Abstracts

Abstracts Submission is now OPEN.

Key Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday 10th April at Midnight
Notification of Outcome to Authors:  Friday 9th June 2017

The British and Irish Hypertension Society welcomes papers on all topics within the scope of the conference. Abstracts must be submitted online by the deadline of Friday 7th April.

Format of your abstract

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and titles should be informative and no more than 30 words.
In line with the requirements by the Publishers of the ‘Journal of Human Hypertension’:
1. Your abstract should be structured with the following headings:

INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS and DISCLOSURE (preferred)

Guidance on Preparation of Abstracts

-The use of tables and figures in your abstract will reduce the number of words you can include.
-Font size and style: 11 point,  Arial
-Line spacing: Single
-The names of authors or affiliations are NOT required within the abstract template – this information will be requested during the actual submission process
-Abstracts for Oral or Poster Presentation should refer to completed work and not work in progress, should include details of the results to be presented, and should not include phrases such as ‘the findings will be described’
-Use standard abbreviations only and place any unusual abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears
-Use generic names of drugs. References should be kept to a minimum and, ideally, should be consistently presented in Vancouver (numbered) style
-Simple tables or figures (including scans or X-rays) may be included if they fit within the frame
-DO NOT ALTER THE SIZE of the abstract template to enable you to submit a longer abstract.  Each abstract will be checked for size and rejected if it is too long
-Figures may be reduced prior to reproduction, so all lettering/symbols/lines should be clear and distinct

Abstract Template
– Download from here

Abstract Submission Process
1.Log in to the submission system when your abstract is ready to be submitted.
2.When you click the “Submit Here” button, you will be taken to a screen from which the submission process starts. Please read the instructions on this screen carefully and select the “Create New Account” button and enter your information.
3.Submitting an abstract is a multi-step process. Each step asks several questions:

Step 1: Enter the full title of your submission
Step 2: Enter your authors and their organisation affiliations
Step 3: Enter the abstract of your paper (max. 250 words)
Step 4: Review your submission before clicking the submit button or saving as a draft.
Step 5: Submit your abstract!

Amending a Submission
Should you need to amend your abstract, you can do so up until the deadline for submission. Simply save your abstract as a draft and return to amend as many times as you like before the deadline.
PLEASE NOTE ONCE THE ABSTRACT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT IT.

Withdrawing an Abstract
If you want to withdraw an abstract please contact bihs@in-conference.org.uk

How are Abstracts Selected?
Abstracts are reviewed and shortlisted by members  BIHS who will assess whether the proposed paper fits the scope of the conference.

General Information

ABSTRACTS SHOULD DESCRIBE WORK UNDERTAKEN WHICH IS OF A SCIENTIFIC OR CLINICAL NATURE.  ABSTRACTS OF A COMMERCIAL NATURE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

•    Abstracts will be considered for oral or poster presentation, and authors should indicate their presentation preference (Oral, Poster or Either).  Abstracts which receive the highest grades from the referees will be selected for oral presentation.

•    Abstracts selected for presentation to the Society will be published in the Journal of Human Hypertension (authors who do NOT want their abstract published in JHH are asked to tick the relevant box on the on-line abstract submission system – abstracts not being published in JHH will also not appear in the abstract booklet available at the time of the meeting).

•    Authors will be asked to complete a Conflict of Interest Declaration on the submission website. Please only declare commercial conflict of interests, not funding from recognised grant-awarding bodies.

•    Each abstract will be refereed blind by five reviewers.

•    Ten minutes (plus five minutes discussion) will be allocated to each Oral Presentation.

•    Authors will be notified of the outcome of the abstract submission on the 9th June.  Authors of accepted abstracts will be sent a copy of their abstract to confirm it has been reproduced correctly from the on-line submission before it is sent to the journal.  There will be a certain number of bursaries available for presenters of Young Investigator oral abstracts to attend the meeting, further details to follow.

Next Steps
You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted or rejected by Friday 9th of June. All presenters who are accepted must register to attend the meeting. The early registration deadline is on Monday 19th of June.

Any Questions?
Should you have any queries relating to submission of your abstract then please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat bihs@in-conference.org.uk