Guidelines - SARS Online Abstract Submission

  • PLEASE NOTE: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC REJECTION OF THE ABSTRACT.

  • Use the links on the left of the screen to navigate around the system. Please note that when you create a new abstract ALL of the fields are required. If you do not complete the form correctly then it will generate an error.

By submitting the paper, the first author is agreeing to register and present, if selected, at the SRS Annual Meeting 2021.

The work described in the abstract must conform to acceptable ethical standards. When appropriate, please make a statement with regard to ethical committee or Home Office approval for any clinical and/or animal experiments described in your abstract.

PLEASE follow these instructions when typing your abstract

  1. Do not indicate the centre from which the work emanates as the abstracts will be judged anonymously.
  2. The permitted abstract length is 250 words, excluding the title, and should fit comfortably on a single page of A4.  All text must be typed in single line spacing using font Ariel 10.
  3. Please divide the abstract into the following four headings*:
    • Introduction
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  4. You must include data with clear descriptions of results and conclusions.
  5. Please avoid the excessive use of abbreviations.  If abbreviations are used they must be defined at the foot of the abstract.
  6. Do not use references or include graphs, figures or tables.
  7. The work must not have been previously submitted to SRS.
  8. The work must not have been published at the time of submission.
  9. All co-authors of the paper must be aware of the submission.
  10. Confirmation of submission will be indicated by the server giving you the opportunity to print or save the submission as proof. Emails are sent by the server as well, but these are frequently blocked so please do not rely on an email as proof of submission - The displayed page after submission is proof.  Contact the SARS office directly if you experience difficulties - T: 01-809-3844 M: 087-2690292 or email mlbrennan@rcsi.ie.

PRIZE SESSIONS

When submitting your abstract you will be given the opportunity to enter for one of the prize sessions.  There are additional rules for these sessions, as detailed below:

Patey Prize

The best abstracts will be selected for the prestigious Patey Prize session.  The prize winner will receive a £250 prize plus the opportunity to present their abstract at the 2020 meeting of the Society of University Surgeons in the USA.

  1. The presenting author should be a surgeon/scientist in training.
  2. The work should not have been presented/published elsewhere prior to the meeting.
  3. The presenting author should be the principal researcher.
Please select the Patey Prize box if you wish to be considered for this prize.

OTHER PRIZES

Norman Williams Prize
The prize winner will receive a £150 prize plus the opportunity to present their abstract at the 2020 meeting of the Surgical Research Society (South Africa).

You do not need to tick a box to be considered for this prize.

Kevin Burnand Prize
The prize winner will receive a £150 prize plus the opportunity to present their abstract at the 2020 meeting of the European Society of Surgical Research (ESSR).

You do not need to tick a box to be considered for this prize.

Medical Student Prize
The best abstracts by medical students will be selected for the Medical Student Prize Session.

  1. The presenting author must be a medical student.
  2. Please select the Medical Student Prize box if you wish to be considered for this.

ASiT Prize

The ASiT prize is awarded to the best presentation in the Surgical Education and Training Session.

 

 

Final DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION - 11:59pm, 10 January 2021

Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted

 

Jason Smith MD DMI FRCS(Gen.Surg)
Consultant Surgeon