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Abstract submissions for Annual Congress 2022 - Submissions have now closed

You are invited to submit an abstract for oral (free paper) or poster presentation at the Annual Congress. Submissions are invited in the following categories:

  • Audit and quality improvement
  • Case reports
  • Original research
  • Survey

After the deadline, a preliminary review of the abstracts received will determine which ones are accepted for presentation at the Annual Congress. Some authors will be invited to present their work orally and the remaining successful authors will be invited to present a poster. 

Authors of the best poster(s) will be awarded ‘Editors’ Prizes’.

Submit an abstract here

You will first need to create an account, and then you can log in to submit your abstract.

Download more detailed information on the abstract requirements and the terms and conditions of submission.

Find abstract submission guidance here

 SAS Audit poster prize

Submissions are invited from SAS grade anaesthetists for the SAS audit poster prize. The lead author of the work must be an SAS grade anaesthetist. A preliminary review of the abstracts received will determine which ones are accepted for presentation at the Annual Congress.

Submit an abstract here

Roddie McNicol Patient Safety Prize

The prize is open to members of the Association of Anaesthetists. The project could involve an individual, department, medical students or allied health care professionals, provided the project lead is a member of the Association. Applicants may like to consider projects based on themes identified in SALG patient safety updates.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Clear aims and objectives
  • An innovative idea(s) 
  • How the project was introduced and implemented
  • How performance was measured and benchmarked
  • How information about the project was disseminated
  • The sustainability of the project
  • Transferability of the project to other departments

Successful authors will be invited to present a poster at Annual Congress.

In addition to a cash prize, the winner will be invited to make a three minute presentation about their project during the prize giving ceremony

Submit an abstract for the Roddie McNicol Patient safety prize here

All accepted abstracts in the above categories will be published in Anaesthesia in the form of a fully reference-able online supplement (NB Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse publication, e.g. where there are major concerns over ethics and/or content).

Assessors of submitted abstracts are blinded to the authors and required to highlight any competing interests during assessment. Association Board/Education Committee members and Faculty are excluded from assessing/judging any abstracts, and from chairing/judging sessions that include any abstracts, of which they are a co-author.

The closing date for submissions is 23:59 on Wednesday 13 April 2022.

If you have any queries, please contact the Association Governance team on 020 7631 1650 (option 3) or [email protected]