The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society
Young Researcher

Frequently Asked Questions

Abstract submission guidelines:
Poster presentation guidelines:
E-poster guidelines:
Fellowships and prizes information:
Late breaking abstract guidelines:

Abstract notification
Outcome notifications for abstracts and fellowships will be sent out at the end of May/ beginning of June, after the programme meeting.

Encore/previously presented abstracts
WMS does not have a strict policy around this. In general presentations will be judged according to novelty and interest for the members of the society.

Abstract publication
Accepted abstracts will be published in the journal Neuromuscular Disorders which will be given to all delegates attending the Congress upon arrival at the registration desk and also visible through the congress app. They are also available online via the journal up to 10 days beforehand. Elsevier oversee this schedule, not WMS.

Press and Embargo Policy
WMS prefers companies not to do any press releases on site at the congress. No press passes are available. The embargo date is the presentation day, e.g. for a late breaking abstract this the last day of the congress. For general presentations that would be the beginning of the scientific programme for the congress (local time).

Abstract copyright
The Journal does not transfer copyright for standalone Abstracts (not a part of the article). They have a nonexclusive license to publish those Abstracts. So, the Author may present/submit their abstract to other conferences.

WMS actively discourages any congress sponsor or other organisation from organising any kind of meeting or event in parallel with the congress programme. Any meeting or event which is organised before or after the congress must not be badged in anyway as a pre/post WMS event for example, nor any connection be made to attendees being able to attend as part of their WMS itinerary.

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