Abstracts/Dragons' Den

Abstracts/Dragons' Den

Abstract Submission

General abstract submission will open soon.

Before starting your abstract submission, please review the submission guidelines and instructions below. Abstracts can be submitted under a number of different categories so it is worth having a clear plan of which format your abstract needs to follow. 

Abstracts can be submitted under one of the following categories:

  • Primary Research
  • Quality Improvement (eg: Audit/Service Evaluation/Practice Development Projects)
  • Education
  • Literature Review
  • Clinical Vignette/Case Report
  • Critical Care Course
  • Environmental Sustainability within Critical Care

Each category has a specific structure that must be followed and you will have to submit your abstract within this fixed structure. For details on how each category must be formatted, please open the Abstract Format document below. This can be used to prepare your abstract offline, prior to submission.

Click to download abstract submission support documents:

All abstracts which follow the pre-defined structure correctly and meet the required scientific principles will be published in the Nursing in Critical Care Journal following the conference. Please click here to view the 2021 Edition.

How to write an abstract for an intensive care conference
To help you ensure that your abstract is correctly prepared, please download this document titled "How to write an abstract for an intensive care conference" from the Nursing in Critical Care Journal.

Feeling daunted by writing your Abstract and unsure of where to start? Click here to take a look at our handy guide with hints, tips and listen to expert advice from the Committee.

BACCN Members Dragons' Den

Are you and/or your team planning and/or are already involved with a Research/Quality Improvement project within your Critical Care Unit? Could you do with some funding to get your project off the ground and/or develop it further? If this is the case, why not enter the BACCN Dragons' Den?

Win either £2500 or £2100 and 1 BACCN Unit Membership (which is worth £400). The choice is YOURS.

For the application guidelines CLICK HERE

For more information and to view past winners, visit the Dragon's Den page.

Abstract/Poster Competitions

Sustainability Competition
Sustainability in critical care involves responsible healthcare, which does not put future financial, environmental and social resourcing at risk.  Addressing the environmental aspect is now strongly encouraged throughout healthcare. 

Did you know the NHS causes 4% of the entire country’s carbon footprint? As critical care nurses and other professionals we need to drive a green, healthy and resilient critical care environment. 

We want to hear about you are doing within you critical care units and clinical practice improving the environment for future generations.  

All abstracts entered into this category will be entered into a competition and will be judged against:

Relevance to critical care 
Overall presentation of abstract 
Potential impact on the environment now and in the future   

Judges will be Dr Heather Baid Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton and Catherine Plowright Professional Advisor BACCN  

“Critical Care Course Poster” Competition
Every year, numerous critical care nurses produce excellent work, either in the form of poster or a written piece of work, exploring the art and science of Critical Care Nursing as part of the Critical Care course and we want to encourage you to come and share this with us. If you completed your course within the last academic year, we would like to encourage you to submit a poster with regards to your work to be in with a chance to win. I have once again asked both Ian Naldrett and Louise Stayt, Critical Care Course Lecturers, to judge this competition.

Best Abstract Competition
Once again, every abstract accepted to be presented at conference will be entered into the best abstract competition.

Veterinary Critical Care Nursing Abstract Competition
In 2021 the Veterinary Critical Care Nurses officially joined the BACCN with the inaugural regional meeting taking place on the Sunday before conference. Since then, this region has gone from strength to strength, and we would like to invite veterinary critical care nurses to submit either an oral or poster abstract to form part of our growing VCCN conference stream. All abstracts will be entered into the best VCCN abstract competition.

The following aspects will be considered when judging the Best Abstract and VCCN Abstract Competitions:

  • Relevance to Critical Care Nursing
  • Overall presentation
  • Referencing and literature utilised
  • Overall design and impact