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Late-Breaking Abstract Submission is now closed

The ICNMD 2016 Scientific Committee would like to thank everyone for submitting their abstracts. We look forward to seeing your Poster Presentations at the Congress.

ICNMD 2016 Abstract Book are now available online!

The congress abstracts have been published through the Journal of Neuromuscular Disease and are now available online here.

Poster Topics:

Group 1 – Muscle Diseases of Genetic Origin: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy
1.1 Dystrophinopathy
1.2 Muscle Dystrophies (Non-Dystrophinopathy)
1.3 Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
1.4 Congenital Myopathies / Myopathies with Prominent Muscle Contractures
1.5 Distal Myopathy / Myofibrillar Myopathies
1.6 Myotonic Myopathies
1.7 Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophies / Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
1.8 Metabolic Myopathies / Mitochondrial Myopathies
1.9 Muscle Channelopathies and Related Disorders
1.10 Other Myopathies Including GNE – Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy

Group 2 – Acquired Myopathies: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy
2.1 Inflammatory / Dysimmune Myopathies
2.2 Inclusion Body Myositis
2.3 Toxic / Endocrine / Other Acquired Myopathies

Group 3 – Diseases of Neuromuscular Junction: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy
3.1 Myasthenia Gravis
3.2 Myasthenic Syndromes
3.3 Congenital Myasthenia

Group 4 – Peripheral Neuropathy: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy
4.1 Inflammatory / Dysimmune / Associated with Monoclonal Gammopathy/Paraneoplastic
4.2 Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathy
4.3 Metabolic / Toxic
4.4 Infectious Peripheral Neuropathy (including Leprosy, HIV)
4.5 Others

Group 5 – Motor Neuron Diseases: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, Therapy
5.1 Biology, Genetics
5.2 Biomarkers in MND
5.3 Epidemiology, Clinic, Treatment
5.4 Spinal Muscular Atrophy / Neuronopathies

Group 6 – Novel Diagnostic Methods in Neuromuscular Diseases
6.1 Ultrasound
6.2 MRI
6.3 Other Biomarkers
6.4 Electrodiagnosis
6.5 Small Nerve Fibre Evaluation
6.6 Biochemical and Molecular Techniques

Group 7 – Basic Sciences in Neuromuscular Diseases
7.1 Muscle Homeostasis / Muscle Regeneration
7.2 Muscle Structure / Muscle Development / Muscle Growth
7.3 Muscle Atrophy / Degeneration
7.4 Nuclear Envelope / Nuclear Matrix of Muscle Cell
7.5 Ion Channel Function in Neuron and Muscle
7.6 Immune Mechanisms in Neuromuscular Diseases
7.7 Fundamental Approaches to Motor Neuron, Axon and Related Structures
7.8 Neuromuscular Junction: Basic Aspects
7.9 Others

Group 8 – Miscellaneous
8.1 Outcome Measures in Clinical Trials
8.2 Biomarkers in Neuromuscular Disorders
8.3 Home Care / Social Programs in Neuromuscular Diseases
8.4 Psychological and Neuropsychological Approaches in Neuromuscular Diseases
8.5 Ethics in Neuromuscular Disorders
8.6 Rehabilitation in Neuromuscular Diseases
8.7 Others


The regular deadline for submitting abstracts is March 18,  2016, 23:59 (PST) .

Late breaking abstracts deadline is April 30, 2016


Submitting an abstract does not register you for ICNMD 2016; you must register for the Congress. Please click here to register.

Previously published or presented abstracts (Encore Abstracts) will be accepted.

Submission Instructions

Click here to submit a Poster Abstract. Paper and disk submissions will NOT be accepted. Abstracts can only be submitted online. ICNMD 2016 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.

If you have any question regarding the abstract submission process, please send us an email


How to create my account?

If you have not yet registered or submitted an abstract with ICNMD 2016, 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 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.
  • One table or graph/image can be inserted but will each count as 100 words

Step 2: Select the Type,”Open Submission”, and a topic

Please select the Type, “Open Submission” and a topic 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 3: Title

  • The title must be in lowercase with a capital at the beginning Don’t 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 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: Text

  • Tables, pictures, images may be included but will each count as 100 words.
  • Your abstract must not exceed 500 words (check with the counter)
  • 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 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, …).
  • IMPORTANT: The format of the text may include the following section (not added in the text): background, objective, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion.

Step 6: Attachment

To complete your abstract, you are allowed to add one table as an attachment. It could be a document saved under the compatible following formats only: .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png

Step 7: Disclosure

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

Step 8: Validation and submission

The abstract is automatically registered under a “Draft” 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 (1 March, 2016, midnight PST).

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

Step 9: 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. The result will also be available online.

Organization of Poster Flash sessions and Poster Highlight sessions will take more time and presenting authors of the abstracts selected for presentation in these specific sessions will be directly contacted by email, at least 2 weeks before the meeting.

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