Abstract Competition

There are three categories of acceptable abstracts with separate submission processes. The structured abstract should be aligned with the subsections appropriate to the abstract category. Please click on the link to review the submission guidelines for each category:

Research Abstracts Education Innovation Abstracts NEW Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Abstracts
  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • Keywords
  • Introduction/innovation concept
  • Method
  • Curriculum, tool, or material
  • Conclusion
  • Keywords
  • Background & aim statement
  • Measures & design
  • Evaluation/results
  • Discussion/impact
  • Keywords
Research Submission Instructions Education Innovation Submission Instructions QIPS Submission Instructions
​Reviewer Criteria Reviewer Criteria Reviewer Criteria
Competition opens: Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon Eastern
Competition closes: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 23:59 Eastern
Notifications sent by: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Note that successful abstract presenters are responsible for their own expenses and conference registration.

The CAEP 2018 conference takes place May 26-30, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. Details: www.caepconference.ca

Only CAEP members will be considered for research abstract awards. To view the list of awards and criteria, click here.

The following details are required to complete the submission:

Presenters and Authors: The presenting author should appear first in the list, followed by the remaining authors in order of contribution.

Title: Enter your title in sentence case (i.e. only the first word is capatlized, unless using proper nouns). Do not use abbreviations or quotation marks.


  • INCORRECT:  “EI: A New Curriculum for Medical Students.”
  • CORRECT: Education innovation: a new curriculum for medical students


  • Abstracts should not include title, authors, affiliations, or keywords.
  • There is a 2,500-character limit, which is approximately 300 words with spaces.
  • The following sections are included in the structured education innovation abstract:
  • Introduction / Innovation concept
  • Method
  • Curriculum, tool, or material
  • Conclusion

Keywords: Include “Innovations in EM Education” as your first keyword in order to ensure that the abstract is directed to the correct track and easily identified in the Abstract Supplement. Two additional keywords can be used.

Categories: Include “Education Innovation” as your category in order to ensure that the abstract is directed to the correct track and easily identified in the abstract supplement. Otherwise, it will be reviewed in the research track.

Full submission details (deadlines and submission site) are available on the abstract competition page.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a group of educators. Abstracts will be judged on:

Relevance: Importance of topic, innovation as related to existing literature/practice

Clarity: Detailed description of innovation

Impact: Potential impact in EM education

Reviewer criteria (PDF for download)

Grant proposals can be submitted here: TBC for 2018
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