BBTS Conference 2021


BBTS 2021 Abstract Submissions are now closed 

To view any of the abstracts from the BBTS2021 Conference, click View Abstracts from Conference


Each year the BBTS encourages the submission of original unpublished material for consideration as a poster presentation at the BBTS Annual Conference.

The exchange of knowledge and the communication of the latest developments within blood transfusion is an exciting and stimulating part of our annual conference.

This year the BBTS Annual Conference will be held virtually. This means that accepted poster presenters will have enhanced opportunities to share their work with colleagues, with digital displays of posters and abstracts, and also an opportunity for all poster presenters to submit a short pre-recorded presentation, to further illustrate their work and key findings. 

What is an abstract?
The abstract is a summary of the work that you intend to include in the poster presentation. It enables the BBTS Conference Abstract and Poster Review Committee to determine the relevance and quality of the planned poster presentation. If selected for poster presentation at the BBTS Annual Conference, the abstract also serves to provide information to conference attendees when they are choosing which posters to view.

Guidance on how to write an abstract can be found using the link at the foot of the page. 

What is a poster presentation?
This is the presentation of the abstract in the form of a poster which conference participants can view. At a traditional face-to-face conference, posters are displayed on poster boards within a conference exhibition hall. The lead, or presenting author, needs to attend the conference to ‘present’ their poster and to answer any questions during the specified poster presentation session.

At a virtual conference, a PDF version of the abstract and the poster is displayed on a digital platform which conference participants can view electronically. This year poster presenters are also being offered the opportunity to submit a short, pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation to supplement their poster to further illustrate their work and key findings. Conference participants can contact the poster authors using the digital platform to ask questions or to discuss the poster.

Guidance on how to develop and present a poster can be found using the link at the foot of the page. 

Why submit an abstract or present a poster?
An abstract, and the subsequent poster presentation, will help to raise the profile of your work and may help to broaden your networks by bringing you into contact with colleagues and experts nationally and internationally.

All accepted posters will be reviewed by a team of poster judges, and a ‘best poster’ for each category will be awarded.

All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the BBTS Journal of Transfusion Medicine. Transfusion Medicine is one of the world's leading transfusion medicine related journals which is dedicated to the development of all fields of blood transfusion.

All accepted abstracts and posters will also be displayed on the BBTS digital conference platform, allowing access to all conference attendees.

All of this can help to improve your CPD portfolio and your career development.

Submitting an abstract could also increase your chance of your employer funding you to attend the conference. 


Margaret Kenwright Award

The Margaret Kenwright Award is open to UK individuals under 40 years of age. If you qualify for the Margaret Kenwright category, when you submit your abstract you can apply for this award.  

All qualifying abstracts submitted in this category will be judged separately. Up to six successful candidates with the highest scoring abstracts will be selected to present their work orally at the BBTS Annual Conference. You must be prepared to deliver this oral lecture yourself.

Successful candidates will receive complimentary registration to the BBTS Annual Conference 2021. 


Presenting Author Registration at the BBTS Annual Conference 2021

The presenting author from each accepted abstract must, as a minimum, register and attend the BBTS Annual Conference 2021 on Tuesday 14th September (programme includes the official poster viewing session). Successful presenting authors will receive a 50% discount on the cost of Tuesday's day delegate rate (N.B. this discount applies to the presenting author only and not to any contributing authors).

Successful presenting authors are also entitled to the conference early bird registration rate up until the 18th August 2021. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email. Registrations made after this date will incur the regular conference fees.

You do not need to register for the conference prior to submitting your abstract. However, you must register and pay your conference registration fee by 18th August 2021. Failure to register for the conference will result in your abstract being removed from publication.

Winners of the Margaret Kenwright award must attend on the day of their oral presentations.
Margaret Kenwright awardees will receive complimentary registration.


IMPORTANT DATES:

7th June 2021 at 23.59 BST.
Deadline for abstract submission
7th July 2021
Notification of abstract review outcome (abstract accepted or rejected)
18th August 2021
Deadline for accepted lead authors to register for the conference
18thAugust 2021
Deadline for PDF poster submissions (including PowerPoint presentation)


(Please note: any posters received after the deadline date may not be displayed at the BBTS Annual Conference 2021). 


BBTS Annual Conference 2021

Abstract Submission and Selection Processes


Please note: You should only submit an abstract if you are willing and able to attend the BBTS Annual Conference on Tuesday 14thSeptember 2021. If your abstract is accepted you must register for the conference by 18th August 2021. Failure to register for the conference will result in your abstract being removed from publication. Successful authors will receive a 50% discount on the cost of Tuesday's day delegate rate, and are also entitled to the conference early bird registration rate up until the 18th August 2021.


All abstract submissions must be made through the BBTS online submission portal..

Authors are invited to create an account and submit an abstract for review according to the instructions, terms and conditions set out below.

Please note that you will not be able to log-in using details from previous BBTS Conference submissions.

BBTS ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

It is ESSENTIAL that you read and understand the instructions, terms, and conditions below before submitting an abstract.

Should you require any assistance or have a query about online submission, contact

bbts@conferencecollective.co.uk.

Abstract submission instructions, terms, and conditions:

Please note that if you do wish to make any alterations after completing submission please contact bbts@conferencecollective.co.uk.We will endeavour to accommodate these changes, but cannot guarantee this..

Successful presenting authors are also entitled to the conference early bird registration rate up until the 18th August 2021.You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email. Registrations made after this date will incur the regular conference fees.

Margaret Kenwright Award

The Margaret Kenwright Award is open to UK individuals under 40 years of age. If you qualify for the Margaret Kenwright category, when you submit your abstract you can apply for this award.  

Up to six successful candidates with the highest scoring abstracts will be selected to present their work at the BBTS Annual Conference. 

You must be prepared to deliver this oral lecture yourself. 

Successful candidates will receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. More details for how to register will be shared with all winners.


BBTS ABSTRACT SELECTION PROCESS

All abstracts will go through a peer-review carried out by reviewers selected by the BBTS Conference Abstract and Poster Committee. Final acceptance or rejection decisions will be at the discretion of the BBTS Conference Abstract and Poster Committee. 

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting author on or before7th July 2021. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to inform any other co-authors. 

If accepted, the presenting author is required to accept the offer and register for the conference (minimum attendance on Tuesday14th September 2021). 

If a presenter fails to accept the offer, or fails to register for the conference, the abstract will be removed from the conference and all related publications. 

POSTER JUDGING

All accepted and correctly submitted posters will automatically be included in the BBTS Annual Conference 2021 poster competition. 

One poster from each abstract category will be awarded ‘best poster’. 

For further information about poster judging criteria, please see below guidance on how to develop and present a poster and poster judging criteria.

Winning posters will be announced at the BBTS Annual Conference 2021 Poster Session on Tuesday 14th September, with the poster, abstract and (if available) PowerPoint presentation being shown as part of the conference programme.