The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society

Late Breaking Abstracts

Late breaking abstracts submission open: 1st August 2020
Late breaking abstracts deadline: 31st August 2020 (Midnight GMT)

This aspect of the congress is specifically designed to present the most relevant, exciting, unpublished and recent news regarding every aspect of neuromuscular disorders, and this will not change for the virtual meeting. Please note this is not for ‘late submitted abstracts’ though. The successful selected abstracts are to be presented virtually as short oral presentations on the last day of the Congress (Friday 2 October 20202) and some may be displayed as digital posters in a designated area of the virtual platform.

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be submitted via the link on this webpage after 1st August 2020 and no later than 31st August 2020 (Midnight GMT).
  • The presenting author must be registered for the congress in order to be able to submit an abstract. Only the presenting author can be the submitter of an abstract. An abstract submitted by someone who is not the presenter will be refused. If a registration is not already in place and the abstract is accepted for presentation, then a link to complete the registration process will be provided before the congress.
  • Accepted late breaking abstracts will be published in the digital congress programme book. The programme will be available in digital format to all delegates.
  • Abstracts cannot be submitted by fax or hard copy.
  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Maximum 250 words (excluding title and contact information on authors).
  • There is a restriction of 20 co-authors for each abstract. If more co-authors have contributed, these should be summarily stated as Study Group and can later be displayed on the poster or appropriately be acknowledged during an oral.
  • References and credits are not to be included in the abstract, nor subheadings or keywords. Note that all subheadings in abstracts automatically will be cancelled by the programme committee.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; if accepted any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • The submitter will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract including acknowledgement of receipt of the submission and is responsible for informing co-authors of the status of the abstract.
  • In cases where the abstract is NOT accepted, participants will be contacted promptly. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the virtual congress or cancel their registration.
  • The Programme Committee reserves the right to shorten the abstract title to allow its publication in the Conference Programme and edit the content to remove acknowledgements and misspellings identified by the Programme Committee.
  • The programme committee will reach a decision by the beginning of September. The submitters of accepted abstracts will be notified by email soon afterwards.
  • To avoid repetition, it is WMS policy to not to select late breaking abstracts from industry sponsors who also have a symposium on the same topic.
  • If you have any question regarding the submission of late breaking abstracts please contact Clare Beach, WMS Secretariat - office@worldmusclesociety.org

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