Included in the invitation to the Annual Scientific Meeting are details of the BRITSpA abstract competition. There are three different categories: clinical, basic science and service delivery/development with a £200 award for the best abstract in each category. Abstract submissions are open to all members. For non-members, an educational bursary will be available to attend the meeting if your abstract is accepted for presentation. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be in a Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions format. All abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the selected deadline. Those selected for oral and poster presentations will be notified by e-mail. The winners will be presented with a cheque and certificate at the Annual Scientific Meeting.