Thank you to all those who have submitted an abstract this year. The BSOA have received a great response and look forward to seeing these presented at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Birmingham.

For any abstract queries, please contact [email protected]

A preliminary review of the abstracts is now underway and will determine which ones are to be accepted for presentation at the conference. We hope to get back as soon as possible so that you can book for study leave. Authors of abstracts will be contacted via e-mail by 23rd October or before to tell them if they will be invited to present their work orally, and the remaining successful authors may be invited to present a poster.

Posters should be printed up to A1 size (single sheet of paper/fabric 59.4cm x 84cm) and orientated in portrait (not landscape) view. Any posters not meeting the criteria will not be displayed. All presenters must pay for registration at the meeting.

For information on how judges will score your work, please look at the scoring guide for assessing abstracts and posters. The Prize fund of £1,300 will be distributed and determined by the judging panel.

We do not currently intend to submit the abstracts for publication in a journal, however, it is likely that the abstracts will be published in the meeting programme.