2020 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (vASM)

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & AWARDS

Abstracts are invited from consultant and trainee surgeons, laparoscopic theatre staff and industry. The ALSGBI operates a paperless electronic abstract submission through Oxford Abstracts. Submission of previously accepted/presented work is also welcomed.

To submit an abstract please click here

Online submission is now open and CLOSES at midnight on Wednesday 30 September 2020, videos need to be uploaded and emailed via WeTransfer by Friday 2 October 2020

  • You will be notified on Friday 16 October if your submission has been successful.
  • Abstracts must consist of 5 paragraphs, making a total of 250 words maximum:
    • 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 video.
  • If your abstract is selected for poster presentation you must provide a pdf of your poster by Friday 30 October otherwise it WILL NOT be eligible for the 2020 ALSGBI Best Laparoscopic Poster Prize.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Papers should be a total of 7 minutes duration with 3 minutes for discussion afterwards.
  • A PowerPoint presentation with voiceover needs to be emailed to jtreglohan@alsgbi.org by Friday 30 October.
  • Abstracts that have been short-listed for the 2020 David Dunn Medal will be presented in the Abstract Sessions on 7,8, 9 and 10 December.
  • The winner of the best oral abstract will be presented with the 2020 David Dunn Medal and a cheque for £600, generously sponsored by the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES).
  • The winner must be a paid-up member of the ALSGBI to qualify for this prize.
  • The announcement of the 2020 David Dunn Medal Prize winner will be made during the ALSGBI Awards Ceremony on Friday 11 December.
  • Those selected for oral presentation will automatically have their papers published in a supplement to the Surgical Endoscopy Journal.
  • For the second placed oral presentation, the Journal of Surgical Simulation will award a £250 publication voucher to cover the cost of publication if the work is submitted as a full length article to the Journal of Surgical Simulation (subject to peer review), or a cash prize of £150 if the article is not suitable for JSS, or there is an arrangement to publish elsewhere.
  • The winner must be a paid-up member of the ALSGBI to qualify for this prize.

GENERAL INFORMATION
POSTER EXHIBITION & PRESENTATIONS:

The poster exhibition will take place on the ALSGBI website from Monday 23 November and the authors of the top 2 will be notified to send in a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover the week before the vASM..

  • The top two posters will be presented at 18:50 hours on Thursday 10 December.
  • The announcement of the 2020 ALSGBI Best Laparoscopic Poster Prize winner will be made during the ALSGBI Awards Ceremony between 18:35 -18:45 on Friday 11 December.
  • The presenter of the best laparoscopic poster will be awarded a cheque for £100.
  • The winner must be a fully paid-up member of the ALSGBI to qualify for this prize.

VIDEO PRESENTATIONS:

Your VIDEO must be submitted as an abstract online and the video emailed via WeTransfer. You will need to:

1) Obtain a compressed copy in MPEG/MPG/MKV format
2) Go to the WeTransfer website at: https://wetransfer.com/
3) Upload the Video file
4) Enter the email address jtreglohan@alsgbi.org to send the video files to.
5) Enter your email to send a notification
6) Enter a message that details what video file you are sending

  • Videos need to be uploaded and emailed by WeTransfer by Friday 2 October.
  • Videos should be a total of 5 minutes duration with 3 minutes for discussion.
  • Only in-house productions will be accepted and ‘voiceover’ is compulsory.
  • A corresponding abstract needs to be submitted by Wednesday 30 September.
  • Videos that have been short-listed for the 2020 ALSGBI Best Laparoscopic Video Prize will be presented in the Video Session on 7, 8, 9 and 10 December.
  • The presenter of the best laparoscopic Video will be awarded a cheque for £200.  The announcement of the 2020 ALSGBI Best Laparoscopic Video Prize winner will be made during the ALSGBI Awards Ceremony at 18:35 on Friday 11 December.
  • The winner must be a fully paid-up member of the ALSGBI to qualify for this prize.
  • You will be notified on Friday 16 October if your abstract has been successful

AUDIO VISUAL INFORMATION:

All presentations must be compiled using PowerPoint with voiceover and an advance copy should be forwarded to jtreglohan@alsgbi.org by Friday 30 October.

All Presenters of papers, videos and posters must register for the vASM by Friday 30 October.

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