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Abstract Submissions have now closed.

The Symposium theme is “Transitioning the Coalface”.

The Symposium Abstract Themes are as follows:

Transition of Practice – Scientific evidence forms the basis of best clinical care. Topics around this theme will provide the best quality evidence that transforms clinical care leading to better patient outcomes.  

Transition of Process – The COVID pandemic and modern technology is changing the ways EDs work and allowing the space for innovation in providing care. Topics around this theme will examine how EDs function and how they may perform better to improve patient outcomes and their place within the wider world.

Transition of People – The last few years have been difficult with many pressures in providing emergency care. Topics around this theme will allow us to reflect upon our greatest asset in emergency care – the people who staff the EDs and how we can better look after this most precious resource in emergency medicine. We invite you to be creative in how to approach this theme. This may be in the form of a case study, personal story or describing a journey of effective system wide change. To reflect this, an alternate submission template is available which can be used for non-scientific paper submissions. 

Key Dates

Abstract Submissions Open 16 November 2022
Abstract Submissions Close 22 February 2023
Abstract Acceptance Emailed 30 March 2023
Early Bird Registration Deadline 18 April 2023
Deadline for Speaker Registration 18 April 2023

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All accepted presenting authors must register to participate in the Winter Symposium, either face to face in Newcastle, or online via the virtual symposium platform.