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Abstract and Clinical Case Submissions


This year we are inviting scientific abstracts and submissions detailing clinical cases.

Our programme will include an number of additional slots for oral presentation of top ranked abstracts. These will not be limited to early-mid career researchers and we are keen that all members of the society submit their latest work for presentation.

Key dates

Abstract Submission:  Monday 05 February 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday 24th April 2024, 10am UK time
Notification of Outcome to Authors: Thursday 6th June 2024

Submission

You MUST submit your abstract on the template provided. To download the template, click here.

Abstracts not sent on the BIHS template and not adhering to the 300 word limit WILL be automatically rejected.

Please do NOT enter author and institution information on the template. You will be able to enter this information elsewhere in this portal. The word limit has been increased to 300, but it will not be possible to submit figures or tables.

Please do NOT alter the formatting of this template by changing fonts. Simply enter your text under the correct headings. The form will be automatically processed – if you alter it, your submission will not be processed correctly.

General Information
ABSTRACTS SHOULD DESCRIBE WORK UNDERTAKEN WHICH IS OF A SCIENTIFIC OR CLINICAL NATURE. ABSTRACTS OF A COMMERCIAL NATURE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • Abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation, and authors should indicate their presentation preference (Oral, Poster or Either). Abstracts which receive the highest grades from the referees will be selected for oral presentation.
  • Abstracts selected for presentation will be published on the BIHS website (authors who do NOT want their abstract published on our website are asked to tick the relevant box on the on-line abstract submission system).
  • Authors will be asked to complete a Conflict of Interest Declaration on the submission website. Please only declare commercial conflict of interests, not funding from recognised grant-awarding bodies.
  • Each abstract will be refereed blind by five reviewers.
  • Ten minutes (plus five minutes discussion) will be allocated to each Oral Presentation.

Clinical Case Submissions

  • Abstracts for the clinical cases should be no more than 150 words long and provide the essentials of the case (maintaining patient confidentiality) and the key learning points or points for discussion.
  • Cases may centre around diagnostic challenges, rare conditions or common clinical problems, management dilemmas, or exemplify changes in practice. We would particularly encourage presentations by trainees or allied health care professionals.

Amending a Submission
Should you need to amend your abstract, you can do so up until the deadline for submission. Simply save your abstract as a draft and return to amend as many times as you like before the deadline. Alternatively, if you have submitted your abstract you can email us to amend it before the deadline.

Withdrawing a Submission
If you want to withdraw an abstract please contact bihs@in-conference.org.uk

How are submissions Selected?
Abstracts are reviewed and shortlisted by BIHS members who will assess whether the proposed paper fits the scope of the conference.

Amending a Submission
Should you need to amend your abstract, you can do so up until the deadline for submission. Simply save your abstract as a draft and return to amend as many times as you like before the deadline. Alternatively, if you have submitted your abstract you can email us to amend it before the deadline.

Withdrawing a Submission
If you want to withdraw an abstract please contact bihs@in-conference.org.uk

How are Abstracts Selected?
Abstracts are reviewed and shortlisted by BIHS members who will assess whether the proposed paper fits the scope of the conference.