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Abstract Submissions Now Open
Deadline: October 3, 2022

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS) welcomes the submission of original abstracts for presentation during 8th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress in Kolkata, India, from March 17-19, 2023.  
 

Deadline: October 3, 2022

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Submission Guidelines

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Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submission deadline: October 3, 2022, 11:59PM CST. 


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. 
All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS. 

Format

Text limit of 2,500 characters (including spaces). The size limit includes characters and spaces in the Abstract Title and Abstract Body. Please note that spaces are included in the overall character count. The size limit does not include author information. 

Abstracts should be arranged as follows:

  • Objective
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

*You may submit a case report using the standard abstract format

Do not include any identifying information directly on the abstract. 

Drug names: Only non-proprietary (generic) drug names should be used and should be written without capitals. Do not include branded product names in the abstract. If the abstract is found to contain marketing, rather than scientific content, the abstract will be rejected. 

Categories: Select one (1) category under which the abstract should be reviewed. If the abstract covers more than one topic, please choose the most appropriate category.

Abbreviations: Use standard abbreviations. A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word for which it stands. 

Tables and graphs: There is a separate upload field for tables and graphs. To include tables or figures, enter the appropriate ID tag within the abstract body where the tables and/or figures should 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.

Reference IDs: To list references, enter the appropriate ID tag: 

  • [1] for your first reference
  • [2] for your second reference
  • [3] for your third reference
  • etc. 
Submission

The sole means of submission is via the Internet. Please do not e-mail, fax, or mail abstract submissions.

Eligibility

Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English. 
MDS members and non-members are eligible to submit abstracts.
There is no fee for submitting an MDS abstract.
MDS does not offer CME credit for poster viewing or submitted abstracts. 
AOPMC faculty are not required to submit an abstract. 

MDS expects that all accepted abstracts will be presented during the scheduled poster session time during the 8th AOPMC and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the 8th AOPMC to present your abstract as a printed poster as scheduled by MDS.

All abstract presenters are required to register and pay applicable registration fees to attend the AOPMC.

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, the designated contact person will be notified and required to revise the abstract, or the abstract will be rejected. 

All abstracts presented at a previous MDS International Congress or MDS regional meeting, such as the AOPMC or PAS Congress, have been published by MDS.

MDS does not republish previously published abstracts. 

Review and Categorization

The AOPMC Scientific Program Committee will review all abstracts in October of 2022. The Committee shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following reasons:

  • Plagiarism detected
  • Marketing detected 
  • Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders
  • Does not meet basic requirements

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

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Notification and Correspondence

All notifications regarding a saved or submitted abstract will be sent only to the person identified as ‘Contact for Official Abstract Correspondence.’ It is expected that the designated contact person will circulate updates regarding the abstract as needed. 

All successfully submitted abstracts will receive a confirmation e-mail to the designated contact person. If the confirmation e-mail has not been received within 24-hours of submitting the abstract, please log in to the abstract submission site to verify the status of the submission. 

Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to the designated contact person via e-mail in November 2022.

An official abstract notification letter will be available through the submission site and can be downloaded and printed at any time after notifications have been sent in November 2022.

All confirmed abstract submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by MDS. 

Abstracts with a status of ‘saved’ are not confirmed submissions and will not be reviewed by MDS. 

Please ensure that noreply@omnipress.com and aopmc@movementdisorders.org are designated as a “safe sender” to ensure timely correspondence regarding the abstract submission.

Please check your spam and junk e-mail folders before contacting MDS regarding the status of your abstract. Abstract notices will come from noreply@omnipress.com or aopmc@movementdisorders.org.

Abstract status can also be checked directly on the submission site in November 2022.

Withdrawing a Submitted Abstract

July 1, 2022 - October 3, 2022
You may withdraw a submitted abstract at any time while submission is still open (before October 3, 2022). To withdraw an abstract, simply log in to your submission and click on 'Withdraw'. There is no penalty to withdraw your abstract.
 
October 3, 2022 - January 31, 2023 
Requests to withdraw a submitted abstract after the submission deadline (October 3, 2022) must be received in writing by  January 31, 2023, to aopmc@movementdisorders.org.
 
January 31, 2023 - Onward
After January 31, 2023, your abstract cannot be withdrawn and will remain a part of the 8th AOPMC abstract publication in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal, online edition. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.  
 

Publication of Accepted Abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders Clinical Practice journal online edition. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

MDS only accepts original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or as a group. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected. 

Abstract Presentation

All accepted abstracts will be presented as a printed poster during designated times of the 8th AOPMC. Please check back to www.aopmc.org/abstracts for updates and specific information regarding poster size and layout. 

Daily poster presentations will be scheduled Friday and Saturday during the 2023 AOPMC. A detailed schedule, including poster set up and removal times, will be included in the abstract acceptance notification for each poster. The general poster presentation and viewing schedule can be found on the AOPMC website in December 2022.

Note: Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the 2023 AOPMC for the duration of the meeting, from March 17-19, 2023, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.

 

All abstract presenters are required to register and pay applicable registration fees to attend the 8th AOPMC. It is not mandatory that the first author is pre-registered; the presenter can be any of the contributing authors or a colleague

Travel Grants

Support for authors with financial need to travel to and participate in the AOPMC. 

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022 

Learn more

Junior Awards

Awarded to young abstract authors for significant contribution to clinical and basic science research.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022

Learn more

 

Abstract Submission Tips

 

Preparation Tips

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1. Prepare your author listing
  • Be sure to thoughtfully organize the list of contributing authors; there is no limit to the number of contributing you may include on an abstract 
  • Determine the order in which you will list all contributing authors; the order in which you arrange them on the submission website is how they will be published upon acceptance 
2. Determine the main contact
  • All abstract correspondence (including acceptance/rejection notifications) will be directed solely to the contact person indicated in the contact tab of the submission site
  • The first author is not presumed to be the contact person – only the designated contact person will receive notifications and updates regarding your submitted abstract; it is expected that the contact person will disseminate information as needed 
3. Proof-read your data
  • Be sure to review spelling and grammar before submitting (including the accurate spelling of all contributing author names) – after the submission deadline (October 3, 2022), you will not be permitted to make any changes to your submitted work 
  • Character limit is 2,500 (including spaces) for the title and body of the abstract; there is no character limit on the other sections of the abstract
4. Determine if an MDS-owned Rating Scale has been used in the study/abstract
  • If so, be prepared to indicate which scale(s) were used 
  • Be prepared to indicate the study protocol or identification number associated with your approval to utilize the scale
5. Determine if you will apply for a Travel Grant or Junior Award
  • Only the first author of an accepted abstract is eligible for a Travel Grant or Junior Award
  • The first author must fulfill all eligibility criteria to qualify, please see guidelines included on the  submission website for further information 
  • The sole means of applying for a Travel Grant or Junior Award is in conjunction with the abstract submission process 
  • Travel Grants and Junior Awards are not transferrable – if the intended recipient is unable to attend the 8th AOPMC, then the award/grant is forfeit and will be reallocated by MDS to the next qualified candidate 

FAQ Answers

  • There is no fee to submit an abstract 
  • You do not have to be an MDS Member to submit an abstract
  • You may be the first author on a maximum of 3 submitted abstracts; there is no limit to how many abstracts you may be a contributing author
  • You may submit a case report (using the standard abstract format) 
  • You may submit an abstract that has been previously presented, as long as the presentation information is included in your citation (see submission guidelines for further information) 
  • You may NOT submit an abstract that hast been previously published; even if it was published by MDS 
  • Saving vs. Submitting your abstract: 
    • By clicking ‘Save’ you may return to edit / proof-read your abstract at any time prior to the submission deadline (October 3, 2022) 
    • By clicking ‘Submit’ you are confirming that your work is finished and ready for review 
    • Abstracts that are saved will not be submitted for review until they have been submitted 

Questions?

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