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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 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

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.


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.


Questions regarding the online abstract submission process or about the 4th PAS Congress should be submitted to



Feel free to contact the MDS International Secretariat at