Abstract submission

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is now closed

Read these instructions carefully before you submit your abstract

New for 2018

  • We have a new submission category – emergency colorectal surgery
  • It is possible to include a table in the abstract text submitted

How to submit an abstract

Go to https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/232/submission

  • Create an Oxford Abstracts account or log in if one already exists.
  • Create a new abstract. the maximum number of words for the title is 50. The maximum number of words for the abstract text is 250 (excluding the title and authors).
  • You are permitted to submit an abstract that will be presented at another national/international meeting either prior to or after the Association of Coloproctology 2018 meeting.
  • Abstracts of papers and posters presented at the meeting will be published in Colorectal Disease journal after the meeting. If an accepted paper or poster is not presented at the meeting, it will be withdrawn from publication.
  • When submitting the names of authors put the initials in the field labelled “First Name”.
  • A “blind” reviewing process will be used. Do not include identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities in the title or text of the abstract. The names of authors and their affiliations (institutions) will be submitted on-line in a separate section.
  • Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work.
  • When you submit your abstract select a category from the following 16 categories:
    1. Colorectal cancer – diagnosis and endoscopy
    2. Colorectal cancer – tumour biology/markers and genetics
    3. Colorectal cancer – enhanced recovery
    4. Colorectal cancer – risk assessment and outcomes
    5. Colorectal cancer – surgery and stents
    6. Follow up/survivorship/late effects of treatment
    7. Emergency colorectal surgery
    8. Laparoscopic surgery
    9. Chemotherapy/radiotherapy
    10. Imaging
    11. Pathology
    12. IBD/pouches/stomas
    13. Functional bowel disease/pelvic floor/constipation
    14. Proctology
    15. Training
    16. Miscellaneous
  • When you have completed a submission you will receive email confirmation with the reference number of your abstract.
  • Answer if the first author is a trainee or nurse/AHP.

Amending a submission

You can do this at any time up to the deadline.

  • Log in to the submission system.
  • You will see a list of the abstracts that you have submitted. Click on the abstract that you wish to change.
  • Amend the abstract as necessary.
  • When you reach the final step and press “Submit” you will be sent an email confirming that your abstract has been amended.

Withdrawing an abstract

If you want to withdraw an abstract please contact Anne O’Mara, ACPGBI Administration Manager, email: admin@acpgbi.org.uk