BSH Abstract
Submission Guidelines 2024

BSH Abstract Submission is now open

Submitting an abstract gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge globally at the largest annual haematology event in the UK. Along with the exposure provided at the annual scientific meeting, all abstract submissions will be published in the The British Journal of Haematology.

Allow your research to gain some much-deserved visibility. Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your research to a wide audience of haematology professionals globally.

Abstracts submitted for oral or poster presentation are an important component of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology. Submissions are now invited and will be considered by the Abstract Committee for the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Society for Haematology which will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, 28 – 30 April 2024.

Abstract Scholarships

Funding of up to £1000 per person is offered to eligible presenters of the highest-scoring abstracts to facilitate their attendance at the conference. Eligible presenters include undergraduate and postgraduate students, early-career professionals in training, low to middle-income country (LMIC) residents and NHS professionals on Band 8a and below. You will be asked during abstract submission if you would like to be considered for an Abstract Scholarship. If your abstract is one of the highest-scoring, we will contact you with an offer shortly after you receive notification that your abstract has been accepted.

BSH Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please ensure that you read all of the abstract submission guidelines below before submitting your abstract

Abstract Topics

01. ALL, AML, MDS and Bone Marrow Failure
01.1 ALL, AML, MDS and Bone Marrow Failure – Paediatric
01.2 ALL, AML, MDS and Bone Marrow Failure – Nursing

02. Education and Professional
02.1 Education and Professional – Paediatric
02.2 Education and Professional – Nursing

03. General Haematology including ITP and Myeloproliferative Disorders
03.1 General Haematology including ITP and Myeloproliferative Disorders – Paediatric
03.2 General Haematology including ITP and Myeloproliferative Disorders – Nursing

04. Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion
04.1 Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion – Paediatric
04.2 Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion – Nursing

05. Lymphoma
05.1 Lymphoma – Paediatric
05.2 Lymphoma – Nursing

06. Red Cell Disorders
06.1 Red Cell Disorders – Paediatric
06.2 Red Cell Disorders – Nursing

07. Thrombosis and Haemostasis
07.1 Thrombosis and Haemostasis – Paediatric
07.2 Thrombosis and Haemostasis – Nursing

08. Transplantation, Gene and Cellular Immunotherapies
08.1 Transplantation, Gene and Cellular Immunotherapies – Paediatric
08.2 Transplantation, Gene and Cellular Immunotherapies – Nursing

09. Myeloma/CLL
09.1 Myeloma/CLL – Paediatric
09.2 Myeloma/CLL – Nursing

In collaboration with the European Hematology Association’s YoungEHA, this year we are holding a special meeting focusing on basic and translational research in Haematology with the aim of promoting the work of early career researchers. This meeting will take place on Saturday 27 April 2024. You can submit an abstract for presentation under one of the following topics:

10. YoungEHA
10.1 Molecular Haematopoiesis
10.2 Gene and Cellular therapies
10.3 Haematopoietic Microenvironment
10.4 Haemato-oncology
10.5 Stem Cell Biology and Transplantation

Presentation Type

An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the Conference as one of the following categories:

  • Oral or Poster Presentation
  • Poster Presentation

At the review stage, the Abstract Committee may change the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference programme i.e. oral presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation. The presenting author will be informed of any change to their submitted presentation type at the acceptance notification stage. The decision of the Abstract Committee is final.

Oral Presentations

Oral presenters will be advised of presentation date and length of presentation once the abstract has been accepted.


Authors of accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference and be available for discussion during the corresponding poster viewing session. Presenters are asked to take note of the following guidelines when producing their poster:

  • Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19m) (portrait orientation)
  • Keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure any text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Make it colourful
  • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the presenter. Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of.
e Posters

Authors presenting their abstract as e-posters will be provided with details on how to upload content to the platform.

Key Dates

18 September 2023
Abstract submission opens

9 November 2023
Registration opens

8 January 2024
Abstract submission closes

8 February 2024
Abstract notification

29 February 2024
Early Bird Deadline

Abstract Publishing

Accepted abstracts will be published digitally in the British Journal of Haematology. All abstracts accepted by the Journal must abide by their guidelines and editorial requests.

Previously presented or published abstracts
Abstracts that have been previously published or presented at a National British Meeting will not be considered for presentation.

Submission Guidelines

It is ESSENTIAL that you read the guidelines below before you submit.

Abstracts which do not adhere to the guidelines will not be reviewed.

Who submits the abstract?

The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and will act as the main point of contact for the abstract with organisers.

Once you enter the online submission portal, start by creating an account. Please keep a record of the account details you use to set up the account as you will require them to log into both the BSH 2024 abstract submission portal and Conference registration portal. Upon successful submission of the abstract a confirmation email will be sent to the Presenting Author.

If you have not received a confirmation email, please check that your abstract is not left in draft and is fully submitted by logging back into the portal and checking on the View/Edit Abstracts page.

How to edit a submitted abstract?

You can save your submission as a draft and return to edit the submission at a later point. It is important to note that once it has been submitted the abstract cannot be edited after the abstract submission deadline. Ensure that your abstract is not left in draft as it will not be reviewed.

Submission Details Required
  • The online abstract submission is a simple step-by-step process and will ask you to input the following details:
  • Abstract title – word limit is 15
  • Presentation type – Oral or Poster; Poster
  • Topic – chosen from the theme list above
  • Presenting Author – Name, affiliation, and job title of presenting author (this person must be listed as the first author)
  • Co-Authors – Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)
  • Abstract text – Abstract word limit is 400, (word limit excludes: title, authors and affiliations)

Additional information:

  • ASM abstract scholarship
  • Publication of abstract agreement
  • Data consent agreement
  • Alternative contact for abstract
Abstract Submission and Formatting Instructions

Failure to observe the below instructions when formatting your abstract may result in disqualification.

  • No Title required – this will be collected during submission,
  • No authors & affiliations – authors and affiliations will be captured during the submission process in the system. The abstract will be reviewed anonymously and if authors and affiliations are contained in the abstract document, it will be disqualified from the review.
  • Do not add headers or footers.
  • Do not add footnotes, or comments.
  • Do not add any additional information to what is requested below.
  • Abstracts will not be edited and will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Check grammar and spelling prior to submitting.
  • The abstract should be typewritten for A4 format paper (210 × 297 mm).
  • Top and bottom margins should be set to 2.5 cm, left and right margins to 2 cm. Single-line.
  • Separate each paragraph with one hard return.
  • Abbreviations should be defined.
  • Please use international characters only. Please type in “Normal sentence case”, not all in CAPITALS.
  • Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 400 words.
  • Abstracts must be in English
Review and Notification of Acceptance

All abstracts will go through a blind peer-review carried out by reviewers selected by the BSH 2024 Programme Committee.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitter on 8 February 2024.

Registration of the Abstract Presenter

When notified of acceptance, the Presenting Author is required to accept the offer by registering for the conference and paying in full by 29 February 2024. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email.

If a presenter fails to register by 29 February 2024:

  • The abstract will be removed from the programme
  • The abstract will be removed from all BSH 2024 related publications
Withdrawal Conditions & Change of Presenter

If you need to withdraw the abstract or change the presenting author contact by 29 February 2024.

Submission Process

The abstract submission process for BSH 2024 will be through an online submission portal


The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract.

You do not need to register for the conference in order to submit the abstract.

All abstracts must be received by the submission deadline to be included in the review.

Accepted abstract presenters must register by 29 February 2024.

Abstracts must be submitted in English.

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