Call for poster abstracts

Call for poster abstracts 

Our call for poster abstracts is now open and due to close 1 August 2022.

Once received, your abstract will be reviewed and validated by the co-organisers. All approved abstracts will need to produce an electronic poster which will be made available fully online for participants. In addition, each poster will submit a 1-to-3-minute pitch presentation, to be screened alongside posters. More information about the format of the digital poster and video will be provided by email once the abstract will be approved. 

Would you prefer to deliver a session or workshop? Find out more on our call for proposals page.

Prize: Authors of posters voted in the top three by attending delegates will receive mentoring / coaching from a top professional. 

The deadline for receipt is Monday 1 August 2022 

1 August 2022 – Deadline for abstract submission

23 September 2022 – Successful submissions informed

13 October 2022 – Deadline for poster upload

Poster abstract submission guidance

Use simple sentences   

Unless they are basic, universally accepted abbreviations, acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out the first time they are used in the abstract.   

Ask your colleagues to proofread it.    

Before submitting, ask one or more colleagues to read the abstract and offer constructive criticism.  

List of authors

Required Fields:  

– First/given name(s)  

– Last/family name  

– Email  

– Place of work  

– Role title  

Poster abstract title  - 20 words maximum (Title must be the same for the presented poster) 

The title should be an accurate description of the abstract’s contents. It should be a description of what was investigated rather than a statement of the results or conclusions.   

The abstract title should be easy for the reader to understand and should not include jargon or unfamiliar acronyms or abbreviations. The title should not be in capital letters.  

Structure of Abstract250 words maximum

A suggested structure for an abstract is:   

1.  Introduction or background   

A summary of current knowledge relating to the work being presented.   

2.  Aims and objectives   

State the aim of your study.  Ideally include a short statement of the study’s hypothesis.   

3.  Methods   

Concise description of the design of the study, the methods, the context (e.g. acute medical unit, community etc), the research participants to be included (number, age, sex, other entry criteria).   

4. Results   

Describe the main results of the study. A table or figure can be included to show your results, but these do take up room and word count so possibly consider leaving these for the poster.  

5. Conclusions   

Why do you think your findings are important? What are the potential implications for practice? If your study was restricted to certain patients, or a particular context or treatment, your results may not extend beyond these limits. 

Guidelines for the online submission

All abstracts must be submitted by 12.00pm Monday 1 August 2022 and must be in English.  

Abstracts must contain original data and by submitting an abstract, you confirm that the content of the abstract is free from plagiarism.  

The maximum length of an abstract is 250 words, not including the title or list of authors.   

Abstracts will be considered for suitability for a poster that will be on display during the conference. There will be the chance of winning one of two awards for your poster.   

If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified by email.  Abstracts will be considered and responded following the deadline, with all responses emailed no later than 2 September 2022.   

When your abstract has been accepted, you will then be asked to provide a copy of your poster and video.  You will be sent instructions for poster design and how to upload a copy of your poster.  The deadline for receipt of this will be 2 October 2022.   

Your abstract and poster will be available to view online by all those attending the conference and will also be available to view on our website.   

Outstanding candidates may be asked to make an oral poster presentation at the conference  

The Centre for Advancing Practice poster review panel reserves the rights to reject any submission  

By submitting your work, you are granting Health Education England permission in perpetuity to retain, reproduce, publish in various formats, and promote all poster materials as submitted (including where relevant identifiable information such as contact details) for non-commercial uses as it sees fit. You will need to indicate that you consent to this request as part of the submission process  

Review criteria

All research posters are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts. Poster reviews are single-blind: reviewers will see author names, but authors will not see reviewer names.  

Submit your abstract

  • When this submission has been properly received, a confirmation email will be sent to each author entered. These emails should be kept as receipts. If they do not get this email, it is likely that the submission has not been received. It is your responsibility to confirm that the submission has been received.  
  • Submit your abstract