Instructions

CALL FOR POSTERS

Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting
16-18 May 2018, Liverpool

 

VENUE

Liverpool Marriott Hotel
1 Queen Square
L1 1RH Liverpool

 

DEADLINE

The deadline for abstract submission will be at 15:00 on Thursday 15 March 2018. No submissions will be accepted after this date.

 

INTRODUCTION

We invite submissions for poster and oral presentation at the annual conference in May 2018. Submissions should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 350 words and submitted by 15:00 on Friday 9 March 2018. If your abstract is accepted you will be asked to prepare a poster for display at the conference and your abstract will be included in the proceedings booklet for the meeting.

 

NEW RESEARCH COMPETITION – TRAINEES

The Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry will shortlist the best five trainee submissions for oral presentation in a New Research slot at the meeting. All submissions with completed results will automatically be considered for the New Research oral presentation.

 

HOW TO SEND ABSTRACTS

Please, follow the instructions to register your account.

  • Go to the Register page
  • Fill out your details and click on Register
  • An email will confirm that your account has been created
  • Now you can access the Submission page with your username and password emailed to you
  • Fill out the form and add your abstract
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the address provided

 

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

  1. Abstracts must be in English. Abbreviations may be used only if they are defined (spelled out in full text at first mention) followed by abbreviation in brackets.
  2. The abstract must not exceed 350 words including sub titles (see No 4) and formulas.
  3. The abstract must not contain bibliographical references, tables, diagrams or appendices.
  4. Abstracts on research must be presented in five headed paragraphs in the following order: Aims and hypothesis, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions (In CAPITALS).
  5. Abstracts should present novel findings or new interpretations of existing data. They should include brief details of the rationale for the research and the methods used, including, if appropriate, the statistical approach. The major findings should be stated; it will not be acceptable, for example, to state merely that the results will be discussed.
  6. The title of the abstract must be strictly coherent with the data included in the abstract and the conclusions must be warranted by information included in the results section.
  7. Authors are encouraged to state their hypotheses and frame their conclusions accordingly.
  8. For studies of service users, patients or populations, the number of people studied should be explicitly stated in the Methods section.
  9. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that the work has been performed with the permission of any relevant ethical or legislative body. The authors should therefore ensure the work was conducted with appropriate ethical and governance safeguards.
  10. All sources of financial sponsorship of the study should be stated at the end of the abstract.