We are delighted to announce that we will be launching our first-ever in-person e-Poster session at this year’s UK Stroke Forum.

As we move to a more sustainable model, authors will be able to present their work on a digital screen at set times during the conference. This will give our audience more time to access content and give our authors more visibility across the three days.

2022 Schedule

The UKSF Scientific Committee is now calling for the submission of abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on current and emerging stroke issues with a topic list available upon submission.

Submit Abstract

Authors will have the opportunity to showcase their work to over 1400 healthcare professionals, build their portfolio and to increase their visibility in the stroke community.

Information on how to submit your abstract is available below, but if you have any specific questions, please contact uksfabstracts@stroke.org.uk

Mark your calendar with key dates

  • 3 May 2022 - Opening abstract submissions.
  • 30 June 2022 - Abstract submission deadline.
  • Mid-July 2022 - Abstract results announcement online. An email will also be sent to each submitter.

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Abstract Guidelines

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens

2 May 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

30 June 2022, 17:00 BST (British Summertime)

Abstract Notification*

18 July 2022, 17:00 BST (British Summertime)

*Note all efforts are made to send notifications by the planned date. Should there be any delays with the selection process, revised dates will be posted here.

Presentation types available:

Electronic posters will be presented in the exhibition hall. High scoring abstracts will be allocated a place in the oral programme.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference app and peer-reviewed journal.

If you wish your abstract to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, please select “Yes” or “No” during submission

Rules for submission:

Please read the submission rules before submitting an abstract.

  • Abstracts must be submitted online via the website only.
  • Abstracts submitted by email will not be accepted.
  • 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.

Limitations

  • 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: 12 August 2022 will be scheduled for presentation and included for publication.
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official Forum publications.
  • 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.
  • Instructions for preparation of presentations will be made available on the UK Stroke Forum website.

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.
  • Use generic names of drugs. 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. After you have submitted your abstract, 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 uksfabstracts@stroke.org.uk if you have not received confirmation that your abstract has been submitted.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.

Abstract submitters’ 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. Forum website, programs, other promotions, etc.).

3 - 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 abstract correspondence.

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

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

6 - I understand that I must select a specific Theme, Topic and/or Sub-Topic for my abstract allocation. Although the Committee will work hard to honour this selection, this cannot be guaranteed. The Committee reserves the right to change the Theme, Topic or Sub-Topic under which the abstract was originally submitted.

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 into 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 peoples’, 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 above to make sure your abstract follows the correct instructions. Reading now will avoid complications later!

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