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MDT DIARIES - LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC; HOW COVID HAS CHANGED MY PRACTICE

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED

Submitting an abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to each and everyone of us unique challenges, both professional and personal. Whilst these obstacles might have felt insurmountable at the time, there have undoubtedly been opportunities for learning and development within them: 

  • What moment during the COVID 19 pandemic changed your practice?
  • Who was it?
  • What did they say?
  • Did you look at somebody differently?
  • Did you suddenly realise that this was the bit of your practice that was going to shape your career?
  • What did you learn… or unlearn?
  • What is that one memory you will look back on in twenty years and think ‘I remember the day that happened…I remember what followed on from that moment’

At the Intensive Care Society, we know that the multi-professional team effort is without any doubt, greater than the sum of any of its parts. Critical care thrives when we understand and value the power of teams, but we also know that within that team are individual people, outlooks, stories and experiences. So, after a wonderfully successful event at last year’s conference, the trainee advisory group are again asking all members of the MDT - all professions, all grades, any type of student - to consider telling us a part of their story.

Entrants will be asked to produce a 500-word abstract, and these will be scored to choose those who will be asked to present at SOA21. All presentations will be limited to 20 slides and no more than one sentence per slide (you may choose to have no words at all). There is no restriction on use of imagery or sound, but time will be strictly limited to seven minutes per speaker. Remember, the art of this event is based on YOU, your story and how you choose to tell it.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Eligibility

All members of the MDT - all professions, all grades, any type of student

Presentation format for selected abstracts

Live Oral presentation at SOA21

All presentations will be limited to 20 slides and no more than one sentence per slide (you may choose to have no words at all). There is no restriction on use of imagery or sound, but time will be strictly limited to seven minutes per speaker.

More information will be provided to selected authors

Prize Winner

The winner of the MDT Diaries will be announced at the Closing Plenary session on Wednesday 8 December 2021. The awardee will receive a 1st prize certificate and a complimentary 3 Day registration for SOA22 or SOA 23.

Key Deadlines
22 August 2021Abstract submission deadline
24 September 2021Early Bird Registration deadline
w/c 11 October 2021Submitting authors notified of the outcome of the submission
29 October 2021Successful submitters to confirm acceptance of their place
5 November 2021All presenters must register for the congress