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Call for: 2024 Clinical Breakthroughs

For presentation during Plenary Session 4205:
MDS Keynote Lecture and Breakthroughs
08:00 - 10:00, September 30, 2024

Submit a Breakthrough

MDS is seeking proposals or expressions of interest for possible presentation during the MDS Keynote Plenary Session (this session is non-accredited). Clinical Breakthrough Presentations are designed to showcase the results of recent clinical trials or scientific breakthroughs that have major significance for the movement disorders field.  This is a non-accredited session.  

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Deadline: August 1, 2024 



Clinical breakthrough abstract submission will be considered for presentation in the 2024 International Congress if they meet the following criteria: 

  • The topic must be critically important to the clinical/scientific community and/or the public. 
  • The proposal should provide results on major phase 2 or phase 3 clinical trials, or novel scientific research. 
  • The proposal must report the main results or outcomes of data or clinical trials that have not been previously presented; major results published or in press but not previously announced or presented at a clinical or scientific meeting will also be considered. 
  • The study and results reported should be novel (not simply an extension of previously published work) or definitively confirm or refute other critically important work. 

All accepted proposals must comply with MDS Guidelines, and the final presentations may need to undergo a review process to ensure compliance. 

The following types of studies are NOT appropriate for Clinical Breakthrough Abstract presentations, and will not be considered:  

  • 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 

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