If your abstract has been accepted, you can start working on you poster.

The poster should be in portrait style. (not landscape!)

The poster can not exceed 90 cm width and 130cm high.


NEW ABSTRACT DEADLINE: The deadline has been extended.

The deadline of 15 June has passed.
Submission is not possible.

Presentation and evaluation of the abstract

Evaluation of the abstracts will be carried out by the Scientific Committee.

Based on the number and content of the abstracts received, the Scientific

Committee will assign the contribution to be presented in oral or poster

format. The preference expressed will be respected if possible.

The presentation of an abstract, either orally or as a poster, requires the

registration of at least one of the authors for the Congress.

Abstract Guidelines

- The title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the study.

- Maximum 300 words

- Abbreviations are allowed but must be clearly defined.

- The number of references is limited to five.

- Abstracts must not contain illustrations.

- Abstracts must be organised as follows:

     -purpose of the study;

     -materials and methods;

     -results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions;


How to Submit:

Abstracts will be accepted only if they meet the following requirements:

- written in English

- submitted through the online abstract page (deadline is 31 May 2012)

European Resuscitation Council Young Investigator Competition

Vienna 2012



A young investigator will be considered someone under the age of 35 years old on the 1st day of the congress or within 5 years of the award of a postgraduate research thesis (Masters, MD, PhD)


Young investigators are invited to submit a free text summary of research (300 words) that they have undertaken in the field of resuscitation.  Young investigators will submit their body of work as sole authors.  They may acknowledge support / contributions from collaborators but the submission must be their own work.  Abstracts should be submitted online as an abstract.

Finalists will be selected by the session organisers.  The best 3 researchers (selected by predefined criteria) will be invited to present at the meeting.  Presentations will last 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questioning.

This competition will be run in conjunction with the Best of the Best abstracts.  it will allow researchers to present a body of work which may include work previously published and is specifically targeted at Young Investigators. 


Up to 3 Young investigators will be invited present at the conference. 

All finalists will be provided with complimentary registration to the conference and to attend the faculty social events.

The winner will be awarded a certificate for the noting their achievement of becoming the European Resuscitation Council Young Investigator of the Year.  Runners up will also receive certificates.

The winner will be invited to join the Editorial Board of Resuscitation for 2 years.


A panel of  senior judges who are key figures in resuscitation will judge participants performance according to preset criteria.  The judges will rank participants and the winner will be selected on the basis of the highest ranking by all judges.  The judges should not have any personal relationship with the selected candidates.