Abstract Submission

Submission for abstracts has now closed and we will be in contact with submitters once the shortlisting process has been carried out (approx end Feb)

Trainee anaesthetists are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the GAT ASM. The authors of the six highest-scoring abstracts in the preliminary review will be invited to present their work orally and will be eligible for the Dräger Oral Presentation Prize. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner.

Abstracts can be submitted in the following categories: audit, survey, original research and case reports/series (abstracts for the latter category will be considered for the Dräger Case Presentation Prize). 

 Dräger Case Presentation Prize

Trainees are asked to submit an abstract of an interesting case that they have been involved in, and which has learning points that may aid other anaesthetists in their management of similar cases. The three best submissions as judged in the preliminary review will be invited to present their work orally at the ASM and the audience asked to vote for their favourite.  A cash prize will be awarded to the winner.

 Poster Competition

The remaining successful authors will be invited to present a poster. Entries will be allocated into one of the following three categories depending on the grade of the presenting author: Foundation Year Trainees; ACCS/Core Trainees; ST3+ Doctors. A cash prize and a certificate will be awarded to the winner in each category.  The judges also reserve the right to award discretionary certificates.

 Medical Students Poster Prize

Medical students are invited to submit an abstract for poster presentation on a theme related to Anaesthesia/Pain/ITU. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner. Please note that if submitting in this category it must be the medical student who is available to present their work at the meeting if successful.

All accepted abstracts will be published in Anaesthesia in the form of a fully referenceable online supplement. (NB Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to refuse publication, e.g. where there are major concerns over ethics and/or content or where the guidelines have not been adhered to). 


 The Anaesthesia History Prize

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland and the History of Anaesthesia Society will award a cash prize of £500 to a member of the AAGBI in a training grade for an original essay of 4000-6000 words. 

The topic of the essay should be related to the history of anaesthesia, intensive care, or pain management.

Submissions should be double-spaced on single sided A4 with references in the Vancouver format.  Illustrations are allowed.  The paper should not previously have been published.  

The £500 prize and an engraved medal will be awarded for the best entry, and the winner will be invited to present the paper at the GAT Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester, 17-19 June 2015. Certificates of merit may be awarded to other entries of high standard.

A copy of the essay should be emailed to secretariat@aagbi.org. A confirmation email will be sent on receipt (during office hours only). Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted. All essays will be subject to a plagiarism check as part of the judging process. The winning essay will be made available to download from the AAGBI website and will be considered for publication in Anaesthesia News.