Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract using the button below. We advise that you enter the abstract submission system well in advance of the deadline to ensure that any difficulties can be resolved in time.

Authors may submit an abstract for consideration in one of three categories: oralposter or work in progress/care practice (WIP/CP) poster presentations. This year’s Symposium will be held in-person with the option to watch a selection of talks virtually. All oral presentations and posters will be presented on site at the Palais de Congress in Montreal, Canada.

Please read the Instructions and full Conditions of Acceptance documents before entering the submission system.

Deadline: 11 July 2024 (23:59 BST)

All abstracts will be published in an open access online supplement to the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration.

Submit an abstract

Submissions are limited to two abstracts per presenting author. We advise that you register and enter the abstract submission system well in advance of the deadline to ensure that any difficulties can be resolved in time.

Please read the Instructions and Conditions of Acceptance documents before entering the submission system.

  1. Submit an abstract (max 450 words) in the abstract submission portal in advance of the deadline.
  2. Presenting Authors must register for the Symposium before 13 September 2024 to secure attendance.

Once the submission deadline has passed, abstracts will be reviewed by the Symposium Programme Committee. We will inform you of the decision in late August and if you have been accepted, we will provide further instructions on how to submit your poster material (PDF) from September, see key dates below.

*Refunds can be made available in the event that you no longer wish to attend due to an abstract being rejected. Please see Symposium registration T&Cs for more information.

Presenter Registration

If you are submitting an abstract, please use the registration link within the abstract portal below by 13 September 2024.

Proposed poster themes

  • Epidemiology and Informatics (EPI)
  • Genetics and genomics (GEN)
  • In vitro experimental models (IVT)
  • In vivo experimental models (IVV)
  • Human cell biology and pathology (HCB)
  • Tissue biomarkers (BIO)
  • Pre-clinical therapeutic strategies (TST)
  • Clinical imaging and electrophysiology (IMG)
  • Clinical trials and trial design (CLT)
  • Disease stratification and phenotyping of patients (DSP)
  • Cognitive and psychological assessment and support (COG)
  • Clinical management and support (CMS)

Key dates

Abstract submission opens 7 May 2024
Abstract submission deadline 11 July 2024 (23:59 UK time)
Notification of abstract decision August 2024
Withdrawal deadline 4 September 2024 (23:59 UK time)
Poster submission (PDF) opens September 2024
Poster submission (PDF) deadline 18 November 2024 (23:59 UK time)
Abstract book published on website Early November 2024
Symposium 6-8 December 2024

You can sign up for regular Symposium updates by contacting symposium@mndassociation.org so that you don't miss any important dates and announcements. If you have any specific abstract-related queries, please use the contact form below.

Abstract Submission Information and FAQs