SRF Early Career Session at Fertility 2023

Satellite Research Symposium – Tuesday 10, 13.30 – 14.45

Applications are now closed, please click on the button below to view the full abstract book for this session.

At the Society for Reproduction and Fertility Satellite day at Fertility 2023 10 January 2023, the Early Career Session for SRF members is dedicated to undergraduate, masters, and first year PhD students to present their research in the form of 3-minute flash talks followed by 2 minutes of questions. This event will be sponsored by Reproduction & Fertility with the selected winner awarded a prize. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, early career members of SRF (undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD students), submit a 300-word abstract based on your research .

Please contact the SRF Early Career Representatives if you have any questions about the session (Claire Stenhouse claire.stenhouse@ag.tamu.edu, Federica Lopes federica.lopes@ed.ac.uk, or Imogen Harris imogen.harris@hartpury.ac.uk

Abstract Guidelines

Word Limit: 300

The first (presenting) author must be an undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD student, as well as an Early Career (EC) member of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF).

If your abstract is accepted for inclusion in the 2023 SRF Early Career Session, the programme committee asks that the presenting EC member register and participate in the Fertility 2023 conference. The first author of selected abstracts will give a short (3 min) presentation at the SRF satellite day EC session, sponsored by the Reproduction and Fertility Journal.

There is a bursary for all SRF members, if you are an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD student the usual bursary requirement of two years membership is waivered to one year.  Please apply and pay for membership prior to making a bursary application.

Please note that you can submit your abstract at any time up to the closing date.

Key points for the abstract:

  • Aim to capture the EC programme committee’s interest.
  • Be clear and concise
  • Check the abstract carefully for spelling, grammar, readability and clarity.
  • Use appropriate headings for the nature of the work, e.g.: (a) Purpose/background/objectives (b) Methods (c) Results (d) Conclusions
  • Use standard abbreviations only and place any unusual abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.
  • Use generic names of drugs.
  • If reference is made to proprietary products or equipment, the manufacturer’s name and location should be included in parentheses.
  • References should be kept to a minimum and should be consistently/accurately presented in Vancouver style. The reference list is not included in the word count but the citation numbers within the abstract are included. Only sources referred to in the text should be included but a bibliography may be added if desired.

All correspondence will be sent to the registered submitter. It is the responsibility of this person to pass on any relevant information regarding the submitted abstract and the conference to the other authors.

Abstracts MUST be submitted using the text entry template provided.

  1. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. A “blind” selection process will be used. No identifying features such as names of hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or text of the abstract if included this may result in rejection of your abstract. Do not include the names of authors either. The names of the authors and their affiliations (institutions) will be requested separately when you submit the abstract online.
  3. The title should be succinct yet clearly describe the content of the work. Please use Sentence case (i.e. the first letter of the sentence is capitalised, with the rest being lower case except for proper nouns and acronyms). There should be no full stop at the end. Please DO NOT use upper case for the title.
  4. The abstract is a summary of your work in its entirety. It should contain concise complete information sufficient to convey why the work was done, how it was done, the key findings and implications and a complete data set.
  5. No tables or images to be submitted in the written abstract.