Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Abstract structure and submission guidelines

The deadline for submissions has now passed. Late registration for the event is still available here.

Preferred mode of presenting

In addition to Oral and Poster submissions, we encourage submissions under the headings Psychology in Action and Research in Development.

Psychology in Action is a forum to share examples of good practice and have an opportunity to engage in useful dialogue with colleagues; the essential element for this type of submission, therefore, is that it must have a base in practice.

Research in Development provides a forum to present research in planning phase, and should include a literature review, study rationale and outline the study proposal; however, data is not required for this type of submission.

Both Psychology in Action and Research in Development will be considered for poster presentations.

Conference track

Please select the most appropriate track for your abstract to be considered in; only one track can be selected per abstract.

The abstract should be structured as follows:
  • A descriptive title in CAPITAL LETTERS
  • The initials and surname of the author(s) without titles or degrees should appear below the title. (e.g. J. Bloggs & P. Murphy)
  • The department(s), institutions(s) and city(ies) should be listed next.
  • The abstract should contain four paragraphs with the following paragraph headings:
  1. Aims:
  2. Methods:
  3. Results:
  4. Conclusions:
  • The abstract must not exceed 250 words - excluding the title, author(s) name(s), address(es).
  • The text should be single spaced.
  • The font size of the text should be times new roman, size 10 font.
  • The abstract must be contained within the margins provided.

Submission details/deadlines:
The deadline for submissions has now passed.

Review of abstracts

Submissions will be blind reviewed by at least two nominees of the Conference Committee according to established criteria and standards. Submissions will be considered solely on the information provided. If a submission does not have the required detail (as above) it will not be reviewed. From time to time referees may feel that a particular submission lends itself to a different format to that which is proposed and in these cases authors will be invited to consider an alternative format.

We would be happy to receive ideas for symposia.

If you would like to present a symposium, please forward your ideas to the Conference Scientific Committee at