The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS members and non-members to submit an abstract for review for the 2020 PAS Congress. Please note the following criteria:
- There is no fee to submit an abstract
- All abstract submissions must be original research
- All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
- Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly
- If your abstract is accepted, you must be prepared to travel to the 2020 PAS Congress to present your abstract on the assigned date
Please read the following section before submitting your abstract for review. To view examples of MDS abstracts, please visit: www.mdsabstracts.org.
Please limit the total abstract text to 2,500 characters (including spaces). The size limit includes Abstract Title and Abstract Body. The size limit for the abstract includes characters and spaces in the Abstract Title and Abstract Body. Please refrain from using special characters within the abstract text.
Abstracts should adhere to the following format:
- Objective (250 characters)
- Background (250 characters)
- Methods (750 characters)
- Results (750 characters)
- Conclusions (750 characters)
You will be asked to list the name, affiliation and e-mail for each co-author. However, all communications and notifications regarding abstract submissions will be sent only to the submitting author.
You may upload up to three files. The size limit for each file is 4MB.
The use of standard abbreviations is desirable. A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word for which it stands. Non-proprietary (generic) drug names should be used and should be written without capital letters.
If you are including tables or figures within your abstract, you must enter the appropriate ID tag in the abstract body where you would like your tables and/or figures to 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. You may upload the tables within the abstract submission system.
Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal, online edition.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes will not be accepted after September 30, 2019.
The PAS Scientific Program Committee will review all abstracts in September 2019. Authors are required to select one category under which their abstract should be reviewed.
The Committee shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following causes:
- Plagiarism detected
- Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders
- Does not meet basic submission requirements
MDS expects that all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented by the original author(s) and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the meeting and present it in the session selected by MDS.
Attendance is required. Accepted abstracts must have a presenter in attendance at the 2020 PAS Congress in Miami, FL to present their poster(s), and should plan to attend from February 14-16, 2020 as poster presentation dates are subject to change. It is not mandatory that the first author be pre-registered and present; the presenter may be any of the contributing authors, or a colleague.
MDS only accepts original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or of the group. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected.
All abstracts accepted for presentation may be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal, online edition
All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.
Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the 2020 PAS Congress to present your research.
Questions regarding the online abstract submission process or about the 2020 PAS Congress should be submitted to email@example.com