-Breaking Abstracts, [Abstract Title], [pages].

Retrieved from www.mdscongress.org/Congress/Program--Abstracts.htm.



Late-Breaking Abstract Publications Archive

To view the archive of International Congress Late-Breaking Abstracts, visit the MDS Past / Future Congresses webpage.

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].
Retrieved from https://www.mdscongress.org/Congress/Program--Abstracts/View-Past--Future-Congresses.htm.

Important Dates

December 2, 2019
Abstract Submission Opens

March 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Closes

May 1, 2020
Registration Opens

July 15, 2020
Early Registration Deadline

August 13, 2020
Final Pre-Registration Deadline

September 13-17, 2020
International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders®


For More Information

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Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349
E-mail: congress@movementdisorders.org

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