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Writing an effective conference abstract

Albarran, John; Dowling, Sally

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John Albarran

Sally Dowling
Occasional Associate Lecturer - CHSS - AHP


This paper aims to provide guidance on developing a strategy for writing a competitive and high quality abstract to increase the likelihood of it being accepted at a targeted conference. Well-presented abstracts play a crucial role in stimulating intellectual curiosity, and in ‘branding’ the relevance of new ideas and concepts to an audience succinctly and concisely. How the information is conveyed is a skilled activity that demands focused thinking and clarity in the use of language. To enhance appreciation of the core principles, this paper will be structured around exploring what is meant by a conference abstract, obtaining relevant information prior to writing, and developing a communication style that is clear, concise, informative and accessible leading to acceptance.


Albarran, J., & Dowling, S. (2017). Writing an effective conference abstract. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 12(7), 324-328.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 10, 2017
Publication Date Jul 12, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 7, 2017
Journal British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Print ISSN 1749-6403
Publisher MA Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 7
Pages 324-328
Keywords conference abstracts, writing a conference abstract, abstract preparation
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