Information to Authors

Author Information
All authors will be notified of the success of their abstract submission by March 2008. Please note that all accepted abstracts, whether for oral presentation or a poster, will be published on the British Journal of Surgery website (citable). Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will in addition be published in the ASGBI Abstract Book.

All authors who have abstracts accepted for the Congress are encouraged to submit a manuscript to the British Journal of Surgery at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjs for consideration for publication in the Journal.


Short Paper Presentations  
There will be the usual sessions for short papers at the Congress. Abstracts should not have been presented elsewhere at the time of submission. Failure to present an abstract, unless it is formally withdrawn at the time that acceptance is notified, will be taken seriously.

All presentations throughout the International Surgical Congress will be delivered using PowerPoint format and authors will be sent detailed guidelines prior to the conference.

There will be a number of Short Paper Prizes, and the winners will each receive a cheque for £150.

2008 Moynihan Prize Winner
DYSFUNCTION OF THE PIK3CA-AKT PATHWAY IN ANAL CANCER
H. Patel*, J. Northover, T. Gunther, A. Silver
(London)

2nd Prize Short Papers
INADEQUATE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO COLORECTAL TUMOURS MAY FACILITATE METASTASIS
S. Pugh*, M. A. Hilal, N. Pearce, S. Khakoo, J. Primrose
(Southampton)

3rd Prize Short Papers
PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS OF BREAST CANCER-DERIVED EXOSOMES
S. Down*, F. Berditchevski
(Birmingham)



Poster Presentations
The 2008 International Surgical Congress sees the introduction of E-posters for those posters marked Posters of Distinction (the highest ranking posters as adjudicated by the Association’s Scientific Committee). Posters of Distinction are to be presented orally in poster sessions and will be available to view electronically throughout the meeting, and following the meeting on the ASGBI website. E-Poster presenters will be sent detailed guidance notes in advance of the meeting.

The remaining posters will be displayed around the Bournemouth International Centre for the duration of the three day Congress.

There will be a number of poster prizes, and the winners will each receive a cheque for £100. Poster presenters will be sent guidance notes on the adjudication requirements in advance of the Congress. 

E-Poster Winners
THE PROGNOSIS OF SURGICALLY RESECTED OESOPHAGEAL CANCER IS DEPENDENT ON THE NUMBER OF LYMPH NODES EXAMINED
C. P. Twine*, W. G. Lewis, A. Casbard, J. D. Barry, G. Blackshaw, G. W. B. Clark, T. J. Havard, T. D. L. Crosby, S. A. Roberts, G. T. Williams
(Cardiff)

CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE RIBOTYPE 027 COLITIS - LESSONS LEARNT FROM ANALYSIS OF SEVERE CASES
S. Zeidan*, N. Beck, R. House, P. Nichols, K. Nugent, J. Smallwood, H. Steer, A. Mirnezami
(Southampton) 

SURVIVAL POST EMERGENCY SURGERY IN PATIENTS AGED OVER 90 YEARS OLD
M. Nadeem*, K. Bowen, T. Farooq
(Yeovil)


 

Deadline for the Submission of Abstracts

Abstract Submission for the 2008 Congress has now closed.