Abstract submission


DEADLINE: The abstract submission system will close on 10 March 2022, at 23:59 CET. This abstract receipt deadline will remain firm, and any abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Abstract submitters will receive an e-mail confirmation immediately after submitting their abstract. If you do not receive this e-mail, please contact the Abstract Department.

The Conference Committee of LIVES 40 welcomes the submission of abstracts of original contribution to the field.

LIVES Forum Abstract Awards

Five Best Abstracts Awards

Presenters of the 5 best abstracts will receive free registration for one of our forthcoming ESICM events (LIVES Paris 2022 or one e-Master Class).

Instructions for Abstract Preparation

Please read the instructions carefully before starting to submit your abstract. All abstracts must be submitted in English and must be submitted electronically. Therefore, no paper abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts not prepared correctly will not be considered for review.

Abstract authors should not split data to create several abstracts from one data set. If splitting is deemed to have occurred, scores of related abstracts may be reduced, or the abstracts might be simply rejected.

Review Process

The submitted abstracts will be examined anonymously by the ESICM Conference Committee. The authors will be informed of acceptance/rejection of their abstract by e-mail. All abstracts selected for presentation at the Conference will be either presented as oral or e-poster presentations. There will be NO publication in the ICMx Journal (= NO Abstract Book).

General Instructions

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English and should not exceed 3,000 characters, including spaces (abstract title, list of authors and references not included in this count).
  • Images and tables may be included in the abstract.
  • Do not submit abstracts reporting data already published.
  • Abstracts should be as informative as possible.
  • All accepted abstracts will be presented in the e-poster form. The Scientific Committee will also select a limited number of accepted abstracts for oral presentation. Instructions for e-poster will be sent to the corresponding authors after the review process.
  • Preference will be given to new and/or ongoing work.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted using the online Abstract Submission System only. ESICM does not accept submission of abstracts by mail, fax or e-mail.
  • Abstracts should not contain proprietary or confidential information.
  • The presenting author of an accepted abstract must be registered for the Conference.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.

Abstract categories

1.1. Major trauma clinical studies

1.2. Major trauma experimental studies

2.1. Traumatic brain injury clinical studies

2.2. Traumatic brain injury experimental studies

2.3. Postanoxic brain injury clinical studies

2.4. Postanoxic brain injury experimental studies


  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the author to present the abstract at the session and the time decided by the Conference Committee. One of the co-authors can take over if needed. Failure to present the abstract for other than duly motivated reasons will lead to rejection of abstract submission at the next ESICM Event.
  • Registration fees for the presenting author will not be waived.
  • It is the authors' responsibility to submit abstracts in perfect order with no errors in spelling and grammar. Abstracts will not be corrected.
  • ESICM does not accept case reports.
  • The authors agree that ESICM will record the presentation for subsequent use as it deems appropriate.
  • The signing author certifies that any work with human or animal subjects related in this abstract complies with the guiding principles for experimental procedures set forth in the Declaration of Helsinki and related publications.

Failure to adhere to these rules will result in the automatic rejection of the abstract.