The BOA Abstract submission for Congress 2022 will open in February next year.

Every year, as part of the BOA Annual Congress, healthcare professionals from across the UK and overseas submit abstracts on orthopaedic topics to be judged by experts in the field, with the hope of being able to present their work at Congress. Please see below for more information on the process, as well as the categories available for this year.

Abstract submission for both General and Medical Students will open on Friday 11th February and close on Friday 6th May 2022.

Abstract Submissions Open 
Friday 11th February 2022

Abstract Submissions Close  
Friday 6th May 2022

The review of abstracts will take place in May. Each abstract will be reviewed by a minimum of three medical professionals who are experts on the specific topic that corresponds to the content of the abstract. Once all abstracts are reviewed and scored, the highest ranking abstracts are selected to be included in the Congress programme in free paper sessions. Abstracts selected will either be presented as a podium or poster presentation during Congress 2021 in Birmingham.
Any abstracts submitted that have been published previously may not be selected.

Abstract Notification

Abstract authors will receive notification regarding their submission by July. Please be aware that notification will be to the email address of the presenting author. All presenting authors must register to attend Congress in order to present their abstract as a Podium or Poster presentation. There is no discounted registration rate for presenting authors.

Oral presentation

All accepted podium authors will be required to present their abstract live at the BOA Annual Congress between 20 - 23rd September, slots will be allocated in July.

E-Poster presentation

All accepted posters will be published on the BOA website, app & displayed on digital screens at Congress. The format of posters must be submitted in PDF, A4 and Portrait. Any Landscape posters will not fit and will not be eligible to be displayed.  A Guidance document will be sent to both podium and poster authors with full details.

The Abstract Submission Process

Once you login to the abstract platform you will be directed to create a profile. Once your profile is completed you will then be able to submit you’re abstract.  Please be aware that some local firewalls may restrict access to the abstract submission website so if you are experiencing problems, please do try to access this from another machine where possible.

There is a maximum word count of 300 words for all abstracts.

It is recommended that abstracts are submitted in the following format for consistency.  
•    Background
•    Methods
•    Results
•    Conclusion/Findings 
•    Implications (if applicable) 
•    Disclosure 

Abstract Categories

  1. ATOCP/Physiotherapy
  2. Basic Science
  3. Developing World Orthopaedics
  4. Education
  5. Foot and Ankle
  6. General Orthopaedics
  7. Hands
  8. Hip
  9. Infection
  10. Innovation in Simulation and Education 
  11. Knee
  12. Limb Reconstruction
  13. Medical Students
  14. Paediatrics
  15. Quality Improvement
  16. Shoulder and Elbow
  17. Simulation
  18. Spines
  19. Sports Trauma
  20. Technology, Data & Recovery
  21. Trauma
  22. Tumours

Publication of Abstracts 
All selected abstracts will appear in full on the Congress Website and App.  

Should you have any queries please contact the BOA Events Team at [email protected].