Scientific Program and Abstracts

MDS-ES Summit 2020 Program



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Abstract Submissions Now Closed

Abstract submission for the ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease is closed. Abstract notifications were sent via e-mail in mid-November, 2019.

Only the designated contact person will receive official MDS abstract notifications. If you are not the designated contact person for your submission, please contact the designated person for updates regarding your abstract. Please check to ensure that notifications are not stuck in your email filters or folders.

If you have not received the notification by December 15, 2019, please contact

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
  General Information for Accepted Abstract Presenters

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.

  Poster Set-up and Removal

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.

  Wednesday, March 18 Thursday, March 19
Author poster set up 13:00-14:00 *Posters should still be set
up from the previous day
Poster viewing 14:00-21:00 8:00-16:30
Author poster removal *Posters do not need to
be removed on this day
  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.

  Registration and Attendance

IMPORTANT: MDS will be verifying proof of registration for at least one (1) author on every accepted abstract by December 30, 2019. Please note that the early registration deadline is January 20, 2020, however abstract presenters must provide proof of registration to MDS by December 30, 2019.

It is not mandatory that the first author is pre-registered; the presenter can be any of the contributing authors or a colleague. Exceptions to this policy may be made for extenuating circumstances if e-mailed in writing to by December 30, 2019.

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  Review Process

All submitted abstracts were reviewed by the ES Summit Scientific Program Committee.  Authors were required to select one category under which their abstract should be reviewed.

The Committee was directed to reject abstracts for the following causes:

  • Plagiarism detected
  • Marketing
  • Subject not related to the field of Parkinson's disease
  • Does not meet basic submission requirements

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

  Changes or Withdrawing an Abstract

Changes After Abstract Has Been Submitted Are Strongly Discouraged 

If critical changes need to be made to your abstract content after it has been submitted, please request those changes by email to

Changes will not be accepted after January 30, 2020.

If an abstract must be withdrawn for any reason, please contact as soon as possible. Withdrawals must be received in writing by February 3, 2020. There is no penalty to withdraw your abstract, however if your withdrawal request is received after the abstracts have been sent for publication, it cannot be withdrawn and will remain a part of the 2020 MDS published abstracts. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.

  Travel Grants

Travel grant submissions for the ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease are closed. Travel Grants notifications were sent via e-mail in mid-November 2019. If you have not received notification by late December 2019, please contact

Awarded Travel Grant funds are not transferrable. If you receive an award and your attendance status for the ES Summit changes for any reason, your award is forfeited and MDS will pursue another candidate.

Travel Grant funds will only be distributed after the conclusion of the ES Summit; exceptions to this rule will not be considered.


Should you have any additional questions, please contact the MDS International Secretariat at

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