BAPIO Research & Innovation Competition (BRIC) 2017

25th and 26th November 2017

Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX

About

British Association of Physicians of India (BAPIO) is pleased to announce the BAPIO Research & Innovation Competition (BRIC) 2017, in collaboration with Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Doctors Academy, and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The BRIC aims to promote the exchange of medical and scientific knowledge, enabling enthusiastic and inspired medical students and junior doctors to present their work to their peers, either in the form of an oral or a poster presentation.

There will be four sections under which abstracts can be submitted:

1.     Clinical Science / Patient Based Research
2.     Basic Science/Translational Research
3.     Innovations in Healthcare
4.     Hospital and Healthcare Management

Once the abstracts are submitted online, candidates will be short-listed for oral presentations of their work on 25th November (Saturday). A panel of eminent judges will select the top four abstracts, whose first authors will be invited to present their work in the plenary session on 26th November (Sunday). Other selected abstracts’ authors will be invited to present their work as posters at the conference. All candidates submitting an abstract will receive a certificate of participation.

Eligibility

Medical students, Junior doctors, SAS doctors and Consultants (within 2 years of starting) from the UK and abroad, irrespective of nationality or ethnicity can be the presenting authors in this competition.

Awards Trophy Certificate Cash Prize
1st Prize Trophy Certificate All paid for opportunity to Travel to Mumbai,
India and present the paper in International
conference + 1-week attachment in an Indian
Hospital in a specialty of choice.
2nd Prize Trophy Certificate £ 250
3rd Prize Trophy Certificate £ 100
Best Medical
Student Submission
Certificate
Best Junior /SAS
Doctor Submission
Certificate
All Participants Certificate Certificates of Participation to all on
behalf of RCP, RCPCH, RCPE, DA and BAPIO

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:                       13th October 2017
Abstract Submission Closes:                       13th November 2017
Notification of selected abstracts:            by 10th November 2017
(via email)
Dates of the Event:                                            25 th & 26th November 2017

Registration Fee

There is no fee for submission of Abstract

The (first) author of the selected abstract for Oral or Poster presentation will have to register for the conference at highly subsidized rates.

Please visit
https://www.bapio.co.uk/product/bapio-annual-conference-2017-bac17/ for registration and https://www.bapio.co.uk/ for further information.

If more than one abstract is accepted from the same team, separate presenters should register for each abstract accepted.

The BAPIO Research & Innovation Committee

1.     Dr. Jaspal Dua, Chair
2.     Dr. Subarna Chakravorty
3.     Dr. Sunil Daga
4.     Dr. Himanshu Kataria
5.     Prof. Stuart Enoch

Judges

A panel of eminent judges will be judging on both the days.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

1.      Submissions will only be accepted via the online system. Please visit https://doctorsacademy.org.uk/CourseNW/BAPIO/abstract-submission/ for submitting the abstracts
2.      The data/abstract should not have been published in any scientific journal prior to submission
3.      Microsoft Word should be used to create the abstract. Copy and Paste the writing/words in ‘Submit Research Abstracts’ text box while registering online.
4.      The word count includes the title, the sub-headings, authors list, affiliations, address and a maximum of 5 keywords
5.      Abstracts will be independently scored by panel of experts and highest scoring abstracts will be invited for oral presentations, unless the submission was only for poster presentation
6.      Abstracts will be selected for oral presentations on 25th November (Saturday). From this, the judges will select the top four presenters who will then present their work in the plenary session on 26th November (Sunday).
7.      Other selected abstracts’ authors will be invited to present their work as posters at the conference
8.      You can submit as many abstracts as you like; If more than one abstract is accepted from the same team, separate presenters should register for each abstract accepted.

Word Count

Maximum of 325 words are allowed including titles, sub-titles, authors and their affiliations (not including any tables / graphs)

Abbreviations

Please try to avoid abbreviations as much as possible. Where essential, use only standard abbreviations. Where first used, abbreviations should be followed by the full term in parenthesis.

Declaration

Any relevant associations should be declared

Consent

The first author and the senior author will have to undertake that they have obtained informed consent of ALL their co-authors for this submission

e-mail

The first author and the senior author must provide their working email IDs.

Sample Abstract

Authors:
Marcello Sala1, M. Miceli1, P. Rombolà, F. Scolamacchia2, A. Ubaldi and A. Battisti (list any institutional affiliations here)

Institute /Affiliations:
1. Dept of Genetics, Institute of Human Studies, Any Road, Anywhere, A12 9BC 2. Dept of Surgery, Anywhere NHS Foundation Trust, Any Road, Anywhere, A12 9BC

Address:
Anywhere NHS Foundation Trust, Any Road, Anywhere, A12 9BC

e-mail:
doctorwho@xyzabc.com

Title:
High-Level Beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane Contamination in Dairy Farms—Sacco River Valley, Latium, Italy, 2005

Abstract:

Background: In March 2005, the Italian National Monitoring System on Chemical Residuals in Food of Animal Origin detected levels of the pesticide beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (ß-HCH) in bulk-milk from a dairy farm in the Sacco River valley that were 30 times higher than the legal limit of 3ppb. B-HCH, a lindane isomer and possible human carcinogen, was subsequently found in milk from several neighboring farms. A study was therefore undertaken to evaluate the extent and risk factors for contamination.

Methods: All dairy cattle farms in the valley were enrolled in a retrospective cohort study and their bulk milk analyzed for ß-HCH. A questionnaire was administered to farmers to evaluate possible exposure factors. Low-level contamination was defined as ß-HCH levels in bulk-milk between 0-1.9ppb and high-level as >2ppb.

Results: Of 244 farms tested, 34 (13,9%) had high-level contamination. Feeding animals on fodder cultivated in soils watered with and/or flooded by river water was observed in 33/34 (97.0%) of high-level farms and in 23/210 (10.9%) of those with low contamination (relative risk =110.8; 95%confidence interval 15.5-792); the risk remained essentially unaltered after controlling for several potentially confounding variables. Subsequent investigation by local environmental authorities revealed that the source of contamination was an abandoned industrial site near the riverbank that had produced lindane for decades; high ß-HCH levels were demonstrated in water sediments, soil, and fodder from the area.

Conclusions: Cattle fodder cultivated near a contaminated river was the main risk factor for ß-HCH contaminated milk. On the basis of the epidemiologic evidence and environmental testing, watering local fields with river water and production of fodder in farms with contaminated soil was banned, and all animals from positive farms were culled.

Keywords: beta-hexachlorocyclohexane, organochlorines, milk, cattle, cohort study

Guidelines for Poster Presentation

All posters should be produced in the following size, in Portrait (vertical) format: A0 (A zero). All posters should be affixed to the Poster Boards by 10 am on 25th November. The posters will be assigned a number, which will also be displayed on the allocated Poster Board. Posters can be taken down on 26th November at 3 pm. Suitable materials will be provided to affix the poster to the board. Help will be available on site in this regard.

Size Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
A0 841 x 1189 mm 33.1 x 46.8 in


  • Kindly contact us on these mails below if you have any difficulty in submitting the abstract. If there are technical difficulties in submission, you can email us the abstract(s) in the required format to our emails. info@doctorsacademy.org.uk
  • If there are any non-technical queries regarding the abstracts, please contact Dr Jaspal Dua on bapiobric2017@gmail.com
  • The data/abstract should not have been published in any scientific journal prior to submission

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Date 25th and 26th November 2017
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Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX
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