Guidelines - SARS Online Abstract Submission
By submitting the paper, the first author is agreeing to register and present, if selected, at the SARS Annual Meeting 2014 in Cambridge.
The work described in the abstract must conform to acceptable ethical standards. When appropriate, please make a statement with regard to ethical committee or Home Office approval for any clinical and/or animal experiments described in your abstract.
PLEASE follow these instructions when typing your abstract
When submitting your abstract you will be given the opportunity to enter for one of the prize sessions. There are additional rules for these sessions, as detailed below:
Patey PrizeThe best abstracts will be selected for the prestigious Patey Prize session. The prize winner will receive a £250 prize plus the opportunity to present their abstract at the 2015 meeting of the Society of University Surgeons.
For the first time, a symposium is being run at SARS with the NIHR. This will accept abstracts from trainees on research in development. The presentation should describe a novel project which the presenter is undertaking but the study does not need to have been completed. The prize winner will receive £1000 for their department.
Norman Williams Prize
The Norman Williams Prize is for the best clinical paper presented in any of the Oral Presentation sessions (apart from the Patey Prize session).
Kevin Burnand Prize
The Kevin Burnand Prize is for the best experimental/basic science paper presented in any of the Oral Presentation sessions (apart from the Patey Prize session).
Medical Student Prize
The best abstracts by medical students will be selected for the Medical Student Prize Session.
British Journal of Surgery Prize
Thanks to the generosity of the BJS, a prize will be awarded to the best manuscript submitted to the BJS for consideration of publication within 3 months of the AGM. If your abstract is selected for presentation at the meeting you will be contacted at that stage to see if you wish to be considered for this prize. The award will be made on confirmation of submission of the paper to the BJS. There is no box to tick for this when submitting your abstract on line.
Please note that authors selecting the Burns and Plastics box, will not have their abstracts considered for the SARS meeting, they will instead be entered into the Burns and Plastic Surgery section of the meeting, which will be held on Thursday 9th January. Authors presenting at this meeting will be eligible to be considered for the Patey Prize, but none of the other prizes listed above. These abstracts will be considered for the Jackson Prize Session and Gibson Prize Session instead. If you would like your abstract considered for the main SARS meeting and associated prize session then please tick the miscellaneous box instead when submitting your abstract.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION - 9am, 9 September 2013
Jason Smith MD DMI FRCS(Gen.Surg)