Abstract Information

MDS is pleased to offer abstract poster viewing and special abstract presentations for the MDS Virtual Congress 2020. All MDS abstracts will be available on demand on the Virtual Congress platform beginning September 11, 2020 at 15:00 GMT (UTC+0).

Virtual Poster Hall

All posters will be openly available for viewing in the Virtual Poster Hall beginning September 11, 2020 – there are no scheduled poster presentation dates or times.

PDF posters cannot be downloaded from the Virtual Poster Hall once they are on display.

Each poster category will have an open forum chat feature, to encourage engagement between attendees and authors. It is encouraged, though not required, that abstract authors visit the chat feature throughout the week and participate in discussion with attendees.

Guided Poster Tours

Guided Poster Tours give viewers an opportunity to view oral abstract presentations from a selected group of abstracts in several different topics. Each Guided Poster Tour abstract is presented as a 5-minute pre-recorded oral presentation of your abstract. There will also be a chat feature for the presenters and participants to dialogue within each Guided Poster Tour category.

Top Abstracts (presented during select Parallel Sessions)

Top Abstract presentations are a new initiative by MDS intended to give broader visibility to  some of the top ranked original research presented during the Virtual Congress. These presentations will be integrated into select Parallel Sessions during the Congress Scientific Program as a 10-minute pre-recorded oral abstract presentation.

All Virtual Congress sessions will remain available for a limited time after the launch date as an on-demand feature of the Virtual Congress.


Information for Poster Presenters

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  Abstract Publication

All accepted abstracts will be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders journal online edition. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

MDS only accepts original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or as a group. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected.

  Virtual Poster Information

The PDF poster guidelines for participation are as follows:

  • PDF posters must be uploaded to https://catalyst.omnipress.com by AUGUST 1, 2020
  • PDF poster must be kept to 1 page per abstract
    • Landscape orientation – please use 4:3 ratio for maximum visibility if converting from a PowerPoint layout
    • 960 x 720px landscape
    • 150 MB maximum file size
  • PDF poster must include the corresponding abstract as accepted, without changes
  • Please ensure poster content is scientific in nature and refrain from including marketing or promotional materials
  • Label your PDF file with the last 6 digits of your abstract reference number
  • Only PDF files will be accepted
  • All posters will be openly available for viewing beginning September 11, 2020 – there are no scheduled poster presentation dates or times
  • PDF posters cannot be downloaded from the Virtual Poster Hall
  Chat Feature

Each poster category will have an open forum chat feature, to encourage engagement between attendees and authors. It is encouraged, though not required, that abstract authors visit the chat feature throughout the week and participate in discussion with attendees.

  Withdrawing an Abstract

Requests to withdraw an abstract must have been submitted online at https://catalyst.omnipress.com, or received in writing by July 1, 2020 to congress@movementdisorders.org.

After July 1, 2020 all accepted abstracts will be published and withdrawal requests can no longer be granted

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