State of the Art 2019




Key Dates

Abstract submission closes: 07 August 2019

Abstract acceptance emailed: Week commencing 09 September 2019

Early bird registration deadline: 23 September 2019

All presenters must register to attend the conference. Notification of abstract acceptance will give presenters the opportunity to take advantage of the early-bird registration rate.

Abstract Options

There are 5 different opportunities to present your work at SOA19, depending on whether you are submitting an abstract (ePosters and oral presentations), are an early years researcher submitting a body of research work (Gold Medal), or you are entering a creative idea or personal experience (Cauldron and MDT Diaries). 

Click below to read more information on each of these abstract options.


Oral Platform Presentation

The ICS Research Gold Medal

The Cauldron

In addition, remember the Research Prioritisation Exercise shortlisted entries for which will also be presented at SOA19.  This is a separate non web-based submission process, and details can be found here.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • All abstracts are to be submitted using the on line submission portal, accessed by clicking the 'submit your abstract' button.
  • Text within the body of the abstract should contain the following subheadings Introduction, Objective(s), Methods, Results and Conclusion(s).
  • Text within the body of the abstract for the Cauldron and MDT diaries can be written in a 'pitch' or narrative style.
  • Abstracts must have a maximum of 500 words.
  • References must be presented in a Vancouver style and adhere to the framework outlined in Journal of the Intensive Care Society
  • Abstracts received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • If you have any difficulties or queries about the abstract format, please contact the SOA19 Organisers.

Selection Criteria

Abstract selection will be based on clarity, scientific rigour, supporting data, significance, relevance, interest in the topic chosen, innovation and usefulness.

Abstract acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be provided to corresponding authors the week commencing 09 September, which will give presenters the opportunity to take advantage of the early bird registration rate. Abstract acceptance will oblige the presenting author to register and pay the appropriate registration fee to attend the Congress to present their work.

Reasons to submit your abstract - SOA19

Discuss your findings with other experts from around the world

Develop your presentation skills, an essential competence for advancing your career

ALL abstracts will be published in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine

Prize winners will receive complimentary FULL registration to SOA20 or SOA21* - your choice!

Gold Medal winner will receive membership of Research committee meetings for 1 year

*tickets are non-transferable