Publication and Prizes 

The best abstracts will be submitted to the BJA for publication. There will be awards for both oral and poster prizes at the meeting. Any abstract selected for publication in the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) cannot be published elsewhere in the same format. Publication of a full paper on the same topic should be in accordance with British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) policies.  

Please note that abstracts that are forwarded to the BJA for publication will have to meet the ethical standards of the BJA. 

innovation prize

During the submission process an author can select to have their abstract considered for the Innovation Prize at DAS 2021. Whilst not an exhaustive guide, the following would qualify an abstract to be considered for the innovation prize:

  • A novel method of data collection 
  • A novel technique of training and teaching 
  • A novel finding in the lab/clinical application (not previously published) 
  • A novel device or monitor or a novel use of an established device (not yet commercially available) 
  • A novel clinical service or team training method/approach 

All applicants should consider protecting their intellectual property before submitting their abstract. The protection of intellectual property is the ultimate responsibility of each applicant, and DAS is not responsible for any intellectual property submitted for the DAS 2021 meeting.Examples of protection might be (not an exhaustive list)

  • patent  
  • A registered design 
  • A trademark 
  • A copyright