Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

The deadline was Monday, 20 January 2020

New for 2020

We have added three new submission categories:

  • Nursing abstracts
  • Patient-reported outcomes/qualitative studies
  • Tripartite 2020 Vision collaborations


How to submit an abstract

  • 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 of Great Britain & Ireland 2020 Meeting.
  • Abstracts of papers and posters presented at the meeting will be published online 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  If an accepted paper or poster is not presented at the meeting, it will be withdrawn from publication.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 18 categories:
1Colorectal Cancer – screening, diagnosis & endoscopy2Colorectal cancer – tumour biology, biomarkers & genetics
3Colorectal cancer – risk assessment & outcomes4Colorectal cancer – surgery & endoscopic interventions
5Nursing6Surveillance, survivorship & late effects of treatment
7Emergency colorectal surgery8Minimal access surgery – laparoscopic, robotic & transanal approaches
9Chemotherapy & radiotherapy10Imaging and radiological interventions
11Pathology12Inflammatory bowel disease, pouch surgery & stomas
13Pelvic floor & functional bowel disorders14Proctology
15Training & mentoring16Patient-reported outcomes & qualitative studies
17Tripartite 2020 Vision collaborative projects18Miscellaneous
  • Indicate your preferred presentation mode.  Oral only; oral or poster; poster only. For videos select Video.
  • Answer if the first author is a trainee or nurse/AHP.
  • When you have completed a submission you will receive email confirmation with the reference number of your abstract.

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 the ACPGBI Administration Manager by email: ntaub@acpgbi.org.uk


Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Monday, 20 January 2020 – 11.59 pm GMT (i.e. UK time)

Instructions in PDF format

Download Abstract Submission Instructions