Manchester ASM 2014
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13th
All participants are invited to submit poster
abstracts for exhibition at the Meeting. All abstracts will
be subject to review; those accepted by the Scientific Programme
Committee will be invited to exhibit throughout the Meeting
and will be published in the conference literature.
Authors of the five best trainee poster
abstracts will be invited to give a short presentation in
the main plenary hall during the Paper Prize Presentation
session on Thursday morning.
TO SUBMIT AN
ABSTRACT PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
SUBMITTING A POSTER ABSTRACT
Please ensure you read the guidelines set out below before
submitting an abstract.
Poster abstracts must
conform to the following guidelines:
Contact for correspondence
Often a poster has several authors, the
Society will correspond with the registered author, and it
is the responsibility of this person to pass on any relevant
information regarding the meeting to the intended presenter
and/or other authors as necessary. Please note that to qualify
for the oral trainee poster presentations the trainee must
be listed as the main author.
Abstracts must include a Title, Background,
Method, Results, and Conclusion.
The abstract will be submitted using
the text boxes on the online submission form, the word counts
are as follows;
Background -150 words,
Methods -150 words,
Results -150 words,
Conclusion - 100 words.
Tables and Figures should not be included in the abstract,
although they can be included in your poster at the exhibition.
An individual can only be presenter/corresponding
poster for two posters, although they may be a named author
on more posters
For advice on how to submit a successful
abstract you may wish to read the article 'Abstract submissions
for the Annual Scientific Meeting: raising the standard' (Watson,
PJ (2005), The British Pain Society Newsletter, autumn 2005,
pg 16-17, can be downloaded here.
Authors must declare any financial support
received or any conflict of interests on their poster abstract.
Abstracts must conform to the Home Office
licence requirements for animal research and to the International
Association for the Study of Pains ethical guidelines
for animal research. To view the IASP guidelines for use of
animals in research please click here.
To view the guidelines for pain research in humans click here
Acceptance of Poster Abstracts
Each poster abstract will be assessed following
the deadline of 13th December 2013 and only those accepted
will be invited to exhibit at the Meeting. You will receive
notification confirming whether your abstract has been accepted
or declined in January.
Reproduction of Poster Abstracts
By submitting an abstract you automatically
give us permission to publish your submission as part of a
supplement to the British Journal of Pain (formerly known
as Reviews in Pain) which will be available as a hard copy
in the conference pack and electronically for members to download
from the website at the conclusion of the ASM.
Preparation and Display of Posters
On notification of acceptance of your poster,
you will be sent details of where and the timings your poster
is to be displayed. The area for display on the poster boards
is 2m high x 1m wide (portrait) and posters must be kept within
these boundaries. The poster should identify the title of
the paper and name the authors and their affiliations across
the top. Text should be legible from 3ft and drawings and
charts kept simple. Posters are fixed to the boards by Velcro
fastening, which will be supplied.
Trainee Poster Prize Presentations
If the First Author and Presenter of the
poster is a Trainee, he/she may elect to be considered for
the Poster Prize. Authors of the five best trainee abstracts
will be invited to give a short oral presentation during the
Poster Prize Presentation session on Wednesday. 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 Programme 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 five selected trainee presentations will appear on
the British Pain Society's website and in the Final Programme
once they have been scheduled.
Criteria for Trainee Status
- A Trainee is eligible if they are during,
or within one year of completion of, professional training
or a higher degree at the deadline for submission on 13th
- In the UK, this includes: nursing, allied
health, or medical students in a university or recognised
professional training post; students from science, medical,
nursing or allied health backgrounds undertaking a higher
degree (i.e. Masters, PhD or MD); and specialist registrars
in anaesthesia, pain or related disciplines.
Trainees short-listed for the Poster Prize
Session, will be required to provide certification of trainee
status by the department head, programme chair/director, or
educational supervisor before inclusion in the final programme.
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