Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts are a very important part of any DAS meeting and DAS London will continue in that tradition. Abstract submissions are therefore invited in a variety of categories (see below) to be considered for presentation in either oral or poster format at the 2017 meeting.

The best abstracts will again be submitted to the BJA for publication, and we will be awarding as many prizes as our beleaguered treasurer will allow.

Abstracts should describe work that develops, delivers or evaluates the delivery of anaesthesia related to airway management in theatres or elsewhere covering both Adult and Paediatric practice and can include audits and surveys or lab-based scientific work and everything in between.

The abstract submission process will open on 20 June 2017 and close at 23:59 BST (NB this is 22:59 GMT) on Friday 8 September 2017.

All abstracts will then be judged by a panel on behalf of the DAS 2017 abstract team. Please note that abstracts that are forwarded to the BJA for publication will have to be able to meet the ethical standards of the BJA.

At a minimum DAS expects that consent will have been sought for case reports, Caldicott Guardian approval obtained where patient identifiable data is involved and evaluations will have been discussed and agreed by the Scientific Officer of the local regional ethics service, if formal ethical approval is deemed not to be required. Ethical considerations and arrangements should be discussed in the methods section of the abstract. (Please see the relevant paragraphs on the BJA Instructions to Authors webpage https://academic.oup.com/bja/pages/Instructions_To_Authors for further details.)

The corresponding author will be notified of the result approximately 3 weeks after the closing date. Arrangements will be made for all successful abstract presenters to be eligible for early bird rates at DAS London (a specific time limited window after the results are published will apply).

The abstract judges will decide whether an abstract is to be presented orally or as a poster, although submitters may choose to only have their abstract judged for potential poster presentation

Abstracts (not longer than 2,500 characters) will be welcomed in the following categories:

  • Audits/surveys
  • Case Reports
  • Equipment
  • Science (Basic or clinical)
  • Quality improvement /governance and Service Development(including Human Factors)
  • Education /Training

The judging panel reserves the right to reallocate abstracts to a different category if appropriate, or to create a new category if this allows for easier presentation of the submitted abstracts.

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Notes for Authors:

Work that has been previously published or work previously presented at a major meeting will not be considered for presentation and authors will be asked to sign a statement to that effect. Abstracts that have appeared in conference booklets or been presented at regional meetings are however welcome. Authors who are unsure about submitting a previously presented work or about the ethical approvals they have for their work are advised to contact das@aagbi.org as soon as is possible, and well before the closing date above.

Please note that because of the high number of submissions received it will be impossible to offer individual feedback on abstracts that are not accepted. The official language of the conference is English and all abstracts should be submitted in English.

Delegates from developing Nations who wish to submit an abstract may apply for assistance to the chair of the abstracts group, but this must be done well in advance of the closing date.

Presenting authors are expected to register for the conference at their own expense. Failure to do so by a time announced when the results are published may mean that their abstract will be withdrawn from the 2017 meeting.

All accepted abstracts will be judged during the tea and coffee breaks in the Scientific Programme (Thursday and Friday 23 and 24 November, although not possible to tell in advance when individual sessions will be judged.

Instructions for all Authors:

The abstract submission system will allow 2,500 characters in the main body of the abstract. The title (150 characters) references (500 characters) a table or figure and the author names are added separately.

  • Abstract title.
  • All authors’ initials and last names and place where work was carried out.
  • The text of the abstract should not contain headings, but should follow the general progression through background, methods, results and conclusions. The methods should include a statement of ethics.
  • (Case reports should follow introduction, case or cases, discussion and learning points in the same way). A case report should end (before the references) with a statement about the consent given by the patient.
  • Use a blank line to separate paragraphs.
  • If you are copying and pasting your abstract into the submission system please note that line breaks will not necessarily be preserved.
  • One table or figure is permitted, this should be incorporated into the document and the text should be reduced accordingly to accommodate it within the allowance.
  • If a figure is used, ensure that a figure caption is provided within the abstract document. [The figure will be reduced in printing; please do not use any font in the figure smaller than your text font.].
  • References are listed and cited as specified by the British Journal of Anaesthesia (http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/bjaint/for_authors/general.html), no more than five references should be included. If reference has more than 6 authors, then list the names of first 3 authors followed by et al.
  • Please acknowledge any source of funding for your study at the end of the abstract.
  • You must confirm that all authors listed in the abstract have contributed to the work and support the submission of the abstract.
  • You must confirm that this study received ethics committee approval or was conducted under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986) or equivalent. Abstracts must conform to international ethical guidelines for animal or human research where relevant.
  • Please note that manakin based studies are not exempt from ethical considerations and clear evidence that this has been considered should be available
  • Abstracts that do not conform will be rejected. Where relevant, details of ethics approvals should be listed in the Methods section of the abstract.
  • You must affirm that the work has not been published or previously presented at a major meeting.

Please note that it is possible that authors may have their work forwarded to the BJA for publication and may have to amend their abstracts as requested by the journal.

NB Instructions on the presentation of abstracts will accompany the final judging decisions.

Contact details for questions relating to abstract submission: das@aagbi.org

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Those of you wishing more general information around abstract submissions to DAS may wish to read the article attached which originally appeared in the DAS Newsletter (Our thanks to the Newsletter Editors for allowing us to reproduce this). Please click here to read the article



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