Abstract guidelines

The 9th European Conference on Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders (2016 ESSTS Annual Meeting) welcomes the submission of abstracts for poster, oral and video presentations. Abstracts reporting research in all areas of Tourette syndrome, other tic disorders and comorbidities are welcome.

There is no fee to submit an abstract.

Awards for best poster and best oral presentation by a junior researcher will be presented at the closing ceremony.

Instructions for authors

Basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, post-doctoral researchers, residents, fellows and other professionals from around the world working in all areas associated with Tourette Syndrome, tic disorders and related disorders are invited to submit abstracts to be presented as poster, oral and video presentations at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome. In order to submit please click on the submit abstract link at 

Please select a topic and choose preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster). If you want to have the video presentation please send this information via e-mail: info@ts-warsaw.org. Final assignment will be made by the scientific review committee. The abstract text should not exceed 500 words. Junior investigators who submit innovative work also have the opportunity to be considered for the Professor Mary Robertson award.

All abstracts will be published online in the conference proceedings as an e-book.

Abstracts may be submitted in the following fields of study:

  • Genetics and etiology
  • Neurophysiology and neuroimaging
  • Comorbidities
  • Pharmacological and other biological therapies
  • Psychotherapy
  • Phenomenology and differential diagnosis
  • video
  • Other

Abstract submission process

Abstracts must be submitted through the online submission page. This page will be open till April 10th, 2016. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee who will decide on whether to accept or reject the submission. The corresponding author will be notified of this decision by May 2016.

An abstract may be rejected if the subject is not related to Tourette Syndrome, tics or related conditions or it doesn't meet basic submission requirements.

The Programme Committee will make the final decision on whether you will make an oral or poster presentation. Authors will be notified whether they are to give an oral or a poster presentation by late May 2016.


Accepted abstracts will be presented as an oral or video presentation or as a printed poster.

Duration of oral and video presentation will depend on number of presentations in each session. Oral presentations will be made according to their topic/session grouping in the schedule.

Your presentation must be handed over to the organizers at the Registration as much in advance as possible, no later than TWO hours BEFORE the beginning of the corresponding session.

The computer inside the Lecture theatre (B) has installed  Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader DC – Polish what means that a computer’s system opens .pdf .doc. .ppt. What is more, in the Lecture theatre (B) there is a possibility to hook up a laptop if it has vga or hdmi connector. However, the computer which is inside the Lecture theatre (B) cannot open files which are in OSX Keynote (mac).

Poster guidelines

Poster sessions, being held on Thursday & Friday, provide delegates the opportunity to present their most current research. Authors will have the opportunity to explain their work and answer questions.

Poster presenters are required to stand by their poster during the relevant poster session to answer questions about their work.

Each poster will be displayed on one panel of a “poster board wall”. The approximate display area for each panel is 84.1 cm/ 33.11 inches L (vertical) x 59.4 cm/23.39 inches W (horizontal). The poster must be no larger than A1 size (A1 = 4 A3 sheets). Orientation of your poster must be in portrait style. Posters may be printed any size, as long as they are easy to read and fit into the stated dimensions.