Interesting Cases & Poster Presentations

Last year, at the annual meeting, the Sceintific Session combined interesting case presentations, scientific oral presentations and posters into one session.  Recordings of the interesting cases and scientific oral presentations plus the pdfs of available posters are now available to view via respective tabs on the left of the screen.

BSGAR Annual Meeting - Bath 2020 - Interesting Cases and Poster Presentations

Authors of successful submissions have been notified.  Further instructions from the Education Officer will be emailed in due course.  Any queries should be directed to

Interesting Cases Session and Derrick Martin Prize
The session is one of the annual highlights of the BSGAR meeting, and is usually heavily oversubscribed. In 2019 the quality of submissions and presentations was fantastic, and in 2020 we expect the Derrick Martin Prize to be as hotly contested as ever!

Presentations are 4 minutes long, and are judged on style, content and impact. The best 10 cases submitted will be invited to present at the Annual Meeting and offered publication on the BSGAR website. Please submit as a Powerpoint presentation using the following template:

1.    Cover slide: title, authors and affiliations
2.    Clinical information
3.    Figures: selected images with legends
4.    Final diagnosis: include means of confirming diagnosis
5.    Discussion and learning points: e.g. pathophysiology, clinical findings and imaging.

The Derrick Martin Prize will be awarded for the best interesting case presented by a trainee. The winner will receive a prize of £200 in John Lewis vouchers. The Interesting Cases Session is also open to Consultants, but they are not eligible for the Derrick Martin Prize.

Poster Presentations and Prizes
We were delighted with the feedback we received on the poster presentations and scientific session in 2019, and so will continue these into 2020. We have also expanded our capacity to accept posters.

We will accept abstract submissions from both Consultants and trainees, although Consultants are not eligible for the prizes. These might be audit and quality improvement projects, education projects, technical developments, scientific reports or educational exhibits. Please ensure the type of submission is indicated in the brief description in the link below. Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document and include the Title, Authors and Institutions above the body of the abstract. The body of the abstract should not exceed 250 words.  If you are submitting a scientific report, please use the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion.  Accepted abstracts will be invited to present posters at the BSGAR Annual Meeting, and offered publication on the BSGAR website.

There will be a Poster Highlights section as part of the Scientific Session on Friday 7th February. Authors of outstanding poster presentations will be invited to give a 4-minute oral presentation to highlight their work, with a chance for the audience to ask questions. Educational exhibits will not be eligible, but all other submissions will be considered. The best poster presentation will be awarded a prize of £200 in John Lewis vouchers. In addition, the best educational exhibit will receive a prize of £100 in John Lewis vouchers.

Deadline, Conference Attendance and Notification of Success
The deadline for entry has now passed.  If you have any questions please email

We anticipate accepting 10 interesting cases for oral presentation and 25 poster presentations, of which 5 will be asked to give an oral presentation in the poster highlights section. Please note that poster and presentation places will only be confirmed with registration for the conference. We will require PDF versions of accepted poster presentations to be submitted before Friday 10th January 2020 in order that we can select posters for the Poster Highlights section. Posters will need to be displayed from the start of conference (Thursday 6th February) and authors of interesting cases and posters selected for oral presentation need to be available to present (and registered for the conference) on Friday 7th February. The prize winners will be announced on Friday 7th February.

Outstanding abstracts of scientific reports will also be offered publication in an online supplement of the journal, Clinical Radiology. 

For a pdf of this advert please click here.

Submissions are now closed.  Notification of results will be emailed by Friday 13th December.