Calling for abstracts for the NRCM 2020 conference! Submit your study concepts, started and completed research and compete for prizes.


Please submit a 250-word structured abstract describing completed, ongoing or proposed research relating to one of the following themes: Research in crisis situations, non-crisis clinical care research or cross-disciplinary research. More detail on each theme can be found below.

The headings of the structured abstract will be:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion

Abstracts submitted will be considered for online presentation as a poster or visual abstract. There will also be the (optional) opportunity to have a 2-3 minute audio recording describing the research conducted uploaded alongside your abstract.

One Abstract from each category will be considered for an online oral presentation via video-link.

Please find further information regarding the themes below:

  • Research during Covid-19: This category relates to research conducted which addressed new questions brought up by the unprecedented situation of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research conducted that did not address Covid-related questions but where the research itself may have been affected by the pandemic may also be submitted to this category. 
  • Non-Covid-19 related research: This is research that relates to the management of patients either in acute or non-acute situations outside of the context of Covid-19. Research conducted throughout the pandemic but that did not address Covid-related questions may be submitted to this category.
  • Cross-disciplinary research: Though this research may relate to emergency/urgent care, elective care or crisis situation care we request that your research be submitted under this category if you feel that the focus of the research submitted is the involvement of multiple disciplines. This may include research that:
    • 1) Bridges clinical specialties – for example creating referral pathways
    • 2) Integrates clinical medicine with allied health professionals – for example research into chest physiotherapy post-operatively
    • 3) Integrates clinical medicine with non-clinical professions – for example research on the clinical implications of health technology

Scoring Criteria

Abstracts will be scored out of 10 for each of the following categories: (total score out of 40)

  • Originality
  • Importance
  • Methods
  • Interpretation

Submitted abstracts will be published in the BJS Open.