Guidance for Abstract Submissions

Abstracts are invited for an opportunity to present their work as part of the AAA Virtual ASM in May 2021.

Please comply with the instructions below; failure to do so will result in automatic rejection of the abstract.

​The closing date for abstract submission is midnight on Friday 9th April 2021. Any abstract received after this time will not be accepted. Each abstract should be emailed to A confirmation email will be sent on receipt (during office hours only).

By submitting a subsequently selected abstract, the first author agrees to register and present at the Age Anaesthesia Association (AAA) Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday 21st May 2021.

The work described in the abstract must conform to acceptable ethical standards. Please include a statement to that effect.

Please follow these instructions when typing your abstract:

  1. As the abstracts will be judged anonymously, do not include the name of your institution/organisation.

  2. The abstract should be no more than 280 words, including the title, and should fit comfortably on a single page of A4. All text must be typed in single line spacing using font Arial 10.

  3. The abstract must include data and may consist of the following four headings:

    • Introduction

    • Methods

    • Results

    • Conclusions

  4. The excessive use of abbreviations is discouraged (all abbreviations should have been expanded at first use).

  5. Do not include references, graphs, figures or tables for abstracts.

  6. The work must not have been published elsewhere at the time of submission.

  7. All abstracts will be considered for both poster and verbal presentation.

Corresponding authors of the abstracts accepted for poster or verbal presentation at the Virtual ASM will be informed via e-mail by Friday 16th April 2021.

Authors who have been accepted for a verbal presentation will be invited to pre-record their talk between Monday 3rd – Friday 7th May. The shortlisted verbal presentations will then be broadcast during the Trainee Presentation Session taking place on Friday 21st May. All successful authors must be available that day to participate in a live Q&A.

Prizes will be awarded by the judging panel at the end of the event and will include monetary prizes as well as complimentary meeting registration for the AAA ASM 2022 to be held in Bristol.

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