11th - 14th September 2018,Caird Hall, Dundee.

Abstract Submission 2018


The BSPD encourages delegates at the annual BSPD scientific meeting to submit an abstract for presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Abstract and Prize Committee (CAPC) to ensure they fulfill the entry requirements. Selected abstracts will be published in a supplement of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and will be available on-line through the Journal’s website.

Please note that you are limited to one abstract per presenting author (this rule covers both  prize and non prize submissions). 

Students and Juniors are advised  to seek guidance of their supervisors prior to submitting their abstracts.  There are governance issues around publishing case reports  and clinical governance projects and therefore supervisors’ approval is essential to ensure compliance” to the abstract submission guidlines.

Preparation of abstracts
Abstracts should be prepared according to the protocol given below. There are three main formats for abstracts depending on whether the content relates to:

  • a research study
  • a clinical case
  • or an audit project

In the case of the Max Hornell travel award or the National Student Elective Prize, applicants should select the most appropriate abstract format for their work. Failure to adhere to the detailed format for abstract preparation will result in the rejection of the abstract.

General instructions for all abstracts

  • Title should be no more than 12 words
  • Give up to two initials followed by surname of each author. Presenting author name should be underlined
  • Give affiliations for each author on line below names
  • The main body of the abstract text should not be more than 250 words
  • Provide the name of any funding body, if applicable, at the bottom of the abstract

The deadline date for abstract submission is 31st March 2018.

To submit an abstract for presentation at the annual conference please click here.