OAA Trainee Cases Competition

OAA Trainees’ Session at ‘Cases and Clinical Challenges’ Meeting 6th March 2019

Are you a trainee member of the OAA?

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 answers are ‘YES’ then please read on! ....


The OAA will be running the Trainees’ Session at the ‘Cases and Clinical Challenges’ Meeting on Wednesday 6th March 2019. We would like to hear from trainee members of the OAA who have an interesting or unusual case, which they would like to present. A summary of the case should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines set out below. The authors of the top four case summaries submitted will be invited to present their case as an oral presentation at the above meeting on 6th March 2019. A prize of £100 book vouchers will also be awarded for the best of the four case presentations.

Deadline for submission: Midnight on Friday 4th January 2019

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Competition Details:

  1. Entries are invited from any trainee member of the OAA of grade CT1 – ST7

  2. The entry should be in a Word document which adheres to the following format and does not include any patient identifiable details:
    • Maximum 1000 words, including title but excluding references (a maximum of three), author details and statement of patient consent.
    • Title of case.
    • Details of all authors: full name (starting with first author), grade, current hospital, OAA membership number, email address.
    • Introduction, case report and discussion. Reflection and learning points should be included in the discussion.
    • References formatted as per the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.

  3. Submit your entry via the OAA website here. Please complete the submission form online with your details (name, grade, hospital, deanery, OAA membership number, email address, telephone number) and follow the instructions to upload your file.

  4. Maximum of four authors per submission. The first author must be a trainee who is willing to present the case, if selected, as an oral presentation on 6th March 2019. At least one author must be a consultant anaesthetist who had direct or close involvement in the case. 

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

  6. The case must be presented by any of the trainee authors but not a consultant, at the ‘Cases and Clinical Challenges’ meeting on 6th March 2019. The meeting registration fee will be waived for the presenting author and economy travel expenses reimbursed.

  7. 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.

  8. All submissions will be anonymised and judged by members of the OAA committee. Marks for the written entries will be awarded for case interest, management discussion, learning points and the overall quality of the written submission. The decisions of the judging panel are final and those entries which do not adhere to the above format will not be considered.

  9. The first author of the best 4 cases submitted will be contacted by the February 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. A £100 book voucher will be presented to the winner of the best oral presentation out of the four chosen for presentation at the above meeting. 

  11. Any further queries should be emailed to Queenie Lo, OAA Trainee Representative, at queenielokwan@gmail.com

  12. Deadline for submission: Midnight on Friday 4th January 2019

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