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Call For Abstracts

Abstracts for oral presentation and display of posters done by members is a key element in the exchange of good practice at BLS conference. It provides an opportunity to bring work to the attention of a wide audience, enhancing the prestige of the presenter.

All abstracts must be submitted by midnight on Friday 26th May using the Oxford Abstract System. You will need to create a login and upload your abstract. 

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations may be submitted on the following:

 

  • Research studies
  • Clinical audits
  • Case reports
  • Service developments/ educational initiatives including user involvement
  • Literature reviews
  • Systematic reviews

The maximum word limit for an abstract is 250, excluding the title. Please use the headings below when setting out your abstract. These are part of the wordcount.

  • Introduction / background
  • Aims
  • Methods (including Ethical approval)
  • Results
  • Conclusions i.e what does the study add to existing knowledge
  • Introduction
  • Audit aims
  • Standards being audited
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions i.e relation to any changes in practice or revision of standards
  • Describe original / rare cases
  • Reason for report
  • Case(s) description (confirm consent obtained)
  • Discussion eg. Compare with previous reports, implications for practice
  • Aims
  • Description
  • Evaluation
  • Introduction
  • Aims
  • Rationale
  • Description
  • Evaluation


 

 

Titles should be succinct and should address: 

  • Population
  •  Intervention
  • Control (where applicable) 
  • Outcome

 

It is also important to specify the type of study (E.g. Service development)

Anonymity

To preserve anonymity, please ensure there is no identifying information (such as name of author, country or institution) in the abstract.

 

 

The Scientific Committee review all submitted abstracts using an anonymised system. Applicants will be informed if their abstract is successful by DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. If you are not successful this  time the Scientific Committee will provide you with feedback and hope you will resubmit next year.

Please read and follow the guidance provided on Top Tips for Submitting an Abstract for the Annual Conference which also includes guidance on how to choose a title. 

This document details what the Scientific Committee are looking for when reviewing an abstract and how it will be judged.

If you have any questions relating to your abstract please do not hesitate to ask for advice from the Scientific Committee by contacting the current Chair.

On submission of an abstract you are agreeing to attend the BLS conference and present your oral presentation/poster at whatever time is scheduled within the conference programme. The BLS Scientific Committee will decide on the appropriate time to allocate based on the nature of the abstract and its content.

All abstracts will be reproduced in the Conference Programme and submission of an abstract constitutes consent for publication. 

The prize, sponsored by Mark Allen Healthcare, will be a journal subscription of the winner’s choice from their range of publications. 

Prizes will be awarded for Oral and Poster presentations submitted by BLS Members in the following categories:

 

  • Best novice poster presentation
  • Best overall poster presentation
  • Best novice oral abstract presentation
  • Best overall oral abstract presentation

The BLS Scientific Committee will decide the winners according to formal judging criteria and their decision is final. These awards will be presented at the end of the conference.

 

Poster Presentation Judging Criteria 2016

The judging criteria for the poster

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Oral Presentation Judging Criteria 2016

The judging criteria for the oral presentations

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Deadline for submission: DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, via the Oxford Abstract system

Submissions Currently Closed

 

2017 Prize Winners  - TO BE ANNOUNCED

Past Winners 

2016

Best Abstract Poster Novice - Jill Hamilton 

Best Abstract Poster Novice 2016

The Best Abstract Poster Novice 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Best Abstract Poster Experienced - Laura Henry

Best Abstract Poster Experienced 2016

The Best Abstract Poster Experienced 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Best Oral Abstract Novice - Dr Roaul van Loon

Best Oral Abstract Novice 2016

The Best Oral Abstract Novice 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Best Oral Abstract Experienced - Dr Georgina Phillips

Best Oral Abstract Experienced 2016

The Best Oral Abstract Experienced 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Rhian Noble-Jones Abstract BLS 2014

Development of a Self-report tool: Lymphoedema Genitourinary Cancer Questionnaire (LGUCQ)

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Emma Underwood Abstract 2017

The Lymphoedema Research PrioritisationPartnership: setting research priorities for lymphoedema management in the UK.

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Cheryl Pike Abstract 2017

Exploiting 3D scanning technology in lymphoedema for accurate and fastmeasurements of volume and shape

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Best Oral Abstract Experienced 2016

The Best Oral Abstract Experienced 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Best Oral Abstract Novice 2016

The Best Oral Abstract Novice 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Best Abstract Poster Experienced 2016

The Best Abstract Poster Experienced 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Best Abstract Poster Novice 2016

The Best Abstract Poster Novice 2016 As Judged By The BLS Scientific Committee

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Oral Presentation Judging Criteria 2016

The judging criteria for the oral presentations

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Poster Presentation Judging Criteria 2016

The judging criteria for the poster

Download .pdf
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Top Tips For Submitting An Abstract

Top Tips For Submitting An Abstract

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