If you would like to join the scientists, researchers and clinicians who will present their work at the WMS 2024 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.
Refer to the Dates page on this website for all important dates referring to Abstract.
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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 (MP4) 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 (MP4) 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 (MP4) 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 receipt. When submitting an abstract with multiple authors, only the presenting author needs to 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, on [email protected].
- 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. 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.
- Abstracts must be written in English.
- The title must have a maximum of 150 characters and be written in sentence case - all disease name in Camel Case.
- No spaces before or after names, organisations, or countries please.
- Maximum 2,000 characters (including spaces and excluding title and authors information).
- 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 as the last co-author 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 and agencies assisting with uploading presentations 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. The abstract will not auto submit if in Draft, after the 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.
- Please refer to the Dates page for fellowship deadline and payment dates. Payment is post-congress.
- Should you need to withdraw your abstract, please contact [email protected] 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. Refer to the Dates page for when the abstracts and late breaking abstracts are added.
E-Posters will be available to view on the virtual platform and congress app from the congress opening.
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 - Acquired muscle disorders
Topic 2 - Neuromuscular disorders around the world
Topic 3 - RNA in NMD: clinical insights, pathomechanisms and treatments
This year, we have added some sustainability topics to our abstract submission process. Our Sustainability Committee is keen to get the conversation started and encourages you to consider these when submitting abstracts. The sub-topics are:
- Sustainable practices in healthcare facilities (energy efficiency, waste management).
- Sustainable materials or approaches in orthopaedics, research etc.
- Environmental impacts (air-quality, heat waves etc) on patients' health
For any questions regarding abstracts and the abstract submission process please contact: [email protected]