Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline: Wednesday 7th August 2019

Abstract submission to HAI implies that ALL authors have read and reviewed the submission. All authors must be afforded an opportunity to review and comment on the submitted abstract in advance of the deadline. Abstracts may be withdrawn but not altered after the deadline.

Whilst reports of individuals cases (case reports) with unique scientific or educational value will be considered, they must enhance clinical practice or diagnostic understanding to be accepted. In the interest of maintaining high scientific standards only those abstracts passing peer review will be accepted.

The abstract should include the following elements:

  • Title: (in block capitals)

  • Introduction/Background: a brief discussion of the background or rationale of the study and/or questions addressed

  • Materials and methods: the experimental approach, materials, and methods used in the study

  • Results: the data and results obtained in the study

  • Conclusions: the conclusions and/or implications of the results

The main body of the abstract must not exceed 500 words and should be single spaced. The abstract must not have more than one table and figures are not permissible. When using abbreviation, spell out the full name when first cited. Up to three references may be included in the Vancouver style as shown:

Wharton N. Health and safety in outdoor activity centres. J Adventure Ed Lead. 1996;12:(4)8-9.

Sample abstracts may be found at