Oral & ePoster Presentation
OAA Abstracts for oral and ePoster presentation
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I would like to thank all those who submitted abstracts to the OAA’s 2013 Obstetric Anaesthesia meeting in Bournemouth. This year we received 275 abstracts, a similar number to last year. Each abstract has been marked by at least four assessors; scores have been calculated following which oral and poster presentations have been awarded.
Twelve abstracts have been awarded an oral presentation. These will be presented in two sessions at the Bournemouth meeting each containing six abstracts. One session is for the best paper, the other for the top trainee submissions.
Following the success of last year’s ePoster presentations, this format is to be expanded in Bournemouth allowing a greater number of abstracts to be accepted. This year 200 posters will be presented, a significant increase from previous years. Overall, 77% of this year’s submissions are to be presented at the meeting. The top 104 abstracts will appear in the IJOA Supplement which will be available at the meeting.
The most significant change to this year’s assessment process is the insistence that, where appropriate, projects are approved by either an ethics or audit committee or by the local Caldecott Guardian. Unfortunately a number of submissions containing patient data have not undergone this review and approval and these have not been accepted for presentation. As in previous years we have not accepted case reports without confirmation of written consent.
Given the large number of submissions it is not possible to give individual feedback to authors whose abstracts have not been accepted. We would suggest that unsuccessful authors contact members of their department with experience in publication who will hopefully be able to offer suitable and constructive advice on how to improve their work.
Finally, I would like to thank all those who helped with the marking: Gary Stocks, Vinnie Sodhi, Lorraine Hamlyn, Nuala Lucas, Neville Robinson, Vanessa Skelton, Mark Scrutton, Christina Laxton, Nicholas Wharton, Hilary Swales, Mike Wee and James Eldridge. I would also like to express my gratitude to Trisha Hawkins and Francesca Uragallo and the technicians at Fast Floor Multimedia Ltd for their assistance with the abstract process.
Robin Russell, Chairman Abstracts Committee
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