Call for Abstracts

The World Parkinson Coalition® will welcome the submission of original Scientific or Living with Parkinson’s Abstracts for poster display during the 6th World Parkinson Congress (WPC 2022) in Barcelona, Spain from June 7 - 10, 2022. All abstracts selected for poster display must be presented by the original author(s) at the WPC 2022. Any withdrawn abstracts will be removed from the journal supplement. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the Congress to present your research. Congress registration is required to present
The abstracts for WPC 2022 will open on July 12, 2021 and the deadline to submit is December 3rd.


Original Submissions
All submissions must be original research. Previously published papers may not be submitted. By submitting an abstract, you affirm that it is your own work either individually, or of the group.

Abstracts Presented at Other Meetings
Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly.

Maximum Length
350 words (approximately 2500 characters, including spaces)

Scientific abstracts are open to those involved in research related to the field of Parkinson’s. Living with Parkinson’s abstracts are open to those involved in education and advocacy related to Parkinson’s.

Submission Fee
There is no submission fee to submit an abstract.

Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

Instructions for Submission of Late Breaking Abstracts
We will be accepting late breaking abstracts in the spring of 2022. Submit abstracts via the official online WPC 2022 abstract site during this window of time. The person submitting the abstract must be the presenting author.

Evaluation and Rejection of Abstracts
The WPC retains the right to reject abstracts for the following reasons:

  • Plagiarism
  • Marketing
  • Subject unrelated to Parkinson’s
  • Does not meet basic requirements
  • Violates ethics to be determined by the WPC

Abstract Plagiarism Policy
Should the software detect plagiarism:

  • The plagiarizer will be banned from registering for the Congress to which the plagiarized abstract(s) was/were submitted.
  • They will be banned from submitting abstracts to the WPC immediately following the Congress where they violated this plagiarism rules. This means three years after the violation. So in effect, they will have to wait six years to submit an abstract to the WPC again.

Hot Topics Presentations
Twelve scientific abstracts will be selected for “Hot Topics” which means an invitation to orally present your work one morning in the large plenary hall before the morning plenary starts. This is an amazing opportunity to present to up to 1,000 people, including many of the leaders in the field. If you’d like your abstract to be considered for this, you will need to check the appropriate box on the online submission form. The person who submits, will be invited to present.

Stanley Fahn Young Investigator Award
Named after WPC founder and world renowned Parkinsonologist, this award will be given to ONE outstanding abstract submitter whose work is deemed innovative and visionary. The selected person will be invited to be part of the group of Hot Topics presenters to present his/her work and will receive a cash prize.

Poster Tours
A limited number of abstracts will be invited to be part of a Poster Tour on either Wednesday or Thursday evening during the Congress. These are in addition to the period over lunch when authors are expected to host their poster. If you would like your abstract to be considered for a poster tour, you will have the chance to indicate this during the submission process.  The person who submits the abstract will be the one invited to present during the poster tour.

Abstracts Questions
If you have questions regarding the submission process, please contact:
WPC 2022 – Abstract coordinator

All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in an online scientific journal supplement.

Certificate of Presentation
A certificate of presentation will be sent by email after the close of the Congress.

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