Abstracts


2018 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION will open Late Summer 2017

To view the 2017 published abstracts, please click here.


KEY DATES FOR ABSTRACTS

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts were invited for possible oral or poster presentation for the following subject areas:

  • Maternal Medicine
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Labour & Delivery
  • Pregnancy Outcome

Accepted abstracts will also be published as an online journal supplement of BJOG.


INSTRUCTIONS

REGISTER AS A USER IN THE ABSTRACT SYSTEM

Click on the abstract submission link above. Create a new User ID. The system will automatically prompt you with a message to register your details if you have not yet done so. 

Enter you name, surname and email and choose a password. 

Enter any other personal information such as address, phone number, degrees, etc

You will be sent an email confirming your password to access the abstract submission system.

IMPORTANT

Please remember that submitting an abstract does NOT automatically register you as a conference delegate. BMFMS registration can be done online at a later date. Registration opens in September 2016.

If the abstract presenter has not registered for the meeting by 23 January 2017 the abstract will be considered to be withdrawn. No extensions will be given to this deadline.

All communications about your abstract submission will be sent to the email address you submitted. 

We recommend that the user ID and email belong to the main author that will be presenting at the conference.


SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
 

Locate your abstract file on your computer’s hard disk so you can copy/paste the information easily into the text-based submission form’s fields. Please note that the online submission must be text only. Tables, figures and images cant not be uploaded. If you have any questions please email bmfms@hamptonmedical.com.

Go to the Abstract Submission System Log-in page. 

Enter your email address and the password you chose when you first registered as a user. 

Click the “log in” button and you will be taken to a screen from which the submission process starts. 

Please read the instructions on this screen carefully. The abstract submission is a multi-step process. Please follow the steps below and click “Next” to go to the next page.


STEP 1
:

Enter the title and abstract text, by either copy/pasting from your word file or typing in the information. Remember there is a 50 word limit for the title, and 250 word limit for the text. Click “Next” to continue.

TITLE (MAX. 50 WORDS): The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the abstract. If you wish to include a subtitle, it must be included in this field and included in the 50 word limit. Please do not fill in the whole title using CAPs. CAPs should only be used for the first letter of the first word unless typing a name, proper noun or acronym.
Make sure you do not include author names and/or affiliations in the title as this information will be added in step 2.  

ABSTRACT (MAX. 250 WORDS): Any abstracts exceeding the word limit will not be accepted. 

References are not required. If you wish to include them, they must be included in the body of your text and included in the 250 word count.

Special Symbols and Formatting are to be used sparingly. Once your submission is complete, please read your abstract in full to ensure the symbols are displayed correctly, and if not, please click on the “Insert Symbol” icon on the screen to see the list of available symbols. 

Do not use tables or figures. 

Proposed studies/presentations should be significantly advanced or completed at the time of abstract submission. 

Please make sure you have proof read your submission before the submission deadline, as changes can not then be made.


STEP 2:
ENTER information about the authors and affiliations. Click “Next” to continue.

AUTHORS: You MUST enter the names of all authors here (including yourself if you are an author) in the order in which you wish them to appear in the printed text. Names omitted here will NOT be printed in the author index or the final program. Please ensure the spelling of their names and affiliations is correct. 

PRESENTERS: The system will only allow you to nominate one presenter, which can be yourself (the person submitting the abstract) or any of the other authors.

PERMISSIONS: You will need to check the tick box to give us permission to publish your abstract.


STEP 3:

Enter information about your abstract then click “Finish” to confirm and finalise your submission.

SUBJECT CATEGORY: You will be asked to choose one of four subject categories as the most relevant to your abstract.

PRESENTATION FORMAT: Please note that if you select “Poster Only” or “Oral Only”, your abstract will only be accepted on your chosen preference only. If you wish to be considered for a POSTER if your abstract is not selected as an oral, please choose the ‘PAPER OR POSTER’ option. 

Indicate here if your presenting author is a medical student and wishes to enter for the Medical Student Prizes.


STEP 4:
If you have answered all the mandatory questions then your abstract will be assigned a reference number and you will be taken to a summary page.

REQUIRED FIELDS: Some fields are marked “Required”. The system will not accept your abstract until these questions have been answered. If you have not answered all the mandatory questions, your abstract will be held in temporary storage until you return later and complete all the questions.

WORD LIMIT:Please take note of the assigned word limits. Check all the details on the summary page are correct, print or save this page and click “Next”/or “Back ←” to make any changes. 

You will be sent a confirmation email with your submission reference number. Please use this reference number in any subsequent correspondence and when you register to attend. 

SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ABSTRACT 
If you are submitting more than one abstract, please use the same email address and password for each abstract. Please follow the same steps as above.

EDIT OR AMEND AN ABSTRACT
You may wish to change your answers to some of the questions on the submission form, or even to change the abstract itself by logging back to the submission site. Please note that you WILL NOT be able to make any amendments after the submission deadline (31 October 2016).

Log back into the submission system. 

You will see the list of abstracts that you have submitted so far. Click on the abstract that you wish to change. 

Edit the fields you want to change. The process of amending an abstract is the same as the original submission process, except that the fields will already be populated with your previous entries – you don’t have to change an answer if you don’t want to. 

Click “Finish” 

You will be sent an email confirming that your abstract has been amended – provided you have answered all the mandatory questions.