Call for Participation in “The Apprentice” powered by Pecha Kucha presentation session at the Virtual BSGE ASM 2021

We are inviting abstracts from medical students, trainees, non-consultant grade doctors, nurses and paramedics for the Pecha Kucha presentation.

This year, we invite the trainees to submit abstracts with the theme “The Apprentice”.

We are looking for interesting, novel and thought-provoking presentations showcasing your inventions, technological concepts or innovative ideas to advance minimal access gynaecology.

The best scoring abstracts will be selected for the Pecha Kucha presentation session in the main programme at the BSGE ASM. Presentations will be made to a panel of clinicians and industry experts followed by an interactive discussion in the style of “The Apprentice”. The best-selected presentation will be awarded the ‘Pecha Kucha’ Prize.

What is Pecha Kucha?

Pecha Kucha (Japanese: chit-chat) is a simple presentation format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

The 20 images advance automatically keeping the presentations concise and fast-paced and to time.

Abstract submission process

You are invited to submit an abstract under the following theme: “The Apprentice”.

  • You will need to include your own title, abstract and conclusion.

  • Maximum 250 words

  • The Pecha Kucha session is open to nurses, paramedics, all trainees, doctors in non-training posts, and medical students.

  • All entries will be reviewed and scored by the BSGE Trainees Representatives.

  • Scoring will be based on originality, controversy, relevance to minimal access gynaecology and its thought-provoking content.

  • To submit to Pecha Kucha session, please complete online abstract template by clicking here.

  • Deadline for submission of Pecha Kucha abstract is 5pm on 8th January 2021.

  • All participants will be notified by 18th January 2021.

  • Four successful participants will have to submit their presentation for review by the BSGE Trainee representatives by 8th February 2021.

  • The four finalists will present their Pecha Kucha presentations live during the session on 3rd March 2021.


Presentation format

  • 20 slides each of 20 seconds (6min 40sec in total).

  • Each slide within the slideshow is programmed to automatically change at 20 seconds.

  • There will be 5 minutes for discussion and questions with the Dragons at the end of your presentation.