Abstract Submission Now Closed

The deadline for abstract submissions was June 1, 2017 23:59 (CDT).  Late submissions will not be accepted.


Abstract Submission and Changes

The sole means of abstract submission is through the online submission system.

If you require special permissions or authorizations with regards to your abstract, they must be received prior to submission. If you are unsure if you have applied for and received permission to use a rating scale owned by MDS, please visit the Rating Scales webpage for more information.

Changes After Abstract Submission Strongly Discouraged 

If critical changes need to be made to your abstract content after it has been submitted, please request those changes by email to .

Review Process

The Scientific Program Committee will review all abstracts in early June 2017. Authors are required to select one category under which their abstract should be reviewed. Notification letters are scheduled to be sent at the end of June 2017.

Category Options

  • Phenomenology
  • Aetiology and Mechanism  
  • Treatment

The Committee shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following causes:

  • Marketing
  • Subject not related to the field of functional neurological disorders
  • Does not meet basic submission requirements


Please do not submit an abstract unless you are prepared to travel to the FND Conference to present your research. Questions regarding the online abstract submission process or about the FND Conference should be submitted to .


All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the FND Conference September 6-8, 2017.

Terms & Conditions

The Scientific Program Committee expects that all abstracts selected for presentation will be presented by the original author(s) and that no submitted abstracts will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the meeting and present it in the session selected by reviewers. The Scientific Program Committee organizers only accept original work. By submitting your abstract, you affirm that your abstract is your own, either individually or of the group.

Withdrawing a Submitted or Accepted Abstract

If an abstract must be withdrawn for any reason, please contact as soon as possible. There is no penalty to withdraw your abstract. All submitted abstracts become the property of MDS.