Instructions

 

EVENT

Event: International Congress 2018
Date: 24-27 June 2018
Venue: The International Convention Centre (ICC), 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA

 

POSTERS

The organising committee would like to invite all authors to submit an abstract for poster presentation at the International Congress 2018.

Selected authors will be given the opportunity to defend their poster in a series of quick-fire poster sessions.

 

DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting is Wednesday 21 February 2018 (Midnight). No submission will be accepted after this date.

 

HOW TO SEND ABSTRACTS

Please, follow the instructions to login into your account.

  • Go to the Login page
  • Fill out the form and click on Login
  • An email will confirm that your account has been created
  • Now you can access the Submission page with your username and password emailed to you
  • Fill out the form and add your abstract
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the address provided

 

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

  1. Abstracts must be in English. Abbreviations may be used only if they are defined (spelled out in full text at first mention) followed by abbreviation in brackets.
  2. The abstract must not exceed 400 words including sub titles (see No 4) and formulas.
  3. The abstract must not contain bibliographical references, tables, diagrams or appendices.
  4. Abstracts on research must be presented in five headed paragraphs in the following order: Aims and hypothesis, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions (In CAPITALS).
  5. Abstracts should present novel findings or new interpretations of existing data. They should include brief details of the rationale for the research and the methods used, including, if appropriate, the statistical approach. The major findings should be stated; it will not be acceptable, for example, to state merely that “the results will be discussed”.
  6. The title of the abstract must be strictly coherent with the data included in the abstract and the conclusions must be warranted by information included in the results section.
  7. Authors are encouraged to state their hypotheses and frame their conclusions accordingly.
  8. For studies of service users, patients or populations, the number of people studied should be explicitly stated in the METHODS section.
  9. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that the work has been performed with the permission of any relevant ethical or legislative body. The authors should therefore ensure the work was conducted with appropriate ethical and governance safeguards.
  10. All sources of financial sponsorship of the study should be stated at the end of the abstract.
  11. Outstanding candidates may be asked to make an oral presentation at the International Congress.