Please ensure that you read the guidelines set out below before submitting an abstract on-line. Abstracts must conform to the guidelines below:
The minimum browser settings for the on-line system are: Chrome version 22.x or higher, Firefox version 16.x or higher, Internet Explorer version 9.x or higher.
Please select the most appropriate general topic category for your submission from this list below:
The on-line system will ask you to indicate if you wish to be considered for the Trainee Prize Presentation (see below).
in order to submit on-line you will need to set yourself up as a User. Once set up, you can submit numerous abstracts via your Profile.
It is the responsibility of the Submitter (User) to pass on any relevant information regarding the meeting to the other authors, and ensure that all authors approve the submission and presentation.
You will be asked to confirm the presenting author.. All presentations (oral or poster) must be made by a listed author who has been directly involved in the project. All presenting authors must register (and pay) to attend the conference.
Please note that to qualify for the trainee poster presentations the trainee must be listed as the First Author and also be the presenting author.
Abstracts must use the following outline (with the exception of case reports and submissions in the Quality Improvement category):
For case reports ONLY use the following section headings:
For Quality Improvement submissions ONLY use the following section headings:
For all abstracts:
Abstracts will be accepted as text only and no graphs/tables/images can be submitted.
Funding sources or other acknowledgements should be declared, as should conflict of interest, where prompted under “Disclosures to declare”
Following the submission deadline on 1st March 2018, each abstract will be assessed by adjudicators appointed by the Scientific Committee. Only those accepted will be invited to present or exhibit at the Meeting. You will receive notification confirming if your abstract has been accepted or declined 3-4 weeks after the deadline. Abstracts submitted after 23:59 on 1st March 2019 will not be considered or accepted.
By submitting an abstract you automatically give us permission to print your submission in the Meeting Programme and in an online abstract booklet. If it is accepted for presentation, it will be produced in hard copy.
Nine papers submitted for oral presentation will be selected by the judging panel for presentation during the meeting. Papers submitted for oral presentation but not accepted will be considered for poster presentation if this is indicated on the submission form.
If the first author and presenter of an oral paper or poster is a Trainee, s/he may elect to be considered for the appropriate prize. If the trainee who did the work was subsequently appointed to a consultant post, they remain eligible for the trainee prize
The prizes will be awarded based on the scientific merit and quality of the presentation by a panel of judges appointed by the Chair of the Scientific Committee.
Strict time limits will be applied for the oral presentations, with additional time allocated for questions from the judging panel. A list of the nine selected oral presentations will appear in the Final Programme once they have been scheduled.
Abstracts that do not conform will be rejected. Where relevant, details of Ethics Approvals should be listed in the Ethical Approval section of the on-line system.
On notification of acceptance of your poster, you will be sent details of the size of the poster boards and necessary formatting. The poster should identify the title of the paper and name the authors and their affiliations across the top. Text should be legible from 100cm and drawings and charts kept simple.