Cases and Clinical Challenges Meeting

Call for cases

Have you been involved in the management of an interesting or unusual case on Labour Ward?

Would you be interested in presenting this case at a national OAA meeting?

If the answer to both of these is ‘YES’ then please read on! ....

We would like to hear from ALL MEMBERS of the OAA who have an interesting or unusual case which they would like to present. If you are interested, please submit a summary of the case (guidelines set out below).

Please note ANYONE may submit a case for presentation.

All submissions from trainees will be considered for presentation in the Trainee Cases competition. A prize of £100 book vouchers will be awarded to the best trainee case presentation on the day of the meeting.

Further Details:
1. Presenters for accepted cases, including trainee cases, will receive meeting registration and travel expenses.

2. Cases may also be submitted for presentation as an abstract to the OAA Annual Meeting in Birmingham.

3. Cases should be emailed to with a copy emailed to Nuala Lucas (

4. The entry should be in the form of a case report in a MS Word document in the following format:

A) Title
B) Authors (Grade, Affiliation and Email Address)
C) Introduction (keep as brief as possible but establish importance of case and what is already known about the condition)
D) Case Report (include all relevant details including outcome for mother and baby)
E) Discussion (to include brief review of case with learning points)
F) References (formatted as per International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia guidelines)

The introduction, Case Report and Discussion should not exceed a combined total of 500 words excluding references.
A maximum of 5 references are permitted.
A statement confirming the patient's consent to presentation and publication must be added.

5. Maximum of four authors per submission. At least one author must be a consultant anaesthetist who had direct or close involvement in the case.

6. Written consent for submission of the case summary +/- oral presentation and publication on the OAA website must be obtained from any patients involved.

7. The first author must be free to give a solo oral presentation of their case on 4/3/2020 at the ‘Cases and Clinical Challenges’ meeting (subject to their entry being selected for presentation).

8. It is acceptable for the case to have been presented as a poster or oral presentation at a local or regional meeting in the past. However, the case must not have been presented orally or accepted as a poster at any national or international meeting, including OAA meetings, by current or other authors. It should not have been published previously in a journal or as an abstract or other written publication.

9. The first author of the best 4 cases submitted will be contacted by the 1st November 2019 to inform them that their case has been selected for oral presentation. Further details will then be issued regarding the required format and timing of the oral presentations.

10. £100 of book vouchers will be presented to the winner of the best trainee presentation out of the four chosen for presentation at the above meeting.

11. Any further queries should be emailed to

12. Deadline for receipt of emailed case summaries: Midnight on Friday 18th October 2019.

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