Important notice for this year’s UKSF Poster Programme

This year, posters will NOT be categorised into poster tours. Instead, posters will be visible across all three days with delegates expected to make the most of the intermittent breaks throughout the scientific programme.

This is different to how the UK Stroke Forum has run its poster programme in the past. Usually, posters are divided into tours and split across two days but our aim this year is to maximise exposure of each poster, allowing for greater conversation between delegate and author. Posters will be sorted by topic and delegates will be able to search for posters by either entering the name of a poster in the platform’s search function or by scrolling through the list.

Participants will still be able to engage with authors via private messaging within the platform. Authors will be notified of any messaging via both private email and platform profile, allowing for immediate response and live one-to-one chat if authors’ availability allows.  

If authors cannot attend all three days, that is perfectly fine. Questions will remain in your inbox for the duration of the event, allowing authors the opportunity to respond to questions once they are logged back into the portal.

The UK Stroke Forum Team and Kenes will be in touch with further instructions shortly.

Abstract submission has now closed. Authors will be notified on the status of their abstract in late July/early August and will be informed on the next steps by the UKSF admin team.

For questions relating to the status of your abstract, please contact

Abstract Submission Open – Tuesday 4 May 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline – 29 June 2021, 17:00 BST (British Summertime)

Abstract Notification has been delayed and authors should expect to receive an update on their submission by Wednesday 11 August 2021.

Presentation Types Available

E-POSTER – electronic poster presentation to be viewed during the virtual Forum in the e-poster gallery.

If you wish your abstract to be published in the International Journal of Stroke, please select “Yes” or “No” during submission.

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Rules For Submission

Please read the submission rules before submitting an abstract.

  • Abstracts must be submitted online via the website only.
  • Presentation Type: Abstracts may be submitted for e-Poster.
    The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for presentation.
  • Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.


  • The same person may submit up to 5 abstracts regardless of presenting author.
  • The same person may serve as presenting author on up to 5 abstracts.
  • Presenting authors must be registered participants. Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by the Early Registration Deadline: 18 August 2021, 17:00 BST (British Summertime) will be scheduled for presentation and included for publication.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission, before submitting the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university-specific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Abstract submitters will be required to disclose any conflict of interests in the submission form.
  • Instructions for preparation of presentations will be made available on the UK Stroke Forum website ahead of the event.

Guidelines For Submission

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author’s contact details:
    - Full first and family name(s)
    - Email address
    - Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city-state (if relevant), Country
    - Phone number
  • Author and co-authors’ details
  • Abstract title – must be limited to 25 words. Please submit symbols as words.
  • Abstract text – limited to 250 words including acknowledgements.

(Please Note: graphs/tables are NOT to be included).

  • Images– no images, graphs or tables will be accepted as part of a submitted abstract
  • Abstracts should clearly state:
    - Introduction
    - Methods
    - Results
    - Conclusions 
  • Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.
  • The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.
  • Submissions may not contain patient names, hospital ID numbers or other identifying information.
  • Click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the process in order to save your abstract. You may log in to the system later to make changes to your abstract, up to the submission deadline. After the deadline, changes will not be possible.
  • You will receive an abstract reference number via email after you have submitted your abstract. Please refer to this abstract number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.
  • Please contact us at if you have not received confirmation that your abstract has been submitted.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.

Preparing Your Abstract

The abstract is an important part of any conference or scientific paper and may well be the only part people read. Many authors may decide to wait until a week before the abstract submission deadline before thinking through what the abstract should include. It is best to start in good time to allow all of your colleagues to read it and provide their feedback. So what should it include? Here are some useful tips we hope stir your creative thinking:

  • Find a good title that describes the work but also draws the reader in.
  • Provide introductory background information that leads to a clear statement of your research question.

The first section of your abstract is the key selling point to your audience. The opening sentences must inform the reader about why you have undertaken this research. You should have a very focused research question/project objective and describe it clearly.

  • Describe your results fully and clearly

Make sure you describe what you found, with actual data, in the results section. Include as much detail of your new findings as you can.

  • Be bold in discussing your findings

Identify specifically what your work adds to existing knowledge and how it will contribute to improving the stroke pathway.

  • Read other abstracts

Don’t be afraid to learn from others. The best way to learn the conventions of writing an abstract is to read other people’s work, so make sure you speak to colleagues and friends about what works best.

  • Work collaboratively

Asking for feedback is important. We can all look at a document for hours and fail to notice a simple mistake or an important part of research is missing, so find someone to get a second opinion. Don’t leave this until the day of the abstract submission – show your colleagues that you value their input by asking them in good time!

  • Read our instructions carefully

Check the abstract submission guidelines section above to make sure your abstract follows the correct instructions. Reading now will avoid complications later!

Abstract Submitter's Declaration

During abstract submission, you will be asked to confirm that you agree to the following:

1. I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published as submitted.

2. Submission of the abstract constitutes the consent of all authors to publication (e.g. UK Stroke Forum website, programs, other promotions, etc.)

3. The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that no part of the information and content provided by him/her (Hereafter: the “Content“) to UKSF 2021 and Kenes International (Hereafter: the “Organisers“), nor the publication of any such Content by the Organisers, on the internet or otherwise infringes any third party rights, including but not limited to privacy rights and/or intellectual property rights.

4. The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a copyright license to reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the text of the Content on a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive basis.

5. I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the presenting author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The presenting author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract. The submitting author may request to be copied on the abstract correspondence.

6. I understand that the presenting author must be a registered participant.

7. The Organisers reserve the right to remove from publication and/or presentation an abstract that does not comply with the above.