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Late Breaking Abstract Submission

The Late Breaking News Abstract submission is closed.

Notification letters will be sent out in September 2017.

Late Breaking News

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of Late Breaking Abstracts for presentation at the 7th Joint ECTRIMS - ACTRIMS Meeting which will take place 25-28 October in Paris, France.

Late Breaking News abstracts, containing new information or important findings not (fully) available before the general abstract deadline, can be submitted until Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 23:59 CET.

Please note that the late-breaking abstract deadline is not an extension of the general abstract submission deadline.

In order to standardise the abstract layout, we kindly ask you to read the guidelines at this link carefully

Guidelines for preparation of abstracts

  1. Abstracts may only be submitted online. Abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted in English. Please use UK English spelling.
  3. The presenting/ corresponding author of an accepted Late Breaking News abstract must register and attend the meeting.
  4. Poster presenters must be present and stand by their posters during their assigned poster sessions.
  5. Abstracts should contain only original material not published or presented elsewhere prior to 25 October 2017.
  6. Provide a short specific title indicating the nature of the investigation. The background and goals of the study should appear clearly to the reader. The methods and results must contain data, and the conclusions should be clearly expressed.
  7. The title may not exceed 250 characters including spaces. The abstract text may not be longer than 2500 characters including spaces (ca. 300 words)n including spaces, excluding disclosures.
  8. All abbreviations must be defined the first time they appear in your text (but, do not define in the title).
    Example: Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS), before being used as an abbreviation only.
  9. Use generic drug names.
  10. Tables, charts or other graphics may not be included and will be deleted by the editors.
  11. Authors should indicate their presentation preference:
    - poster presentation only
    - oral or poster presentation

    A select number of Late Breaking News abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation during the Late Breaking News session Saturday, 28 October 2017. The remaining accepted abstracts will be presented as a Poster. Poster presenters must be present during the Late Breaking News poster session Friday, 27 October 2017.

    The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.

    Note: "Poster presentation only" implies that your abstract will be considered for poster presentation only and will not be eligible for the poster prize (see corresponding paragraph Prizes).

  12. Disclosure of conflict of interest (e.g. grant support, consultancy, membership on advisory councils, speaker’s bureau) by all authors and source of funding are mandatory. Each listed author should prepare a one sentence statement to this effect. (All disclosures should be listed if relevant to the abstract content and all others within the last year)
  13. Abstracts from commercial entities will be considered. However, abstracts reporting results from collaborative research conducted by independent (non-company) investigators and investigators who are employees of commercial entities will not be accepted unless the independent (academic, clinician and/or scientist) investigators are included as authors.
  14. Please make sure to state your correct e-mail address. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail with the following information:

    • reference number of your abstract (for correspondence and questions that might arise)
    • your personal user code and password.

    If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail please contact MSParis2017[at]

  15. Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your personal access codes. This will shorten the submission procedure.
    Corrections to abstracts can only be made up to the deadline of 9 August 2017, 23.59h CET.
  16. We kindly ask you to upload a picture of the presenting author. Please prepare the photo in one of the following formats: JPG, GIF or PNG, with a max. size of 1 MB.


Each abstract will be reviewed by 3-4 experts and the final selection will be made by the Scientific Programme Committee. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted Late Breaking News abstracts will be sent to the corresponding authors via email in September 2017. Full instructions concerning preparation and presentation will be included.


All accepted abstracts (incl. Late Breaking News) will be published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal Online as well as on the website of the 7th Joint ECTRIMS - ACTRIMS Meeting and in the ECTRIMS Online Library.

Full text of regular abstracts will be published 10 days prior to the congress (15 October 2017) on the congress website. Late Breaking News will be published on the first day of the congress (25 October 2017).

Presentation available on the ECTRIMS website

Posters and PowerPoint-slides of accepted presentations will be posted on the ECTRIMS website after the congress. All authors will be asked to agree to the publication of their actual poster or oral PowerPoint-presentation.

If you do not agree, please click the appropriate checkbox during the online abstract submission.


If you have questions regarding abstracts or need assistance, please contact the abstract team at abstracts[at] Abstract hotline: +41 61 686 77 22 (Monday - Friday during CET business hours)
For technical questions please contact MSParis2017[at]

When sending an email please refer to the name of the congress: MSParis2017.