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Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research abstracts and case reports for the Critical Care Congress.
The 2022 Critical Care Congress Abstract supplement is now available FREE in Critical Care Medicine. Review more than 1,500 abstracts and case reports showcasing the latest research. Abstracts are featured in the Congress program, with top-rated abstracts presented during the Star Research Presentations.
Notable research includes:
One of the largest studies of children with COVID-19 shows that teenagers and African Americans are at higher risk for developing severe disease and that multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) occurred more frequently in children 12 and younger, African Americans, and those who did not have medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
A study of 837 children hospitalized for COVID-19 finds that Asians were more likely to end up in the ICU and that racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes are not associated with preexisting conditions.
Results from the Discovery COVID-19 VIRUS Registry show that early calculation of hyperinflammation markers in children with COVID-19 helps predict the severity of their illness.
The biggest advance in CPR since its invention 60 years ago, a new approach involving a few simple FDA-approved devices and head-up/torso-up positioning (HTup-CPR) could radically improve outcomes in patients with cardiac arrest.
On acceptance, your abstract or case report may be considered for an award. Abstract- and case-report-based awards are given to the first author of the abstract or case report. All authors of an abstract or case report will be notified if their submission receives an award. For more information, contact SCCM Customer Service.
Star Research Award Winners
In-Training and Young Investigator awards require an application. Applications are available online within the abstract submission system. Recipients of the In-Training and Young Investor awards receive $2,500 and a personalized commemorative plaque.
The 64 top-scoring abstracts are selected for Star Research Presentations during the regular Congress program without competition from other CE/ACE sessions. From these 64 abstracts, the following awards are given:
Young Investigator Award: Criteria
In-Training Award: Criteria
From the remaining 62 abstracts, the following awards are given:
Research Snapshot Awards
Authors of abstracts that were not accepted for Star Research Presentations make short presentations facilitated by a moderator in the Research Snapshot Theaters in the Exhibit Hall. Additionally, the abstracts with the top 30 scores in this category receive the following awards:
Case Report Snapshot Awards
Authors of accepted case reports make short presentations facilitated by a moderator in the Research Snapshot Theaters located in the Exhibit Hall. Additionally, the top three case reports receive the following awards:
SCCM specialty sections offer a $500 scholarship for a section member. The applicant must:
Additionally, the abstract should:
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section Awards
Patient Safety and Young Investigator Award: Criteria
Innovations in Patient and Medication Safety Award: Criteria
Eligibility Requirements for Abstract and Case Report Reviewers
The deadline to volunteer is 12:00 noon Central Time on Friday, August 5, 2022.
To volunteer, please access the Congress abstract website by visiting MySCCM. Log in with your Customer ID and password and select "Congress 2023 Abstract Review" to complete and submit the online form.
How to Access the Submission Site
Step 1: Create Abstract or Case Report Submission
Step 2: Title
The title should be entered in title case and contain 100 characters or less.
Step 3: Submission Format
Step 4: Submission Category
Step 5: Content
Step 6: Authors
Please ensure that the submitter’s email address is included with the submission. All notifications and correspondence will be sent to all authors included in the submission.
Please note: The order in which authors are listed when submitted is final. Be sure to double-check that this information is correct. Also, only accepted abstracts whose first authors are SCCM members at the time of submission in one of the following categories will receive complimentary registration: sponsored fellow, dietitian, nurse, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist. Complimentary registration is not transferrable.
Step 7: Categories
Step 8: Ethics Agreement
Step 9: Program Director Information Form
Step 10: Congress Scholarships (Abstract Submissions Only)
Step 11: Abstract Award Applications (Abstract Submissions Only)
Step 12: Abstract Award Application Upload(s)
Step 13: Submit and Preview Submission
Preview allows you to review the information entered during each task of the submission process.