Do you have a project or piece of work that you would like to share with like minded colleagues with an interest in infection prevention?
By submitting an abstract for consideration as an oral or poster presentation you could reach hundreds of colleagues with your work.
If your abstract is selected for presentation it will be in one of the following formats:
If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will join more than 100 others in presenting a poster at the conference. With over 100 posters displayed at the 2012 conference we look forward to increasing this number and encourage you to submit your abstract to contribute to educating and informing others.
For further details on presenting a poster CLICK HERE
If your abstracts is accepted as an oral presentation, you will present a short 15 minute talk in front of an audience of your peers. If you are new to presenting, don't worry - there's plenty of assistance available!
For further details on presenting an oral presentation CLICK HERE
If you have any questions regarding writing or submitting your abstract which we can assist with please email us at email@example.com
Writing for conference Webinar
Jon Otter from the IPS Scientific Programme Committee hosted a webinar on why you should submit an abstract for conference, and for some practical advice on how to go about it.
Although you can amend your submission up until the closing date, before submitting an abstract it is useful to have the following information ready:
Abstract format (Oral and/or Poster presentation)
Details of author & co-author
Email address (if you do not have this please enter your own email address as this is a mandatory field)
Main body of abstract (max 300 words)
Character count will vary depending on the application you are using. If you choose to copy and paste from another application (e.g. Word) this may affect the compatibility of the character count. If you experience difficulty when entering your abstract text please contact us.
Abstracts on all aspects of infection prevention and control are invited. However, research and service improvement reports in the following areas are particularly welcomed:
Antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship
Cleaning / Disinfection / Sterilisation
Communicable disease prevention
Education of healthcare staff and the public
Epidemiology and surveillance of HCAI
Infection prevention in acute and specialist settings
Infection prevention in community settings
Outbreak investigation and management
Projects that were aimed towards improving service and seek to share best practice in a scientific forum should be submitted as 'service improvement' abstracts, whereas hypothesis-driven research, outbreak reports and surveillance studies should be submitted as 'research/outbreak/surveillance' abstracts.
The following headings should be used when preparing your abstract
Research / Outbreak / Surveillance
- Improvement Issue and Context
- Methods and Measurement
- Evidence of Improvement
- Future Steps
Format of Abstracts
Authors should summarise their work in no more than 300 words.
Abstracts should not include diagrams or references but may contain upto one table.
Organism names should be presented using italics - first use should be genus name in full e.g. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and any subsequent use should be upper case initial followed by a full stop and the species name eg. M. tuberculosis.
All places, organisations and people must be anonymised in the submitted abstract text.
It is your responsibility to ensure accurate grammar and spelling of the abstract. Poor grammar or spelling may mean that the abstract is rejected. Accepted abstracts may be published unedited, including any errors from the submitted version.
Authors and presenters are expected to adhere to best practice in presenting their work, ensuring that presentations are free from commercial bias and based on evidence accepted by our peers. In addition you are asked to be sensitive to equality and diversity issues avoiding offensive language or terminology. The Infection Prevention Society must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Therefore, all authors of abstracts are expected to declare, at the time of submission, any potential conflict of interest relevant to the presentation being given. In addition please reproduce any conflicts of interest or state that there are none, on the poster or at the beginning of your slides if your abstract is accepted. If you are unsure as to what contitutes a potential conflict of interest relevant to the abstract contact Fitwise Management Limited Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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