Submit an Abstract


Thank you to all those that submitted an abstract, you will hear back from the forum committee starting next week, Monday the 11th of October.


Use the fields below to submit your abstract: The fields have word limits which cannot be exceeded.

Do not cite references in the abstract and limit the use of abbreviations and acronyms. Do not include tables, graphics or figures. 

Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection no later than October 21st, 2021.

  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English with a quality of spelling and grammar suitable for publication
  • Abstracts must present original work not yet published or published in 2021.
  • Abstracts of completed studies, reporting results, will be prioritised for oral presentations.
  • Abstracts presenting study protocols, or describing works in progress, will be considered for poster presentations.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit. The presenting author must register and attend the online conference and be available to give the oral presentation or to present the poster.
  • Presenters will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted as a 10-minute oral presentation or a poster presentation.
  • Poster presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions during a dedicated poster viewing time.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be used at the 17th International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission, before submitting the abstract.


Prizes will be awarded for the best talks and posters presented by Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

  • Two ECR prizes (one oral and one poster) will be given for each time zone
  • ECRs are defined as being within 6 years of PhD completion (presenters appointed as Associate or full Professor are not eligible).
  • Presentations and posters are eligible for the prize in the time zone in which they present irrespective of their zone of origin
  • Abstracts will be rated as part of the conference’s quality assessment and presentation allocation process.
    • The top 5 ECR oral abstracts and top 5 ECR poster abstracts in each time zone will be identified. These presentations or posters will be assessed for the prize.
  • Each abstract and presentation or poster will be rated by two assessors.
    • Abstract and presentation/poster will be equally weighted.
    • Ratings will be summed to give a total score out of 100
    • There will be no scaling
  • In the event of a tie, two prizes will be awarded.