Abstract Instructions & Guidelines

An abstract should highlight major points of your research and explain why your work is important; what your purpose was, how you went about your project, what you learned, and what you concluded.

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.

All abstracts must be submitted online via our abstract management platform Oxford Abstract. You will need to create an Oxford Abstract user account by entering your email address and a password. 

We will not accept any submissions by email.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Format

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Calibri font.

It is recommended that abstracts are submitted in the following format for consistency. 

  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion/Findings
  • Implications (if applicable)
  • Disclosure


This years’ Abstract Categories ( maybe we could have non clickable boxes, with the name of the category on each)  
  1. Basic Science
  2. Education
  3. Foot and Ankle Surgery
  4. General Orthopaedics
  5. Hand Surgery
  6. Hip (Incl Infection)
  7. Innovation in Simulation 
  8. Knee Surgery (Incl Infection) 
  9. Limb Reconstruction
  10. Medical Student
  11. Paediatrics
  12. Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation (ATOCP)
  13. Quality Improvement
  14. Shoulder and Elbow
  15. Spinal Surgery
  16. Sports Trauma
  17. Trauma
  18. Tumours (Incl Infection)
  19. Sustainable System

Please visit our Frequently Ask Question page if you have any queries. Link to FAQ page. If you still have queries, please contact the BOA Events team via [email protected].