Late-Breaking Abstracts

2021 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission is Open 

The deadline to submit a Late-Breaking Abstract is July 1, 2021.

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  MDS Late-Breaking Abstract Criteria

Late-Breaking Abstracts will be considered for the MDS Virtual Congress 2021 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 15, 2021), 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 2021 deadline, and does not accept encore submissions. 

  Submission and Eligibility

Late-Breaking Abstract submissions must be received by July 1, 2021, 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
  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, 2021), and may not have been previously published or presented. 

If you are planning to present or publish your work elsewhere prior to the MDS Virtual Congress 2021, 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 July of 2021. 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

Late-Breaking Abstracts will open on June 1, 2021 and will close on July 1, 2021 (11:59 pm CST).

Deadline extension requests will not be granted. Acceptance notifications will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author in July 2021.  

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. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the MDS International Secretariat at congress@movementdisorders.org

2020 MDS Virtual Congress Late-Breaking Abstract Publication 

2020 MDS Virtual 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]. (2020). 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

 

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