Late-Breaking Abstracts

PAS Congress Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Now Closed

Late-Breaking Abstracts notification letters will be sent in late April 2018.

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  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.

  Attendance is Required

Accepted abstract presenters must be in attendance at the 2nd PAS Congress in Miami to present their poster(s), and should plan to attend from June 22-24, 2018, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.

Presenting authors must pre-register for the 2nd PAS Congress and pay applicable registration fees. There is no registration discount for accepted abstract authors. Abstracts without a registered author will be withdrawn from publication and removed from the poster presentation.

  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.


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.

  Review Process

The PAS Scientific Program Committee Chairs will review all late-breaking abstracts in April 2018.

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 late-breaking abstract submission requirements:

          - The topic must be of critical importance to the clinical/scientific community and/or the public
          - The abstract must be report data that became available for public dissemination only after the deadline of the regular abstract
            submission (January 11, 2018), and has not been previously published or presented.
          - The study and results reported should be novel (not simply an extension of previously published work) or be definitive of
            confirming or refuting other critically important work.
          - The following categories are typically suited to the main poster sessions and will not be considered for Late-Breaking Abstracts:
            case reports, qualitative surveys, reviews of existing treatments, practice reviews, rating scale validation, small confirmatory
            studies, small scale epidemiology studies, research proposals.
            - The Late-Breaking Abstract program is not designed to favor investigators who inadvertently missed the deadline for regular
            abstract submission.

  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.

For More Information

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Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 414-276-2145
Fax: +1 414-276-3349

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