Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is now closed

Deadline for submission was: 28 Jan 2024 (23:59 Pacific US time)
The abstract deadline of 28 January 2024 is final and will not be extended so that we can meet publication deadlines

All submitters will be notified by e-mail in March 2024 about the acceptance.

Abstract Topics

  • Basic Neuroscience (excluding Genetics)
  • Imaging and Biomarkers
  • Neurosurgery (including Deep Brain Stimulation)
  • Behavior, Cognition, Psychiatry
  • Parkinson Disease: Genetics
  • Parkinson Disease: Subtypes, natural course
  • Parkinson Disease: Clinical assessment (including devices)
  • Parkinson Disease: Therapy (excluding surgical, physical)


  • Parkinson Disease: Other topics
  • Other Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Chorea, Athetosis, Ballism, Tics
  • Ataxias, hereditary spastic paraparesis
  • Tremors, Myoclonus
  • Gait Disturbances and Other Movement Disorders
  • Rehabilitation, Nursing/Physiotherapy, Other Allied Health; Patient Participation

Abstract Types

  • Oral presentation/Guided poster tour (During main congress days)
  • Poster (for Poster Exhibition on all congress days; Guided Poster Tour for majority of posters)
  • Video Case for Grand Parade of Movement Disorders (Main congress days)

* Top abstracts submitted will be selected for oral presentation. Abstracts that are accepted but not selected for oral presentation will be placed in the poster category.

Encore Abstracts

IAPRD accepts encore abstracts unless they have already been published as a full article. If the abstract is already in press at a journal associated with a different congress, it cannot be accepted for copyright reasons. However, abstracts of articles published or in press at the IAPRD’s journals Parkinsonism and Related Disorders or Clinical Parkinsonism and Related Disorders can be submitted as encore abstracts. Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings will not automatically be accepted — each submission must go through the abstract review process and acceptance cannot be guaranteed.

Plagiarism Checks

Abstract authors confirm that their abstract is the original work of the authors. By submitting their work, all authors agree to any necessary plagiarism checks of the abstract prior to publication.

Application for travel grants

The awards are aimed at promoting participation in the congress by young researchers worldwide, under the age of 35. 
The deadline for travel grant application was 28 January 2024.

Two levels of travel grants are available:
– Awards for young participants from high-income countries: up to EUR 500 and registration fees
– Awards for young participants from low-income and medium-income countries: up to EUR 1,250 and registration fees.

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– The applicant needs to be under the age of 35 years at the opening date of the congress (19 May 2024) and needs to be a student, resident or trainee.
– The applicant is the presenting author.
– The Travel Grant is to be considered as financial support for travel costs only and cannot be paid out in cash.

How to apply:
– Applications can only be made during the online abstract submission process.
– Make sure that the name of the presenting author matches with the name of the applicant.
– Upload during the abstract submission the proofs of eligibility: Your ID Card or passport and a proof of trainee status

Latest news for the upcoming XXVI World Congress on Parkinson’s Diseease and Related Disorders:
The scheduled meeting for May 2021 will take place and update you on the latest developments and innovations in our field. Either we are looking forward to welcoming you at the brand new opened Maastricht Congress Center in person or our World Congress will take place online. In both scenarios a technical exhibition will be available and our sponsors are looking forward to (e)meeting you.

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