Late-Breaking Abstracts

A Late-Breaking Abstract is any abstract reporting information that became available for public dissemination after the deadline of the regular abstract submission. It must be of critical importance to the clinical and/or scientific community and/or the public and should be newsworthy.

All accepted Late-Breaking Abstract posters are displayed in Concerto Ballroom throughout the duration of the PAS Congress. Late-Breaking Abstract poster presentations will take place Saturday, June 23 from 13:00-14:30.

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  Locating Your Poster Board

Your abstract number will determine the location of where you will display your poster, and will also correspond with your abstract in the final publication. All poster boards will be clearly labeled with the appropriate abstract number prior to set-up.

Abstracts are grouped by category and numbered consecutively within each poster session. All abstract titles and authors will be listed by session and poster number in the Final Program. A complete schedule of poster presentations will be made available on the website prior to the Congress.

  Poster Criteria
  • All posters must be printed in a horizontal orientation (“landscape” orientation)
  • Posters must fit within the size allotment of the poster display boards, 92 inches (233.68 cm) wide and 46 inches (116.84 cm) in height
  • Please print your poster text large enough to be easily read at a distance of approximately 1.5 meters (5 feet)
  • Posters should include a short and comprehensive review of the basic items of the study
  • This can be done by dividing text into several clear sections including: title and authors, background, case reports/material/methods, figures/graphs/photos, results, conclusions, and major references
  • All posters must be printed and presented in English
  Poster Set-Up and Removal

All posters must be set-up between 7:30-9:00 on the day of your presentation. Posters may be removed after 17:00 – those that are not removed by 18:30 will be discarded.


All accepted abstracts are presented as a printed poster.  If your abstract is accepted, you (or a registered co-author or colleague) are required to:

  • Travel to the 2nd PAS Congress, June 22-24, 2018 in Miami, FL, USA, to present your abstract
  • Present your poster according to the scheduled presentation date/time
  • Abstract presentation dates/times are subject to change; it is advisable to plan to attend the 2nd PAS Congress in its entirety from June 22-24, 2018
  • Abstract presentations are scheduled by category; individual presentation date change requests will not be granted

All accepted Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the 2018 PAS Congress website as a downloadable PDF.

  Terms & Conditions

MDS expects that all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented as a printed poster and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the PAS Congress and present your abstract as scheduled by MDS.

Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the 2nd PAS Congress June 22-24, 2018, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.

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 accepted Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the 2018 PAS Congress website as a downloadable PDF.

All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

  Withdrawing a Submitted or Accepted Abstract

If an abstract must be withdrawn for any reason, please contact as soon as possible. There is no penalty to withdraw your abstract, however if your withdrawal request is received after the abstracts have been sent for publication, it cannot be withdrawn and will remain a part of the 2018 MDS published abstracts. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

Important Dates

May 25, 2018
Early Registration Deadline 

June 2018
Final Program Available

June 22-24, 2018
2nd Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 414-276-2145
Fax: +1 414-276-3349

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