Congress registration and abstract submission

For the Edinburgh Congress, BSHM is using the ConfTool software system for participant registration, for online submission and reviewing of abstracts, and for payments.

To register with ConfTool


select ‘register new’, complete a registration form and choose a user name and password. Registration with ConfTool will allow you to log in at any time and receive email  updates from the conference organisers. It does not commit you to attending as a delegate or submitting a paper.

When you have logged in to ConfTool you then have the following options:

to book as a congress participant,
to submit abstracts for oral contributions or posters or
both of the above.

Each time you complete a transaction, ConfTool will send you a confirmation email for your records.

You can log in to ConfTool at any time from any internet-linked computer using your chosen username and password.

To book to attend the Congress

To book as a Congress delegate, login to ConfTool and follow the instructions.

When you have completed the booking form, you can choose your method of payment and you will be issued with an invoice and also bank account details.  The preferred method of payment is via electronic bank payment (BACS) or wire transfer at the time of booking.  This method of payment is secure, cheap and fast for you and the BSHM. You will receive an email receipt of a BACS payment within 7 days.

Registration as a participant will not be confirmed until payment has been made.

Book now to take advantage of the cheaper ‘early bird’ congress rate which is available until 14th July 2017.

To submit oral contributions or posters

If you wish to make an oral contribution or submit a poster for the Congress, you will be asked to send  short abstracts for each, which will be reviewed (anonymously) by a panel of medical historians.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and the title no more than 15 words in length. A single reference (not included in word count) may be added. Oral presentations will last 15 minutes (no longer!) with 5 minutes for questions.

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 31st May 2017.
We will let prospective contributors know whether their paper/poster has been accepted by 7th July 2017.

To give a paper or present a poster at the Congress you must be a registered delegate.

If you need help

ConfTool  is easy to use and we hope it will suit all participants. However, if you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact the congress administration via email We will aim to  respond within 24hours. If you would like us to phone you please provide your phone number.