Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

Virtual E-Poster Exhibition

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Thursday 4th March 2021 (midnight)

The British Pain Society is delighted to invite poster abstracts submissions for the 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held 27th - 29th April 2021.

All abstracts will be subject to review; those accepted by the Scientific Programme Committee will be invited to exhibit throughout the virtual Meeting in the form of e-posters and will be published in the British Journal of Pain supplement.

Authors of the five best poster abstracts will be invited to give a short live presentation on the Cvent event platform during the Paper Prize Presentation session on Tuesday 27th April.

Tips for writing a good abstract for the Annual Scientific Meeting

This guidance is adapted by the Scientific Programme Committee from an article by Prof. Kate Seers, Professor of Health Research, Director Royal College of Nursing Research Institute, published in Pain News September 2014, Volume 12, Edition 3.

We would like to accept as many high quality (e)posters as we can for the Annual Scientific Meeting. All types of high quality research relevant to pain is welcome. At the 2021 ASM we will once again display electronic posters, giving delegates the opportunity to contact the authors and download posters for up to a year following the Meeting.

High methodological quality and relevance to pain practice remain paramount in the SPC’s selection of abstracts for poster or oral presentation. In addition to excellent science, we will also have poster categories to reflect the important work undertaken by delegates in Service Evaluation and Audit, key to maintaining high quality services for people with pain, and to translating new research into clinical practice. Case reports may be considered where new understanding of general significance can be drawn.


•• Follow the poster abstract submission guidelines HERE

•• Provide a concise background that shows why what you are doing is important.

•• Make sure you clearly state the aims of your work.

•• Give a concise description of your main methods, including sample, what you did and your analysis.

•• Provide a summary of your main results or findings – it is essential that data are included in the abstract so it is clear what you will be presenting. Phrases such as `analyses are ongoing and data will be presented’ will not enable the Scientific Programme Committee to assess the likely quality and impact of your presentation, and abstracts without results or conclusions are likely to be rejected.

•• Conclusions are important and should follow from the information presented. What have you found and what is the importance of your findings?

•• Audits should be well conducted using a recognised audit method, and provide new information or knowledge.

•• It can be helpful to get someone else to read your abstract to make sure it is clear to someone who is not already familiar with your work.

When you come to design your e-poster:

•• Many people will scan your poster and read the aims and conclusion before deciding whether to read more, so the conclusion needs to make sense without having to read the whole poster.

•• Delegates have said it is helpful if you add your email address to the poster.

•• Resist the temptation to fill every space – think about the main message you want to get across. A well designed e-poster should act as a catalyst for discussion with interested delegates, and may engage delegates who didn’t think they were interested!

The Scientific Programme Committee looks forward to reading you abstract submission.


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