Abstracts

The MDS Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS) welcomes the submission of original abstracts for the 2021 Virtual AOPMC, June 4-6, 2021.

Changes for 2021 AOPMC

Due to the change of date resulting in a shorter timeline, the AOPMC Scientific Program Committee (ASPC) Chairs have decided to replace regular abstracts with a prestigious plenary session dedicated to oral abstract presentations.

Submission is open to the MDS-AOS section (members and nonmembers).

Abstracts will NOT be published in an MDS journal. All submitters will be encouraged to also submit to the MDS Virtual Congress 2021 for the opportunity to participate in a poster hall and to be published. Please visit www.mds.congress.org for submission details and instructions.

10 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations (5 basic science abstracts and 5 clinical abstracts).

From this submission, 2 will be chosen for Junior Awards. The criteria to qualify for a Junior Award is as follows: individual must be the first author of the abstract, Junior to mid-level in their career (individual’s age 45 years or less on the closing date of the submission) AND the Principal Investigator (PI) of the study. The top basic science abstract and the top clinical abstract that meet this criteria will be receive a Junior Award and will be given the opportunity to present in the MDS-AOS Lectures and Junior Awards Plenary following the Opening Ceremony.

Submit an Abstract

Submission deadline is March 15, 2021 11:59 CDT.

Criteria

Abstract submission must meet the following criteria:

  1. The topic must be of critical importance to the clinical/scientific community and/or the public
  2. 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.
  3. The following categories are typically suited to the normal poster sessions and will not be considered: case reports, qualitative surveys, reviews of existing treatments, practice reviews, rating scale validation, small confirmatory studies, small scale epidemiology studies, research proposals.

To qualify for a Junior Award, in addition to the criteria listed above, the individual must be the first author of the abstract, Junior to mid-level in their career (individual’s age 45 years or less on the closing date of the submission) AND the Principal Investigator (PI) of the study.

Review

The Abstract Review Subcommittee will review all abstracts submissions and from them select the 2 top qualifying abstracts for Junior Awards, and the 10 abstracts for oral platform presentations.

Notification and Correspondence

All notifications will be sent only to the submitting author.

All successfully submitted abstracts will receive a confirmation e-mail to the submitting author.

Abstract notifications will be sent to the submitting author via e-mail in April 2021.

Please ensure that aopmc@movementdisorders.org is designated as a “safe senders” 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 aopmc@movementdisorders.org.

Withdrawing an Abstract

February 15 – March 15, 2021

You may withdraw a submitted abstract at any time while submission is still open (before March 15, 2021). Requests to withdraw a submitted abstract must be received in writing by March 15, 2021, to aopmc@movementdisorders.org.

Presentation

All Abstract Oral Platform Presentations will take place in a 90 minute plenary session. Each presenter will have 8 minutes for presentation. Presenters will pre-record their own 8 minute presentation and provide to MDS Secretariat by deadline. Recordings over 8 minutes will be returned and submitter will be required to redo and resubmit. More details will be provided in abstract notification.

The top basic science abstract and the top clinical abstract presenters will each have 10 minutes for presentation in the MDS-AOS Lectures and Junior Awards Plenary following the Opening Ceremony.

Important Dates

March 12, 2021
Video Tournament Submission Closes

March 15, 2021
Abstract Submission Closes


For More Information

International Secretariat
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349
E-mail: aopmc@movementdisorders.org
 

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