Program & Call for Abstracts


Event Information
Program & Call for Abstracts
Sponsors & Exhibitors


Thursday, 12th September
  • 0800 – 0900 Registration Desk Open
  • 0900 – 1610 Conference Program
  • 1715 – 2015 Welcome Function
Friday, 13 September
  • 0900 -1745 Conference Program
Saturday, 14th September
  • 0900 – 1500 Workshops
Preliminary Program Now Available:


Key Dates

  • Early Bird Registration opens 29 April 2024 and closes 14 July 2024
  • Abstract Submission opens 29 April 2024 and closes 30 June 2024
  • Successful Abstracts will be notified by 15 July 2024


Abstract Guidelines

Please ensure you read the following Abstract Guidelines prior to progressing:

Please read the guidelines below carefully. Abstracts not submitted in this format may not be considered for review. If you have any difficulties or queries about the abstract format, please contact the following email
  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) using the format below.
  • Completed abstracts should be submitted by 30 June 2024, 11:59 pm. 
  • You will receive a confirmatory email notifying you that we have received your abstract.
  • Abstracts must have a maximum of 400 words. Word count does not include title or address; all numbers are included in the word count. Word count is verified using Microsoft Word.
Abstracts should not have been published in any English language peer reviewed journal, and in general should not have been presented at more than one meeting from which such publications arise. Studies with substantial changes in methodology and/or with substantial additional data may be submitted, presented and published a second time, but rewritten abstracts on the same study should not.
Abstract headings shall contain the following:
  • Title of the presentation.
  • Author(s) name(s) (title, first name, surname). List the name of the lead/presenting author first.
  • Institution(s), state and country of origin.
Abstracts shall contain brief but complete statements of:
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s)
  • The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented in the text. Abstracts stating, “will be discussed”, “will be described” or “will be presented” will be rejected.
  • Abstracts should be written in the past tense, stating what was done, rather than what is being, should or will be done.
  • Use only standard abbreviations (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals”). Nonstandard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined in parentheses in the text. In general, no more than 2 nonstandard abbreviations should be used and should only be used to replace words appearing 4 times or more in the text.
  • Use International System of Units except for pressure; use cmH2O or mmHg with kPa units in brackets (optional).
  • Abstracts may contain one simple table, graph or diagram.
  • Acknowledgment of supporting institutions may be made at the end of the text.
  • References are not to be included.
Abstracts received after the closure date will not be accepted.
Abstracts can be submitted under one of the following categories:
  • Deteriorating patients and RRS
  • ICU safety and quality
  • Sustainability
  • ICU outcomes and data
Oral Presentations
  • Oral presentations will be 8 minutes in duration and prerecorded.
  • Presentations must be provided in PowerPoint format.
A maximum of 16 presenters will be invited to submit their talk to be part of the main program, based on the judge’s assessment of the quality of the presentation.
All Free papers will be judged on abstract quality, methodological merit, work involved, standard of presentation and question handling, relevance, and originality.
Title of the presentation.
Author(s) name(s) (title, first name, surname). List the name of the lead/presenting author first.
Institution(s), state and country of origin.
Contact email address:
Details of the abstract (Maximum 400 words)