Abstracts are invited for possible inclusion in the programme as either one of the following options:

• Oral presentation
• Poster presentation

Authors MUST indicate which of the four Societies (BAPM, BMFMS, NNA, NNS) they would like to review their abstract. This should be the Society of which they are a member or which most closely relates to their subject matter. Please note that membership of one of the participating societies is not necessary for abstract submission.

Authors are also required to indicate their category of interest: Midwifery, Neonatal Nursing, Neonatal Medicine, Fetal Medicine, Maternal Medicine, Labour and Delivery, Pregnancy Outcome, Organisation of Care.

We encourage original hypothesis based research abstracts (clinical or scientific), case series, audits of national significance and evidence based practice.

Abstracts for presentation in the Neonatal Nursing sessions should be within one or more of the following areas: clinical research, educational issues and evidence based practice. It is essential that the content is relevant to neonatal nursing and of interest to both relatively inexperienced nurses and advanced practitioners.

All accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement of the Journal Fetal & Neonatal an edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Abstracts will not be accepted where the work has been published in full as a peer reviewed article. However, previously presented abstracts, or abstracts scheduled to be presented, may be accepted but the place and date of presentation must be provided.

Please note if your abstract is not accepted for an oral presentation, it will automatically be considered for a poster presentation.

Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and best poster presentation in the various free paper sessions on the conference days.

The BMFMS will also be awarding a prize of free registration to the top scoring abstracts submitted to them for review by student and practising midwives, and medical students.

In order to qualify for this prize, authors will need to complete the tick box on the abstract submission site which identifies them as a midwife or medical student.

Please note that authors wishing to apply for this prize must select the BMFMS as their society for the review of their abstract.

Authors must submit abstracts on-line by clicking here.

Authors who have not previously registered with the Secretariat’s online abstract submission system are required to register their personal details before submitting their abstracts. From the home page of the conference website, authors should click on ‘Abstracts’ and follow the on-screen directions to either register their personal details or log into the site. Once logged into the submission site, authors can download abstract submission instructions and the official conference template.

Once authors have completed the template they will need to log back into the site to submit their abstract. It is important to follow the instructions and to ONLY USE the supplied template. Failure to use this template may result in abstracts not being considered for inclusion in the conference.

All accepted abstract presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.


Friday 21st January 2011