6th International Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Related Neuropathy Consortium (CMTR) Meeting

8-10 September 2016
Venice - Mestre (Italy)


Download the CMTR2016 Presentation & the updated Scientific Programme

Local organizing Committee Coordinators

Davide Pareyson (Milan)
Angelo Schenone (Genoa)
Gian Maria Fabrizi (Verona)

Organizing Secretariat
the office srl
email cmtr2016@theoffice.it

Abstracts / Presentations

Presentation information

Oral presentation (PLATFORM)

Time allotted is 10 minutes + 5  minutes for questions.

  • The time allotted for Oral presentations (O) is 10 minutes + 5  minutes for questions for a total of 15 minutes
  • Only PowerPoint presentations are accepted (please avoid too large files and long movies, limit to maximum 15 slides)
  • Assign your ppt file your name
  • Keep in mind that the audience is familiar with general data on CMT and related disorders
  • Also consecutive oral presentations within a session often cover similar topics. Therefore it is suggested to omit or limit the number of introductory slides (e.g. on the general CMT phenotype, classification, anatomy of peripheral nerve, etc. to a strict minimum)
  • Discussions of presentations at previous CMT meetings have been very lively. So limit your presentation to the novel data in order to leave time for interaction
  • The slide preview room is located in the main auditorium
  • The final programme will be available online (theoffice.it/cmtr2016 ) from Monday 8 August

Oral poster (OP)

Oral presentation during the oral poster session: time allotted is 3 minutes to briefly present the main message of your poster + 2 minutes for questions for a total of 5 minutes.

Please note that 3 slides are allowed  as follows:

  1. Title, authors, aims
  2.  Main results
  3. Conclusions/main message

Please remember that also a Poster Paper version should be produced and displayed in the correct session (see below).

Thursday 8 September ORAL POSTER 1 17.45
Friday 9 September ORAL POSTER 2 11.30
Saturday 10 September ORAL POSTER 3 11.30

Poster (P)

  • The number on each poster board corresponds to the number assigned in the abstract book.
  • Poster panels size: 90 cm width and 180 cm height, landscape format is not accepted since posters cannot be accommodated on the poster board.
  • Pin-heads for mounting the posters will be available at the Secretariat desk.
Thursday 8 September POSTER SESSION 1 18.45
Friday 9 September POSTER SESSION 2 13.30
Saturday 10 September POSTER SESSION 3 12.30


Poster and Oral Poster Poster viewing
Sessions 1 and 2 Thursday 8 September: 15.00 Friday 9 September: 14.30
Sessions 3 and 4 Friday 9 September: 15.30 Saturday 10 September: 19.35

Important deadlines

Abstract submission: 30 April 2016 – midnight

Abstracts acceptance: 31 May 2016

Online publication on JPNS: 8 September 2016

Abstract information & instructions

Carefully read the instructions and view the abstract template before preparing and submitting your abstract.
The format of the abstract is illustrated in the attached template, designed for the preparation of your abstract.
Replace the sample title, author listing, author affiliations and abstract text in this template .

Please note that abstracts not complying with minimum submission instructions, not submitted in the proper format, and/or not including all required fields, will be rejected.

Accepted format doc or .docx (Word file)
File name LastnameN.doc or .docx of first author (i.e. John Smith > SmithJ.doc).
It is not necessary that the presenting author is the first author.
If the same author presents more than one abstracts LastnameN_2.doc, LastnameN_3.doc etc
Length 300 words (1 page)
Margins 3 cm up, right and left border and 8 cm down
Paper size A4, portrait
Title Arial 12, upper case only, left
Please note that acronyms in the title must be spelled out in full
Authors Arial 11, bold, left
Authors listed as last name and initials (presenting author underlined). Institutions.
i.e. Smith J1, Smith J2, Smith J3. 1Affiliation, Town, Country; 2Affiliation, Town, Country; 3Affiliation, Town, Country.
Affiliation Arial 11, left following the authors names
Text Arial 11, justified, single space
One paragraph with no headings/divisions.
Images no figures or tables
Symbols Do not use Greek letters, if necessary write it in full (i.e. alpha)
Maximum file size 500 KB


Should you need to modify your Abstract(s), please write to the Organizing Secretariat abstractcmtr2016@theoffice.it. DO NOT submit the same work twice.


The Abstract(s) will be published as they are received; the Organizing Secretariat declines any responsibility in relation to the contents or failure to comply with the formatting instruction.

Registration fee

Please note that abstracts will be published only if at least one of the authors has settled the registration fee payment before 15 June 2016.

Updated Scientific Programme

Click here to download the Scientific Programme of the CMTR Meeting

Registration and hotel reservation


Registration fees before June 15 after June 15
Standard registration (*) Euro 305,00 Euro 390,40
Young resident (**) Euro 305,00 Euro 390,40
Accompanying person (***) Euro 170,00  Euro 170,00

(*)the fee includes: attendance to the scientific sessions, the conference kit, 4 coffee breaks, 2 lunches, welcome cocktail (September 8, 2016), certificate of attendance

Gala dinner September 9, 2016 Euro 50,00

(**)the fee includes: attendance to the scientific sessions, the conference kit, 4 coffee breaks, 2 lunches, welcome cocktail (September 8, 2016), certificate of attendance

(***)the fee includes: the welcome cocktail on September 8 and gala dinner September 9 (including transfer and afternoon trip to Venice)

Important notes for employees of Italian Public Administration

Ricordiamo che per le quote d’iscrizione pagate dalla Pubblica Amministrazione è in vigore l’obbligo della fatturazione elettronica, di conseguenza i partecipanti non possono pagare anticipatamente online in Esenzione IVA.I partecipanti, la cui quota sarà pagata dalla Pubblica Amministrazione, potranno comunque pre-iscriversi, sarà poi necessario trasmettere alla Segreteria organizzativa a mezzo email cmtr2016@theoffice.it entro 8 giorni dall’iscrizione la documentazione/istruzioni per l’emissione della fattura elettronica (da richiedere presso l’amministrazione del proprio istituto di appartenenza). Nel caso in cui non dovessero pervenire entro i tempi stabiliti le indicazioni sopra riportate sarà onere del partecipante provvedere al saldo della quota.

Letter of invitation and visa

All travellers other than Schengen area citizens need to visit the official webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to check if a valid visa is needed to enter Italy. For some nationalites, processing and issuance of visas can take several weeks/months, so apply well before your planned travel.

Should you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the Organizing Secretariat cmtr2016@theoffice.it


Registration fee cancellation policy

Cancellations should be made by sending a written notice to cmtr2016@theoffice.it or a fax +39.040 368808.

Before 15 June, 2016: the registration fee will be reimbursed minus 20% for administrative charges.
After 15 June, 2016: no refund will be possible.


Hotel reservation
A number of rooms in the Meeting venue have been reserved for the duration of the event at a special rate.
Special rates will be available until June 15, 2016 or until rooms are sold out.

Selling period at conference special rate (4 nights):
Check in:  September 7, 2016
Check out:  September 11, 2016
minimum stay required 2 nights

Type of rooms available:

Type of room Cost Notes
Double room single use € 150,00 per room, per night city tax not included
Double room € 165,00 per room, per night city tax not included
TWIN in sharing (*) € 82,50 per person, per night city tax not included

(*) TWIN rooms are available for sharing between colleagues.

Hotel cancellation policy
Cancellations should be made by sending a written notice to cmtr2016@theoffice.it or a fax +39.040 368808.
Before 15 June, 2016: cancellation free of charge
After 15 June, 2016: total stay amount will be charged from your credit card

Conference Centre

NH Laguna Palace
Viale Ancona, 2, 30172 Mestre, Venice (Italy)

Directly connected with the Laguna Palace hotel, the Conference Center is a design auditorium with high and extensive technology. It is the ideal place to host any convention or meeting, thanks to its ingenious modular system. Close to the Conference Center, the Laguna Gallery, an equipped and independent open-space of 600 sqm, has been developed; it is able to satisfy congress organizers’ needs in terms of exhibition, but also conceived for any special set-up, as for instance the poster and exhibitor area.

Networking Area
The networking area will be located in the Foyer area.
Exhibition Area
The exhibition area will be located in the Laguna Gallery.
Poster Session/coffee break
Posters will be displayed in the Laguna Gallery and they will be arranged by their presenters, in the day indicated by the organisers and attached on the ad hoc supports. In the same Hall catering services will be served.
Restaurant area
The NH Hotel has a bar and a restaurant, the Laguna Restaurant. When possible, the catering service (lunches and the morning and afternoon coffee breaks) will be served in the Laguna Gallery, the area devoted to Exhibitors and to the Posters presentation.

How to reach

NH Laguna Palace Hotel – Viale Ancona, 2, 30172 Mestre, Venezia (VE) Italy

GPS Coordinates Latitude:45.48148329147609 Longitude:12.249197959899902

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From the highway, follow the road signs for Venice to the railway bridge. Then turn left and follow the road signs for Via Torino, go straight on to traffic light. Turn right and go straight on for 500 mt.

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Distance from the railway station: 1.00km
From the railway station Venezia-Mestre, you have two choices: by bus, number 31 or 32 (1 bus every 20 minutes – travel time: 15 minutes) or by taxi (travel time: 5 minutes, average cost Euro 8,00/10,00).

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Distance from the airport: 12.00km
From Venice airport you should take public transport: bus number 15 (the bus stop is 5 minutes walk away from the airport- 1 bus every 30 minutes- travel time: 35 minutes by bus and 20 minutes walking from the train station to the hotel) or ATVO Blue Bus: bus stop in front of the train station.
By taxi (average cost Euro 45,00/50,00)

Taxi telephone number: +39 041  5964 www.radiotaxivenezia.com

Travel grant

Travel grant applications will be processed before the Meeting.

Applicants will receive an answer concerning their request during the Meeting.

The organizers invite all applicant to register by 15 June 2016 in order to benefit from the early bird fee.