Abstracts and Awards for Posters/Platform Free Communications
Abstract & Gowers Award deadline: Friday 25th June 2021 at 1700 hrs
Submission of abstracts are now invited for the poster/platform free communications sessions and is open to members of the British / Irish Branch as well as non-members. These should be submitted under one of the following three categories:
- General abstracts
- Neurobiology of Epilepsy
- Cases for neurosurgery network meeting
A selection of the best abstracts in the ‘General Abstract’ category will be selected for platform presentation and a selection of the best basic science abstracts will be selected for platform presentation in the neurobiology of epilepsy session, held jointly with Epilepsy Research UK. Abstract submitters will be able to present a poster with narration for inclusion on the conference website.
Abstracts and Awards for General Abstracts
In the ‘General Abstract’ category, prizes are awarded for the best Platform Presentations (1st prize – £250, and 2nd prize – £125). Prizes are also awarded to the best abstracts chosen for the expert-led poster presentations (1st prize – £100, and 2nd prize – £50).
Abstracts must be no more than 400 words.
Authors of the highest ranking abstracts will be invited to give a platform presentation.
Abstracts and Award for Basic Science: Neurobiology of Epilepsy Platform Session
Epilepsy Research UK & ILAE British Branch
The ERUK Céline Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award in conjunction with ILAE British Branch
Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) & The Council of the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are pleased to announce their intention to award The ERUK Céline Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ILAE British Branch. The Award, worth £500, will be given to the best presentation at the Neurobiology of Epilepsy platform session and judged by a panel comprising representatives from the ERUK and ILAE.
The award is open to early career researchers and health care professionals employed at university lecturer level or below (or NHS equivalent) and working in the field of basic scientific epilepsy research in the UK. Entrants must, at a minimum, be in their second year of an epilepsy focused basic science PhD. Entrants are required to submit an online abstract describing original experimental epilepsy research using the Annual Scientific Meeting abstract submission system. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words and MUST be placed within a clinical context.
Submissions will be reviewed by ERUK and the ILAE British Branch Council and the best abstracts will be shortlisted for platform presentation. Platform presentations will compete for the ERUK Céline Newman Basic Science in Epilepsy Award on the basis of clarity, research quality, relevance to epilepsy and practical in a clinical context.
The decision of the Epilepsy Research UK and ILAE British Branch panel of experts is final.
Platform presenters in the Neurobiology of Epilepsy Session will receive complimentary registration to the meeting provided by ERUK. Presenters will be required to submit their slides to the chair not less than two weeks prior to the meeting.
Abstracts not shortlisted will be included in the poster section and considered in the poster award categories.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Juliet Solomon (Executive Director), Email email@example.com
Cases for neurosurgery network meeting
We are inviting abstract submissions describing surgical cases for possible presentation at the Neurosurgery Network Meeting Session.
Abstracts must not be more than 400 words.
Cases with a lesson are more likely to be chosen if they fulfil at least one or more of the following criteria:
- Well defined localisation of clinical phenomena
- Clear resolution of a clinical conundrum
- Unusual semiology
- Post surgical resolution / cure
- A pitfall in practice
There will be a prize of £250 for the best presented case.
The Council of the ILAE British Branch also invite entries for the Gowers Award. These are for dissertations of up to 5000 words on any aspect of epilepsy. The winning submission may be considered for publication in the journal Seizure. The awards are in the following category:
- Gowers Clinical Science Award (£500)
- Gowers Medical Student Award (£500)
Gowers Medical Student Award (£500)
A dissertation on any aspect of epilepsy
We will also accept submissions from FY1’s as long as the work was completed as a medical student. (submissions from FY1’s will need to be accompanied with confirmation from the author’s supervisor that the work was completed as a medical student)
There is an award of £500 for the best submission and the ILAE British Branch will fund your registration, attendance at the next live conference dinner. (Travel is not included)
Gowers Clinical Science Award (£500)
A dissertation on any aspect of epilepsy
This category is open to all health professionals and we welcome essay submissions from those working in all clinical specialities related to Epilepsy. Essays might focus on one of a range of topics such as epidemiology, clinical effectiveness, risk, quality of life, sociology, neuropsychology, or other relevant topics. Essays can be up to a maximum of 5,000 words and can be on any topic of clinical epilepsy (but cannot have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere). There is an award of £500 for the best submission and the ILAE British Branch will fund your registration, attendance at the next live conference dinner. (Travel is not included).
The Gowers Awards will be presented during the conference in September.