Abstracts/Dragon's Den

Abstracts/Dragon's Den

Abstract Submission

General abstract submission is open!

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. 

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.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 April 2022

Click to download abstract submission support documents:


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 Dragon's 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 Dragon’s 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

Abstract/Poster Competitions

COP26 Competition
As critical care nurses and other professionals we need to drive a green, healthy and resilient critical care environment especially during the recovery from COVID-19. With this in mind, we are encouraging practitioners to submit abstracts into our COP26 competition.

We want to hear about what you are doing within your critical care units and clinical practice that is improving the environment for future generations. All abstracts entered into this competition will be judged against:
• Relevance to critical care
• Overall presentation of abstract
• Potential impact on the environment now and in the future  

When selecting your submission type, make sure to select the COP26 option to be entered into the competition.

Judges will be Dr Heather Baid (@HeatherBaid) Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton and Catherine Plowright (@ciplowright) Professional Advisor, BACCN. 


BACCN and ASPiH Simulation Collaboration and Poster Competition (facilitated by Colette Laws-Chapman)
We are so excited and privileged that we can continue the collaboration between ASPiH and BACCN. With being face-to-face once again we’ll see the return of our simulation stream with some exciting sessions being planned.  Further details coming soon!

If you’re involved with simulation in one way or the other why not enter the ASPiH / BACCN poster competition to stand the chance to win. Be sure to submit your abstract under the Simulation category to be in with a chance to win!


“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 abstracts to form part of the very first 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