- We can't wait to see you face to face!
11th and 12th October 2022After 2 years of virtual events, we are really pleased to welcome you to the face to face PIER Conference 2022 at Hope Church in Winchester. We have an exciting, varied and stimulating programme of plenaries, workshops and presentations covering a wide variety of paediatric topics with something for all members of the paediatric MDT.
Click the menu above to buy your tickets, view the provisional programme and learn about how to submit your work for our abstract presentations and poster walk.
We can't wait to host you all for this exciting event!
- Buy your ticketsEvery ticket includes coffee, refreshments and lunch on both days of the conference and access to slide sets and recordings of the presentations
- ProgrammeWe are very excited to reveal the themes for the conference this year. We have taken into account all the feedback from the last two virtual events and have put together a programme which will appeal to all members of the paediatric MDT. Exact timings for the presentations and workshops will be released in the coming weeks.
- Abstracts and PostersWe love to hear about all the research, QI work and innovations that are happening within the PIER network Trusts. Abstract submissions are now open via the form below for your work to be presented at the Conference as either a poster or oral abstract. We are looking forward to have a physical, face-to-face poster walk again this year to allow you to network and share your novel work. We encourage submissions from all members of the paediatric MDT and would be happy to support you in writing your abstract if you have not done one before. Below you will find some guidelines to writing an abstract submission and some templates to use. Alternatively, contact us at email@example.com and we will connect you with someone who will be able to help.
Abstract submissions close on September 1st at midnight.Guidelines for Abstract SubmissionAn abstract can be submitted to PIER2022 even if it has been submitted elsewhere
The abstract cannot contain more than 300 words. Authors names, affiliations and abstract title are not included in the word count
The abstract has to be entered in the accompanying form with the following structure:
Objectives and background
All sections should be completed and all abbreviations should be defined
Prior to submission please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors. No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract text as well as the abstract title and the list of authors will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done.
If you have not previously submitted or written a conference abstract please see examples from previous years or discuss with your local PIER lead.
Abstracts will be scored by a team of individuals from across the region, including AHPs, nurses and doctors. Accepted abstracts will be invited to present at the conference.
The top six abstracts will be awarded oral presentations (10 mins in length). Oral presentations will be on day two of the conference.
Further high scoring abstracts will be awarded posters of distinction and will feature in the poster walks on days one or two of the conference
Remaining selected abstracts will be invited to present posters and will need to be displayed on both days of the conference
Precise oral presentation and poster guidelines will be sent alongside acceptance correspondence. If your abstract is selected for presentation (poster or oral) then you must attend the conference.Abstract TemplateAbstract Title
Author One (Given Name, Last Name) & affiliation (place of work),
Author Two & affiliation,
Author Three & affiliation etc
Objectives and background:
Provide a brief summary of background information to help the reader understand your specific project (3-5 sentences). What were the key aims/reasons for your work?
A summary of the methodology used to address your question/problem (3-4 sentences). How did you collect the data? How did you analyse the data?
A summary of your findings (3-5 sentences). Specific things to consider (depending on if research, QI or education) include - Key research results and figures, impacts/changes resulting from QI projects and education initiatives. Before and after comparisons. Qualitative feedback etc.
What do your findings mean (for your practice and for the region etc.) (2-4 sentences)? What future work would be useful/should be done?Poster Presentation GuidelinesPlease read these guidelines carefully before starting the preparation of your poster.
Format and Content of your poster
- Please prepare your poster in A1 format. Portrait (upright) format
- The poster walls will be arranged by poster numbers.
- All materials needed to fix the posters will be provided on-site
- You will be informed about your poster number by e-mail.
- Please print your poster on normal paper (gloss or matt).
- In order to easily fix your poster on the wall please avoid the usage of heavy materials.
- Please do not include any commercial logos
- We suggest to use easy to read colours and avoid very bright backgrounds/very light text
- Posters should contain information on the work you have written about in your abstract. This should include information on background, methods, results and conclusions. Pictures, tables and graphs are a useful way of displaying results
- For some projects sections on further/future work, feedback from staff/patients and an acknowledgement section may be appropriate
- If you are in doubt or unsure about how to make your poster or what your poster should contain please contact your local PIER lead or see previous examples.
Set-Up and Dismantling of your poster
Poster TemplatesA basic template for a conference poster can be downloaded by clicking on the link here. Please change any colours, position of boxes and additional data presentation as required. Other examples of posters can be found here.
- Set-up: Monday 11th October 2022 after 08:30
- Dismantling: Tuesday 12th October 2022 by 17:00
Please include the conference logo on any poster presentations. The logo can be downloaded here.Submit your abstract here
- SponsorsThank you to our wonderful sponsors who help to keep the PIER Conference available to everyone in the paediatric MDT. Please make sure you visit their stands in the poster hall and click on their logos below.
SustainabilitySustainability is a key focus of the conference this year. We are pleased to be working with our venue, Hope Church, and our caterers to ensure that as much of the consumables at the conference are reusable or recycled. As part of this effort, we are really pleased to be able to offer all attendees reusable thermos drinks cups from our partners at SHO (www.shoreusable.com) to be used during and after the conference.