Abstracts / Posters / DVDs



Submission Guidelines for ALS Annual Scientific Meeting 2009

Abstracts

  • Papers that have been short-listed will be presented in the Short Paper Sessions on Friday 27 November at 09:10 and at 13:30 hours.

  • The winner of the best oral abstract will be presented with a cheque for £600 generously sponsored by Covidien. The announcement of the ‘2009 ALS Annual Scientific Meeting Short Paper Prize’ in association with Covidien ‘Partners in Education’ will be made at 16:00 hours on Friday 27 November just before the Closing Remarks.

  • Markers will be looking for:

    • Abstract quality (clear objectives, design, discussion and appropriate conclusion)
    • Originality
    • Scientific merit
  • Those selected for oral presentation will automatically have their papers published in the Surgical Endoscopy Journal. 

Poster Exhibition & Prize

  • The Poster Exhibition will take place in the Industry Exhibition Arena from 08:00 on Thursday 26 November until 14:00 on Friday 27 November 2009. The maximum area available for each poster will be 1m width x 2m length (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 (between 12:00 & 14:00), when one of the authors must be in attendance by their poster. The winner of the best poster will be presented with a cheque for £150, kindly sponsored by Covidien. Second prize will be an Amazon voucher for £75, kindly sponsored by Science Posters.

  • The announcement at the ‘2009 ALS Annual Scientific Meeting Poster Prize’ in association with Coviden ‘Partners in Education’ will be made at 16:00 on Friday 27 November just before the Closing Remarks.  Please ensure your posters are displayed by 08:00 on Thursday 26 November.

Presenting a poster?

This year we have continued our relationship with Scienceposters, a specialist poster design and print service for delegates to use if they wish. Significant savings for ALSGBI poster presenters can be made if files are sent to them before 11th November and also if posters are delivered direct to the meeting venue for collection.
See www.scienceposters.co.uk/ALSGBI.htm for further details.

Presenting a poster at the ALSGBI Meeting


DVD Submission Guidelines & Prize

  • DVDs are invited from both surgeons and laparoscopic theatre staff.  An abstract for the DVD should be submitted online and five copies of the DVD should be submitted to:

    Jenny Treglohan, Executive Officer
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
    @ The Royal College of Surgeons of England
    35–43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

  • The closing date for the submission of DVDs is Friday 25 September 2009. DVDs should be a total of 5 minutes duration maximum with 3 minutes for discussion afterwards. Only ‘in-house’ productions will be accepted and ‘voiceover’ is optional.

  • The winner of the best DVD will be presented with a cheque for £250 generously sponsored by Covidien. The announcement of the ‘2009 ALS Annual Scientific Meeting DVD Prize’ in association with Covidien ‘Partners in Education’ will be made at 16:00 on Friday 27 November just before the Closing Remarks.