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2021 BSHT Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 11-12 March

Abstract submission deadline: 0900 hrs – Friday 22 January Abstract notification of submission outcome: by w/c 15 February

Instructions to abstract oral presenters:

Timing and guidelines: 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions The session chairperson will stick rigidly to this timing template! All presentations will be pre-recorded but with live discussion Presenters who over run will be asked by the chairperson to cease their presentation

  1. All successful abstract presenters will be asked to prepare a pre-recorded 10 minute presentation but be available on the day for live Q&A.
  2. Presentations should be email prior to the meeting as an MP4 file to wheldonevents@btconnect.com
  3. Please create your PowerPoint in a 16:9 widescreen Ratio template as this will be the ratio of the screens for display.
  4. To clearly identify your presentation, please save it with your given & family name as part of the file name i.e. jane_smith.ppt.; with any additional information required following EG: john_smith_paper2.ppt
  5. Please ensure your first slide is a title slide stating – your name, presentation title and affiliation.
  6. Please choose the “On screen show” output within the “slide set up” menu when creating your presentation.
  7. Avoid too many animations within your presentation.
  8. Inserted image files – the final display resolution will be 1280 x 720 pixels, therefore it is unnecessary to insert graphics at a higher resolution, as it will not enhance the image, and may slow down the loading of slides during the presentation.
  9. Graphics, written or tabular material must be of adequate size to be clearly visible to all delegates, even at the back of the hall. In general, it should not exceed 5-6 lines of bold print containing 6 – 7 words per line. If a larger amount of information needs to be presented, it should be split into several slides.
  10. Keep your material simple.
  11. Essential information and font should be large and bold.
  12. Slides are easier to read when there is a high contrast between the text and the background (e.g. white/yellow letters on a black/dark blue/dark green background). Avoid using black text.
  13. Line graphs and simple drawings are more effective than tables of figures.
  14. Keep slide transitions simple and consistent.

Instructions to abstract posters presenters:

Instructions will be available to authors after the scoring of all submissions has taken place.

Instructions to Authors

  1. The abstracts submitted should be original and ideally not have been published or presented at another meeting. Abstracts previously presented at other meetings will be acceptable for presentation pending peer review and if suitably modified or updated.
  2. To submit please complete the on line form below. All applications will be received by the Scientific Secretary – Prof Helen Philippou (h.philippou@leeds.ac.uk).
  3. The abstract title should avoid abbreviations and be under 300 characters.  The title should be in bold in using Sentence case.
  4. The abstract body text should contain no more than 300 words (excluding title, authors and affiliation). Use calibri font size 12, with single spacing. The title should be typed in Sentence case, using bold face. Follow on directly, using upper and lower cases, with the names and addresses of the authors, with the presenting author underlined. Leave one clear line between the addresses and the start of the body text. The abstract body should be structured using bold Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Summary/conclusions headings. For Greek or other special characters, use the “Symbols” font.
  5. The abstract should include a couple of background sentences, the aims of the study, brief methodology, data and results and main conclusion(s). Tables of figures are discouraged unless absolutely necessary; references should not be included.  If they are to be included they  can be included as high resolution images (300 dpi/1 MB).
  6. On the form below, authors should also include correspondence details, including: full name, institution, address, email address, telephone number. They should indicate whether they have a preference for oral or poster presentation and if they would like to be considered for the scientist in training session.
  7. Following submission editing of the abstract content is not permitted, although corrections to typographical errors may be made.

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    Please attach a word file of your abstract to include the title, authors, affiliations, addresses and full body text

    Prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentations by scientists in training. If you are a student registered for a higher degree (e.g. MPhil, PhD, or MD), please tick this box and upload evidence of registration for a higher degree in the form of a supporting letter from your supervisor or head of department.

    Please attach a copy of your supporting letter (Word or PDF)

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    Contact address: Prof Helen Philippou LICAMM, University of Leeds, The LIGHT Building, Clarendon way, Leeds, LS2 9JT Email : h.philippou@leeds.ac.uk