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Oral and Poster Abstracts

The top 50 scoring abstracts will be published in either the Journal of Emergency Medicine or Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.



All abstract submissions are now closed.

Only abstracts that have been submitted in final form on and before the deadline of 15 May 2017 will be considered for the award competition and for publication as one of the "top-scoring" abstracts at MEMC-GREAT 2017.

Late breaking abstract submissions will open 22 May 2017. Late breaking submissions are accepted until 1 June 2017, but abstracts submitted for this deadline may not be notified of reviewers' decision until 1 August 2017.


Eligibility & Rules



Oral Abstract Awards
The Journal of Emergency Medicine is once again sponsoring awards for the top three scoring oral abstracts. These authors will have the opportunity to present for ten minutes each during the Opening Ceremony. The Abstract Committee will determine first place, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top presenter and two runners up at the Congress.

Poster Awards
The Global Research on Acute Conditions Team (GREAT) is sponsoring awards for the top two scoring poster awards! The Abstract Committee will determine the top two posters, and cash prizes will be awarded to first place and runner up at the Congress!

Submit your abstract today to be considered for these amazing opportunities*!
*Participants only eligible to win in only one category

To qualify for these competitions and awards, you must submit your abstract AND complete your online registration for the Congress before 15 May 2017.


Submission Instructions


Review Process and Scoring Criteria

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed in blinded fashion. Abstract scoring and acceptance will be based strictly on merit.



Authors will be notified if their abstract has been selected for oral or poster presentation as soon as the review is complete and no later than 1 July 2017. Further details regarding placement as an oral or poster presentation, as well as date of presentation will follow as soon as possible. If you do not receive any notification of your abstract's status, please contact: The Final Schedule for Presentation will be provided by early August.




Oral Presentations

PowerPoint™ for PC is the only acceptable presentation format for oral abstract presentations. Apple software users should save their presentation in a PowerPoint™ or pdf format. 35mm slides and overhead transparency will not be accepted. Oral presentation slides are due at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon Speaker Ready Room 24 hours in advance of the researcher’s presentation. Flash drives or personal computers are not permitted for use in meeting spaces to broadcast presentations. Please plan accordingly.


Submission Categories

  • Administration, Health Policy, and Legislation/ Patient Flow/Throughput Management
  • Airway/Analgesia/Anesthesia/Otorhinolaryngology/Sedation/Pain Management
  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiovascular Disorders –(Non-CPR/Non-Resuscitation)
  • Cardiovascular Disorders- (CPR/Resuscitation)
  • Case Reports
  • Clinical Policies/Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Critical Care and Shock States
  • Dermatologic Disorders
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services/Pre-Hospital Care
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Geriatric Disorders
  • Hematological and Oncological Disorders
  • Imaging/Imaging by Ultrasound
  • Infectious Disease and Sepsis
  • Informatics/Information Technology/Electronic Health Records
  • Internal Medicine (General), Nephrology, Metabolic, Pulmonary and Endocrine Disorders
  • International Emergency Medicine  
  • Medical Education (Undergraduate, Graduate, and CPD)
  • Neurologic/Psychiatric Disorders
  • Obstetrical/Gynecological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Emergencies
  • Pediatric Disorders
  • Pharmacologic Matters
  • Ophthalmologic Disorders
  • Research Design/Research Education/Research Methodology/Bio-statistics
  • Risk Management/ED and Legal Affairs
  • Simulation Projects
  • Social Role of Emergency Medicine/Public Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Telemedicine
  • Toxicology/Environmental Injury
  • Trauma
  • Urologic
  • Wound Care


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