Call for Abstracts for National Office for 2020 Traffic Medicine Research Seminar

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Call for Abstracts

The National Office for Traffic Medicine is seeking submission of abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations at its 2020 Research Seminar.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 1 April 2020 at RCPI, No.6 Kildare St, Dublin 2.

Both scientific papers and discussion papers are welcome. The review and scoring process is anonymous.

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 4pm, Friday 28 February 2020.

Abstracts will be scored under three headings:

  • Scientific content
  • Educational Value/Relevance to Traffic Medicine
  • Likely impact/Interest to Audience

Information for authors

  • The abstract should be of the informative type, containing 4 (four) paragraphs but without any subtitles or paragraph headings
  • Specify the purpose of the study and include a brief background statement
  • Outline the methods used, for example study design, study population, statistical test(s)
  • Summarise the results of the study and key statistical data, including response rate
  • Outline the main implication(s) of the study. It is not satisfactory, for example, to state: “results will be discussed"
  • If the abstract concerns a discussion paper rather than a specific study, please give details of the rationale and direction of the discussion. It is not satisfactory, for example, to state: "this topic will be discussed in detail"
  • The abstract must not exceed 250 words - excluding the title, author(s) name(s), address(es) (the system will stop you entering an excess)
  • When using abbreviations, spell out the full name on first mention. Avoid excessive use of abbreviations If for publication, the abstract must not have been published elsewhere in abstract or other form
  • Please have also have a brief bio for the presenting author to include with your submission.
  • Please note also that all accepted authors must register and pay for registration to attend the Summer Scientific Meeting.
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How to submit your abstract

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 4pm, 28 February 2020.

Your abstract should be emailed to the National Office for Traffic Medicine in Word or PDF format. Abstracts should be emailed to

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact us

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National Office for Traffic Medicine

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639788

At the National Office for Traffic Medicine, everything we do is aimed at making driving as safe as possible for all road users. Our office was jointly established by RCPI and the Road Safety Authority of Ireland in 2011, bringing the specialty of Traffic Medicine to Ireland for the first time.