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The London Deanery wishes to invite submissions for poster presentation of new research, audit or service provision, at the Annual London Psychiatric Trainee Conference 2009

We will shortlist the best 5 abstracts and these will additionally be invited to make an oral presentation at the conference.

Submissions should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 400 words and submitted by email before the 2nd October 2009.

Deadline Extended to 21st October to fill few remaining spaces!

Applicants will be informed whether they have been accepted or not by 7th October 2009. Those applicants short listed to give a brief oral presentation of their work will be also be invited by 9th October 2009.


Email your abstract to posters@altd2009.org.uk with the subject reference ‘your name –ALPTC 2009’.

Attach your abstract as a Word document, including the following in the body of the email:

-Name of main presenting author
-Daytime telephone number
-Name of author’s work organisation
-General subject of presentation


1. Abstracts should be typed single spaced, font size 12 in Word format using standard text, or text-only format. Apple Mac documents cannot be accepted.

2. The title should be in bold, followed by the full name(s) of the author and all co-authors, including titles (e.g. Dr) and their affiliations.

3. Hand-written abstracts will NOT be accepted.

4. The title must NOT contain abbreviations.

5. The abstract must be approximately 300-400 words.

6. Submissions should clearly state the background/aims, methods and results/potential results and recommendations/discussions of the research, audit or service provision.

7. Bibliographic references, tables and appendices are not required for the abstract.

CLOSING DATE: Extended to 21st October 2009.


Email: posters@altd2009.org.uk for further information if required.


If your abstract is accepted for poster presentation at the meeting, the size of the poster board that you will be allocated is 2 metres high x 1 metre wide. The top line(s) should give the title of your abstract with lettering not less than 2.5cm high. The next line(s) should indicate the author(s) and their affiliations. Continue with the introduction, methods, results and discussion as appropriate.

The poster should end with recommendations/conclusions/discussion. You are advised to bring your own adhesive Velcro or pins for mounting the presentation on the board.

Hand-outs, citations and contact details for distribution to other trainees are appreciated.