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BADS Conference Abstract Submission

The British Association of Day Surgery is very pleased to announce the opening of abstract submission for the BADS Annual Conference 2024.

Abstracts Invited

We have arranged an interesting and varied programme of topics related to day surgery practice, including sessions on sustainability, caring for elderly patients, and emerging technology in day surgery. Workshop sessions will be held on fostering psychological safety in the workplace, understanding and making the best use of data, and an update on the Right Procedure Right Place programme with an example of this in action from a Scottish trust. Accepted abstracts will be presented in free paper oral presentation sessions and a poster exhibition. The conference offers you the chance to hear from a number of expert speakers and to present your work to a national audience.

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of surgery or peri-operative care relevant to day-case surgery including case-reports, audits, original research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Abstracts in the fields of ambulatory emergency surgery and planned (elective) surgery are welcomed.

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three reviewers. Those awarded high scores will be chosen for presentation (oral or poster). The highest scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation with a prize for the best presentation on the day. All presented abstracts (oral or poster) will be published in abstract form in the Journal of One-Day Surgery.

Key Dates

Abstract submission opens: 8th January 2024

Abstract submission closes: 19th April 2024

Abstract results: 3rd May 2024

Conference dates: 20th-21st June 2024

Submission Guidelines

The abstract will be judged on following guidelines. Please read carefully before submitting your abstract.

Please submit the abstract in the English language

All abbreviations are to be written in full on first use

The abstract should be no more than 250 words

Abstracts are to be submitted as text only with no graphics or tables

Please ensure that your email address is correct. You will be notified by email as to whether your abstract is accepted/declined

Abstract Structure

The abstract should be structured in the following way





Rules of Submission

By mutual agreement abstracts due to be presented at the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) 2024 Conference can be submitted for presentation at the BADS Annual Conference 2024.

The work should be original and not previously published in paper form prior to submission. Previous presentation at local or regional meetings is acceptable provided the abstract has not been formally published following this.

The abstract content must have been agreed by all named co-authors before submission. All authors have a responsibility to ensure that the data submitted is accurate, is not extrapolated and represents the work to be presented at the BADS Annual Conference.

Abstracts can be edited through the Oxford Abstracts online portal up to the closing date after which they cannot be changed. Any Commercial support and industry involvement must be clearly stated as part of the on-line submission process.

BADS takes research governance seriously and any evidence of falsification of results or plagiarism will be treated as professional misconduct and will be reported for further investigation.

Thank you for adhering to the above rules and thank you for submitting your abstract for presentation at the British Association of Day Surgery Annual Conference 2024.