If you would like to join the scientists, researchers and clinicians who will present their work at the WMS 2023 Congress please submit your abstract using the link in your registration confirmation email, having read the guidelines and other important information further down this page.
Please note, you will be sent a personalised link as part of your Registration confirmation email in order to access the Abstract Submission Portal.
Abstract notifications were sent to all Submitters on Sunday 21st May 2023. Please check your spam folder if you haven't received it yet. You need to click on a link in that email in order to accept your presentation outcome.
Abstract submission deadline:
19th April 2023 (Midnight BST/GMT+1). NOW CLOSED
Outcome notification for abstracts and fellowships will be sent out at the end of May/ beginning of June
For any questions regarding abstracts and the submission process please contact: email@example.com
Oral Presentations Poster Presentations Late-Breaking Abstracts
The presenting author must be registered correctly in accordance with the registration type that applies to them based on their role, organisation etc 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 any abstract is selected for a poster, it will be visible on the virtual platform and app as well as on e-poster boards at the venue. If the presenter is registered with an in-person congress ticket, the poster will also be displayed on a traditional poster board at the venue. However, if the presenter is registered with a virtual congress ticket, the only presentation opportunity will be via the video/audio file preloaded with the digital poster.
If the Poster Presenter is registered with an in-person registration ticket and an abstract has been confirmed for an in-person presentation and they then decide to attend virtually at a later date, then the only presentation opportunity will be via the video/audio file preloaded with the digital poster.
If the Poster Presenter is registered with a virtual registration ticket and an abstract has been confirmed for a virtual presentation and they then decide to attend in-person at a later date, then it is at the discretion of the Programme Committee as to whether the presentation opportunity will still only be via the video/audio file preloaded with the digital poster or a traditional poster board at the venue.
- All abstract submitters who are accepted must complete, sign and return a conflict of interest link. A link will be sent in the abstract outcome notification if the abstract is accepted. The link must be completed within 72 hours from that date. When submitting an abstract with multiple authors, only the presenting author must complete the declaration of conflict of interest. We do not require the conflict of interest from all authors of the same paper. If you have any queries please contact our WMS Accreditation Manager, Elena Plugaru on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There is no fee to submit an abstract. A WMS Membership is not required to submit an abstract unless applying for a Fellowship.
- To submit an abstract the author will have use a personalised link in the Registration confirmation email. No code is required like in previous years. Please do not use anyone elses confirmation link to submit your abstract or you will overwrite their submission.
- Upon submission, indicate one of the topics from the list that best describes the content of the abstract and then select a further sub-topic.
- Abstracts must be written in English.
- Maximum 2,000 characters (including spaces and excluding title and contact information on authors).
- The title must have a maximum of 150 characters and be written in sentence case.
- No spaces in the field after names, organisations, cities, countries please.
- A maximum of 20 co-authors per abstract are allowed. If more co-authors have contributed, these should be summarily stated as a 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 (background, methods, results, etc specifically labelled), graphical files, tables, figures or keywords. Note that all subheadings in abstracts will automatically be deleted by the programme committee.
- Remember to check if you are eligible for a Fellowship and apply during the registration process.
- Abstracts cannot be submitted by fax, hard copy or e-mail.
- Within reason, there is no limit to the number of abstracts that can be submitted.
- It is the presenting authors responsibility to make the appropriate potential conflict of interest disclosure acknowledgement on their poster/slide as indicated during the abstract submission process. It is the presenting authors responsibility to notify the organisers of any change to this status between submission and the congress. Slide templates are available Here.
- 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.
- The submitter will have access to the abstract in Save Draft status via the submisison portal until the abstract is submitted or the relevant abstract deadline has passed.
- In cases where the abstract is NOT accepted, participants will be contacted promptly and refunded if necessary.
- It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; if accepted, any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact may be reproduced as typed by the author. The Programme Committee reserves the right to shorten the abstract title to allow its publication in the congress programme and Neuromuscular Disorders Journal and edit the content to remove acknowledgements and misspellings identified by the Programme Committee.
- Outcome notification for abstracts and fellowships will be sent out at the end of May/ beginning of June, after the programme committee meeting. Fellowship payment forms will be sent out early July for return by 1st August 2023. Payment is post-congress.
- Should you need to withdraw your abstract, please contact email@example.com and we will be able to guide you through whether this is possible, depending on the stage of the process.
- PLEASE read and check the abstract before submission
Early career and first time prize nominations
Poster presenters who are eligible for the early career presenter and/or first time presenter (first time presenter anywhere including WMS) awards will have a label on the Poster/E-Poster accordingly. Applicants should be in training and not yet in a definite established position. The maximum age for applicants is 40 years old, indicated during abstract submission.
Encore/previously presented abstracts
WMS does not have a strict policy around encore/previously presented abstracts. In general presentations will be judged according to novelty and interest for the members of the society.
The Journal does not transfer copyright for standalone Abstracts (not a part of the article). They have a non-exclusive license to publish those Abstracts. So, the Author may present/submit their abstract at other conferences.
The full programme with accepted abstract titles will be available on the congress website in June. The late breaking abstracts will be added to the programme in September.
E-Posters will be available to view on the virtual platform and congress app from the congress opening on 3rd October 2023.
A digital abstract journal will be available to all congress registered delegates from the beginning of the congress. A link will be sent by email. The abstracts will also be available for WMS members and subscribers to the journal, via the journal, after the congress.
Topic 1 - Understanding phenotypic and genetic diversity in neuromuscular disorders
Topic 2 - Pathobiology of neuromuscular expansion disorders
Topic 3 - The effect of lifestyle, exercise and nutrition on neuromuscular pathology and outcomes
For any questions regarding abstracts and the abstract submission process please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org