Call for Abstracts is now open!

The Critical Care Canada Forum is a three-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 abstract 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.


  • 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 750 words (word limit applies to the Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion; Title, Authors and References are excluded from the word 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 ppi, up to 10 MB) and videos (WMV video file – up to 50 MB) 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.


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.


  • 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
  • Health Services Research
  • 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 (Subject to Change)

  • Abstract submission open: June 4, 2024
  • Early submission deadline: June 26, 2024
  • Early acceptance notices sent by: July 8, 2024
  • Submission deadline: September 9, 2024, 11:59pm EST
  • Final acceptance notices sent by: September 23, 2024
  • Accepted presenters to confirm and register by: September 30, 2024
  • Critical Care Canada Forum: November 17-20, 2024


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 2024 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.


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.


For all accepted abstracts, the presenting author must register for the conference by September 30, 2024 in order to present (oral or ePoster).

Registration details coming soon.


Abstracts being presented at CCCF 2024 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 2024 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.


For queries regarding the abstract submission process or if having technical difficulties, please contact:

The Bayley Group, Conference Secretariat
Ph: 519-263-5050