1. All submitted abstracts should include the following:
a. Title [use capital letter for each word]
b. Name of author(s)
c. Institution/hospital where work was conducted or current institution/hospital
d. Email address[es] of the communicating author (mandatory)

2. The text of the abstract should be no more than 300 words (excluding title, name of authors, institution and email address)

3. Abstracts submitted in the Clinical or Basic Science Research category should include the following:
a. Background
b. Material/Methods [describing the experimental design and/or methods used]
c. Results [summary of results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion]
d. Discussion
e. Conclusion

4. Abstracts submitted in the Clinical Audit category should include the following:
a. Background
b. Methodology [describing the methods used to collect data’ e.g., prospective or retrospective]
c. Results [summary of results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion]
d. Discussion
e. Conclusion

5. Abstracts submitted in the interesting and unique cases and case series should include:
a. Background
b. Case study/Case report [to include presentation, clinical findings, investigations and management]
c. Discussion
d. Conclusion

6. Abstracts submitted in the clinical innovations, patient-focused developments, and innovation of medical devices category should include:
a. Background
b. Description of Innovation/Development
c. Discussion
d. Conclusion

7. Abstracts submitted for poster in the literature review category should include:
a. Background
b. Description of Review
c. Discussion
d. Conclusion

8. Abstracts should be submitted ONLY online in the template provided. No HTML, or other web formats will be accepted

9. Tables or images should not be used.

10. Formatting is not required since the template will format it automatically.

Your abstract will be reviewed by designated members of Doctors Academy, external clinicians and consultants, basic scientists and invited patrons. They will review the work based on the following criteria:

a. Quality of work
b. Originality and novelty
c. Ground-breaking or cutting edge research
d. Potential significance of the work to patient care and management, or clinical practice
e. Clarity of writing and presentation
f. Completed or nearly completed research/study/audit

All abstracts will be scored against the above criteria and a pre-prepared marking system. Ones with the highest marks will be considered for an oral presentation (30 presentations in each category) and those not making the cut for the oral presentation will be considered for a ‘poster’ presentation. Thus all abstracts will, effectively, be considered for poster presentation unless indicated otherwise. However, if you prefer to have your work presented only as a poster, you may kindly do so during your registration process and this will be considered.

The deadline for abstract submissions is at 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 14th May 2017. All individuals who submit their abstracts will be notified of the committee’s decision by the 23:59 hours on the 22nd of May 2017  as to whether their submission has been successful.