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Poster Zone

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Share best practices with your peers and celebrate your innovative ideas across the respiratory community!


Submissions for the Respiratory Professional Care Poster Zone will open Monday, 3rd June - keep checking the website for regular updates!


The Poster Zone, a feature on the exhibition floor, will consist of up to 60 posters displayed throughout the show and viewable by thousands of delegates.

We will accept submissions that have been presented in the last 12 months at other conferences should you feel you would gain greater exposure at Respiratory Professional Care. Please note on your entry form where and when you have previously presented. 

All accepted poster presenters must attend the congress and be available to discuss their poster presentations with visitors during their allocated presentation time slot.

All accepted poster presenters will be offered a free place at the event through a discount code you must advise us prior to the event if you are unable to attend. If you have a preferred day of attendance this must be stated on your entry form.


Open for submissions - 3rd June 2024

Deadline for submissions - 31st July 2024

Judging - August 2024

Announce shortlists - week commencing 2nd September 2024

Posters presented at Respiratory Professional Care, 9-10 October 2024

Application Process and Guidance

  • An independent adjudication panel will be convened and will meet in August 2024 to assess the applications and determine abstracts to be presented.
  • Authors of all accepted abstracts will be expected to attend Respiratory Professional Care 9-10 October 2024 and be available to discuss their presentation with visitors during their allocated time slot. 
  • The independent adjudication panel’s decision will be final and will not enter into any discussion or correspondence.
  • Companies associated with any member of the judging panel are not normally eligible for consideration.
  • These rules and notes can be modified from time to time at the discretion of the panel.

Poster criteria

  • Your abstract should demonstrate positive and/or an innovative piece of work relating to respiratory medicine practice and/or patient care. We welcome abstracts relating to service evaluation, clinical audit, quality improvement, pharmacy practice, therapeutic and treatment research / case studies.
  • Abstract assessment will be based on the quality of abstract, relevance of the project described, the reproducibility and awareness of current NHS policy and practice. 
  • Please note not conforming to the abstract structure will result in rejection.

Abstract structure 

  • Title
  • Authors and affiliation 
  • Background and Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion and Conclusion
  • References (max 3)

You can include a maximum of one image, graph, chart or table.

You must provide relevant justification for ethical approval.

Word count excludes title, authors, subheadings, references and tables/images, etc.

Requirements for submissions of abstracts for Respiratory Professional Care

We will accept submissions that have been presented in the last 12 months at other conferences  should you feel you would gain further exposure at Respiratory Professional Care. Please note this on your entry. 

It is essential that abstract submissions are set out accurately as they must follow these guidelines otherwise they may be rejected.

The abstract should contain:

  • No more than 300 words - this doesn’t include the abstract title, authors names or references, these are on top of the 300 words
  • One table or diagram or graph/chart. Data in the form of a table is preferred. Images are not accepted
  • A maximum of five references
  • A statement on whether ethics approval was required and/or obtained. For example, if the abstract describes an audit project, please state that ethics approval was not required because of this reason.

Abstract Contents:

  • ​​​​​​Title
  • Headings must be in Arial 12pt bold 
  • The name of the Author(s), name of organisation(s) and location
  • Introduction/Background/Context
  • Objective(s)
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion/Conclusion
  • References 

Spelling & Grammar:

  • Errors in the text, including spelling and grammar will jeopardise the acceptance of a submission. Please proof-read it carefully.
  • Abbreviations must be explained when first used.

Data Presentation:

  • A maximum of one table or diagram or graph/chart (data presented in the form of a table is preferred)
  • All tables must carry a title and be referred to in the text
  • Tables must be formatted using horizontal lines only and avoiding the use of vertical lines to separate columns
  • Graphs, charts and diagrams are positively encouraged within poster and oral presentations.


  • References must be in Vancouver style
  • In summary, references must be numbered as superscripts consecutively in the text, and citations in the reference section must be formatted as follows:
  • For journal articles: author(s) name(s) and initials (max 3 authors and 'et al'); title of the article; journal title; year; volume; first and last page. Journal names should be in full and not italicised.
  • For books: author(s) name(s) and initial(s); editor if appropriate; title of book; place of publication; publisher; year.

Number of copies & submission:

  • The abstract must be submitted in full, incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • The abstract must be submitted in electronic format only.

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