Abstract Competition

CAEP 2020 Abstract Competition Information

Competition opens: Monday, October 28, 2019 at noon (ET)
Competition closes: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 23:59 pm (ET)
Notifications will be sent to the presenting author by February 29, 2020 – 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 2020 conference takes place June 1-4, 2020 in Ottawa, ON. 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 2020.
  • 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.
  • *NEW: Abstracts submitted without results will be automatically rejected.
  • *NEW: Abstracts submitted to the incorrect category will not be re-assigned.

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, quotation marks, or add a period at the end of the title. 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 (including spaces). The character limit does not include title, authors, or keywords.. 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.

Research (Quantitative) reviewer matrix
Research (Qualitative) reviewer matrix

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, quotation marks, or add a period at the end of the title. 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 (including spaces). The character limit does not include title, authors, or keywords. 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 2020 in Ottawa (June 1-4, 2020). 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 reviewer matrix

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, quotation marks, or add a period at the end of the title. 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 (including spaces). The character limit does not include title, authors, or keywords. 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.

Education Research (Quantitative) reviewer matrix
Education Research (Qualitative) reviewer matrix

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, quotation marks, or add a period at the end of the title. 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 (including spaces). The character limit does not include title, authors, or keywords. 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 reviewer matrix

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 potential awardees (if applicable). Please note: the registration portal is currently down (as of November 21), therefore membership can be purchased after submitting your abstract. We will update this website when you are able to join CAEP/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) or in a pediatric EM fellowship program. Staff physicians, 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.
Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation Award Awarded to the CAEP member who submits the highest-ranked research abstract.

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 will have their abstract published in CJEM as the Grant Innes Research Paper and will be the first presentation CAEP annual conference research plenary.

$500
Top Resident Research Abstract Award Awarded to the CAEP member (EM resident or pediatric EM fellow) who submits the highest-ranked research abstract. $500
Top Education Innovation
Abstract Award
The top 3 education innovation abstracts submitted by CAEP members will present in the CAEP 2020 education track, where the winner will be selected by the audience. The winner will receive the $500 award but no other compensation will be provided to the presenters. $500
Resident Research Abstract Awards (seven) Awarded to the next seven highest-ranked research abstracts from CAEP members who are currently in an EM residency program or pediatric EM fellowship. $250 (each)
Top New Investigator
Abstract Award
Awarded to the CAEP member who submits the highest-ranked research abstract and is within five years of appointment at the level of assistant professor. Only those appointed at the assistant professor level are eligible. $250
Top Pediatric
Abstract Award
Awarded to the highest-ranked research abstract from a CAEP member in the EM Pediatrics category. $250
CAEP-CanVECTOR Research
Abstract Awards
(two)
Awarded to the two highest-ranked research abstracts from CAEP members for a research study that aims to reduce VTE occurrence, improve VTE diagnosis and therapeutic management, improve the safety of anticoagulant delivery, or enhance the quality of life of those impacted by VTE in the emergency care setting. $250 (each)
Top Medical Student Research Abstract Award Awarded to the highest-ranked research abstract from a medical student member. $250
Top QIPS
Abstract Award
Awarded to the highest-ranked abstract from a CAEP member in the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) category. $250
NEW Choosing Wisely Canada Abstract Award (two) Highest ranked abstracts related to Choosing Wisely initiatives. Topics may include: Resources stewardship, CAEP CWC top 10 list in EM, Relevant CW recommendations, Unnecessary care projects, Over-use, Appropriateness. $250 (each)

Questions? Contact Kelly Wyatt (kwyatt@caep.ca)