Abstract Competition

CAEP 2019 Abstract Competition Information

Competition opens: Monday, October 29, 2018 at noon (ET)
Competition closes: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 23:59 pm (ET)
Notifications will be sent to the presenting author by February 28, 2019 – enquiries received before then will not be addressed. If the presenting author has not received a notification by March 1 then please contact Kelly Wyatt.

There are three categories of abstracts with separate submission processes and review criteria: research (qualitative, quantitative), education (innovation, quantitative research, qualitative research), and quality improvement & patient safety (QIPS). Click on the appropriate tab below to review the submission criteria for each category.

Notes

  • The CAEP 2019 conference takes place May 26-29, 2019 in Halifax, NS. Successful abstract presenters are responsible for their own expenses and conference registration.
  • Only CAEP members will be considered for abstract awards. Click on the “Abstract Awards” tab below to view the list available for 2019.
  • Communication will be with the presenting author only. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to communicate with co-authors.
  • Previously-presented work is acceptable to submit. However, work where the full manuscript is published more than a month ahead of the conference is discouraged.

Research (Quantitative & Qualitative) Submission Info

Title: Enter your title in sentence case (i.e. only the first word is capitalized, unless using proper nouns). Do not use abbreviations or quotation marks. Example: INCORRECT: “A Comprehensive Study to Reduce Falls in the ED.” CORRECT: A comprehensive study to reduce falls in the emergency department.

Keywords: Include up to 3 keywords. Avoid abbreviations and capitalization.

Abstract 

  • Do not include title, authors, affiliations, or keywords.
  • There is a 2500-character limit, which is approximately 300 words with spaces. The submitter must ensure they do not exceed this limit or else the abstract will be rejected.
  • The following sections are included in the structured abstract:
    • Introduction
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Awards: CAEP members may be eligible for the various research abstract awards. Review the criteria listed in the “Abstract Awards” tab below.

Authors:

  • University degrees should be included for authors, but not accreditations (i.e., CORRECT: John Smith MD MSc and NOT John Smith MD MSc CCFP(EM)).
  • Co-authors should be listed in order of contribution.

Reviewer criteria:

  • Quantitative research abstract reviewer criteria
  • Qualitative research abstracts will be scored on (TBC): clarity of objectives or question, appropriate use of qualitative methods and theory, population and sampling, data collection, analytic approach, importance of the topic, clarity of writing or writing of presentation

Education Innovation Submission Info

Title: Enter your title in sentence case (i.e. only the first word is capitalized, unless using proper nouns). Do not use abbreviations or quotation marks. Example: INCORRECT:  “EI: A New Curriculum for Medical Students.” CORRECT: Education innovation: a new curriculum for medical students

Keywords: use “innovations in EM education” as your first keyword in order to ensure that the abstract is directed to the correct track and easily identified in the abstract supplement. Two additional keywords can be used.

Abstract 

  • Do not include title, authors, affiliations, or keywords.
  • There is a 2500-character limit, which is approximately 300 words with spaces. The submitter must ensure they do not exceed this limit or else the abstract will be rejected
  • The following sections are included in the structured abstract:
    • Innovation concept
    • Method
    • Curriculum, tool, or material
    • Conclusion

Award: The top 3 abstracts submitted by CAEP members will present in an education track at CAEP 2019 in Halifax (date TBC). The audience will then determine the winner of the Top Education Innovation Abstract Award. You must select ‘yes’  on your application if you would like to be considered for this competition and award. The winner will receive the $250 award but no other compensation will be provided to the presenters.

Authors:

  • University degrees should be included for authors, but not accreditations (i.e., CORRECT: John Smith MD MSc and NOT John Smith MD MSc CCFP(EM))
  • Co-authors should be listed in order of contribution.

Education innovation abstract reviewer criteria

Education Research (Quantitative & Qualitative) Submission Info

Title: Enter your title in sentence case (i.e. only the first word is capitalized, unless using proper nouns). Do not use abbreviations or quotation marks. Example: INCORRECT: “A Comprehensive Study to Reduce Falls in the ED.” CORRECT: A comprehensive study to reduce falls in the emergency department.

Keywords: Include up to 3 keywords. Avoid abbreviations and capitalization.

Abstract 

  • Do not include title, authors, affiliations, or keywords.
  • There is a 2500-character limit, which is approximately 300 words with spaces. The submitter must ensure they do not exceed this limit or else the abstract will be rejected.
  • The following sections are included in the structured abstract:
    • Introduction
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Awards: CAEP members may be eligible for the various abstract awards. Review the criteria listed in the “Abstract Awards” tab below.

Authors:

  • University degrees should be included for authors, but not accreditations (i.e., CORRECT: John Smith MD MSc and NOT John Smith MD MSc CCFP(EM))
  • Co-authors should be listed in order of contribution.

Reviewer criteria:

  • Quantitative education research abstract reviewer criteria
  • Qualitative education research abstracts will be scored on: clarity of objectives, choice of approach, outcome measures and assessment of bias, statistics, sample size appropriateness, importance of topic, writing quality, overall impression

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Submission Info

Building on the success of CAEP 2018, we will have this year again an abstract track called “Quality Improvement and Patient Safety” (QIPS). This track is meant for projects that used QI methodologies, as opposed to research or education projects on topics relevant to quality and/or safety. 

The QIPS track is designed to foster the scholarly dissemination of projects that aim to improve the care provided to patients, on a local or broader level. The focus of the projects can be any or all of the domains of healthcare quality (i.e. safety, timeliness, efficiency, efficacy, equitability, patient-centredness). Projects that have used methods from the science of quality improvement (e.g., Ishikawa or process mapping analyses, PDSA cycles, repeated data sampling, run charts) will be given higher consideration. Projects that used sound design and implementation but that were not successful (i.e. ‘negative’ projects) will still be given just as much credit, as there is tremendous value in learning from what has not worked in other similar settings.


Title: Enter your title in sentence case (i.e. only the first word is capitalized, unless using proper nouns). Do not use abbreviations or quotation marks. Example: INCORRECT:  “A Comprehensive QI Project to Reduce Falls in the ED.” CORRECT: A comprehensive quality improvement project to reduce falls in the emergency department

Keywords: Include “quality improvement and patient safety” as your first keyword in order to ensure that the abstract is directed to the correct track and easily identified in the abstract supplement. Two additional keywords can be used.

Abstract 

  • Do not include title, authors, affiliations, or keywords.
  • There is a 2500-character limit, which is approximately 300 words with spaces. The submitter must ensure they do not exceed this limit or else the abstract will be rejected.
  • The following sections are included in the structured abstract:
    • Background
    • Aim statement
    • Measures & design
    • Evaluation/results
    • Discussion/impact

Award: CAEP members may be eligible to win the Top QIPS Abstract Award. Review the criteria listed in the “Abstract Awards” tab below.

Authors:

  • University degrees should be included for authors, but not accreditations (i.e., CORRECT: John Smith MD MSc and NOT John Smith MD MSc CCFP(EM)).
  • Co-authors should be listed in order of contribution.

QIPS abstract reviewer criteria

Presentation Formats

FORMAT PRESENTATION TIME DISCUSSION TIME
Plenary oral 10 minutes 5 minutes
Lightning oral 7 minutes 3 minutes
Moderated poster 5 minutes 3 minutes
Poster N/A N/A

Abstract Awards

Applicant Verification
  • CAEP membership is verified for all potential awardees. Click here to join or to renew your membership.
  • If the CAEP membership type does not match that indicated in the application (e.g., member self-identified as a CAEP resident yet holds a faculty position at a university or college), then the abstract will be disqualified.
  • Resident award applicants must be in an EM residency program (i.e. FRCPC resident in emergency medicine or CCFP-EM resident). Staff physicians, fellows, graduate students, and assistant professors are not eligible for resident awards.
  • Relevant start and stop dates (i.e., undergraduate MD, residency, fellowship, appointment at the level of assistant professor) should be included in the application, so CAEP staff can verify the eligibility for Top Medical Student, all Resident Awards, and Top New Investigator Award.
  • Applicants can specify parental or sick leaves that may extend their eligibility or alter their anticipated start and stop dates.

2019 abstract awards

#Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation

  • The Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation is an award created in honour of Dr. Grant Innes, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM).
  • The recipient of this award will have their abstract published in CJEM as the Grant Innes Research Paper and will present the abstract at the research plenary at the CAEP annual conference.
  • A plaque and cash prize will be awarded to the recipient at the plenary presentation.

Questions for CAEP

Contact Kelly Wyatt (kwyatt@caep.ca)