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Call for Abstracts Now Open

Date: September 17, 2018

The NHS R&D Forum Programme Content Committee (chaired by Dr Nicola Williams) is delighted to announce the opening of the Call for Abstracts for RDF19, the 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum. 

The NHS R&D Forum are requesting abstracts for oral presentation and poster display at the 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum on the 12th – 14th May 2019. We are looking for Abstracts that relate to the process, the structure, improving efficiency, improving quality, promoting best practice or adding value in R&D studies, teams, departments or organisations. We are particularly interested in innovative solutions to challenges. Topics should be relevant to the wider R&D community. The Annual NHS R&D Forum is about sharing best practice in R&D within Health and Care settings.

Abstracts will not be accepted if they are results of clinical trials, clinical studies or research studies(unless related to the above).

Abstracts for Oral Presentations

The Breakout Sessions at RDF19 will be 55 minutes in duration. These Sessions will made up of one of the following formats:

  • 2 x 20 minute presentations with a 15 minute allowance for Q&A
  • 1 x 40 minute presentation with a 15 minute allowance for Q&A
  • 1 x 55 minute interactive workshop session

Abstracts that are accepted for a 20 minute Presentation will be paired with another presentation to create the session. The pairing will be done by the Programme Content Group and based on presentations following a similar theme.

Abstracts that are submitted for a 55 minute workshop must clearly define how the workshop will be managed, how the workshop will be interactive, the maximum number of delegates to attend the workshop and any specific requirements there would be for the workshop (e.g. equipment, facilitators)

Abstracts for Posters

Abstracts for Posters that are accepted by the Programme Content Committee will be invited to display their Poster throughout the 2-day event. Authors should be prepared to stand by and discuss their Poster with delegates during the breaks. This provides presenters with an excellent opportunity to interact with delegates and to see other Posters in the same theme.

If your Abstract is successful, you will be emailed further details concerning the layout and composition of the Poster.  As a general rule, Posters should be vibrant and visually stimulating with clear aims, objectives and a take home message for the community.

Click here for full information about the Call for Abstracts