The Association of Surgeons in Primary Care is proud to announce a call for abstracts for it 2018 annual conference. The subject of the abstract should pertain to surgery, audit or techniques that can be performed in the community, by suitably trained general practitioners, surgeons or clinicians, or otherwise benefit community surgery. These procedures are usually performed under a local or similar anaesthetic.

The abstract should relate to original, unpublished work. Abstracts must consist of four paragraphs, entitled: Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Abstracts are to be submitted as text and tables only (i.e. no figures, graphs or diagrams). The maximum word count is 400. A maximum of five authors can be listed. As the abstract will be judged anonymously, the text must not reveal any institutional affiliation.

The winning abstract will be in receipt of the ASPC prize of £1000 and one year’s membership to ASPC.

The winning abstract will be presented at the ASPC 2017 conference, and should be prepared to attend the conference on May 19-20th, in the UK. It will be held at Nailcote Hall, Nailcote Lane, Berkswell, Warwickshire, CV7 7DE.

Abstracts should be submitted to ksvarma@nhs.net and gtbvas@yahoo.co.uk . The deadline for abstract submission is April 20th 2018. For any further enquiry kindly contact ksvarma@nhs.net and gtbvas@yahoo.co.uk .

ASPC takes a serious view of Research Governance. Please ensure that the abstract has been seen and agreed by all of the named authors before submission. All authors have a responsibility to ensure that the data submitted is accurate, is not extrapolated and fairly represents the presentation to be given at the annual conference of the ASPC.

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