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The closing date for submissions is 12 December 2023

If you are from are the Italian Soceity (our invited guests)
please state this in the memership category

Please note if your abstract is accepted for presentation an email will be sent to the Presenting author towards the end of January 2024.

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Details of Presenting Author
Abstract Classification
Abstract Details
Anonymity must be preserved. There must be nothing in the actual title or text of the abstract that may identify the origin of the abstract, i.e. name or location of unit. Failure to comply could result in the abstract being rejected.

Enter details of ALL Authors starting with the first and presenting author.

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Please enter initials in the format "G.H." do not include the initial for the surname.

Please enter in this format: Gt Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK - Do not enter department or full address.

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Add a Co Author Please enter ALL authors. Click + to additional authors. If you are a junior trainee at least one must be the senior author
If you are a trainee neurosurgeon you should have at least one senior author as one of the co-authors of your abstract.



All abstracts must be written in English and should be structured under the headings: Objectives, Design, Subjects, Methods, Results, Conclusions and References.

References should not be included. If they are vital then please limit to two. They should follow the standard British Journal of Neurosurgery format with Consecutive superscript numbering.

*The body of the abstract must be no longer than 300 words. Use only standard abbreviations and do not include figures or tables. Abstracts without details of the number of subjects studied, without results containing data, without clear conclusions, or without appropriate statistical analysis, will be given low priority.

If the results are based on a survey of opinion from neurosurgeons in the UK/Eire, please contact the SBNS office to confirm the survey was presented for consideration and received approval by the SBNS Scientific Meetings Committee.

You have a maximum of 300 words for the following fields combined.

Maximum of 2 – in Vancouver Style
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All oral presentations are published in full in the Society’s Official Journal, the British Journal of Neurosurgery after the meeting, providing they have not been published elsewhere.
Abstracts accepted for a poster will only be published by title only.

If this material has been presented elsewhere it can still be accepted but if published elsewhere it will only be published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery by title only.

If the material has already been published please state where

Are there any patient confidentiality problems which may prevent your abstract being published in the current form? if yes state the reason below

The SBNS and the British Journal of Neurosurgery takes a very serious view of the issue of scientific probity.

Specifically the data presented in the abstract must match that subsequently presented at the meeting. Papers or Posters should not be withdrawn once the author has agreed to present. There must be no duplicate publication. All the authors listed must be aware of the submission.

If there are serious breaches of this standard the SBNS and the Journal will withdraw the abstract, inform all the authors and their sponsoring organisation. In the case of consultants this will be their Medical Director and for Trainees the Post Graduate Dean. Authors are reminded that scientific fraud is reportable to the General Medical Council. By ticking the box you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this position.