Abstracts/Dragons' Den

Abstracts/Dragons' Den

Abstract Submission

General abstract submission is now closed!

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. 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 19th April 2024

Abstracts can be submitted under one of the following categories:

  • Primary Research
  • Quality Improvement (eg: Audit / Service Evaluation / Quality Improvement Projects)
  • Literature Review
  • Educational Session
  • Critical Care Course

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.

Abstract/Poster Competitions

“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.