We are delighted to announce that submissions for our Best Practice in Brain Injury Case Management Poster Presentation are now live!

Each year, at our headline Annual Conference, we hold a presentation of posters submitted by practitioners that highlight good practice in the field of brain injury rehabilitation, case management and complex care.

We will showcase posters that meet our criteria at our Annual Conference 2021 in October.

Our next Annual Conference:Dual Diagnoses:Another Brick in the Wall, Building Competency in Case Management will be held on the 20th & 21st October 2021 at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. Full details on the conference and our incredible speakers can be found here.

BABICM Annual Conference 2021 Poster Presentation Guidelines

BABICM will be presenting their annual conference entitled ‘Dual Diagnosis: Another Brick In The Wall, Building Competence In Complex Case Management’ on 20th and 21st October 2021.  As part of this conference, we are calling for poster presentations to highlight good practice in the field of brain injury rehabilitation, case management and care. Please find below guidelines for completing the poster presentation and timeframes for the completion of each stage. Please note that these timeframes will be strictly adhered to unless otherwise stated via the BABICM office.

Stage One – Completion of abstract of poster presentation.

Deadline: Monday 6th September 2021

Theme of Poster Presentation: Good practice within brain injury rehabilitation, case management and care.

We have purposefully kept the theme broad to attract a wide variety of poster presentations. It is important to note that there is an expectation that the posters are of a high professional standard, with reference to the supporting literature to enhance your discussions/conclusion (please refer to ‘Areas to be Covered’ section for details on the expected content of the abstract).

It is important to note that the purpose of the poster presentations are to develop/discuss best practice within the field of brain injury. These are not to be used as promotional material for a company, organisation or institution. Any abstracts/posters which are found to be promotional in nature will not be considered/included in the conference.

Format: One side of A4 (maximum) with font size 12. Please include the title of the poster and the author(s) name(s) in bold at the top of the page.

Areas to be covered: Within the abstract the author(s) needs to have addressed the following areas;

  1. Purpose/relevance of the topic to the theme.
  2. Methodology (including data collection techniques).
  3. Results/conclusion (making reference to the impact on professional practice, strengths and limitations).
  4. References/acknowledgements (if required).

N.B. References should be presented using the Vancouver (Numeric) style. Please use the following link for an example as to how this is presented:

Reference Link: https://www.ukessays.com/referencing/vancouver/

Source: Referencing guidelines via UKEssays.com

Submission: Please send abstract submissions by the deadline as identified above to the BABICM office using the following email address:

Email: secretary@babicm.org

Please ensure that you put ‘BABICM conference poster submission’ as the subject heading and contact details for the author(s) are provided (email and telephone contact).

Please note that we will only take abstracts via email. No other form of submission will be accepted.

Queries: Any queries in relation to the abstracts should be directed to Janette  Mason (BABICM Office Manager) via the email below. Please ensure that you provide a contact telephone number should this be required.

Email: janette@babicm.org

Stage Two – Panel review of abstract submissions.

Timeframe: Tuesday 7th September 2021 – Friday 17th September 2021

N.B. You will be informed if your abstract has been accepted week commencing 20th September 2021.

The abstracts will be reviewed by the BABICM research sub-group during the timeframe above. We will be looking that the author(s) have provided the required details as identified in the ‘Areas to be covered’ section of stage one and that the area being addressed falls within the theme of ‘Brain injury rehabilitation, case management and care’.

During the review process, you may be contacted to amend and re-submit your abstract, should the panel feel this is required. Please note that you will be provided with a timeframe for the amendments to be completed by at the time of contact.  The Research Group are happy to provide support/mentorship at any stage in this process.

Stage Three – Completion of the poster presentation.

If your abstract has been accepted, you will be required to complete your poster using the following guidelines:

Size: A1 size

Format: The poster should catch the reader’s attention and should be on a suitably strong background to ensure that it remains of a professional standard after it has been transported. We have provided a link below for a company who produce foldable fabric posters. This may be an option to consider as they are easier to transport and there is less chance of the poster being damaged in transit.


Layout: The poster should be presented in a clear and concise manner, with consideration being given to the font size and type. It will also be important to consider how the material is displayed, so that the reader is clear on the poster’s message.

Content: Whilst it will be at the discretion of the author(s) as to the content of their presentation, there are a number of factors which need to be considered/included to ensure that your poster is of a professional standard.

  1. Title
  2. Author(s) name, designation and institution
  3. Introduction – provide an overview of your poster’s theme and reasoning for why this was chosen.
  4. Aims and objectives
  5. Main body – this will include your methodology, conclusions, discussions and any recommendations that can be drawn. It will also be important to comment on how this is applicable to practice within the brain injury field, with a comment on strengths and limitations.
  6. References – please see above for details on the referencing system that needs to be used.
  7. Acknowledgements (if required)

Recording of video: We are introducing a new way to communicate your poster presentation to delegates/wider community in 2021. We are going to be launching a series of short videos that each poster presenter will record which will showcase their poster in more depth.  We are asking all accepted poster presenters to record a video(this can be achieved relatively easily on Zoom).  Please note the following in terms of requirements:

  1. Videos are to last no longer than 10 minutes in length.
  2. Powerpoint presentation can be used to provide more context/depth of explanation to the poster.
  3. Video will adhere to the same caveats as the poster presentation as identified in ‘Stage One’.

Further details in relation to the video recordings will be provided on acceptance of your poster presentation submission.

The videos will be launched on 4th October so that delegates are able to view before attending the conference.

E-Poster submission: You will be required to produce an E-poster that will be added to the BABICM website along with your video. These need to be completed and submitted to the BABICM office no later than 1st October 2021 

Attendance at the BABICM conference: The posters will be presented over both days of the conference and therefore it is expected that you will be in attendance for this to answer any questions that delegates may have, and in order for them to seek you out following viewing of your videos.  Places can be booked for the conference, by following the link: . You will need to ensure that your poster is displayed no later than 08.00am on 20th October 2021