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Have you considered being part of the BAA Annual Conference 2017 by sharing some of your own research within the programme?  


Why not consider presenting your own paper or poster.  An integral part of the conference is always the free papers and posters.  They provide the ideal opportunity for those working within the audiology field to share best practice, research and network with colleagues.  If you have a project or piece of work you have been working on that you would like to share, then why not consider submitting an abstract for presentation as  a poster or an oral presentation.  

If successful, your research could be displayed at the conference, or you could present it orally to audiologists from the UK and beyond.  There will be over 500 delegates in attendance at the conference so this is the perfect opportunity to display your work.


Submission Deadline:  Monday 24th July (midnight)

Having difficulty submitting your abstract using the registration link provided above? CLICK HERE

The British Academy of Audiology are calling for abstracts for posters, speakers and All You Need To Know sessions at the BAA Conference in Bournemouth 16th and 17th November 2017.

The submission categories are: 

  • Implantable technologies
  • Ageing and Cognition
  • Diagnostic and Medical Audiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics
  • Tinnitus
  • Vestibular Science
  • Education, Supervision and Preceptorship
  • Innovation and Service Development

 There are 4 presentation options available: 

  • Posters
  • Oral Paper
  • Case study
  • All You Need To Know

 Abstract Submission

Title: Maximum of 25 words
Abstract: Maximum of 250 words

When submitting your abstract you will be asked for your preferred presentation method from:
Poster, oral presentation, all You need to know session, case study or consider for any of these. 

Abstracts should be submitted in the following format: 

  • Title
  • Introduction – this should be brief and include a statement of objectives or research question
  • Methods – a description of the methods used
  • Results – an outline of the results and data
  • Discussion – this should outline the implications of the resultsReferences – list a maximum of four references

If your abstract is successful you MUST register to attend the full conference before Friday 22nd September.  If you are not registered by this date your abstract will be withdrawn from the conference. 

Before you submit your abstract take a look at this document to ensure you have all the information required:  
What information do I require before I start?

Poster presentation
You will prepare a poster which will be on display from the first day of the conference and you will be asked to stand by your poster during allocated times to take questions and discuss your research further.

Free Paper
You will be given a slot on the programme where you will deliver a PowerPoint presentation from a podium, taking questions from the audience at the end. 

All You Need To Know
These sessions are designed to introduce newly qualified delegates and to update experienced staff on both practical areas of Audiology and service development. Delegates should be provided with all the information and tools needed to take back to their departments and implement the given test/technique/strategy straight away. The sessions should include the following information: 

  • Background information
  • How to introduce the technique/test/strategy
  • Key points to consider
  • How to do it
  • How to record/report results
  • How to monitor/audit

Additional resources; e.g. presentations slides, protocols, results sheets, case studies, website links, handouts etc., should be made available for download through the BAA website 2 weeks before each session.

Case Studies
Case studies should be submitted that are thought provoking and allow for further development of delegates own clinical competencies.  Each case study should include:

  • Summary of referral information
  • Initial plan for session
  • Key information gathered from the history
  • Summary of tests/procedures carried out
  • Summary of results obtained
  • Conclusions and management
  • Justification for approach and details of evidence base to support
  • Critical reflection of assessment and outcomes
  • Lessons learnt for practice

It is expected that case study data will be anonymised and consent will have been obtained from the patient for their data to be presented in line with ethical/information governance guidelines. 

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 If you are still experiencing difficulties please contact us on 01506 292042 or email

Instructions for Creating a Poster

If you are accepted as a poster presenter at the BAA conference please find below all the the specifications and information you should take into account before preparing your poster.

  • Posters MUST be A0 portrait (1189 high x 841mm wide) other sizes or shapes will not be accepted. 
  • The title of the poster should be clear & unambiguous
  • The content of the poster should be accurately described
  • The design of the poster should be appropriate to the content i.e. posters about research should present the results and discuss limitations and relevance to practice
  • Content should be succinctly explained i.e. not too wordy
  • Any results should be clearly explained and presented appropriately
  • If you have any conflicts of interest please ensure these are printed on the poster


  • To check the overall visual impact of your poster
  • Is there appropriate use of pictures and diagrams?
  • Have you remembered to use a large font i.e. 20+?
  • Does your poster explain itself?

Presenting your Poster

  • You may only use velcro tabs to attach your poster to the board (these will be provided by the conference organisers)
  • Try to be available during the conference breaks to answer any questions raised by your poster but ensure you are at your poster at the designated time
  • You may wish to leave your contact details on the poster.

Poster Templates

Please see below three templates which can be adapted for your poster. It is not necessary to use these templates but you may find them helpful.

Template 1

Template 2

Template 3

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