8th EfCCNa Congress 2019
13-16 February | Ljubljana | Slovenia

The abstract submission is closed.


EfCCNa thanks all authors for having submitted an abstract. All abstracts will be now reviewed and slotted. Authors will receive the notification of acceptance on or after 25 October 2016.



Application Process

To be selected to present you are required to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation via the online abstract submission system.

  •  All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Faxed or hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
  •  All abstracts must be written in English. Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts as leading author but can be mentioned as a co-author of other papers. 

Key Dates & deadlines

 1 May 2016  Opening abstract submission
 Saturday 15 October 2016 23:59:59 CET  Abstract submission deadline (extended deadline)
 On or after 25 October 2016  Dispatch of notifications of acceptance
 1 December 2016

 Early registration deadline 

December 2016 instruction for oral an poster presenters will be sent.

All presenters must register to attend the Congress. Acceptance of abstracts into the programme is contingent upon receipt of the registration fee. 

Best Abstract & Poster Awards

In order to attract the best abstracts to the EfCCNa Congress we are awarding 3 prizes for the best written abstract and one prize for the best poster.

The 3 abstract awards will be judged by the Scientific Committee prior to the Congress. These prizes will cover free congress registration for the 2019 Congress (worth approx. EUR 450). The best poster award will be judged by the congress delegates and will provide up to EUR 500 to cover travel or accommodation costs associated with the Belfast Congress.

Abstract Review

All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review carried out by an international reviewing committee. 

Reviewers will give rankings from 1 to 5 points, taking into consideration the following five criteria:

1. Quality of abstract presentation

2. Clear introduction outlining the issue 

3. Clear presentation of results or issues

4. Clear description of implications and conclusions 

5. Relevance of the subject/originality and impact on the profession

After giving the rankings, reviewers will submit the recommended presentation style (oral or poster). 

Abstract Selection
The Scientific Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference programme. Abstracts selected for oral presentations will have a 15 minutes’ oral presentation in the parallel sessions (unless authors request poster presentation only). Abstracts selected for presentation as a poster will be on display during the whole conference. 
Notification of acceptance or rejection to corresponding author
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author on or after 25 October 2016. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. 
Instructions for oral and poster presenters will be sent to the corresponding author in December 2016. 
Please note:
All presenters must register to attend the 7th EfCCNa Congress. In line with the EfCCNa policy; fee, honorarium or expense payment will not be provided for the presenters. Presenters of accepted papers will have to register for the congress, at the early registration fee. Instruction how to register will be included in the acceptance correspondence. Please do not register before acceptance of your paper. 

Call for Symposia

A symposium is a presentation of between three and five papers with a shared focus (for example, a symposium on rehabilitation may have presenters who each present one aspect that may include psychological; nutrition; physical; quality of life). The duration of a symposium is normally 60 or 90 minutes in total (20 minutes per presenter that includes questions). 

For more information and instructions for the submission of proposals, please contact Global Conference Support: mail@globalconferencesupport.com

Abstract Guidelines 

Please read the guidelines and submission procedures below carefully. Abstracts not submitted in this format may not be considered for review. If you have any difficulties or queries about the abstract format, please contact the Congress organisers.

Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed. 
The submission programme will automatically calculate the size of your abstract and will not allow submissions that do not fit the size requirements. 
  • The maximum length of the abstract title is 20 words. 
  •  The maximum length of the abstract is 300 words. 

All numbers are included in the word count; authors’ details are not to be included in the abstract template, see below at the submission procedure.

  • Abstracts should not have been published more than once in any English language medical or nursing peer reviewed journal and should not have been presented at more than one meeting from which such publications arise. Studies with substantial changes in methodology and/or with substantial additional data may be submitted, presented and published a second time, but rewritten abstracts on the same study should not.
  • Copyright of the abstract(s) is assigned to EfCCNa and/or the EfCCNa 2017 Congress.  Accepted abstracts can be published in one of the following publications:
  • Final Programme / Abstract book, made available during the Congress
  • Online publications on the EfCCNa website after the Congress 


Abstracts for review can be submitted for oral or poster presentations in one of the topics below. 

If your abstract doesn’t fit in one of these topics, you can submit it at Miscellaneous (topic numbers 11 (Clinical) or 14 (Professional Practice).

 Clinical topics:

1. Emergency/Trauma

2. Hematology/Oncology

3. Hemodynamics

4. Multisystem (Cardiovascular, Gastro-Intestinal, Neurological, Pulmonary, Renal)

5. Obstetrics

6. Paediatric ICU

7. PADS (pain, agitation, delirium, sedation)

8. Sepsis (infection, shock)

9. Skin/Wound Care

10. Transplantation

11. Clinical – Miscellaneous Professional Practice topics 

Professional Pratice Topics:

1. Certification/Education

2. Cultural Diversity 

3. End-of-Life/Palliative Care

4. Ethics

5. Evidence-based Practice

6. Family-Centered Care

7. Leadership/Workforce

8. Legal

9. Patient Safety

10. Psychological and Psychosocial

11. Publishing

12. Research Methods

13. Technology

14. Professional Practice – Miscellaneous

Abstract submission procedure

STEP 1) Prepare the abstract  


  • Text should be single spaced throughout, in Calibri 10 point font. Please do NOT change the font!
  • The submission programme will automatically calculate the size of your abstract and will not allow submissions that do not fit the size requirements (maximum 300 words). 

Body of the abstract

Abstracts in all categories and without exception should be structured as follows:

  •  Text should not contain subheadings, underlines or bold type.
  •   Abstracts should be written in the past tense, stating what was done, not what is being, should or will be done.
  •   Use only standard abbreviations ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals"). Non standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined in parentheses in the text. In general, no more than 2 non standard abbreviations should be used and should only be used to replace words appearing 4 times or more in the text. Use International System of Units except for pressure; use cmH2O or mmHg with kPa units in brackets (optional).
  •   Abstracts containing graphs, diagrams, images, photos or complex tables will NOT be accepted. Simple tables are acceptable.
  •   Acknowledgment of supporting institutions may be made at the end of the text.
  •   References are not to be included.

Research abstracts shall contain brief but complete statements of:

  • Introduction: Indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated. 
  • Aim: State the study aim or research question.
  • Setting & participants: Describe the setting/location for the study and study population.
  • Methods: Describe the study design, , ethical considerations, data collection and methods of analysis used.
  •  Results: Present as clearly and detailed as possible the findings/outcome of the study, with specific results in summarised form
  •  Conclusion(s): Briefly discuss the data and main outcome of the study, treatment, care and/or support, and implications of the results. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented in the text; abstracts stating "will be discussed", "will be described" or "will be presented" will be rejected. 

Clinical/professional practice abstracts shall contain brief but complete statements of:

  • Aims: Indicate the purpose and aim of the presentation.
  • Introduction / outline: Indicate what is known about the topic (evidence-based where relevant), the relevance to patients or to staff, and outline the presentation.
  • Recommendations: Outline the relevance to European practice/education

 STEP 2) Submit your abstract online

Abstract submission is closed.


Follow the instructions mentioned in the online abstract submission system. You will receive an email to confirm that your abstract has been submitted succesfully.



Terms of use

By accessing and/or using this system you agree (also on behalf of co-authors) to the terms of the abstract submission guidelines. Please note that transfer of copyright applies to all material submitted through this online system.




Global Conference Support has assigned Parthen to process the registrations and abstracts for this congress. Please contact them directly if you need assistance with the abstract submission process:


Amsterdam, the Netherlands

e-mail: registration@parthen.nl

phone: +31 20 572 73 01


Questions regarding the content of the abstract should be addressed to Dr. Bronagh Blackwood, email: b.blackwood@qub.ac.uk