Abstracts

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Having an abstract accepted for HIS 2018 will give you an ideal opportunity to showcase your research.  Full instructions are below and you should read these prior to starting the submission process.

We have re-opened for poster only abstract submissions!
Abstracts re-open: Friday 10 August - Friday 14 September (23:59 BST)

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Outcomes from initial submissions that closed on 6 July were communicated on Wednesday 8 August.
(Emails sent from hisabstracts@fitwise.co.uk to the abstract presenter, as indicated on the submission)

If you have any questions please contact hisabstracts@fitwise.co.uk

Submissions are invited for oral and poster presentations for the following topics

Antimicrobial stewardship
Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance                      
Clinical cases*
Clinical microbiology
Decontamination
Device related infection
Diagnostics
Education and training
Environment
Fungal infections
General
Immunisation
Outbreaks
Pathogenesis
Surgical Site Infections
Surveillance and epidemiology
Tropical infections
Viral infections


*Those submitting a 'Clinical Case' for consideration for oral presentation in the Clinical Lessons session, must submit 2 abstracts. One abstract only for the reviewers should contain all the details plus final diagnosis and outcome. The other abstract for the programme/abstract supplement should be more cryptic and not contain the final diagnosis/outcome.

At submission stage you will be asked if your abstract is to be considered for an oral presentation and/or poster presentation.

Oral Presentations
There are a number of free paper oral presentation sessions allocated within the conference programme. If selected to present an oral presentation you will be allocated a slot of approximately 8-12 minutes.

Poster Presentations
If selected for a poster presentation you will be required to display a poster, A0 size in portrait orientation. Posters will be on display in the exhibition hall for the duration of the conference. You will also be asked to provide an electronic PDF version of your poster.

If accepted for a poster, you are welcome to use one of the A0 portrait poster templates below;
Template Option 1
Template Option 2
Template Option 1 - for MAC users
Template Option 2 - for MAC users

Poster Sessions
Some posters will be selected for discussion during designated Poster Sessions.

Poster Sessions will take place after the conference programme finishes (around 17:00) on the Monday and Tuesday. Poster Sessions will be grouped by topic however the allocated day will not be known until outcomes are communicated in August 2018. If selected you will be expected to give a 2 minute talk to a small group of delegates and answer any questions.

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What information do I need before I start?
Before submitting an abstract you should have the following information ready:

  • Abstract Details
  • Title
  • Details of author & co-authors
  • Salutation
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Organisation
  • Main body of abstract (maximum 250 words)

Terms & Conditions of Submission:

  • The abstract must not have been presented at another conference.
  • If accepted the presenting author must register to attend the conference and will be liable for the applicable full delegate fee.
  • Last date for submission is Friday 6 July 2018 (Fri 14 Sept 23:59 BST if submitted during late breaker.)
  • Amendments  cannot be made after submission. 
  • Ideally the submitter should be the presenting author. If this is not possible the replacement presenter must be a named author on the original submission.
  • As the number of oral and poster presentation slots are limited, the judging panel may suggest an abstract is accepted in the alternative presentation format.
  • If chosen to present a poster or oral paper at conference, the author will be required to make his/her presentation available for posting on the HIS conference website.
  • The presenting author (as indicated on the submission) will be notified of the decision of the judging panel around the middle of August 2018.  (Before Oct 2018 if submitted during late breaker)
  • The decision of the panel is final.
  • Poster presenters will be asked to provide a PDF of their posters in advance of conference.
  • The submitter is responsible for obtaining consent to publish the names of authors/co-authors 

Please remember:  If accepted for either a poster or oral presentation, the presenting author must register for full conference attendance and will be liable for the applicable full delegate fee.  Amendments cannot be made to the content of your abstract after submission. 

If you need assistance you can contact hisabstracts@fitwise.co.uk 

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