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.

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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 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

Abstract Submissions Open

Abstract submission open Friday 10th February and Submissions Close on Friday 5th May 2023.



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

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