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									                                          WELCOME INVITATION

We have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group Annual Scientific
Meeting, which is to be held at the Hastings Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This famous Belfast landmark
is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre surrounded by museums, art centres and shops.

Building on the success of last year’s first Breast Imaging Research Network Workshop, we will be starting the
meeting again this year by running the workshop on the Sunday afternoon. The purpose of this workshop is to
encourage good research practice and to stimulate research in breast imaging and we hope that as many of you as
possible will be able to attend.

In an era of rapid developments in radiology and oncology practice, this years Scientific Programme will focus on a
range of topical issues relevant to us all. These include risk assessment for screening, evidence based practice,
integration of digital mammography into our services and a glimpse of future developments in breast radiology
including molecular imaging.

We will also continue with the very popular question time session – please think about your challenging questions for
the expert panel.

Abstracts for proffered papers are now invited for this meeting and for the first time this year’s accepted research
abstracts will be published online in the journal Breast Cancer Research. This announcement includes details
concerning abstract submission, together with a registration form. Please remember to register for the conference as
early as possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Belfast this November.

Yours sincerely




Dr Michael J. Michell
Chairman, Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group



                                           ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr Michael J. Michell (Chairman)                                       King’s College Hospital, London
Professor Fiona J. Gilbert (Vice-Chair)                                University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Dr Gary Rubin (Meetings Secretary)                                     Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Dr Anthony Maxwell (Secretary)                                         Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
Dr Nicholas Ridley (Treasurer)                                         The Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Dr Ruchi Sinnatamby (Training Development Representative)              Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Dr Matthew Wallis (EUOSOBI Representative)                             Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge




                                                   SECRETARIAT

                                           Hampton Medical Conferences Ltd
                             113-119 High Street, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, TW12 1NJ, UK
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                                           Email: hmc@hamptonmedical.com
                                          Websites: www.rcrbreastgroup.com
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                 PROGRAMME – SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2009

14.00 - 14.30         REGISTRATION FOR BREAST IMAGING RESEARCH NETWORK WORKSHOP

14.30 – 14.35         Chair’s Introduction and Welcome – Professor Fiona J. Gilbert, University of Aberdeen

14.35 – 14.50   W.1   RCR Guidelines 2010 – The Delphi process and gathering evidence
                      Dr Nicholas Ridley, Consultant Radiologist, The Great Western Hospital, Swindon

14.50 - 15.10   W.2   Producing high quality evidence – priorities for breast imaging research
                      Professor Francesco Sardinelli, Professor of Radiology, Milan, Italy

15.10 – 15.30   W.3   Undertaking a systematic review – how to do it
                      Ms Clare Robertson, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

15.30 – 15.45   W.4   Statistics for breast imagers – what you really need to know
                      Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at Queen Mary College,
                      University of London

15.45 – 16.00   W.5   Applying for ethics approval
                      Dr Matthew Wallis, Consultant Radiologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

16.00 – 17.00         Current clinical trials followed by “Research Clinic” Panel – Question and Answer Session

17.00                 Close of workshop



17.15 – 18.45         SCOTTISH AND WELSH MEMBERS MEETING PROGRAMME
                      Chairs: Dr Alan Cook, Deputy Associate Medical Director, NHS Tayside Access Directorate
                              Dr Kate Gower-Thomas, Consultant Radiologist, Breast Test Wales, Cardiff

17.15 – 17.45         Joint Lecture for both groups
                      Will MRI screening of BRCA 1 carriers save lives?
                      Professor Andrew Evans, Professor of Breast Imaging, University of Dundee

17.45 – 18.45         SCOTTISH MEETING
                      How can we promote registrar interest in breast imaging?
                      Open discussion chaired by Dr Alan Cook following three presentations:
                      Involvement in research
                      Professor Fiona Gilbert, Professor of Radiology, University of Aberdeen
                      Involvement in departmental work and fellowships
                      Professor Andrew Evans, Professor of Breast Imaging, University of Dundee
                      Educational events
                      Dr Alan Cook, Deputy Associate Medical Director, NHS Tayside Access Directorate

17.45 – 18.45         WELSH MEETING
                      Topics:
                             Promoting registrar interest in Breast radiology in Wales
                             Promoting research in breast radiology in Wales
                             Update on DDM for Breast Test Wales


20.00                 Pre-conference Dinner – Mourne Seafood Restaurant, Belfast
                PROGRAMME – MONDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2009

08.15 – 09.25         Coffee and Registration

09.25 – 09.30         Introduction and Welcome - Dr Michael J. Michell, Chair, RCR Breast Group


SESSION 1             EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
                      Chair: Dr Nicholas Ridley, Consultant Radiologist, The Great Western Hospital, Swindon

09.30 – 09.55   1.1   Making evidence based radiology guidelines
                      Professor Francesco Sardanelli, Professor of Radiology, Milan, Italy

09.55 – 10.20   1.2   NICE – from evidence to guidelines
                      Dr Fergus Macbeth, Director of the Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE

10.20 – 10.45   1.3   Evidence based oncology, who is pulling the strings?
                      Professor Patrick G. Johnston, Professor of Oncology/Dean, School of Medicine, Dentistry
                      & Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast

10.45 – 11.00         Panel Discussion

11.00 – 11.10   1.4   Bursary report 2008
                      Dr Sarah Vinnicombe, Consultant Radiologist, St. Bartholomews Hospital. London

11.10 – 11.40         Coffee and Poster Viewing


SESSION 2             QUESTION TIME
                      Chair: Dr Matthew Wallis, Consultant Radiologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

11.40 – 12.50         Panel Members:       Dr Michael J. Michell, Consultant Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London
                                           Dr Barbara Dall, Consultant Radiologist, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals
                                           Dr Gavin Briggs, Consultant Radiologist, Craigavon Hospital, Portadown
                                           Dr Robyn L. Birdwell, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical
                                           School, Boston, USA

12.50 – 14.00         Lunch and Poster Viewing


SESSION 3             INCREASED RISK AND TAILORED BREAST SCREENING
                      Chair: Dr Anthony Maxwell, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton

14.00 – 14.25   3.1   The radiologist’s viewpoint
                      Dr Robyn L. Birdwell, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

14.25 – 14.50   3.2   The epidemiologist’s viewpoint
                      Professor Jack Cuzick, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Cancer Research UK

14.50 – 15.15   3.3   The geneticist’s viewpoint
                      Professor D. Gareth R. Evans, Consultant in Medical Genetics, St. Mary’s Hospital and
                      Christie Hospital, Manchester

15.15 – 15.30         Discussion

15.30 – 15.35         Clincal Governance
                      Dr Sue Barter, Consultant Radiologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

15.35 – 16.00         Tea and Poster Viewing

16.00 – 17.00         ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

19.30 – 23.00         Conference Reception and Dinner – Queen’s University, Belfast
                PROGRAMME – TUESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2009

SESSION 4             DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY – MAKING IT WORK FOR ALL
                      Chair: Dr Gary Rubin, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

09.00 – 09.15   4.1   How it will work with NBSS
                      Mrs Sarah Sellars, Assistant Director, NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, Sheffield

09.15 – 09.30   4.2   Connecting for health – how it will be connected
                      Ms Jane Prust, Head of Programmes Connecting for Health, NHS

09.30 – 10.10         How it works in my country
                4.3   Welsh perspective:            Dr Kate Gower-Thomas, Consultant Radiologist, Breast Test Wales
                4.4   Scottish perspective:         Dr Karen A. Duncan, Consultant Radiologist,
                                                    North East Scotland Breast Screening Centre, Aberdeen
                4.5   Irish perspective:            Dr Ann O’Doherty, Consultant Radiologist, St Vincents Healthcare
                                                    Group/National Breast Screening Programme
                                                    Dr Stephen R. Hall, Associate Medical Director for Cancer & Clinical
                                                    Services, Consultant Radiologist, Southern Trust Northern Ireland

10.10 – 10.25         Discussion

10.25 – 10.55         Coffee and Poster Viewing

SESSION 5             TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS – X-RAY BASED
                      Chair: Dr Michael Michell, Consultant Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London

10.55 – 11.45         Ten minute presentations from:
                             GE
                             Siemens
                             Sectra
                             Hologic
                             Philips

11.45 – 12.00         Discussion

SESSION 6             PROFERRED PAPERS
                      Chair: Dr Ruchi Sinnatamby, Consultant Radiologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

12.00 – 12.10   6.1   Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT): a comparison of the accuracy of DBT, two dimensional
                      (2D) digital mammography and 2D screening mammography (film-screen)
                      Michell MJ, Wasan RK, Whelehan P, Iqbal A, Lawinski CP, Donaldson AN, Evans DR, Peacock C,
                      Wilson ARM (London)

12.10 – 12.20   6.2   Optimal mammography reading volumes; evidence from real life
                      Cornford E1, Reed J2, Murphy A2, Evans A1, Bennett R3 (1&2Nottingham) (3London)

12.20 – 12.30   6.3   Pathological features and patterns of metastatic disease in locally advanced inflammatory and
                      non-inflammatory breast cancer
                      Mvere MZ, Tennant SJ, Evans AJ, Ellis I, James J, Shehat M, Chan S (Nottingham)

12.30 – 12.40   6.4   Surgical management of women with screen detected breast cancer. Preoperative factors
                      indicating risk of multiple operations versus a single operation in women undergoing surgery
                      for screen detected breast cancer
                      Currie RJ1, O'Flynn EAM2, Michell MJ2 (1Exeter), (2London)

12.40 – 12.50   6.5   Multistatic radar, first trials of a new breast imaging modality
                      Shere M, Preece A, Craddock I, Leendertz J, Klemm M (Bristol)

12.50 – 13.00   6.6   Interval cancer review in the Leicestershire Symptomatic Breast Service
                      Tennant SL, Daintith H, Al-Attar M, Denton E, Grosvenor L, Lister D, Khan H (Leicester)


13.00 – 14.00         Lunch and Poster Viewing
SESSION 7                   PROFESSORIAL AND CLOSING LECTURES
                            Chair: Professor Fiona Gilbert, Professor of Radiology, University of Aberdeen

14.00 – 14.10       7.1     Bursary report 2009
                            Dr Miaad Al Attar, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester

14.10 – 14.35       7.2     BIG Professor – Professorial Lecture: Breast MRI, where we are now
                            Dr Barbara J.G. Dall, Consultant Radiologist, United Leeds Teaching Hospitals

14.35 – 15.00       7.3     Tumour markers
                            Dr Neil Anderson, Consultant Pathologist, Breast Screening QA Pathologist, Belfast Health
                            and Social Care Trust

15.00 – 15.25       7.4     KEYNOTE LECTURE
                            Molecular imaging and new imaging modalities
                            Dr Robyn L. Birdwell, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

15.25 – 15.30               Prizes and closing remarks
                            Professor Fiona Gilbert, Chair, RCR Breast Group



   The Programme is correct at the time of printing, and the Secretariat accepts no liability for any changes made at a later date.
                                       CONFERENCE INFORMATION

VENUE
EUROPA BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET, BELFAST, COUNTY ANTRIM, BT2 7AP
The Hastings Europa Hotel is an iconic landmark in Belfast and is situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre
surrounded by museums, art centres and shops. The hotel has undergone a major refurbishment programme which
included the construction of a dedicated exhibition centre inside the hotel. Lectures will be accommodated in the
Grand Ballroom with exhibition, catering and posters located in the Exhibition Centre.

TRAVELLING TO BELFAST
By Air
DELEGATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO BOOK FLIGHTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AS EXTREMELY CHEAP FARES TO
BELFAST ARE AVAILABLE IF BOOKED WELL IN ADVANCE.

Belfast has two main airports and is well served from airports all over UK.

George Best Belfast City Airport (www.belfastcityairport.com) is situated approximately three miles east of Belfast
City Centre. The following airlines fly from all over the UK to George Best Belfast City Airport:

bmi             www.flybmi.com                   0870 6070555
Flybe           www.flybe.com                    0871 7002000
Ryanair         www.ryanair.com                  0870 2460000

Belfast International Airport (www.belfastairport.com) is situated approx seventeen miles (half an hour’s drive)
north west of Belfast City Centre and is served from the UK mainland by the following airlines:
Aer Lingus      www.aerlingus.com                0870 8765000
bmibaby         www.bmibaby.com                  0905 8282828
easyJet         www.easyjet.co.uk                No number available
Jet2.com        www.jet2.com                     0871 2261737

Dublin Airport (www.dublinairport.com) is approximately two hours by road or rail and a regular Express Coach
Service operates from the Europa Bus Station in Belfast. The following airlines fly to Dublin from the UK mainland:
Aer Arann       www.aerarann.com                 0870   8767676
Aer Lingus      www.aerlingus.com                0870   8765000
bmi             www.flybmi.com                   0870   6070555
Ryanair         www.ryanair.com                  0870   2460000

By Sea
The following companies operate services from the UK mainland to Northern Ireland and Dublin:
Stena Line      www.stenaline.co.uk             08705 707070             Routes: Stranraer – Belfast
                                                                                 Fleetwood- Larne
                                                                                 Holyhead - Dublin & Dun Laoghaire
Norfolkline   www.norfolkline.com               0844 4990007             Routes: Liverpool - Belfast & Dublin
P&O Irish Sea www.poirishsea.com                0871 6644999             Routes: Liverpool – Dublin
                                                                                 Troon & Cairnryan – Larne
Irish Ferries   www.irishferries.com            00353 818 300 400        Routes: Holyhead – Dublin

By Train
There is a regular train service to Dublin from Belfast’s Central Station and the average journey time is around two
hours. Great Victoria Street Station is located directly next to the Europa Hotel and has direct links to Central
Station. For Rail timetables please see the translink website: www.translink.co.uk or call +44 (0)28 9066 6630.

CPD ACCREDITATION
CPD accreditation has been applied for from the Royal College of Radiologists for 11 Category 1 external CPD
Credits. Delegates should sign the CPD register for each day of attendance. Certificates of Attendance will be
available from the Registration Desk at the end of the meeting.
                             CONFERENCE INFORMATION CONTINUED

BREAST IMAGING RESEARCH WORKSHOP
Sunday 1st November 2009 – Europa Hotel Belfast
The purpose of this workshop is to encourage good research practice and to stimulate research in breast imaging.
With the Royal College of Radiologists beginning their process of gathering the evidence for the new imaging
guidelines, we will focus on how this evidence is produced. The College is adopting a Delphi process and this
methodology will be discussed. The process of undertaking a systematic review will be presented using the HTA
mammographic surveillance project as the example for this. This will cover a brief summary of comprehensive
literature searching, screening the literature, extracting data from papers and summarising the findings.
At the "research clinic" a panel of research experts will attempt to answer specific questions relating to your
research. This will be an opportunity for you to develop and refine your research question and start to design a study.
In order for this to be successful, research questions should be submitted to Professor Fiona Gilbert two weeks
ahead of the meeting by email: f.j.gilbert@abdn.ac.uk.

The workshop is open to all delegates registering for the RCR Breast Group Annual Scientific Meeting. Delegates
wishing to attend the workshop need to fill in the relevant section on the Registration Form at the back of this
Announcement or book on-line. The cost of attending the workshop is £60.00 inc. VAT.

REGISTRATION FEES
The schedule of registration fees is shown below. The Member and Associated Member rates apply to members of the
RCR Breast Group, NOT solely the Royal College of Radiologists. These registration payments include access to all
scientific sessions, conference materials, lunches/teas/coffee and VAT.


CONSULTANT MEMBER & ASSOCIATE MEMBER                     CONSULTANT NON-MEMBER
£330.00 Full Registration                                £350.00 Full Registration
£220.00 Day Registration                                 £230.00 Day Registration

OTHER GRADE MEMBER & ASSOCIATE MEMBER                    OTHER GRADE NON-MEMBER
£210.00 Full Registration                                £230.00 Full Registration
£170.00 Day Registration                                 £190.00 Day Registration


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Delegates can register ON-LINE for the conference, using a secure credit card payment site. Please go to the
Secretariat’s website, www.hamptonmedical.com and click on „On-line Services‟ then ‘Conference Registration’ then
select ‘RCR 2009’. Alternatively, a hard copy Registration Form can be found at the back of this Announcement. All
registration forms must be accompanied by the appropriate payment.

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REGISTRATION FEE CANCELLATIONS
In the event of cancellation of registration by the delegate, the registration fee will be refunded after the
meeting, with a £20.00 deduction, provided that written notice is received before 1st October 2009. No
refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date, although name substitutions will be accepted at
any time.

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 Breast Imaging Research Network Workshop


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                                              SOCIAL EVENTS

SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2009

20.00 hrs Pre-conference Dinner, Mourne Seafood Bar, Belfast                    *28.00 per person including VAT

The pre-conference dinner will be held at Mourne Seafood Bar, Belfast on Sunday 1st November 2009. Located in the
centre of the city, the restaurant, voted number one in Belfast on the Trip Advisor website, is renowned for its fresh
mussels, cockles and oysters delivered daily from the owner’s beds in Carlingford Lough.

*The price includes a three course meal from a choice set menu. Non fish and vegetarian options will be
available. The cost of wine and soft drinks must be paid for by delegates separately. A cash bar will be available
at the restaurant.

Delegates will need to make their own way to the restaurant but return transport will be provided after the meal
back to the Europa Hotel.


MONDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2009

19.30 hrs Conference Reception and Dinner, Queens University, Belfast           **£50.00 per person including VAT

The Conference Reception and Dinner will take place at Queen's University Belfast. Founded in 1845, Queen’s has
become one of the most respected universities across Britain and Ireland and its research tradition has gained it an
international reputation. Pre dinner drinks will take place in the Canada Room and Council Chamber with dinner
served in the Great Hall. The architect, Sir Charles Lanyon, took his design inspiration for The Great Hall from the
medieval great halls and Oxbridge Colleges. The hall also features a spectacular restored organ from Christchurch.
Dress Code: Lounge Suit.

**The price includes pre-dinner drinks, a three course dinner, wine and entertainment.

It also includes coach transfers to the dinner venue and back at the end of the evening from the Europa Hotel.


REFUNDS FOR CANCELLED SOCIAL EVENTS
Cancelled social event tickets will be refunded after the meeting provided that written notice of cancellation is
received before 16th October 2009. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date, although
name substitutions will be accepted at any time.
                                                 ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation has been reserved at the conference venue, the Europa Hotel Belfast and also at Jurys Inn Belfast for
the nights of Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd November 2009.
Delegates are advised to book accommodation as soon as possible as room availability cannot be guaranteed.
All the rates quoted below are per room per night and include breakfast and VAT.

                                         EUROPA HOTEL, BELFAST (4 STAR)
                           Classic Single for single occupancy                  £120.00
                           Superior Single for single occupancy                 £140.00
                           Superior Double/Twin for double occupancy            £160.00
                           Executive Single for single occupancy                £160.00
                           Executive Double for double occupancy                £180.00
 The 4 star Europa Hotel is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre and has been recently refurbished to a high
 standard. All rooms have ensuite bath and shower, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. Access to Wifi is
 available through the purchase of vouchers from the hotel reception at cost of £10.00 for 24 hours. The Hotel has two
 restaurants and one main bar. Car parking is available at an adjacent car park located behind the hotel at a cost of
 £6.00 per overnight stay.



                                            JURYS INN BELFAST (3 STAR)
                           Standard Single for single occupancy                 £75.00
                           Standard Double/Twin for double occupancy            £85.00
 The 3 star Jurys Inn Hotel is conveniently located within five minute’s walk of the Europa Hotel. All rooms have ensuite
 bath and shower, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. Internet access is available in all the bedrooms for a
 charge of £10.00 for 24 hours. Wifi access is available in the hotel lobby for a charge of £10.00 for 24 hours. The Hotel
 has a restaurant and bar. Car parking is available at an adjacent car park at a cost of £11.00 for 24 hours.


ACCOMMODATION PAYMENTS
If required, accommodation should be booked either on-line or by completing the relevant section on the Registration
Form. Full payment is required in order to reserve accommodation. Written confirmation of your accommodation
reservation will be sent together with confirmation of registration and a receipt. Any room extras should be settled
directly with the hotel on departure.

CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATION
Subsequent changes to accommodation requirements must be directed to the Secretariat, Hampton Medical
Conferences Ltd., and NOT to the hotels.

ACCOMMODATION CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
Any cancellation of accommodation bookings must be sent in writing to the Secretariat. It will not be possible to
make refunds for cancelled hotel accommodation after Friday 11th September 2009, unless the room is subsequently
resold by the relevant hotel. In these circumstances, any refunds due will be processed after the event. Name
substitutions for accommodation will be accepted at any time.

The Secretariat has negotiated special rates with the official conference hotels and these rates were the best
available to the Secretariat at the time of placing the booking. The Secretariat will not increase the rates listed in
the conference announcement. Delegates are free to book accommodation directly through the internet, where it is
possible that a lower rate will be advertised. In many cases, only a small number of rooms are available at the
reduced rate and, unfortunately, the Secretariat cannot match these lower rates offered by other agencies on the
internet.

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION
There is a plentiful array of budget hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in Belfast. Please contact the Belfast Visitor and
Convention Bureau direct on +44 (0) 28 90246609 or book direct on-line at: www.gotobelfast.com.

The Secretariat will not be responsible for any bookings that are made through external organisations or
directly with any hotel.
                         INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS
Abstract submissions are very much encouraged and there will be prizes awarded for the best oral and the best poster
presentation. The winner of each category will be notified at the close of the meeting. Please read the Instructions for
Preparation of Abstracts carefully before submitting it.

ABSTRACT PUBLICATION – BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
For the first time this year accepted research abstracts will be published online in the journal Breast Cancer Research. ONLY
research abstracts will be published in the Journal. However ALL accepted abstracts for the 2009 conference will be published
separately on the Royal College of Radiologists Breast Group website. Poster authors will be asked to provide PDF copies of their
poster which will be displayed on the RCR Breast Group website prior to the conference. Accepted oral presenters will be asked
to submit a PDF PowerPoint copy of their presentation which will be available to download from the RCR Breast Group website
after the conference.
If you have any questions regarding submitting an abstract, please contact the Secretariat:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8979 8300 or Email: hmc@hamptonmedical.com

GUIDANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR A SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACT
The purpose of the abstract is to convey as concisely and clearly as possible the findings of the research. Abstracts should include
details of work performed and actual results rather than statements of intent. The abstract should be divided into four sections –
the introduction, methods, results and conclusions.

The introduction should state the nature of the problem and the purpose of the research or the question to be answered by the
study. A summary of the context or background informing the study should also be included.
The methods should state the subjects enrolled and in what setting, how they were recruited, what test was undertaken, how the
test was done, how the results were analysed and by whom and what statistical tests were undertaken.
The results should state the number and sex of subjects recruited, the findings of the test e.g. sensitivity and specificity, and
actual numbers in brackets (number positive/total number and number negative/total number) together with the appropriate
statistical test. There may be several results to give in this section.
The conclusion should state the significance of the findings and how the results of the study will impact on current practice.
Comments on any further work required to validate the findings should also be included.

GUIDANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN EDUCATIONAL ABSTRACT
The purpose of the abstract is to outline clearly and concisely the aim and the messages of the presentation. The abstract should
contain clear learning objectives, for example: to recognise…to correctly identify…..to understand….. etc.
It should state the background context for these objectives and include justification of why they are important.
The abstract should state how these objectives are to be met and give details. For example, if it is a case series or pictorial
review, details should be given of the number of cases and a summary of the range of findings that will be presented.

Abstracts should be submitted ON-LINE at www.hamptonmedical.com
Abstracts must be submitted using the Abstract Template. This will be e-mailed to you when you register your correspondence
details with the abstract submission system. To register on the submission site and submit an abstract, the author should:

        Access the Secretariat’s website at www.hamptonmedical.com
        Click on On-line Services, Abstract Submission, RCR 2009.
        Follow the instructions provided for ‘First Time Users’ to register your email address, correspondence details and to
        create your own password.
        Once you have registered, you will receive an automatic email confirming your password. You will receive guidance notes
        for the preparation of abstracts, and the official Microsoft Word abstract template. These can also be downloaded from
        the on-line system at any time.

ABSTRACT SIZE
        The maximum number of words is 250 including references (if you add a table or graphics to your abstract, please be
        aware that this will reduce the number of words you can submit). This does not include the abstract title, authors or their
        institutions.
        Do not alter the size of the template to enable you to submit a longer abstract. Abstracts are checked for size and
        rejected if too long.
        Abstracts may be reduced in size for printing, so all lettering/symbols/lines should be clear and distinct.
        Abstracts should be typed single-spaced with minimum type size 11 point, using Arial font only. If you think you may need
        to use other fonts, please contact the Secretariat before submitting it.
        Abstracts must be submitted in English.

ABSTRACT CONTENT
        Do not use any abbreviations in the abstract title.
        Use standard abbreviations only and place any unusual abbreviation in parenthesis after the full word the first time it
        appears.
        Use generic names of drugs. References should be kept to a minimum and, ideally, should be consistently presented in
        Vancouver (numbered) style.
        Tables should not be tabbed text, but instead should be produced using the word-processing package ‘Table’.
        If reference is made to proprietary pharmaceutical products or equipment, the manufacturer’s name and location should
        be included in parentheses.


             DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS – FRIDAY 31st JULY 2009

								
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