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11th October 2018

BRITSpA 2018 Abstract Competition Winner

This year BRITSpA run its third abstract competition. The winner of the certificate and cheque for £500 was Charles Bridgewood (Leeds) who gave an excellent presentation of his work entitled “ An Entheseal Innate Immune Cell Biological basis for differential efficacy of PDE4 and IL-23 pathway blockade between Psoriatic Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis”.

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25th June 2018

What’s new in axSpA: Highlights from EULAR 2018

EULAR 2018 took place from 13-16thJune in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Dr Elizabeth Reilly from the Royal Bath Hospitals NHS Trust and junior member of BRITSpA was there and has written an insightful summary of the main abstracts and sessions on axSpA from the meeting.

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16th May 2018

Abstract Submission now OPEN until 30th June 2019

Abstracts submission for the fifth BRITSpA Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN until 30th June 2019 midnight. For non-members, an educational bursary will be available to attend the meeting if your abstract is accepted for presentation.


Submission Guidelines

Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).

  • You can submit several abstracts at the same time and/or add abstracts later on.
  • Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 300 words.
  • The uploaded Word file(s) must contain Title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.
  • Abstract should be structured as follows: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold followed by a full stop and by regular text. Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10) is preferred. No more than 1 table and 1 figure per abstract is permitted.
  • Type your title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end
  • Type family name first followed by the initials of the first name of the authors (Smith J.A, etc.)
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.


BRITSpA Abstract Competition

New this year is the introduction of three different categories to recognise the best clinical, basic science and service delivery/development abstracts. The best abstracts in each category will be awarded an oral presentation at the BRITSpA Annual Scientific Meeting where they will receive a £200 cheque and certificate.


Submit your abstract to