Abstract submission closed at 1200 hours GMT Friday March 12th, 2021.

Authors will be contacted with the result of the judging by mid-April 2021.

  • The best abstracts submitted by medically qualified trainees will be invited to compete for the Harvey Granat prize for the best oral presentation during the Oral Free Paper Session, unless the submission specifies for poster only. The awards are £400 for the winner, with a runner up prize of £200.
  • All accepted abstracts are eligible for the poster prize sponsored by SNACC.
  • Abstracts accepted for presentation during the Oral Free Paper Session are not eligible for the poster prize. The authors will be asked to record a 5-minute presentation in April of their poster for display at the meeting.
  • A shortlist of the best posters will be made during the meeting, and to be eligible for the prize the first author must be available online to answer questions related to the poster to a panel of judges during the Poster Prize Session which will be organised on day 2 of the meeting. The first author of the best poster will be awarded a prize of £200, with a runner up prize of £100.
  • The highest ranked poster presented by a first author who is an allied health professional will be eligible for an additional prize of £50.
  • The majority of accepted abstracts that are of sufficient quality will be published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.
The assessment pro forma for the submitted abstracts is included here to inform authors of the criteria which will be applied when reviewing the submissions. Templates for the abstracts can be downloaded below. Submissions will only be accepted if these templates are used.
Revised abstract submission guidance – At least one of the submitting authors must be a member of NACCS (Full, Trainee or Associate).

NACCSGBI Abstract Guidance 2021

NACCSGBI Abstract Template 2021

NACCSGBI ASM Abstract submission letter 2021


For any question regarding the abstracts contact Dr Jonathan Coles (NACCS Abstract Coordinator)

Email: Dr Jonathan Coles

Information for Successful Applicants Please note that we will only publish case reports in the JNSA which have a particularly unique feature described, thus being selected to present is no guarantee that it is considered worthy of publication. Subsequent publication of the abstract whether an oral or poster presentation in the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology is contingent on it having been presented at the ASM.  
  • For those invited to present orally – Instruction to follow soon.
  • For those invited to present a poster – Instruction to follow soon.

The Harvey Granat Prize   This prize is presented annually at the bequest of Mrs Beryl Granat, Dr Arnold Harvey Granat’s widow. Dr Granat (Harvey to friends and colleagues) was a consultant anaesthetist at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences, where he not only pioneered neuroanaesthetic techniques, including the use of hypothermia and hypotension in neurosurgery, but he was also a founder member of the Neuroanaesthetists’ Travelling Club, the forerunner to the NASGBI. He studied medicine in Glasgow and qualified in 1938, after which he saw war service with the RAMC in the Indian subcontinent and Burma. On his return he was an anaesthetic registrar in Killearn hospital, before being appointed in 1952 as one of the first Consultant Neuroanaesthetists at the regional neurosurgical unit in Glasgow.   Dr Arnold Harvey Granat 1915 to 1989.