BBTS Conference 2016

Submission Instructions & Guidelines

Submissions have now closed

The categories for submission include:

Blood Components

Blood Donation

Red Cell & Immunology and Genotyping


Quality/Service Improvement

Transfusing Wisely

Laboratory Practice

Cellular Therapies

An abstract must not be submitted under more than 1 category.

Case reports would equally be welcome in the transfusing wisely and red cell immunology categories, we are also calling for abstracts from anaesthetists including those in training.

Abstracts must be original and must not have been previously published or presented at a large annual scientific meeting, including SHOT. If your abstract has been published elsewhere please let us know before your submission, you may still be able to submit this but it will not be published in Transfusion Medicine.

Any potential conflict of interest must be indicated upon abstract submission.

Presentation Type

Abstracts can be submitted as oral/poster/oral or poster. Several sessions within the scientific programme have been set aside for oral presentations (free papers). Each presenter will be allocated 15 minutes to present their paper via PowerPoint presentation

Presentation preferences (oral/poster) cannot be guaranteed and are subject to review by the abstract review process.

If your abstract is accepted as a poster a PDF copy of your poster is to be received via the abstract submission process no later than Saturday 10th September 2016

Abstract Content Preparation

Your abstract must set out clearly the purpose of the study and must include data to support your conclusions. Abstracts must be submitted in good English and not exceed 300 words including references BUT excluding the title, authors and affiliations.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Wednesday 8th June 2016 (Midnight GMT)

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: Week commencing Monday 11th July 2016

Deadline to submit accepted poster PDF: Saturday 10th September 2016