Abstract Competition

XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
17-19 August 2022

EAF Abstract Competition 2022

Extended deadline: 8 July 2022!

You are invited to submit an abstract for oral and poster presentation at this year’s Edinburgh Anaesthesia Festival, 17-19 August 2022 @ the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.

The competition includes two awards:

  1. The Professor Alastair Spence Award includes a cash prize of £500, complimentary entry to EAF 2023 or EAF 2024 and a Scottish Quaich. Two abstracts will be selected for oral presentation on Day 3 of the conference. All entrants will also be considered for the “Best Poster Award”.
  2. The Best Poster Award has a cash prize of £250 and complimentary entry to EAF 2023 or EAF 2024. Shortlisted abstracts will be invited to present their poster to the delegates, during the EAF. Entrants will need to attend on either Day 1 or 2 of the conference (If you have a strong preference to a particular day, please advise when submitting your abstract). All entrants will receive a Certificate of Participation. The winner will be announced on Day 3 of the Conference, Friday 19 August 22.

Abstract Submission

Submission Deadline: Abstracts must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 8 July 2022.

Requirements: bstracts should describe research, case reports or quality improvement work carried out by the authors in anaesthesia, intensive care or pain related medicine.
You must ensure that all relevant consent and approval is obtained prior to submitting your abstract.
Your submission must not have been previously presented in poster or oral format at any other meeting nor been published.

The Abstract must contain:

  • Full name, highest academic qualification, institution, and contact details of corresponding author (Format: First name, Surname)
  • List of all authors (Format: Initial of first name, surname)
  • Highest qualification, institution of other authors
  • Title, (no more than 20 words)
  • The following headings for research or quality improvement work: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • For case reports, the following headings should be used: Description, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References
  • Signed written consent must be obtained prior to submission (if patient has passed away, please ensure next of kin has provided consent)
  • A maximum of 1 table or figure
  • The total word count of an abstract may not exceed 400 words. Note: The 400 word count is for the abstract body (title, authors' information, institutions, tables, images and spaces between words will not count towards the 400 word count)

Selection Process

Abstract decisions (oral presentation, poster presentation, or rejection) will be notified by 22 July 2022.


Presenters (both poster and oral) are expected to pay the "In-person" registration fee and be present at the EAF venue during their assessment day.
Poster presenters must be available to discuss their poster with the judging panel. This will be during the intervals of Day 1 or Day 2 (17 or 18 August 2022) of the EAF (Assessment day / time slot will be advised by 30 June 2022).
Oral presentations for the 'Professor Alastair Spence Award' will be made on the Day 3 of the conference (19th August 2022), and will be 7 minutes long with 3 minutes for questions, in the main auditorium in-front of the delegates.

Please note

  • All judging decisions are final; there is no appeals process nor opportunity to discuss decisions made.
  • Poster and oral presenters must be registered to attend the EAF by 31 July 2022.
  • By submitting an abstract to the competition, the submitting authors confirm that the work has not been previously presented in poster or oral format at another meeting and has not otherwise been published.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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