4th PAS Congress Abstracts

MDS is excited to welcome attendees for in-person abstract presentations. All accepted abstracts are presented as a printed poster at the 2022 PAS Congress. Poster sessions give delegates an opportunity to view posters on the most current research in the field of Movement Disorders. Authors will be present for 90 minutes during scheduled poster sessions to explain their work and answer questions.  Please see below for additional poster presentation information. 

Poster Viewing: 
Location: Exhibition Hall, Riverfront Central 
Thursday, May 26, 9:30 – 17:00
Friday, May 27, 9:30 – 17:00 
Saturday, May 28, 9:30 am – 11:00 

Poster Sessions: 
Location: Exhibition Hall, Riverfront Central 
Thursday, May 26, 13:00 – 14:30 
Friday, May 27, 13:00 – 14:30 
(No scheduled poster sessions on Saturday)  
 

Abstract submission is closed. The deadline for PAS Congress abstract submissions was October 15, 2021 11:59PM (CDT). Late submissions will not be accepted. If you require special permissions or authorizations with regards to your abstract, they must be received prior to submission. If you are unsure if you have applied for and received permission to use a rating scale owned by MDS, please visit the MDS Clinical Outcome Assessments webpage for more information.

 

Late-Breaking Abstracts

Late-Breaking Abstract submission is now closed.

Late-Breaking Abstract submissions closed on December 1, 2021. Late-Breaking Abstract notifications will be sent in late December.

Please visit the Late-Breaking Abstracts tab for more information.
 

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  Eligibility

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS members and non-members to submit an abstract for review for the 4th 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 are highly encouraged to register and pay applicable registration fees to attend the 4th PAS Congress to present your poster, but it is not required. The presenter can be any of the contributing authors or a colleague.
  Abstract Submission Format

Please read the following section before submitting your abstract for review. To view examples of MDS abstracts, please visit: http://www.mdsabstracts.org/.

Please limit the total abstract text to 2,500 characters (including spaces). 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)
  • References (up to two)

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

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.

  Review Process

The PAS Scientific Program Committee will review all abstracts in October 2021. 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
  • Marketing
  • Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders
  • Does not meet basic submission requirements
  Previously Published Abstracts and Plagiarism:

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

Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been previously published. Submitted abstracts that have been presented at other meetings must include the previous meeting name and presentation date cited accordingly in the abstract body, after the Conclusion.

If the abstract is found to have been previously published in another MDS publication or a previous edition of the Movement Disorders journal or Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal, the designated contact person will be notified and required to revise the abstract, or the abstract will be rejected.

  Publication

All accepted PAS Congress abstracts will be published May 26, 2022 in an e-supplement to the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal, online edition. 

All abstracts are embargoed until May 26, 2022, 8:00 am CDT (Chicago). 

Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal, online edition.

All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.
An individual may be the first author on a maximum of three (3) abstracts.
An individual may be a contributing author on an unlimited number of abstracts.
 

  Changes or Withdrawing an Abstract

Changes after abstract has been submitted are strongly discouraged.

If your abstract requires critical edits due to the PAS Congress date change, please contact pascongress@movementdisorders.org for instruction. 

Deadline: April 1, 2022
The deadline for critical edits or to withdraw a previously accepted abstract is April 1, 2022. After April 1, all previously confirmed abstracts will be published by MDS. Please email pascongress@movementdisorders.org immediately should you require withdrawal or edits to your abstract. 
 

  Abstract Presentation

Abstracts will be presented as a printed poster during the PAS Congress in Miami, FL. Additionally, all accepted abstracts are welcome to submit an e-poster PDF and 3-5 min video/oral abstract presentation (MP4) to be featured in a supplemental booklet on the PAS Congress website.

MDS strongly encourages all abstract presenters to participate in all presentation formats. Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the PAS Congress to present their printed poster during the scheduled poster session(s). 

Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the 4th PAS Congress for the duration of the meeting, from May 26-28, 2022, as poster presentation dates are subject to change. 

All abstract presenters are highly encouraged to register and pay applicable registration fees to attend the 4th PAS Congress to present your poster. Attendance is not required for abstract acceptance. The presenter can be any of the contributing authors or a colleague

  Poster Presentations

Poster Dimensions:
4 feet high x 6 feet wide poster board 
(1.22 Meters high x 1.83 Meters wide)
Hung with push pins (pins provided on-site) 

Poster Viewing: 
Location: Exhibition Hall, Riverfront Central 

  • Thursday, May 26, 9:30 – 17:00
  • Friday, May 27, 9:30 – 17:00 
  • Saturday, May 28, 9:30 – 11:00 

Poster Sessions: 
Location: Exhibition Hall, Riverfront Central 

  • Thursday, May 26, 13:00 – 14:30 
  • Friday, May 27, 13:00 – 14:30 

(No scheduled poster sessions on Sunday)  

Poster Printing Options: 
Life in Color
305-675-1499
info@lifeincolors.com
www.lifeincolors.com 

FedEx Print Center:
305-374-5081
USA1706@FEDEX.COM 
https://local.fedex.com/en-us/fl/miami/office-1706?cmp=LOC-1001545-3-1-971-1110000-US-US-EN-GPLCOPYANDPRINT 

  Poster Schedules

Thursday, May 26, 13:00-14:30

Abstract Numbers:   Category: 
1 - 7 Ataxia
 8 - 10 Clinical trials and pharmacology
11  Clinicopathological correlations
12 - 15 Cognition and cognitive disorders
20 - 27 Dystonia
28 - 29 Education in movement disorders
 31 - 32 Emerging and experimental therapeutics
33 - 34  Epidemiology
36 Equity in access to care for Movement Disorders across the Americas (THEME)
51 Neuroimaging and neurophysiology
52 Neuropharmacology
53 - 54 Non-motor symptoms in movement disorders
55 - 60 Other
67 - 127 Parkinson's disease
128 Pediatric Movement disorders
129 Phenomenology and clinical assessment of movement disorders
130 - 131 Psychiatric manifestations of movement disorders
132 - 133 Quality of life/caregiver burden in movement disorders
146 - 147 Tics/Stereotypies
148 - 149 Tremor
TBD Late-Breaking Abstracts

  

Friday, May 27, 13:00-14:30

Abstract Numbers: Category: 
16 - 18 Drug-induced Movement Disorders
19 Dyskinesia
20 - 27 Dystonia
37 - 38 Health Professional (non-physician) focus
39 - 44 Huntington's disease
45 - 47 Myoclonus
48 - 50 Neurodegeneration
61 Parkinsonism (secondary)
62 - 66  Parkinsonism-plus syndromes
67 - 127  Parkinson's disease
134 - 135 Rare genetic and metabolic diseases
136 - 141 Surgical therapy (Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders)
142 - 145 Therapy in movement disorders
TBD Late-Breaking Abstracts

  

  Travel

Questions regarding the online abstract submission process or about the 4th PAS Congress should be submitted to pascongress@movementdisorders.org

 

Questions?

Feel free to contact the MDS International Secretariat at pascongress@movementdisorders.org.

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