Late-Breaking Abstracts

Late-Breaking Abstract submission for the ES Summit is now closed.

Late-Breaking Abstracts notification letters were sent in mid-January 2020.

Late-Breaking Abstracts will be considered for presentation and publication at the ES Summit if they fulfill the following criteria:

  1. The topic must be of critical importance to the clinical/scientific community and/or the public and related to Parkinson’s disease.
  2. The abstract must be report data that became available for public dissemination only after the deadline of the regular abstract submission (September 30, 2019), and has not been previously published or presented.
  3. The study and results reported should be novel (not simply an extension of previously published work) or be definitive of confirming or refuting other critically important work.
  4. The following categories are typically suited to the main poster sessions and will not be considered for Late-Breaking Abstracts: case reports, qualitative surveys, reviews of existing treatments, practice reviews, rating scale validation, small confirmatory studies, small scale epidemiology studies, research proposals.
  5. The Late-Breaking Abstract program is not designed to favor investigators who inadvertently missed the deadline for regular abstract submission.

Please note that printing services will NOT be available onsite at the Hilton Molino Stucky. MDS is not aware of any vendors close to the hotel that offer printing services. Please plan accordingly and come to Venice with your physical poster already printed.

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  Poster Schedule

Late-breaking poster presentations are scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 12:30 – 13:30.

All late-breaking posters will be on display in the Campiello Lounge during poster viewing hours on March 18 and March 19.

  Poster Criteria
  • All posters must be printed in a vertical orientation (“portrait” orientation)
  • Posters must fit within the size allotment of the poster display boards, 98.4 inches (250 cm) in height and 38.4 inches (100 cm) wide
  • Please print your poster text large enough to be easily read at a distance of approximately 1.5 meters (5 feet)
  • Posters should include a short and comprehensive review of the basic items of the study
  • This can be done by dividing text into several clear sections including: title and authors, background, case reports/material/methods, figures/graphs/photos, results, conclusions, and major references
  • All posters must be printed and presented in English
  Poster Sessions and Presentations

One author or colleague must be present at your poster during the assigned poster session time on the day of your presentation to explain your research and answer questions from viewers. Poster session assignments cannot be rescheduled. Posters displayed on a day or on a board to which it is not assigned will be removed without prior notice.

All accepted abstracts are presented as a printed poster and will be presented according to their category grouping schedule.

  Poster Set-up and Removal

All Late-Breaking Abstracts will be on display for the both poster session days. All posters must be set-up between 13:00 – 14:00 on Wednesday, March 18. All posters will remain on display throughout Thursday, March 19. Posters must be removed between 16:30 – 17:00 on Thursday, March 19 – Any posters that are not removed by 17:00 will be discarded.

  Locating your Assigned Poster Board

The abstract number will determine the location of where you will display your poster, and will also correspond with your abstract in the final publication. All poster boards will be clearly labeled with the appropriate abstract number prior to set-up.

Abstracts are grouped by category and numbered consecutively within each poster session.


Terms & Conditions

MDS expects that all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented as a printed poster and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the ES Summit and present your abstract as scheduled by MDS.

Accepted abstract presenters should plan to attend the ES Summit March 18-20, 2020, as poster presentation dates are subject to change.

MDS only accepts original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or of the group. Should plagiarism be detected, the abstract will be rejected.

All accepted Late-Breaking Abstracts will be published on the ES Summit website as a downloadable PDF. Citation information will be available on the publication website March 18, 2020.

All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

Important Dates

March 18-20, 2020
ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 414-276-2145
Fax: +1 414-276-3349