BCA Conference 2022 Research Posters – Call for Abstracts


The BCA is delighted to offer researchers, scholars, practitioners and students the opportunity to share your research findings in a poster format during our annual conference at The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham (5-6 November 2022).

All projects will be considered, however we particularly encourage student projects and projects that align with the conference theme of patient-centred care. Submissions may include:

  • original research (randomised clinical trial, case series/report, survey, educational research, literature review, etc.)
  • a protocol
  • a status report on an incomplete investigation
  • thesis chapter

You may submit an abstract even if your project has been presented at another meeting or if it has been published.

Prizes will be given for the best poster in each of two categories: student and registered clinician.

The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday 1 September 2022. 

Please email abstracts and permissions from all authors as a single Word document to Kenneth Young at kjyoung1@uclan.ac.uk.


  • Abstracts should be structured (background, methods, results, conclusions).
  • 250 words maximum, not including title.
  • An institutional ethics approval number or exemption must be included for projects involving living subjects or human tissue.
  • Abstracts should not include references, tables, graphs, figures, pictures or video.
  • The author who submits the abstract will be the corresponding author.
    • The corresponding author will be the contact person responsible for submission of all required materials and all correspondence.
    • The corresponding author does not need to be the primary author, but all authors of a submitted work must agree to the submission in writing.
      • Email acknowledgment of consent for submission is acceptable.
      • Images of emails may be inserted on to the abstract document.
      • Submissions without consent from all authors will not be considered.
    • The corresponding author is responsible for accuracy of the abstract submission.
    • Any one person may submit a maximum of two (2) abstracts.
    • Only one (1) abstract may be submitted for any project.
  • Only primary or co-authors are allowed to submit an abstract to the conference (non-authors are not allowed to submit).
  • By submitting an abstract, the authors consent that the abstract will be published in Contact magazine if the submission is accepted for presentation.
    • Abstracts will be published as submitted by the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all requirements are met and that the work is free from factual or other errors (spelling, grammar, etc.)
  • Peer review
    • All submissions will be evaluated by a peer review committee of scholars from across the UK, convened for this purpose.
    • Criteria will include the scientific merit of the project, relevance to the conference theme and originality of presentation.
      • Corresponding authors will be notified of the committee’s decision by 1 October 2022.
      • Feedback on unsuccessful submissions will be offered if requested.
  • Final versions of accepted posters must be submitted electronically as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents by 20 October 2022 in order to be considered for a prize. The Poster Guidelines can be found here.
  • Attendance at the conference
    • If an abstract is accepted for poster presentation, the presenting author must attend the conference.
      • The presenter at the conference should be the corresponding author of the work. Exceptions may be granted with advanced notice.
      • Presenting authors must complete paid (non-refundable) registration by 15 October 2022 to be included in the program and proceedings. It is the presenting author’s responsibility to secure funding to register and attend the conference.
  • A member of the peer review committee may submit an abstract but will be excluded from the review process for that submission and will not be eligible for a prize.
  • Students are defined as undergraduate students; PhD students are considered clinicians.
  • Decisions of the peer reviewers are final.
  • Any questions may be addressed to Kenneth Young at kjyoung1@uclan.ac.uk.

Poster details can be found here.