ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

The Critical Care Canada Forum is a 4-day conference focusing on the care of critically ill patients. Internationally recognized, the Critical Care Canada Forum focuses on leading-edge science through informative and interactive sessions. The Scientific Abstract session at the meeting provides an opportunity for investigators, clinicians, and trainees in varied disciplines to interact and to exchange and disseminate innovative research, knowledge, and technologies.

We invite physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, physio- and occupational therapists and other allied health professionals to submit their science for presentation. Abstracts and ePosters will be displayed using an electronic format; therefore, we also encourage you to consider using images and video in presenting your science, where appropriate.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Abstracts will be accepted in English;
  • Headings: Abstract title, Authors and Affiliations, Introduction/Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and References;
  • The total length of the abstract should not exceed 3500 characters, including punctuation and non-visible characters such as spaces (character limit applies to the Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Title, Authors and References are excluded from the character count). Text only(no graphics, images or tables are allowed in the abstract body);
  • Supporting files (up to 3) – only images (jpg, jpeg, or .png with resolution 300 dpi, up to 10 MB) and videos (WMV video file – up to 50MB) will be accepted for uploading. Only images will be included in published abstracts;
  • Only abstracts that are complete and in accordance with the instructions provided above will be considered for review;
  • Abstracts can be submitted online only;
  • Browser: for best results we strongly recommend using Chrome or Firefox when submitting your abstract. Do not use Internet Explorer unless you have to;
  • To start your submission: click here and follow the instructions.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Copyright Transfer Agreement – Authors are required to agree to the copyright transfer acceptance noted below before submitting an abstract:

The submitting author must affirm on behalf of ALL authors:

  • that the material presented in the abstract is original material;
  • does not copy or otherwise infringe on the copyright or other proprietary rights of another party;
  • that the author(s) have been involved in developing the work presented in the abstract in order to take responsibility for the content;

The submitting author must ensure:

  • Conflicts or potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed. Such conflicts may include, but are not limited to, any activity related to the work presented in the abstract submitted that may influence the author’s judgment, for example:
    • Having received fees for consulting on a product or company which might be affected by the publication of your paper.
    • Having been employed by a related company which might be affected by the publication of your paper.
    • Holding stocks or shares in a company which might be affected by the publication of your paper.
    • When in doubt about whether a conflict or potential conflict may exist, please notify the secretariat upon abstract submission

ABSTRACTS MAY BE SUBMITTED UNDER THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES

  • Basic or Translational Science
  • Quality Assurance & Improvement
  • Education
  • Clinical Case Report
  • Survey or Interview (quantitative or qualitative)
  • Retrospective or Prospective Cohort Study
  • Clinical Trial
  • Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, or Meta-synthesis
  • Other

AUTHOR CATEGORIES (applies to first/principal author only):

Trainees: Undergraduate students or graduate students enrolled in a degree program (PhD, Masters degrees including MPH, MN, MSc, etc.), health care professionals in training (e.g. residents and fellows), allied health professionals undertaking residency programs (e.g. pharmacists and dieticians) or specialty education (e.g. RNs completing a critical care course).

Non-trainee: Health care professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory therapists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Dieticians, other) not undertaking a training program as described above.

KEY DATES / DEADLINES

  • Early submission (ES) deadline: July 1, 2021, 12:00 noon EST
  • ES acceptance & decline notices sent by August 6, 2021
  • Final submission (FS) deadline: September 7, 2021, 12:00 noon EST
  • Acceptance for oral/ ePoster & decline notices sent by October 15, 2021
  • Accepted presenters to confirm presentation & register by October 22, 2021
    (Dates are subject to change)

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Details coming soon.

ABSTRACT REVIEW & JUDGING

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by a panel of interprofessional judges prior to the conference.

Accepted abstracts will be presented at the Critical Care Canada Forum 2021 as Oral OR ePoster presentations.

Top abstracts by trainees may be invited for an oral presentation in a related oral session. ePoster display will be optional for those invited for an oral presentation. All other accepted abstracts not selected for an oral session are expected to be presented as ePosters.

EPOSTER SESSIONS / VIEWING TIMES

ALL presenting authors are expected to be present at their ePoster during designated poster viewing times (times TBD), and should be prepared to facilitate discussion with delegates, and poster discussion facilitation panel, which will consist of national and international faculty.

ALL ePoster presenters will have the opportunity to provide a brief oral summary of the poster, followed by discussion with the ePoster discussion facilitators and delegates. EPosters will be displayed electronically for the duration of the conference.

REGISTRATION

For all accepted abstracts, the presenting author must register for the conference by October 22, 2021 in order to present (oral or ePoster).

Registration: click here for details and to register.

ABSTRACT PUBLICATION

Abstracts being presented at the CCCF 2021 will be available on-line at the Critical Care Canada Forum Academy, during and after the conference. Authors will have the opportunity to decline having their abstracts posted on the Critical Care Canada Forum Academy.

Authors of abstracts presented at CCCF 2021 will be offered the opportunity of having their abstracts published in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA). In order to be published in the CJA, abstracts cannot have been or be in the processes of being published elsewhere. Authors will be contacted regarding the publication of their abstract(s) in the CJA, after the conference. Authors will be able to decline publication of their abstract in the CJA, should they wish to submit and publish their abstract in another venue.

QUESTIONS?

For queries regarding the abstract submission process or if having technical difficulties, please contact:
Daniela Nogueira,
Conference Secretariat
E: abstracts@criticalcarecanada.com
T: 1.888.527.3434 (Toll free) / +1.519.263.5050 / +1.519.263.6003 (direct line)