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ASiT Surgical Innovation Summit - Future Surgery 2023



We are excited to announce the ASiT Surgical Innovation Summit to be held as part of the Future Surgery 2023 conference. 

Registration for the conference will be through the Future Surgery 2023 website, please click the "BOOK NOW" button on the right for more information.

To submit your abstract through the online form, please CLICK HERE.

Please read the guidelines below before submitting your abstract.


Key Conference Dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: Sunday 30th July 2023

  • Abstract submission deadline: 23:59 BST Sunday 10th September 2023

  • Acceptance notifications issued: Week beginning 20th September 2023

  • Conference dates: 14-15th November 2023



Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstract & Prize Categories

  • Early-stage Innovation
  • Clinical Research
  • QI and Audit
  • Collaborative Research
  • Robotics and Digital Surgery
  • Systematic Review and Meta-analyses
  • Global Surgery (at least one author from a low and middle-income country (LMIC))
  • Artificial Intelligence in Surgery

Abstract Format

  1. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words (excluding the title). It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep to the word limit.
  2. Abstracts should be formatted in four sections as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
  3. Abstracts are to be submitted as text only. No graphics or tables are allowed.
  4. The work should be original and not previously published in abstract or paper form prior to submission or submitted to any major meeting. 
  5. Please use a spell checker on your abstract before submitting it.

Submission Rules

  • ASiT takes a serious view of research governance; the material contained within a submitted paper must not have been previously published or presented at any major meeting.
  • Previous presentation at hospital, medical school, local or regional meetings is acceptable provided the abstract has not previously been published.
  • Please ensure that the abstract has been seen and agreed upon by all the named authors before submission. All authors have a responsibility to ensure that the data submitted is accurate, is not extrapolated and fairly represents the presentation to be given at the Association’s Annual Meeting.
  • General advice about authorship, conflicts of interest, redundant publication and patient confidentiality in medical publishing can be found on the British Medical Journal website at
  • Commercial support and industry involvement must be clearly stated.
  • All areas of the form must be completed; failure to do so will result in the form being rejected.  Ensure that you have received an email confirmation of submission.
  • Author details or institutional affiliation must not be identifiable in the abstract text. Failure to do so will result in the abstract being rejected.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is correct and to check the content of your abstract and especially contact information. We cannot be held responsible for your abstract not being graded as the content was missing or for failure to notify successful authors of abstract acceptance if you did not fill the form correctly.
  • Once completed and submitted electronically you cannot submit the same abstract again – make sure the first one is correct! You can however edit the submission up to the closing time of submission.
  • Please ensure your e-mail address is correct as you will be notified by e-mail if your abstract has been accepted.
  • Abstracts can only be submitted in ONE topic area. Duplicate submissions will be disqualified.
  • Evidence of falsification of results, plagiarism and/or misrepresentation will be treated as professional misconduct and will be reported to your Deanery and/or GMC for further investigation.
  • After the submission deadline, no changes to abstracts will be accepted.
  • Please note: the person registering and submitting the abstract online will receive all future correspondence regarding that abstract. It is therefore not advisable to submit abstracts on behalf of colleagues.
    The author who intends to present the abstract should complete the online submission.

Future Surgery 2023 Highlights:

  • Large-scale exhibition and conference dedicated to all that is new in surgery.
  • Expert speakers delivering CPD-accredited education.
  • Spanning seven themes exploring the culture of change and innovation in surgery.
  • For all surgical specialities, roles and members of the theatre team.
  • Explore innovation in techniques, devices and systems and life sciences research that is changing the way we can personalise treatment for patients
Future of Surgery, Excel Centre, London
Free for ASiT members
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