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This session allows researchers to submit an abstract of high academic quality to their peers in a formal and robust session. The best four submissions will be invited to present.

  • Abstracts must have a maximum of 250 words. Word count does not include title or address; all numbers are included in the word count. Word count is verified using Microsoft Word. 
  • Please do not include author details in your submission as a blind review process will be conducted.
  • References should not be included.

Subheadings for presentation:

  • Title of Your Abstract (use capital letters)
  • Introduction
  • Objectives/Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s) 

Best Free Paper Abstract Guidelines / Assessment Criteria


As e-Poster Presenters you have the option to upload them as either a Static 1 slide e-Poster or a 3 minute Narrated 3 Slide e-poster.  The top selected e-Posters will be uploaded directly to the website.

Subheadings for poster presentation:

  • Background 
  • Aim (or goal of work)
  • Methods (including design, method or approach taken, setting, data collection, and analysis/evaluation approach as applicable) 
  • Results/Findings (conclusions, lessons learnt)

Points to consider:

  • Types of visuals (e.g. graphs, photos, infographics) 
  • When using standard abbreviations, spell out the name in full in the first mention, and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations can be used in the title, given the name in full is outlined in the abstract body.
  • Medication names should use generic names only.
  • The abstract text should not include information about the institutions or presenters involved to facilitate blind review of the abstracts.
  • Abstracts reporting on the early stages of the research or project without results will not be accepted.
  • Please check spelling and grammar carefully.
  • References are not required, and if provided are included within the word count.  


CICM trainees and new Fellows are invited to submit an abstract related to their Formal Project. The best four submissions will be invited to present their project at the Felicity Hawker Medal Presentation session.


Abstract Submission available between – 8th March 2022 and 28th May 2022.


  • All abstracts must be submitted online. 
  • Felicity Hawker Medal abstracts must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in Document T9 & T29.
  • All Authors must have read and understood the guidelines associated with the category in which they are submitting an abstract. 
  • Authors may select to have their abstract considered for more than one category. 
  • Should the Review Committee decline an abstract for one category, it is at the discretion of the Review Committee to offer authors another category. 
  • All documents must be submitted prior to the closing date: 28th May 2022
  • During the submission process you will have an option to “Save as a Draft”. It is important to remember that this DOES NOT load your submission to the CICM ASM Abstract Site. You must SUBMIT your abstract for it to register. 
  • It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure the Abstract Submission is successful. You will receive a confirmation letter from CICM within 2 hours confirming your submission. If this is not received, please contact the events team: 
  • Authors will be notified of results by email no later than 13th June 2022.