Submit your poster abstract for 2020

After a hugely successful congress in London this year, we are looking for poster abstract submissions for next year’s congress that will take place in Edinburgh on 29 June – 2 July. 

If you would like to present a poster at next year's Congress, please submit your abstract by 30 January 2020. Before submitting your abstract please read the guidelines below and our top tips blog

Submission guidelines

Please make sure you have read the below guidance before submitting. 

Please take care to complete the online submission form as fully and accurately as possible as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note that you can edit and amend your submission up until the deadline.

Disclaimer: The RCPsych will not be responsible for any spelling errors. Please ensure the abstract has been checked before submitting as this information will be used.

Guide for authors
  1. Abstracts must be in English. Abbreviations may be used only if they are defined (spelled out in full text at first mention) followed by abbreviation in brackets
  2. The abstract must not exceed 400 words including sub-titles and formulas
  3. The abstract must not contain bibliographical references, tables, diagrams or appendices
  4. We discourage case reports unless they provide profound and novel insight into clinical phenomena.
  5. Abstracts on research must be presented in five headed paragraphs in the following order: AIMS AND HYPOTHESIS, BACKGROUND, METHODS, RESULTS and CONCLUSIONS. Headings should be in capitals
  6. For studies of service users, patients or populations, the number of people studied should be explicitely stated in the METHODS section
  7. Non-research abstracts (for Education and Training, Quality Improvement or Service Evaluation/Audit) should follow a similar format, with headed paragraphs describing AIMS, BACKGROUND, METHODS, OUTCOMES and CONCLUSIONS
  8. Abstracts should present novel findings or new interpretations of existing data. They should include brief details of the rationale for the research and the methods used, including, if appropriate, the statistical approach. The major findings should be stated; it will not be acceptable, for example, to state merely that "the results will be discussed"
  9. The title of the abstract must be strictly coherent with the data included in the abstract and the conclusions must be warranted by information included in the results section
  10. Authors are encouraged to state their hypotheses and frame their conclusions accordingly
  11. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that the work has been performed with the permission of any relevant ethical or legislative body. The authors should therefore ensure the work was conducted with appropriate ethical and governance safeguards
  12. All sources of financial sponshorship of the study should be stated at the end of the abstract
  13. Outstanding candidates may be asked to make an oral presentation at the International Congress


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