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Abstracts and Awards

Abstract submission

BSACI 2023 late breaking abstract submission is now OPEN – With a final deadline of 12th June.

This is a unique opportunity for your work to gain exposure and recognition within the allergy community, including consideration for publication of your abstract in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Allergy, the official journal of the society.

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Abstract Submission Guidelines


Barry Kay Awards

Submitted abstracts will be considered for the prestigious Barry Kay Award. This award recognises Professor Barry Kay’s national and international contributions to the field of allergy and asthma, which have inspired so many young allergists and chest physicians. The award is presented each year at the BSACI Annual Conference to those whose abstract has been judged to be outstanding. Abstracts can be submitted to the following categories:

  • Basic Science
  • Undergraduate
  • Paediatric Clinical
  • Adult Clinical
  • Primary Care
  • Allied Health

To view 2022 recipients of the Barry Kay award and see published abstracts for 2022 click here.

The Tony Frew Education Award

Tony Frew Education Award is a separate award, judged from those educational abstracts which have been submitted. Judging criteria is similar to the Barry Kay Award. If you would like your project to be considered, please submit it as an abstract in the Education category. The prize for this award is £250 which has been kindly supported by Professor Helen Smith. The winner will also receive a framed certificate.

Food Allergy Specialist Group (FASG) grants

The Food Allergy Specialist Group (FASG) is providing 5 group members with £400 grants to attend the BSACI Annual Conference this year. This can cover travel, registration and accommodation. Preference will be given to FASG members who have played an active role in group activities (e.g., writing, editing FASG diet sheets, committee member, contributed to webinars) and submitted an abstract (though not essential). Recipients will be asked to write up a summary of learning points afterwards. Please apply by 15th July 2023 using the form that can be downloaded here.

Medical Scholarships and Abstract Award Scheme

BSACI are offering financial support for the Annual Conference by providing funding for attendees:

BSACI Abstract Award Scheme 2023 (Late breaking entries)

We’re pleased to announce that the abstract award scheme will re-open on 8th May for the late breaking period and close on 12th June.

This award scheme enables delegates who submit abstracts which then are accepted to the conference, to have the opportunity of applying for funds to support travel, registration and accommodation. The value of the award is up to £250 for UK delegates.

BSACI members as well as non-members can apply to the Abstract Award Scheme, however preference will be given to BSACI members. We are proud to be able to offer support to those who have less access to financial resources to apply to the Abstract Award Scheme.

Abstract Award Scheme applications are restricted to trainees, undergraduate students, nurses and allied health professionals. They will be awarded on the grounds of those perceived to be in most financial need or having incurred the greatest expense to attend, rather than on the strength of their abstract itself. This is consistent with our wish to make the conference as inclusive as possible. Should you have any questions please contact

How to apply (Late breaking entries) :

Applications to this scheme are made in advance and you should do so at the time of submitting your abstract.

The applications are assessed at the same time as the abstracts are reviewed and the awards will only be offered to people who also have their abstracts accepted.

Please send an email to no later than Sunday 12th June 2023 to include the following:

  1. A supporting letter from your head of department
  2. Covering letter from yourself indicating the number of nights you will be staying and informing us if you have also applied to/been awarded other funding sources for support to attend this event

You will be notified of the outcome of your application on Friday 7th July 2023, along with your abstract acceptance.

If you are successful, your travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed up to your allocated amount on production of relevant receipts after the conference.

BSACI Medical Scholarships Scheme 2023

BSACI are offering financial support for the Annual Conference by providing funding for attendees. Due to the increasing prevalence of allergy within the UK population and the shortage of allergy expertise to treat the increasing allergic population, BSACI would like to encourage medical students and foundation doctors to consider this diverse and growing specialty.

As a result, BSACI set up a Medical Scholarships Scheme which is open to FY2 doctors, IMT and adult ST1-3 trainees in the UK, to encourage those who have an interest in a career in allergic diseases to apply. The funds are to pay for costs relating to attendance at the Annual Conference. This is a fantastic opportunity for junior doctors to see what a career in Allergy and Clinical Immunology looks like and how rewarding being a member of the UK allergy community can be.

How to apply:

  1. Open to all FY2 doctors and IMT ST1-3 trainees in the UK with an interest in or considering a career in Allergy.
  2. We will cover your conference fees, up to £75 per night for three nights hotel accommodation and reimburse up to £130 in travel expenses.
  3. The application involves supplying a letter (maximum 300 words) detailing how the applicant would benefit from this scholarship and a supporting letter from their current supervisor. Please also include how you can help increase awareness of the speciality of allergy either within your department or with other trainees after the conference, such as a grand round presentation, a trainee learning event or a department meeting.
  4. Abstract submission for the conference is encouraged but is not a requirement.
  5. Submissions must be emailed to no later than Friday 21st July 2023.
  6. You will be notified of the outcome of your application on Friday 4th August 2023.

There are up to 15 Medical Scholarships. Please note previous recipients may not apply.

“I was fortunate to participate in BSACI Medical Scholarship Scheme as an Internal Medicine Trainee in 2021. This scheme enabled me to attend the BSACI Annual Conference in Harrogate, where I enjoyed excellent talks and connected with like-minded colleagues. I would definitely recommend it to any other interested trainees!”

Dr Joseph Jayasundera
Medical Scholarship recipient 2021