The 16th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases will take place from July 30 to August 1, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower.

The theme of the congress will be “Quality of Life: Today & Tomorrow”. In a variety of sessions, we will discuss the different aspects that impact on the quality of life of MPS patients, we will review the basic, as well as the latest research news and hot topics.

This 16th edition of the congress will offer many sessions in different formats like sponsored symposia, key note speeches, plenary sessions and round tables in parallel sessions with the participation of over 60 international speakers.

For more information, look at our preliminary Scientific & Family Program.

The abstracts selected for Poster or Oral presentation by the Scientific Committee will be compiled to be published in an Abstract book for the 16th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases.

To submit an abstract, please create an account on www.mps2021.com and upload your document.

Abstract submission dates:

From January 16 to March 16, 2021

Notification of acceptance:

All abstracts submitters will be notified by early May 2021 about whether their abstract has been accepted.

If you need assistance:

Please contact Agora Events at mps2021@agora-events.com for all enquiries about abstracts and/or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail after submitting an abstract (please do not resubmit the abstract). Similarly, if you have not received a notification of the status of your abstract by the end of May 2021, please contact Agora Events.


Presentation Formats

Accepted abstracts selected by expert reviewers can be presented in any of the following sessions: Poster Session and Oral Abstract Session.
Authors should indicate the subject area (see Abstract Topics) their abstract should be assigned to.

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any mistake in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be reproduced as typed by the author as no editing will be done by MPS.

Abstract Topics:
  • Basic Science
  • Translational Research
  • Gene & Cell Therapy
  • Newborn Screening
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Outcomes

Please note that the final decision regarding the allocation and the type of presentation assigned to the submitted abstract will be made by the Scientific Programme Committee.

Poster Session:

The Poster Session will be displayed in a designated area at the public exhibition area and will allow the presentation of your work in paper format. If you require so, you can request to have your poster printed locally.

Oral Session:

The Oral Sessions will have two presenting opportunities: “Hot Topics & Late Breaking News” and “Best Oral Posters”. The time allocated for each presentation will be determined by the number of posters selected for each session.
If your poster has been selected for one of these sessions, you will be contacted by mid-May 2021 
As a speaker you will be required to prepare a PowerPoint presentation featuring the main findings of your work.

Notification of acceptance:

Notifications of acceptance or rejection of the abstracts will be sent to the presenting author of the abstract by mid-May 2021.

The presenting author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract.

With the notification of acceptance, abstract presenters will be informed about the time and date of their presentation and will be asked to reconfirm their attendance.

Publication of abstracts:

The abstracts selected for Poster Session or Oral presentation by the Scientific Committee will be compiled to be published in an Abstract book of the 16th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases.


Please contact the Agora Events at mps2021@agora-events.com for any enquiries about abstracts submission.

Deadlines are subject to change.