Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed

The PICS 2018 abstract results are in process and will be issued this week, rejections first.

ALL submitters – whether successful or not – will be sent a link for an extended Early Registration period.

Please ensure that you read the guidelines set out below before submitting an abstract online.  Abstracts must conform to the guidelines below.

The minimum browser settings for the online system are: Chrome version 22.x or higher, Firefox version 16.x or higher, Internet Explorer version 9.x or higher.

On-line Submission is closed


The PICS 2018 Conference Scientific Committee would like to encourage authors and departments to plan their submissions for 2018: Deadline for new submissions: midnight on 25th June 2018

PICS is offering prizes for the best poster and best oral presentations that demonstrate the most valuable contribution to paediatric patient care in the PIC Units.

To see all the Awards information please visit the page here [Link as it is]

Guidelines for submitting an Abstract

The online system will guide you through the required information.

Abstract Topics

The online system will prompt you to select the most appropriate general topic category for your submission from this list below:

    Quality Improvement

These categories will be used for reviewing and scheduling purposes.

Submitter (User)

In order to submit online you will need to set yourself up as a User. Once set up, you can submit numerous abstracts via your Profile.

It is the responsibility of the Submitter (User) to pass on any relevant information regarding the meeting to the other authors, and ensure that all authors approve the submission and presentation.

Presenting Author

The online system will ask you to confirm the Presenting Author.  All presentations (oral or poster) must be made by a listed author who has been directly involved in the project. All Presenting Authors must register (and pay) to attend the Conference.

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

Abstracts must use the following outline (with the exception of case reports):

  • Introduction and aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusion

For case reports ONLY use the following section headings:

  • Introduction
  • Case Summary
  • Conclusion

For all abstracts:

The maximum length of an abstract is 300 words; this count excludes the abstract title, authors and their designations.  The 300 word limit INCLUDES up to 3 references, Vancouver style).


The system will allow one upload of a Word or jpeg file to accompany your text.  The word count within the table / figure must be included in the overall word count.


Funding sources or other acknowledgements should be declared, as should conflict of Interest, where prompted under “Disclosures to declare”

On-line Submission is closed

Information to note

  • The decision of the Reviewers on the acceptability of the submission is final.
  • While preferences for oral or poster presentation will be considered, the Reviewers may offer the alternative format. No correspondence on their decision can be initiated by the author(s) or submitter.
  • ALL PRESENTING AUTHORS MUST REGISTER AS DELEGATES WITHOUT EXCEPTION and the submission of an abstract serves as confirmation of the presenter’s availability to attend and pay for being at the Conference.
  • All abstracts will be acknowledged via the online system. If you have not had a confirmation of receipt within 7 days of your submission, please contact the Abstract Secretariat at picsuk@indexcommunications.com
  • Instructions on the timings and duration of oral presentations and the format and size of posters will be given in the result correspondence which will be issued by 23rd July 2018 if not earlier. If you have not received a result by the end of July 2018, please contact the Secretariat. If an abstract cannot be presented at the Conference, the Secretariat must be notified in writing in advance to avoid compromise to the professionalism of the event.
  • The PICS 2018 Reviewers reserve the right to accept or refuse an abstract, to designate abstracts as either oral or poster presentations and to choose a suitable session for the abstract.
  • Declaration of Consent to Publication and Assignation of Copyright:
    By submitting an abstract the authors collectively accept the following:

    I confirm that I checked this abstract before submission and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.  Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. conference website, programs, other promotions, etc.)  The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content (“Content”) provided to PICS 2018 Conference and Paediatric Intensive Care Society in the UK (Hereafter: “The Organisers”). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.  The Abstract Submitter grants the Organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the Content.  The Organisers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.  The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.

On-line Submission is closed

Please contact our Abstract Secretariat if you have any queries at all regarding abstract submission

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