Abstract submission for ALS Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork 2012

 

Prize Winners for the 2012 ALS Annual Scientific Meeting

Winner of the 2012 David Dunn Prize
Free Paper 01
IS STROKE VOLUME OPTIMIZATION REALLY NECESSARY IN LAPAROSCOPIC COLORECTAL SURGERY?
A Day, MATTU, Guildford, UK

Winner of the 2012 ALS Best Laparoscopic DVD Prize
DVD 04 LAPAROSCOPIC LOW ANTERIOR RESECTION WITH INTERSPHINCTERIC DISSECTION AND COLO-ANAL ANASTOMOSIS
N Siddiqui, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS TRUST, UK

Winner of the 2012 ALS Best Laparoscopic Poster Prize
FEMALE GENDER AND DIABETES INCREASE THE RISK OF RESURRENCE FOLLOWING LAPAROSCOPIC INCISIONAL HERNIA REPAIR
F McDermott, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, UK

 

 

SciencepostersGuidelines for the submission of abstracts

  • The abstract should relate to original, unpublished work and must not have been previously presented at any major meeting.
  • Abstracts must consist of five paragraphs, making a total of 250 words:
    • Aims (50 words max)
    • Methods (50 words max)
    • Results (50 words max)
    • Conclusion (50 words max)
    • Key Statement (50 words max)
  • Abstracts are to be submitted as text and tables ONLY (ie no figures, graphs or diagrams).
  • The text must fit within the abstract template and use the Arial font in size 11.
  • No more than 5 authors should be listed.
  • The abstract is marked anonymously so the text should not refer to any institutional affiliation.
  • An abstract must be submitted online in order to be considered for oral presentation, a poster or DVD.
  • If you want your abstract to be considered for poster presentation you must provide a pdf of your poster by Friday 16 November otherwise your poster will NOT be entered in the the ‘2012 ALS Poster Prize’.

Oral Presentations:

  • Papers should be a total of 7 minutes duration with 3 minutes for discussion afterwards.
  • The winner of the best oral abstract will be presented with the 2012 David Dunn Medal and a cheque for £600 generously sponsored by the British Journal of Surgery (BJS).
  • The announcement of the ‘2012 David Dunn Prize’ winner will be made during the ALS Awards Ceremony at 15:30 on Friday 30 November 2012 .
  • Those selected for oral presentation will automatically have their papers published in a supplement to the Surgical Endoscopy Journal.
  • The presenters of the top ten Short Papers will be awarded prizes supported by the ‘ALS Trainee 2012 Scheme’ and ALS Industry Partners’. The presenters must be trainees to qualify for this prize.

Poster Exhibition:

If selected for poster presentation, the poster exhibition will take place in the Kiltegan Suite and the Mezzanine Area, above reception from 08:30 on Thursday 29 November 2012 until 15:45 on Friday 30 November 2012. 

  • The maximum area available for each poster will be 945 mm wide x 2000mm long (portrait style). 
  • Posters must be attached securely to the display boards with Velcro, which will be provided.  Pins, nails or other methods of adhesion must not be used. 
  • All posters will be judged on Thursday 29 November (between 12:00 – 14:00), when the presenting authors MUST be in attendance by their posters.
  •  The presenter of the best poster will be awarded with a cheque for £150.00.  The announcement of the ‘2012 ALS Poster Prize’ winner will be made during the ALS Awards Ceremony at 15:30 on Friday 30 November. 
  • Please note in order If you want your abstract to be considered for poster presentation you must provide a pdf of your poster by Friday 16 November otherwise your poster will NOT be entered in the ‘2012 ALS Poster Prize’.

DVD Presentations:

Please ensure you submit an abstract online and send 5 clearly marked copies of the DVD (citing your abstract number) to:

Mrs Jennifer Treglohan
Executive Officer
ALS at The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE

  • DVDs should arrive no later than 14 September 2012. 
  • DVDs should be a total of 5 minutes duration with 3 minutes for discussion.
  • Only in-house productions will be accepted and ‘voiceover’ is compulsory.
  • DVDs that have been short-listed for the ‘2012 ALS DVD Prize’ will be presented in the DVD Session on Friday 30 November 2012. 
  • The presenter of the best laparoscopic DVD will be awarded with a cheque for £250.  The announcement of the ‘2012 ALS DVD Prize’ winner will be made during the ALS Awards Ceremony at 15:30 on Friday 30 November. 
  • Only DVDs in formats .mov / .avi / .wmv are acceptable