BARD Abstract Submission 2020

Deadline for submission is EXTENDED until Monday 3rd February 2020 at 17:00 GMT

Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract (at the bottom of the page).

Please note that by submitting your abstract you are agreeing for your abstract to appear on our websites.

1. Type of Submission:

Oral, Poster or Video

2. Subject categories:

  • Biliary atresia: basic science
  • Biliary atresia: diagnosis, demographics, screening
  • Biliary atresia: surgery & transplant
  • Biliary atresia: medical management
  • Biliary atresia: outcome and long-term complications
  • Choledochal malformation
  • PFIC & Alagille’s syndrome
  • Other cholestatic diseases
  • Miscellaneous

3. Preparation for submission:

  • All abstracts should be submitted using the on-line portal
  • The official language is English
  • Abstracts should not contain anything which will indicate the names of authors, affiliated institutions or cities within the title or the body of the abstract. Abstracts with any identifiers will be rejected.
  • Titles should be capitalised
  • All abstracts (oral, poster or video) must be a maximum of 300 words,  including any figures
  • You may insert ONE table or ONE figure in your abstract. Abstracts with more than one table or figure will be rejected.  Please make it clear in the main body of the text where you are referring to the Figure or table. Remember that the abstracts will ultimately be printed in the abstract book, which is A5 format.  The text plus Table/Figure will be printed on a single A5 sheet, so if a Figure has many multiple sections (eg more than 4) or a Table is too complex, it will be too small in the printed version.  As a guide, text should be 10pt font or larger to be clearly legible.

4. Oral/poster presentations

  • Must be presented under four subtitles:
    • (a) Aim of the Study,
    • (b) Method,
    • (c) Results,
    • (d) Conclusion
  • Results must include data.  P values without data are not sufficient
  • Please ensure that you have selected the appropriate subject category

5. Video presentations

  • Videos must be provided in one of the following file formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, or MP4
  • Videos should be a maximum play length of 5 minutes and be self-explanatory, either with subtitles or voice over in English
  • Videos should not contain any patient identifiers.  It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the video is filmed with the consent of the subject for presentation at the meeting
  • Videos must be accompanied by an abstract under subtitles: (a) Aims of technique, (b) Patient population intended, (c) Outcome data
  • Please ensure that you have selected the appropriate subject category

6. Submission process

  • Register as a user through the online portal
  • You may use the same login identity to submit more than one abstract
    If you wish to make any changes to an existing submission, you may do this by logging in the following the instructions.  Changes are accepted up to the deadline.  Do not resubmit multiple versions of the same abstract.
  • In submitting an abstract, you are making a commitment to present the abstract at Congress.
  • You must provide the name of the presenting author.  If submitting author is unable to present on the day, an alternative presenter must be notified to the BAPS/BARD office at least ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CONGRESS

7. Ethics

A statement regarding ethical approval (including approval number where applicable) must be included in all abstracts involving animal or human studies.

8. Scoring

The scoring criteria for abstracts submitted for oral, poster only and video presentation are as follows:

Aim and/or Hypothesis (achievable, testable) 0-5
Methodology (soundness) 0-5
Results (quality, presentation) 0-5
Conclusions (supported by data, valid) 0-5
Total:  0-20

9. BARD Prize 

There are two BARD prizes awarded for oral presentations by a trainee.

Erwin-Röver Prize – Best Presentation on a Biliary Atresia topic

Lieve van Steen Prize – Best Presentation on a Choledochal Malformation topic