The 25th International
Annual Virtual Congress
of the World Muscle Society

28th Sep – 2nd Oct 2020


Abstract submission guidelines:
Poster presentation guidelines:
Prizes information:
Late breaking abstract guidelines:

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.

Abstract publication
Accepted abstracts will be published in the journal Neuromuscular Disorders which will be available for registered delegates and WMS Members. They will be available online via the journal from Monday 28th September, 14:50 BST.

Agency Registrations
If you are an Agency registering a delegate or group of delegates on their behalf please make sure the organisation they represent is entered into the address fields on the registration form rather than your agency address. Please also make sure it is mentioned in the profile you enter for each attendee. If this information is not provided it may delay the review of the application for registration.

Cancellation Terms
Registered participants who are unable to attend the conference must forward a written cancellation (by email) to the WMS Congress Secretariat.

CME Credits
The WMS2020 Congress applied for CME Credits from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Please note that WMS is unable to accept registration applications from patient parents/relatives or other members of the public.

All non-member applicants must provide a short profile about why they would like to attend the congress, during the registration process. This will be taken in to account when the committee review the submissions. The applicants must be able to demonstrate their scientific/ clinical contribution to the congress. If the organisers are not able to establish a registrant’s academic/ scientific engagement then the registration may be cancelled. Please use your work email address to register rather than Gmail, Hotmail etc.

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.

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.

Poster Highlights
The Prize Committee will review the E-Poster presentations prior to the virtual congress and we will notify the successful presenters by 17th September 2020. Those presenters will then have a few days only to book a recording session with the technical team. The Poster Highlights session is on Friday, 2 October 2020 15:00-15:45 BST. There will be 6 x 5 minute consecutive pre-recorded presentations followed by 15 minutes live Q&A. The presenter should prepare 3-5 PowerPoint slides (including introduction, main findings, main messages, acknowledgement) to show during the pre-recording and must present data as indicated on the poster.

Press and Embargo Policy
No press passes are available.

The embargo date is the presentation day, e.g. for a late breaking abstract this is the last day of the congress. For general presentations that would be the beginning of the scientific programme for the congress (local time). For a virtual meeting the content may be available prior to the session being broadcasted at the scheduled time in the programme. Please check for further details.

Congress Organiser:

Azura Events Ltd, Devon, UK
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