Supporting and enhancing the development of competence in neuroscience nursing

Guidelines for Submission

Members are invited to submit papers for presentation at BANN Conferences. Any topics relating to neuroscience nursing or current developments in nursing are suitable. Especially welcomed would be information on innovative nursing practices, research, and case studies of patients with ‘unusual’ disorders.

Arrangements for the organisation of a conference are undertaken by members from a ‘host’ unit, in collaboration with the BANN Executive Board. Organisation needs to commence well in advance - it is advisable to give at least 12 months notice if you would like to submit a paper, as ‘host’ organisers usually ask their local colleagues to present papers. This does not mean that someone from another unit can not present a paper, if there is something of interest - but advance notice means that the organisers can be advised and fit this into their programme. The conference organisers may send out a call for abstracts. Occasionally, it may be possible to fit into a programme at shorter notice if the organisers are having difficulties in finding enough people to present papers.

The BANN aims to have most of the papers presented by nurses at each conference, but nurses may wish to present a paper with a colleague. For example, medical or surgical management in conjunction with nursing aspects. Other members of the multidisciplinary team are also welcome to contribute. Non nursing/medical/paramedical people are also welcome to present papers/workshops if relevant to the speciality of neuroscience nursing.

Please use the following headings to complete your abstract submission:

Personal details:

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Place of work
  • Postal address
  • Email
  • Telephone number (day)

Abstract details:

  • Presentation title
  • Type of presentation (Oral presentation, Workshop or Poster)
  • Aims and objectives of the presentation
  • Brief outline of the presentation
  • Please indicate how the presentation is explicitly linked to the conference theme
  • Please indicate if this is an individual or joint presentation
    (please list all participants and include their email addresses, telephone numbers, place of work and job title)

The text should not exceed:

  • 300 words for oral presentations
  • 750 words for workshops
  • 300 words for posters
  • References (if appropriate) are not included in the total word count.

Oral Presentation – an oral presentation of material. Each presenter will be offered 20 minutes followed by five minutes for discussion.
Workshop – an interactive session of 60-90 minutes duration where the leader works with the participants to develop their knowledge and understanding of a topic.

Poster - a visual display of material to be exhibited throughout the conference.

The Society was founded in 1971 at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the British Society of Neurosurgical Nurses (BSNN). In 1974 it became affiliated to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Nurses (now known as Neuroscience Nurses).

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