There are no specified topics this year, so please be creative, but
you must ensure it is related to infection prevention and control.
Information Required Prior to Submitting
Although you can amend your submission up until the closing date,
before submitting an abstract, it is useful to have the following
Abstract format (Oral and/or Poster presentation)
Details of author & co-author
(please ensure a valid email address is entered here - this is a
Main body of abstract
(max 300 words)
Character count will vary depending on the application you are using.
If you choose to copy and paste from another application (e.g. Word)
this may affect the compatibility of the character count. If you
experience difficulty when entering your abstract text please contact
Assistance with Writing
Would you like assistance with writing your abstract? If you have any
questions regarding writing or submitting your abstract, please email us
We thank all poster authors for their contribution to the Infection
Prevention Annual Conference. For an example of abstracts submitted and
accepted in previous years, view the supplement of the Journal of
Every abstract, whether it is for a poster or an oral presentation
must fulfil specific submission guidelines:
Word count 300 words maximum
The following subheading must be used:
Abstract must be written in a narrative format (not bullet points)
Should not include diagrams or references but may contain up to one
All places, people and organisation must be anonymised within the
Organism names should be presented using italics - first use should
be genus name in full e.g. - Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and any
subsequent use should be upper case initial followed by a full stop
and the species name e.g. M. tuberculosis.
Abstract must be written using accurate grammar and spelling. Poor
grammar or spelling may result in the abstract being rejected.
Authors and presenters must adhere to best practice in presenting
their work, ensuring that presentations are free from commercial
bias and based on evidence accepted by our peers. In addition to
this, you are asked to be sensitive to equality and diversity issues
avoiding offensive language or terminology.
All authors of abstracts must declare, at the time of submission,
any potential conflict of interest relevant to the poster or
presentation being given including any affiliation with companies.
In addition, please reproduce any conflicts of interest or state
that there are none, on the poster or at the beginning of your
slides if your abstract is accepted.
Other submission information
Accepted abstracts may be edited prior to publication.
posters may be photographed and used for promotional activity
through outlets such as social media.
The Infection Prevention Society must ensure balance, independence,
objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.
If you are unsure as to what constitutes a potential conflict of
interest relevant to the abstract, contact Fitwise Management
Limited Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that the necessary information, consent and ethical
approvals have been secured for your work. Please see instructions
on the Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) website for further
A prize will be awarded during the final session of conference for
the best oral and poster presentations. To be eligible for the
poster prize, you must submit your poster PDF electronically by the
deadline prior to conference.
Review Process - all abstracts are blind reviewed, any reviewer with
a potential conflict of interest related to any abstract must
declare this conflict and the abstract is passed to another
Your abstract will be judged on
Novel concept/original contribution
Relevance to IPC
Clarity of research/ practice issues/educational issues.
Clarity of Methodology
Clarity around approaches to data collection/ analysis/ synthesis.
Clarity of conclusion and how well it is derived from the