SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Scientific content of paper

 

Papers should be related to paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, strabismus surgery and vision assessment. However, those with a related interest will also be considered.

 

Format of Abstract

 

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be typewritten in the space provided. The abstract should returned on the appropriate form online or via email in a Word 97 or earlier document format (NOT docx). Scanned copies or pdf files or are not acceptable.

 

Submission of Abstract

 

Please email your form directly to biposa_executive[at]yahoo.com as there has been an issue with emails from internet based email accounts (ie hotmail, gmail or yahoo) not being delivered.

 

Scheme of work

 

Abstracts should follow the scheme outlined below. There is no need to include the headings in your abstract.

 

Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Significance / Conclusion

 

Completing the form sections

 

All sections must be completed and a current email address must be provided. We require the full name of all authors.

 

Grade refers to Trainee, Research Fellow, Consultant, and Orthoptist etc.

Unit/Base Hospital refers to the author’s current principal Unit.

 

You are required to let us know about the interest that ANY of the authors may have in the research work undertaken. If you are unsure what has to be included, please contact the executive via email

 

Date of Submission

 

Abstract submission CLOSES on 01st May 2015

 

Acknowledgement

 

We will send an acknowledgement of receipt of your abstract via email within 96 hours of receipt (usually sooner). It is your responsibility to check that we have received your abstract form. Confirmation or otherwise of acceptance of the paper, and all associated documents will be sent to the email address given, so please include this

 

Free Paper Presentation

 

One of the listed authors (first author if being considered for one of the prizes) must register, pay the appropriate fee and present the paper. The presenter has seven minutes total to include discussion (exact timing / rapid fire format will be decided dependent on submissions and programme time). We will send registration information nearer the time if your abstract has been accepted as a free paper.

 

You must provide your PowerPoint presentation in advance of the meeting for pre-loading onto the presentation computers. We will send more detailed audiovisual information nearer the time.  Failure to provide your presentation by the deadline will mean that unfortunately it will not be included on the day. Please do not ask to amend your PowerPoint presentation after it has been submitted.

 

Prize

 

There will be two prizes (each to a value of £500) awarded in the following catergories:

 

medical which would be limited to medics in training

best non-medic which would be limited to early career researchers

Please note that if the abstract form is not completed as outlined above, it will not be accepted and will be returned to you for amendment

 

Submission

 

Please download the paper form abstract form 2015 or submit your abstract online here