This section contains information concerning the BASK annual conference, relating to its organisation etc. Expand each section below for further details.

For information concerning dates / venues for each individual meeting please go to the Events page for the conference you are interested in attending.

For details of previous BASK conferences please click here.

Abstract submission usually opens in the autumn and will close by Christmas each year. Please follow the link from the Events page or the News item on the Professional home page.

In addition to the invited lectures and instructional sessions, at the BASK annual meeting there are free papers, posters and e-posters.
Guidance on preparing work for each of these is available here and should be adhered to strictly when preparing for the conference.
In order to have your work presented you MUST be registered for the conference, this includes Posters and ePosters.
Author queries: Please contact Samantha Carroll for any queries about papers / posters.

BASK Podium Guidelines
It is imperative that you stick to time and that your talk is clear and rehearsed. Presentations can be submitted in advance and details will be published here in due course. Authors must state BASK podium presentation and the unique abstract number in the Subject title of the e-mail. Alternatively the presentation may be brought on a USB stick to the conference, but ensure that it is checked well before the session it is due to be presented in.

BASK Poster Guidelines
Keep your posters simple and ensure they are correctly formatted. All posters accepted can also be submitted as ePosters, but must also meet the ePoster guidelines.

BASK Eposter Guidelines

The rules for the ePosters must be followed or they will not be displayed. ePosters should be e-mailed to Samantha Carroll by mid February or they will not be displayed. Authors must state BASK ePoster presentation and the unique abstract number in the Subject title of the e-mail.

This section is dedicated to the Trade Exhibitors who attend each BASK annual conference.

As the conference draws closer information relating to the venue / equipment hire / services etc will be published on the BASK Event page.

BASK members applying before mid January each year, the conference will be FREE of charge providing their subscription has been paid at the start of the year. This will be checked and any outstanding subscriptions on 1st February for registered delegates will be either due immediately or the full conference charge will be levied.

Conference registration:
Conference registration system – opens early New Year
Free registration for BASK members – open until mid January
Early bird discount for non-members – open until mid February
On site registration will be available – from the first day of the conference

CPD points are available for each conference and the number vary each year.

Fixed points are usually awarded for educational content
with a further 1 point per hour of free paper sessions attended, providing the papers were relevant to your practice

In order to qualify for points you must also make reflective notes for filing in your personal portfolio

These will be issued, usually by June, on completion of the post meeting survey.

A request to complete the SurveyMonkey form will be sent to the e-mail address you gave when registering for the conference. One reminder will be sent 2 weeks after the initial request. If you do not receive the request please contact the webmaster.

A certificate will only be issued on completion of the survey:

No survey = No certificate

Once the survey is closed it will NOT be re-opened and no further certificates will be sent out. BASK enforces this rule rigidly!

BASK will not be held responsible for any loss of personal items or any personal injuries during the course of the annual meeting.

Other general Terms and Conditions are available – click here