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Abstract submission

Oral presentation and poster competition

This year we are giving you the fantastic opportunity to showcase your hard work to other trainees at the conference.

We welcome submission of abstracts in the following categories:

1) Research and education

Interesting developments in primary care research, and innovative examples of delivering teaching in general practice to peers and juniors (including within VTS schemes).

2) Leadership, quality improvement and audit

Examples of leadership in healthcare and general practice, population health initiatives, QI projects and audits in primary care.

3) Experiences outside the GP training programme

Examples could include projects undertaken abroad, refugee health, improving health in your local area


Abstract submissions

Please submit your abstract stating which of the three categories it relates to. Abstracts should reflect the principal sections of your proposed poster / oral presentation (for example background, methods, results and discussion) with a word limit of 300.  

Authors may submit more than one abstract for consideration. There must be one main author on each abstract submitted, with others listed as co-authors.

At least one author must be able to attend the conference.

A judging panel will mark the abstracts submitted based on a “blind selection” process without identifying features (author(s)/associated institutions) against the following marking scheme:

1) Relevance of topic to General Practice and trainees (0- 5 marks)

  • Is this topic important?
  • Will this topic/research add to knowledge of trainees?

2) Significance of findings/results (0 – 5 marks)

  • Does the content of the presentation answer the question or problem that was set out initially?
  • Did the findings make an impact and cause a change in practice?

3) Overall impressions (0 – 5 marks)

  • Interest to audience; does it promote further discussion/debate?
  • Will this inspire a change in the way we practice?



There are four available prizes.

The three highest scoring abstracts will be selected as prize winners. The winners will be notified prior to the conference and will be asked to deliver a 10 minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience. In addition, the London Journal of Primary Care have kindly offered all prize winners the chance to work with them to be published in this leading journal.

All other abstracts will be considered for display poster presentation. Posters should be in A0 size and portrait orientation.  

Best poster on the day

Trainees will have the opportunity to view all display posters during breaks and will be given a voting slip to select the best poster on the day via secret ballot. Thus the winner of the fourth prize will be announced and presented with their prize during the winners ceremony.

All registered authors/co-authors will receive a certificate of participation for their display poster or oral presentation.


Abstract submission

Abstracts can be submitted via this online portal

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday 11 June 2017 at 23:59. Presenters will be notified if they have been selected by email by 27 June 2017.

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