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Abstract Guidelines

Oral Presentations

7 minutes to present & 3 minutes for discussion

Poster Presentations

A1 size in Landscape format

(841x 594 mm or 33.1 x 23.4 in)

No other size, orientation or format will be accepted.

Please note - Important information

Guidance Notes for the preparation of Abstracts - please also refer to the Timeline for Abstract submission process at the bottom of the page

Papers are invited from all individuals associated with burn injury, members of the BBA as well as non members. Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of topics. An abstract must be submitted to the Selection Committee as a standard format before the deadline (please read the details below carefully). Authors who submit abstracts that fail to meet the requirements for submission or do not use the Abstract Template will be disqualified and the abstract will be rejected.

All Conflict of Interest or Financial Support from any Funding Body must be declared within the online abstract submission form as requested.

To protect patient confidentiality, there should be no identifiable patient information 

Oral Presentations: 7 minutes to present & 3 minutes for discussion
Poster Dimensions: Required dimensiuons are listed above in the rectangle.


a) Ensure that the abstract is typed in black ink, in block type (not italics). The Abstract should be checked carefully for errors, avoiding smudges,misspellings, poor hyphenations, skipped lines, typed in margins, incorrect abbreviations.
b) The entire abstract should be typed single spaced in no less than size 10 font and no more than 500 words, within the rectangle on the abstract form. Authors information including title, author(s), affiliation, location and text, should be inserted in the appropriate field in the online abstract submission form. Please do not include any reference to authors or their place of work within the body of the Abstract as this will lead to the Abstract being rejected.

The text of the abstract should be organised as follows:

a) The abstract should be divided into the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
b) One or two sentences describing the purpose of the study. Abstracts without objective or purpose will be rejected.
c) A statement of the method used to obtain data/information. This is relevant for all presentations whether they report laboratory/clinical experimental studies, descriptive studies or case studies.
d) A summary of the results obtained. This should include the number of patients, animals, subjects, samples and controls (where appropriate) studied. For case studies the number of patients should also be given. Simple tables may be included. A small graph is allowed, large graphs are not acceptable. It is unacceptable to state “The results will be discussed or other data will be presented”.
e) The author should provide information about the conclusions reached as a result of the study/investigation.
f) References may be included at the author's discretion but are not obligatory
g) Please declare any conflict of interest or support from a Funding body in your submission.

A copy of the Abstract Template can be downloaded by clicking on the button

Timeline for Abstract Submission process

Important dates for your diary.
  • 12.00 noon -  2 January 2018

    1. Abstract submission deadline

  • 26 January 2018

    2. Presenters advised of outcome of adjudication & inclusion in programme

  • w/c 5th February 2018

    3. Confirmation of Presentation schedule 

  • 26 February 2018

    4. Deadline for Registration of Presenting Author

  • 26 March 2018

    5. Deadline for submission of PDF version of posters