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Make your contribution to the advancement of critical care by submitting your original investigative research abstracts and case reports for the Critical Care Congress.

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2023 Abstract Submission

Benefits of submitting a Congress abstract:

  • Be considered for presentation at Congress
  • Have your work published in the January supplement of Critical Care Medicine, the #1 critical care subspecialty journal
  • Become eligible for peer evaluation and awards
First authors who are SCCM members and non-full physicians at the time of abstract submission may be eligible for complimentary Congress registration.

SCCM members enjoy complimentary submission for Critical Care Congress. The fee for nonmembers is $40 per submission and is nonrefundable. 
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The 2022 Critical Care Congress Abstract supplement is now available FREE in Critical Care Medicine. Review more than 1,500 abstracts and case reports showcasing the latest research. Abstracts are featured in the Congress program, with top-rated abstracts presented during the Star Research Presentations.

Notable research includes:

  • One of the largest studies of children with COVID-19 shows that teenagers and African Americans are at higher risk for developing severe disease and that multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) occurred more frequently in children 12 and younger, African Americans, and those who did not have medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes.

  • A study of 837 children hospitalized for COVID-19 finds that Asians were more likely to end up in the ICU and that racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes are not associated with preexisting conditions.

  • Results from the Discovery COVID-19 VIRUS Registry show that early calculation of hyperinflammation markers in children with COVID-19 helps predict the severity of their illness.

  • The biggest advance in CPR since its invention 60 years ago, a new approach involving a few simple FDA-approved devices and head-up/torso-up positioning (HTup-CPR) could radically improve outcomes in patients with cardiac arrest.



SCCM 2022 Abstract-Based Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 SCCM abstract-based award recipients! SCCM recognizes your dedication and innovation to the field of critical care and to SCCM.