Technology in Medicine and Surgery Competition 2012


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Technology in Medicine and Surgery Competition 2012

  1. 1. Technology in Medicine & Surgery Conference 2012 TiMS Conference 2012 School Prize GuidelinesICSM Surgical Society invites abstracts from students from all UK and Ireland universities on thefollowing topic: “Which innovation has been the most influential in changing the face of medicine in the last decade?”The authors of shortlisted abstracts will be invited to prepare a poster presentation of A1 size of theirchosen topic. These posters will on display throughout TiMS 2012 and will be judged on Sunday, 18th March 2012.There are 2 categories which shall be judged separately: - School (School Students aged 13 -18yrs) - University (Students enrolled at university). University students DO NOT have to be studying medicine. The aim of the conference is to encourage students from all disciplines to think about the future of our healthcare.1. The topic you write about can be from any discipline, but must relate to innovation in medicine or surgery in an obvious manner.2. The word limit is 250 words excluding titles, sub-titles, references etc.3. There are many referencing styles in use. It is important to be consistent regardless of what styleyou use. We recommend the following format: Journal papers:- Author’s name (date of publication), title of paper, journal title, volume, page numbers. Books:- Author’s name (date of publication), title of book, edition, publisher and page numbers.3. As with any work, plagiarism is not taken lightly. Any evidence of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification from the prize.4. A copy of your abstract together with your name, medical school and year of study should be sent to by Midnight, Monday, 27th February 2012. Page 2 of 2
  2. 2. Technology in Medicine & Surgery Conference 20126. All submissions must be in the form of a Microsoft Word document and include a word count.Please adhere strictly to the word count. If the word count exceeds 250 words, your abstract will beexcluded.7. Receipt of an abstract will be acknowledged by email within 24 hours.8. The authors of the shortlisted abstracts will be contacted no later than Monday, 5th March 2012and further guidelines will be issued for the production of posters.9. Entrants into the competition must be registered to attend TiMS 2012. To purchase your ticket,please visit and follow the links to TiMS 2012 or go to our conferencewebsite: The work submitted should be your own original work, which you have not submitted forpublication or have already published. Past winners and shortlisted candidates of previous ICSMSurgical Society competitions are eligible to compete but previously submitted work will not beaccepted.11. Prizes: The winner (as decided by our judging panel) will be awarded a winner’s certificate, and aprize. Runners-up will be awarded certificates of merit.Should you have any further questions or want to clarify some of the points in the guidelines, pleaseemail your queries to and we will aim to provide you with an answer asquickly as possible. Unfortunately, we can’t give you any advice as to style and content of theabstracts submitted, so please do not direct any queries of this nature to us.We look forward to your submissions and welcoming you to Imperial and the TiMS conference!Good Luck!TiMS Team 2012 Page 2 of 2