Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for ICNMD2018 is now closed!

The ICNMD2018 Scientific Committee is pleased to invite all delegates to submit abstracts for poster presentation.

When submitting your abstract, you will have to select a topic group that you wish to submit your abstract under.
This will allow to dispatch your submitted abstract among the members of the Review Abstract Committee and when your abstract will be accepted to schedule your poster in corresponding theme session. Note, the Committee reserves the right to recategorize.

Topic Groups (Submission Categories)

Topic Group 1 - Muscle Diseases of Genetic Origin and Acquired Myopathies: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy

  • Dytrophinopathy
  • Muscle Dystrophies (Non-Dystrophinopathy)
  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Congenital Myopathies / Myopathies with Prominent Muscle Contractures
  • Distal Myopathy / Myofibrillar Myopathies
  • Myotonic Myopathies
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophies / Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Metabolic Myopathies / Mitochondrial Myopathies
  • Muscle Channelopathies and Related Disorders
  • Other Myopathies Including GNE – Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy
  • Inflammatory / Dysimmune Myopathies
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Toxic / Endocrine / Other Acquired Myopathies

Topic Group 2 - Diseases of Neuromuscular Junction: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myasthenic Syndromes
  • Congenital Myasthenia

Topic Group 3 - Peripheral Neuropathy, Cranial Nerves, Mononeuropathies: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy

  • Inflammatory / Dysimmune / Associated with Monoclonal Gammopathy/Paraneoplastic
  • Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Metabolic / Toxic
  • Infectious Peripheral Neuropathy (including Leprosy, HIV)
  • Others

Topic Group 4 - Motor Neuron Diseases: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy

  • Biology, Genetics
  • Biomarkers in MND
  • Epidemiology, Clinic, Treatment
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy / Neuronopathies

Topic Group 5 – Novel Diagnostic Methods in Neuromuscular Diseases and Basic Sciences in Neuromuscular Diseases

  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Other Biomarkers
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Small Nerve Fibre Evaluation
  • Biochemical and Molecular Techniques
  • Electrophysiology
  • Muscle Homeostasis / Muscle Regeneration
  • Muscle Structure / Muscle Development / Muscle Growth
  • Muscle Atrophy / Degeneration
  • Nuclear Envelope / Nuclear Matrix of Muscle Cell
  • Ion Channel Function in Neuron and Muscle
  • Immune Mechanisms in Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Fundamental Approaches to Motor Neuron, Axon and Related Structures
  • Neuromuscular Junction: Basic Aspects
  • Others

Topic Group 6 - Cancer related Disorders and General Diseases


Topic Group 7 - Patient Related Issues


Topic Group 8 - History


Topic Group 9 - Miscellaneous

  • Outcome Measures in Clinical Trials
  • Biomarkers in Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Home Care / Social Programs in Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Approaches in Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Ethics in Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Rehabilitation in Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Other
European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS) Abstracts

Abstract Submission for EFAS 2018 is now closed!


Autonomic Nervous System related abstracts are warmly welcomed to be submitted to EFAS. The best poster will be awarded by a special EFAS poster prize. We are looking forward to your autonomic submission. #EFAS18


Submission Category: Autonomic Nervous System - European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS)

Please submit your abstracts applying the following structure:

1) Title
2) Author(s) (with affiliation)
3) Objective
4) Background
5) Methods
6) Results
7) Conclusion
8) Acknowledgment
9) Correspondence

The abstract should not exceed 200 words, spaces included.
Abbreviations should be defined by being placed in parentheses immediately after the full word or phrase has been typed for the first time. Generic (nonproprietary) names should be used for drugs and substances.

The same Key Dates as for ICNMD abstracts do apply.

Please follow the instructions.

Please use the Submission Category: Autonomic Nervous System - European Federation of Autonomic Societies (EFAS)

Abstracts of Invited Speakers

As an Invited Speaker to the 15th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD2018) you will be required to submit a 500 word abstract for your session(s).

Our invited speaker should have received an email indicating their own confidential abstract submission log-in information which is linked to their topic & title.

If you are an invited speaker and have not received your abstract submission log-in details, please contact

Please note that the abstract submission deadline will also be March 15, 2018.

Key Dates


Abstract Submission Opens November 7, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended March 15, 2018
Author Notification of Acceptance April 4, 2018
Presenting Author Registration Deadline April 20, 2018
Conference Dates July 6 - 10, 2018
Submission Guidelines
  • Abstracts will be accepted in English only
  • An international panel of reviewers will review all abstracts anonymously
  • Abstracts can only be submitted online; Paper and disk submissions will NOT be accepted.
  • Submitting an abstract does not register you for ICNMD2018; You must register for the Congress.
  • ICNMD2018 organizers expect that all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented by the authors and that submitted abstracts will not be withdrawn.
  • Please do not submit an abstract if you are not able to travel to the Congress and present it in the form selected.
  • Encore abstracts may be submitted for consideration. (Encore Abstracts are abstracts previously presented at another conference or previously published in a journal.)
  • Case reports presented as abstract for poster display are accepted.
  • All authors must complete a conflict of interest on their poster abstract submission.
  • If your research has been granted any commercial or institutional support, you will be asked to disclose this during the submission process. Please prepare a one-sentence statement for this purpose.
  • Posters by representatives of commercial companies are accepted with the authors’ names (and any professional designation such as MD, or Researcher etc.) only, and are not to include names or associations with the commercial companies that they represent. Generic product names may be used but not company product names.
Publication in Journal

All accepted abstracts are published in the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases (JND)

Submission Instructions

How to create my account?
If you have not yet registered or submitted an abstract with ICNMD2018, click “Create an Account”. After being redirected to the account registration page you may fill in all personal and professional information as requested. You will then be asked to choose a password. A message giving your personal code and summarizing the data entered will then be sent to you by email and will give you the instructions to follow to finalise your submission / registration. Then you are now ready to return to the abstract submission page.

Step 1: How to submit my abstract?

  • Be prepared to give all the information about your abstract.
  • Corresponding author’s contact details.
  • Email address.
  • Full postal address.
  • Author and coauthors details, full first and family name(s).
  • Affiliation details: department, institution/hospital, city, state (if relevant) and country.

Your abstract must contain:

  • A title in a single line
  • A list of authors with their affiliations. Please identify the first author.
  • A relevant topic group choice to be chosen in the list.
  • You should prepare the whole content of your abstract in a text (Word, TextEdit,...).
  • You can use all classic fonts because the text will automatically be formated when submitted. Some problems may appear due to incompatibility between Mac and PC. We strongly recommend that you don't use any Greek letters but their plain counterparts: "Delta" instead of "Δ ", etc... (alpha, beta, gamma, micro, ...)
  • Word counts is affected when filing the text box, maximum of 500 words is allowed.
  • Tables, pictures, images may be included but will each count as 100 words.

Step 2: Title

  • The title must be in lowercase with a capital at the beginning. Do not use any small capitals or only capitals in the title.
  • Don't use any asterisk or notes.
  • Your title must be on a single line.
  • You must avoid using abbreviations or only very common acronyms.

Step 3: Select a topic group

Please select the topic group of your abstract in the proposed list. It will be used to allow to dispatch your abstract for review to members of the Abstract Review Committee and to schedule the session for the presentation of your abstract.

Step 4: Authors

You should first create the list of authors and coauthors before considering submitting your abstracts. Authors will appear in alphabetical order. You can then change the order according to your choice and select the first author and the presenting author.

Step 5: Disclosure

If relevant, don’t forget to indicate disclosure in the designed field.

Step 6: Affirmation 

Please read all items carefully, click "I agree". You will not be able to complete your submission without having agreed with all mandatory items.

Step 7: Text

  • Your abstract must not exceed 500 words (check with the counter).
  • Tables, pictures, images may be included but will each count as 100 words.
  • You should prepare the whole content of your abstract in an editor (Word, TextEdit,...).
  • You can use all classic fonts because the text will automatically be formatted when submitted. Some problems may appear due to incompatibility between Mac and PC. We strongly recommend that you don't use any Greek letters but their plain counterparts: "Delta" instead of "Δ ", etc... (alpha, beta, gamma, micro, ...).

Step 8: Keywords

Please enter up to 4 keywords of your choice describing the content of your abstract.
Keywords are not mandatory.

Step 9: Preview & Finish

The abstract is automatically registered under an "In Progress" status. As long as this status is ongoing you can change your abstract until deadline by coming back to the submit page using your code.

IMPORTANT: Abstracts with a "Submitted" status only will be forwarded to the Scientific Committee. So it’s under your responsibility to make sure you get a submitted status by clicking on the “submit” arrow before deadline (March 15, 2018).

After clicking the "Submit" link, you will receive an email confirmation of your submission.

Step 10: Evaluation

After the submission deadline has been reached, abstracts will be dispatched to the members of the Review Abstract Committee, according to the mentioned topics. Based upon the ratings, the Review Abstract Committee will select the abstracts accepted for a poster presentation.

All submitters will then receive the final status (accepted or rejected) by email.


For any inquiries, please contact If your inquiry is regarding a particular draft or submission, please include the abstract ID in your email.


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