Medical Student Abstract Submissions Open


**Medical Student Abstract submissions will close on Sunday 30th April 2017 (midnight)**


Abstract submissions for Medical Students is open; abstracts must meet the following criteria in order to eligible for selection and presentation at the BOA Congress:

  • You must be a current Medical Student
  • The work needs to have been completed whilst a Medical Student
  • The work must not have been previously published
  • The presenting author must have contributed significantly to the work
  • Case reports will not be accepted.

Papers will be presented on Friday 22nd September at the BOA Congress as part of the Medical Student’s session. The highest scoring Paper will be awarded the BOA Student Paper Prize.

To submit your abstract please send a PDF version to adhering to the abstract style guidelines below.

Please attach your abstract only. In the body of the email please include the names of the presenter and all co-authors stating the following:

  • Full name, organisation/institute, city and country, as you would wish it to appear in the completed programme, e-mail, work telephone and mailing address for the submitter.

Abstract Style Guide

Each submission must be made electronically in PDF via the policy email address (, with the author’s details in the body of the email. All correspondence will be with the person who submits the abstract.

Your completed abstract (not including title and authors details) must not exceed 300 words, and should include:

  • Title of abstract (maximum 50 words)
  • Names of presenter and co-authors. Please include details of all authors
  • Background: What was the context for the study? Why was it important that this project was undertaken?
  • Methods: What principles, methods/methodological approaches, and materials did the project involve?
  • Results: Summarise the main finding from the analysis
  • Conclusion(s): What can be concluded from the study? What are the suggestions for future work?
  • Implications: What are the implications of the project and how will the results be translation into practice/management/education/policy.

Style guidelines:

  • Standard font of Calibri 11, single line spacing, no idents
  • Submitting authors are responsible for ensuring spelling, grammar and terminology is accurate
  • No images or other graphics.