Abstract and Presentation

You are invited to submit abstracts relating to Sustainability, Clinical Case Reports, Education, Ethics, Quality Improvement or Research/Original Work undertaken during your Foundation Programme training. 


The abstract should not exceed 200 words in total (excluding title, authors, and references).  Abstracts should include background (context setting), methods, results, and key messages. 

Any references quoted in the abstract should be listed at the end, using the Vancouver reference style. 

Abstract submissions will be presented as 10-minute oral or 3-minute poster (mini-oral) presentations. Applications describing work in progress are eligible, but abstracts should not relate to work during medical school (including during intercalated degree or elective projects). 

Deadline for abstracts is 23:59 on Sunday 29 October 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Up to two applications may be submitted per Presenting Author. However, as space at this event is limited, an individual will only be allowed to deliver one presentation should their abstract be successful.

Presentation Type

Oral Presentations (10 minutes) 

Oral presentations will be 10 minutes exactly, 8 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions. Please note that approximately 20 abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations, but all submissions will be considered for posters. 

Poster Presentations (3 minutes) 

You will be given 2 minutes to talk through your poster to the judges, with 1 minute for questions. Timeline and specifications for posters (format, resolution etc.) will be confirmed to successful applicants after shortlisting has concluded. 

All abstracts submitted will be considered for poster presentations. You will be asked if you wish your abstract to be considered for an oral presentation as well. 

Submit your form

Foundation Doctors wishing to partake in the NFDPD should complete the abstract submission form during the abstract submission window.

You can also access the abstract submission form via this QR code

QR Code for abstract submission form

Top tips for presenting

Oral Presentations

For guidance on how to deliver a medical research oral presentation, see the paper.

Poster Presentations

For guidance on how to deliver a medical research poster presentation, see the paper.