Abstract submission

Abstract submission system is opening on 28 June 2021

Deadline: 29 July 2021 (23:59 UK time)

We are excited to host an ePoster Hall again this year which displays research ePosters (each with lightning explainer video, poster PDF and abstract) in a searchable grid, available for delegates to access throughout the event and post-event, as well as dedicated Live Poster Sessions. Find out more about ePoster presentation at the Virtual Symposium.

This year, we also have a very limited number of oral ‘platform’ presentations available which will be selected from poster abstract submissions by the Symposium Programme Committee.

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

Interested in presenting your research?

To present at the Symposium, the presenting author must submit an abstract of their work (450 words). To do this, you must first register for the Symposium, paying the £60 (GBP) registration fee (refunds will be available in the event of an abstract being rejected). Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a unique link to the abstract submission portal. Please note, submissions are limited to one abstract per presenting author. Instructions and Conditions of Acceptance will be available in due course.

Once the abstract 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 (see dates below).

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 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 opens (& notification of poster reference and session)

Mid September 2021

Poster submission deadline 4 November 2021 (23:59 UK time)
Abstract book published 17 November 2021 
Presenter training/rehearsals November 2021

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For any abstract-related queries, please use the form below. Please DO NOT submit your abstract below - it will not be reviewed.
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