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Abstracts should only be submitted through the website and in English.

  • The abstract should include the first author's and all co-authors' names and affiliations.
  • Please login with your username and password to the Myology 2016 online platform. In case you do not have yet a user name, you will be requested to subscribe first. With your profile, you will have access to your abstract submission and handling, congress registration, and accommodation booking.

For questions regarding the online submission process, please e-mail: abstracts@myology2016.org

Create your submitter's account

You will have first to create a "myCO" account. If you are already registered to the congress, your registration IDs will allow you to submit your abstracts.

General Instructions

  • Please follow the instructions on the screen. At the end of submission form you must click on the "Save" button to save the abstract.
  • When finalizing the on-line submission, it is imperative to click the « Submit » button for final submission of the abstract. A message will then appear informing you that the abstract has been registered successfully. The abstract submitter will receive an e-mail of confirmation. However this confirmation is NOT a notice of acceptance of your abstract.
  • In case no confirmation from Myology 2016 is received, the abstract submitter should contact abstracts@myology2016.org
    within one week after submission of the abstract. 
  • Once the abstract is submitted, changes, corrections or rewording are possible until the final deadline on October 28th 2015.
  • After this date, changes will not be possible. Careful typing and proofreading are essential, as the abstract will be published/printed as submitted. 
  • Submitting an abstract for presentation does not mean you are registered for the conference. All abstract presenters must register in parallel by following the instructions on the online registration platform.


  • The presenting author must ensure all co-authors agreed on the abstract content before submitting it to Myology 2016.
  • The presenter and co-authors must identify any major conflict of interests related to the content of the abstract.
  • In submitting an abstract, the authors accept that the information to be reported is for exclusive presentation in the session to which the abstract will be assigned if accepted.
  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented at the conference in English.
  • Notification of receipt and acceptance will be sent to the abstract submitter only.

General Information

Authors will be asked to select the following.

Topic category

Choose the topic category that refers best to the main subject of the abstract. The Scientific Committee is entitled to re-assign the abstract to a different category if necessary.

List of available topics:

  1. Adult muscle regeneration
  2. ALS and other motor neuron diseases (except SMA)
  3. Animal models
  4. Cardiac stem cells and cardiogenesis
  5. Cardiomyopathies
  6. Congenital muscular dystrophies (other than dystroglycanopathies)
  7. Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  8. Congenital myopathies
  9. Distal myopathies
  10. Dystroglycanopathies
  11. Dystrophinopathies (Duchenne, Becker, others)
  12. Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD1, FSHD2)
  13. Gene therapies (except exon-skipping)
  14. Gene therapies (exon-skipping)
  15. Glycogenoses (except Pompe) and other metabolic myopathies
  16. Hereditary neuropathies
  17. Homeostasis in the adult muscle
  18. Inflammatory myopathies
  19. Limb girdle muscular dystrophies
  20. Metrology
  21. Miscellaneous
  22. Mitochondrial disorders
  23. Muscle function
  24. Muscle regeneration
  25. Myasthenia gravis
  26. Myofibrillar myopathies
  27. Myotonias (except DM1 and DM2)
  28. Myotonic dystrophies type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2, PROMM)
  29. Nuclear envelopathies (lamin A/C, emerin, others)
  30. Oculo-pharyngeal muscular dystrophy
  31. Pharmacological therapy of neuromuscular disease
  32. Pompe disease
  33. Skeletal muscle development
  34. Spinal muscular atrophy (including variants)
  35. Stem cells therapies
  36. Young Investigator Poster

Important: if you are a young investigator supported of AFM-Telethon or Biotherapies Institute, please select imperatively the special topic "Young Investigator Poster". The best ones will be selected for an oral presentation at the meeting on Thursday, March 17th between 14:00 and 15:00 PM and might possibly be awarded a prize.

Presentation preference

Authors should indicate the presentation preference (oral, poster or none). Please note that the final decision on the presentation format will be made by the Scientific Committee.


Authors are required to provide 3 to 5 keywords (different from the title of the category).

Abstract Format

  • The abstract title should be brief and reflect the content of the abstract. The title (max. 300 characters) is important since it focuses attention (it is the "showcase" for the presentation). 
  • The use of standard abbreviations is allowed. A special or unusual abbreviation must be placed (in round brackets) after the first appearance of the word for which it stands.
  • The online abstract submission procedure will not accept abstracts that exceed 2 500 characters, including spaces (body of the abstract).
  • Authors can include only one image (only JPG files are accepted): figure, table or black/white illustration (maximum width 7 cm). Colour illustrations will be printed in black/white in the abstract book.

Abstract Selection Process

Abstracts submitted for presentation will be reviewed by an international panel of experts.
The submitter will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of the abstract by January 15th 2016 at the latest.

Abstracts will be selected for one of the following presentation formats:

  • Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the sessions of Myology 2016.
  • Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a poster format. Posters are grouped by topic and are displayed throughout the meeting in the dedicated poster room.
    Poster size: H = 1,50 X W = 0,90 M

If a selected presenting author cannot attend, he/she should assign a substitute and inform the Myology 2016 secretariat of this replacement in due time. Posters can be viewed by the participants during lunchtime and coffee breaks. Posters should be removed on Friday, March 18th before 15:30. Please note that a formal poster tour will not be organized.