Abstract submission

Deadline for abstract submission has now passed

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for the 32nd International Symposium on ALS/MND.

Abstract decisions

All submitted abstracts have now been reviewed by the Symposium Programme Committee and decisions have been sent out to corresponding authors.

  • If you have been awarded an ePoster presentation, prepare to submit your poster material (PDF and lightning explainer video URL). We will send presenting/corresponding authors more information on how to create and upload their poster material before the poster submission portal opens on 28 September 2021.
  • We will also send the allocated Live Poster Session and poster reference (different to the submission number that was assigned to your abstract during the submission process) to the presenting/corresponding author.
  • Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to create your poster material in order to submit your poster before the deadline of 4 November 2021. See summary of key dates below.
  • If you have been awarded one of the very limited oral presentation slots, we aim to provide you with details on your next steps in the coming weeks.

Withdrawing an abstract

If you wish to withdraw an abstract please contact us via email at abstracts@mndassociation.org as soon as possible, stating the abstract submission ID. Due to publishing deadlines, abstracts withdrawn after 6 September 2021 will still be published in the journal supplement.

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.


Please check the Conditions of Acceptance first regarding any queries you may have about your abstract.

If your query is not answered in this document, please contact us using the form below. Please remember to include your submission ID in your correspondence.

Key dates

Abstract submission opens 28 June 2021
Abstract submission deadline 29 July 2021 (23:59 UK time)
Notification of abstract decision Late August 2021
Withdrawal deadline 6 September 2021 (23:59 UK time)
Poster submission (PDF and video) opens 28 September 2021
Poster submission (PDF and video) deadline 4 November 2021 (23:59 UK time)
Abstract book published on Taylor & Francis website 17 November 2021 
Poster presenter training November 2021 (TBC)
Symposium 7-10 December 2021

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Contact us

For any abstract-related queries, please use the form below. Please DO NOT submit your abstract below - it will not be reviewed.
  • Please quote your submission ID (if you do not have one, input '000')
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