Abstracts submission

If you would like to join the scientists, researchers and clinicians who will present their work at the WMS 2024 Congress please indicate in your registration that you will be submitting an abstract/s and then 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 only be sent a personalised link as part of your Registration confirmation email in order to access the Abstract Submission Portal if you indicated in your registration that you would be submitting an abstract. 

Refer to the Dates page on this website for all important dates referring to Abstract.


Submission Guidelines

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:

For any questions regarding abstracts and the abstract submission process please contact: [email protected] 

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