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Annual SHOT Symposium

The Annual SHOT Symposium 2020 will be held on Tuesday 07 July 2020 at

The Lowry Theatre | Salford Quays | Manchester M50 3AZ

Please note: SHOT can only accept prepayment for delegate spaces. If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card please contact us or ask your finance departments to arrange direct payment.

Registration is currently suspended


SHOT Statement on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

In view of the dynamic situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has been declared a pandemic by WHO, although there has been no UK guidance issued to avoid public meetings, it has been decided to pause registrations for the 2020 Annual SHOT Symposium until the wider picture is clearer.

A decision on whether to go ahead will be made by the end of March 2020 and this will be communicated in due course.

Abstract Submission

The 3 abstract topics this year are Transfusion Education, Audit, Quality Improvement Projects.

The 2 best abstracts will be given a 10-minute oral presentation slot in the 2020 SHOT Symposium programme.

Anyone who submits a successful poster abstract to the SHOT Symposium will be entered into a prize draw, with 5 free places available to attend the SHOT Symposium. These ‘lucky dip’ places cover the cost of the delegate fee only (travel expenses are NOT included).

The deadline for completed abstract submissions is Friday 24th April 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 8th May 2020 if their abstract has been accepted, and if they have been successful in the lucky dip draw.

Please read the guidance below, and download the submission form before submitting your abstract.

Abstract Submission Guidance


5 Bursary places available for students or trainees

This year, SHOT will be offering 5 complimentary bursary places to attend the Annual SHOT Symposium on 7th July at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester.

These bursary places are awarded to enable students or trainees to experience the Annual SHOT Symposium and where appropriate to present their research work at the meeting. They can be applied for by trainee staff, i.e. medical students, trainee biomedical scientists and student nurses, and cover the cost of the Symposium delegate fee only (travel expenses are NOT included).

Applications must be received by 29th May 2020 and successful applicants will be notified during w/c 8th June 2020.

SHOT Bursary Application 2020 – Form