Included in the invitation to the Annual Scientific Meeting are details of the BRITSpA abstract competition. This year we will introduce three different categories to recognise the best clinical, basic science and service delivery/development abstracts 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.