Call for Abstracts

Information about ARM Friday 19th November 2021

The Annual Research Meeting of BSUG will be held in the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists on the date above. This year the ARM is an integral part of the Annual Scientific Update meeting

As always, attendance at the ARM is free-of-charge for BSUG members and their guests. It is not necessary for you to register for the Annual Scientific Update (but we would encourage you do so!). If you plan to attend only the ARM, then we will not be able to offer lunch or refreshments.

We will welcome submission of abstracts for presentation at this meeting describing original research or relevant audit. All areas of urogynaecology, urinary and faecal incontinence, or peripartum continence issues are welcome.


All fields should be completed in the abstract submission form below, please note this is a new process. A maximum of 300 words will be allowed (not including title/authors/institution or references) and a maximum of three references in the text of the abstract (Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions). Abstracts which do not adhere to these requirements will be rejected without scoring. Work which has previously been presented at any national or international society is not eligible.

For research involving human subjects, details of ethical approval must accompany your submission, and details of the registration of randomised trials must also be submitted.

All submissions made on the form below.
Details of how the abstracts will be scored can be found here

Submissions received not using the automated system will be rejected. You will receive an electronic acknowledgement as proof of the submission.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 8th October 2021 at 12 noon. Late submissions will not be accepted.

To submit an abstract, please see form below. Please include all fields and a blind form will also be automatically produced to all for blind refereeing by the panel. If any references are from your own group, please make this clear. Abstracts will be subjected to blind competitive peer review by members of the research subcommittee and the top scoring abstracts will be selected for presentation. If your abstract is selected for an oral presentation you are entitled to attend the BSUG Annual Meeting free-of-charge.

We are keen to receive abstracts where the presenting author (usually the first author) is a trainee who is completing subspecialty training or an ATSM. Trainees must be associate members of BSUG for at least one year. Trainees with less than one year’s membership must be working as a research fellow or subspecialty trainee under the direct supervision of a full member of BSUG of at least one year’s standing. Documentary evidence of membership must be submitted at the time of abstract submission. In 2019 It was agreed that no more than TWO submissions will be accepted per unit – or no more than one presentation per presenter, at the discretion of the Chair of the Research Committee. The first author presents.

Presented abstracts will be published in the International Urogynecology Journal. It is important that submitted abstracts contain work which has not been presented at formal speciality meetings before, nor been published in a scientific journal. Authors submitting abstracts must include a statement to this effect in their submission.

“Formal speciality meetings” are defined as those where CME credits were available for participants. If any authors do not wish their abstract to be sent forward to the IUGA Journal they should state this at the time of submission.

Please ensure that you receive an electronic acknowledgement from BSUG that the abstract has been received.

Please complete one form for each abstract if you plan to submit more than one.



Evidence of ethical approval can be one of the following

  • Copy of email/ letter from ethics committee confirming approval
  • Copy of email/ letter from ethics committee confirming approval not required.
  • Correspondence from R&D/Audit department confirming approval of project

Case reports will not be accepted.

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