Abstracts for the meeting can only be submitted after a delegate pass is booked and paid for. You must be a lead or co-author to submit an abstract. You can upload your abstract immediately after paying for your pass, or at a later date up until 2359 on Monday 16 January. A link to do this will be in your registration confirmation email.

Who can submit an abstract

Only abstracts submitted by trainees or students will be invited to take part in the poster tours, platform presentations and case presentations. Please ensure your abstract is submitted by a trainee or student if you wish them to be considered for these.

Abstracts are welcome from consultants and, if accepted, you will be invited to display a poster in the poster area.

ABN Fellows are invited to submit a poster about their ABN Fellowship project.  Please select ‘ABN Fellow’ as your topic below.  This will mean all these posters will be grouped together.  These posters will not be considered for platform presentations or the case presentations.

Encore abstracts
Encore abstracts can be submitted for the meeting but must not have been published online or in print more than 6 months before the submission deadline date of 16 January 2023 ( ie any material published prior to 31 July 2022 must not be submitted).

Patient Data
It is your responsibility to obtain written consent for the use of patient data, if applicable. An example of a simple consent form can be found here. Give a copy of the consent form to the patient and keep a copy for your own records.

Abstracts are published in the JNNP in the summer after the meeting.  There is an opt-out field on the abstract form should you not want your abstract included.

Bursaries are available to up to 100 x £50 bursaries towards the cost of a pass early career researchers who are lead authors of abstracts accepted for the 2023 meeting. If you are successful in applying for a bursary then the appropriate amount will be credited back to your card.

There are prizes on offer for posters, platforms and case presentations from trainees and students.  These will be scored by delegates, with the winners being awarded at 16:15 on Friday 12 May in the last session of the conference.

Here is a summary of abstract guidelines and a timeline of events:

• The deadline for abstract submissions: Monday 16 January

• The word limit for abstracts is 200 words, excluding title and authors’ details

• Abstract titles should not exceed 15 words

• There is a limit of 10 authors and institutions per abstract

• Abstracts presented elsewhere after 31 July 2022 may be submitted, but this must be declared

• Abstract and bursary notification will be sent on Friday 24 February

• Abstract withdrawal deadline Monday 20 March

Submitters have been emailed with details of their presentations. Here is a reminder of the instructions:
• Size of poster must be A0 portrait (841mm wide x 1189mm high).
• Bring posters to the venue. You will be directed to your poster board space on arrival.
• Your poster should be on display for the duration of the meeting. If you are not attending the full meeting but have a colleague who is, please arrange wherever possible to have them bring and put up your poster, so your work gets as much exposure as possible.
• Delegates will be encouraged to view the poster exhibition throughout the week, so during refreshment breaks and lunch times, please watch out for others showing an interest in your work. Please also be present by your board during the 2 poster sessions on Wed 10 May at 1645 and Thur 11 May at 1715.
• Posters must be taken down immediately after lunch on Fri 12 May.
• Poster boards will be dismantled during the afternoon sessions and any work left in the hall at the end of the meeting will be disposed of.