Abstract submission is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took time to submit an abstract for consideration as either an oral or poster presentation.

DEMEC 2023 Programme

Read the latest programme for the 5th DEMEC conference

If you wish to submit a parallel session to be considered for a workshop or symposia / panel discussion please use the parallel session submission form.
To more about parallel session submissions

Abstract submissions are strongly encouraged from early career educators. 

Consider the theme of the conference – “Education in the wider context – the patient, the team and the global community”. 

You can select your preferred delivery method when making your submission. 

Abstract submissions will be limited to a maximum of 250 words. 

We suggest you consider structuring your abstract as follows:

  • Background – this should set the context including why the innovation/development was introduced 
  • Methods – describe what was done and how it was evaluated 
  • Outcomes – present the key findings which could include results or reflections 
  • Learning points and take-home messages 

Should your content lend itself to a general paragraph format please feel free to submit in this fashion but still consider including learning points and take-home messages. 

Abstracts will be judged on academic rigour, originality, potential impact, communication, learning and educational value.  

Submission deadline | Closed
Review completion | Friday 4 August 
Authors notified | delayed until Friday 15 September

About oral short communications: 

These will be livestreamed virtually. 
Presentations are typically 15 minutes per abstract split into 10-12 presentation followed by 5-3 minutes for discussion.
Those abstracts deemed to be ‘stand out’ submissions will be invited to present live from Manchester Central in the Abstracts theatre.  These presentations will be livestreamed on the day. 
All oral short communications will be made available post conference for on demand viewing. 

About posters: 

Posters will be available virtually via the conference app where authors will be able to upload a PDF of their poster, provide an audio summary, and enable attendees to connect via chat or video with you to discuss your work. 

Of these, highly rated poster submissions will be invited to attend in person at Manchester Central to  

  • present orally in the Abstracts theatre. These presentations will be livestreamed on the day. 
  • have your poster digitally displayed via the multi screened poster zone where you can include a summary slide in addition to your poster being displayed. 

On Monday evening there will be a dedicated poster networking session. This will enable both in person and virtual attendees to reach out and discuss your poster either in person, via chat or video. 

About registration and travel grants 

Abstract presenters will all be required to register at the appropriate published in person or virtual rate.  No discounts will apply.

A limited number of travel grants will be available to student and early career presenters.

You can apply for a grant at the time of making your abstract submission. 

These will not be able to be deducted from your registration fee but can be used towards reimbursement of economy travel (upon production of receipts) up to a maximum of £120 per person.  

The definition of each applicable category is given here: 

  • Early Career – defined as Junior Doctor/Trainee/Other healthcare professional up to 5 years post-graduation; those on full-time PhD or Masters courses and receiving no salary 
  • b. Student – defined as undergraduate either full time / unwaged 
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