Abstract submissions are now closed.

The deadline for 2014 AOPMC abstract submissions was August 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Thailand).


The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS members and non-members to submit an abstract for review for the 4th AOPMC. Please note the following criteria:

  • There is no fee to submit an abstract
  • All abstract submissions must be original research
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly
  • If your abstract is accepted, you must be prepared to travel to the 4th AOPMC  to present your abstract on the assigned date

Abstract Submission Format

Please read the following section before submitting your abstract for review. To view examples of MDS abstracts, please visit: www.mdsabstracts.com/

Please limit the total abstract text to 2,500 characters (including spaces). The size limit includes Abstract Title and Abstract Body. The size limit for the abstract includes characters and spaces in the Abstract Title and Abstract Body. Please refrain from using special characters within the abstract text.

Abstracts should adhere to the following format:

  • Objective (250 characters)
  • Background  (250 characters)
  • Methods (750 characters)
  • Results  (750 characters)
  • Conclusions (750 characters)
  • References (up to two)

You will be asked to list the name, affiliation and e-mail for each co-author. All communications regarding the abstract submission will go to the submitting author.

You may upload up to three files. The size limit for each file is 4MB.

The use of standard abbreviations is desirable. A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word for which it stands. Non-proprietary (generic) drug names should be used and should be written in lower case letters (not capitalized).

If you are including tables or figures within your abstract, you must enter the appropriate ID tag in the abstract body where you would like your tables and/or figures to appear. Tags must be entered as shown - [table1] for your first table; [table2] for your second table; [figure1] for your first figure; [figure2] for your second figure. You may upload the tables within the abstract submission system.


Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders journal, online edition.

Internet Submission

The sole means of submission is via the Internet.

Changes After Abstract Has Been Submitted Are Strongly Discouraged

If critical changes need to be made to your abstract information after submission, please request those changes by email to aopmc@movementdisorders.org. Changes will not be accepted after August 1, 2014.

Review Process

The AOPMC Scientific Program Committee will review all abstracts in August 2014. Authors are required to select one category under which their abstract should be reviewed.

The Committee shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following causes:

  • Plagiarism Detected
  • Marketing
  • Subject not related to the field of Movement Disorders
  • Does not meet basic submission requirements


Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the 4th AOPMC to present your research.

Questions regarding the online abstract submission process or about the 4th AOPMC should be submitted to aopmc@movementdisorders.org.

Junior Awards

The organizers of the AOPMC will be selecting two abstracts to receive Junior Awards. Authors may indicate that they would like to be considered for an award in the submission system.

  • The award will be restricted to individuals aged forty or less on the closing date of the application
  • Applicants will have a clinical and/or basic science degree
  • Applications can only be submitted by MDS members
  • Applicants will be the first authors of their submitted abstracts