Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission has been closed on February 7, 2022, Monday 23:59 South African Time (GMT +2)
For submitting a late-breaking abstract, please refer to the Late Breaking Abstract Submission page through the below button.

Abstract Submission

On behalf of Scientific Committees of WFPICCS 2022 / 11th Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Societies, we would like to thank you for submitting your work for presentation. The online submission and evaluation process will be administered by the Congress Organising Secretariat.

Abstract Submission has been closed on
February 7, 2022, Monday 23:59 South African Time (GMT +2)
(The deadline on the online submission system is seen as February 8, 2022, 00:59, since the system servers are located at GMT+3 time zone.)
Please make sure to check your time difference to determine the submission deadline according to your local time.

Please take a moment to read the below guidelines before submitting your abstract:


• All abstracts must be written in English.
• All abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission system. Abstracts that are sent via e-mail will not be included in the abstract review process.
• Use acronyms only when necessary and define all abbreviations and concepts in your abstract at first use.
• Always make sure to check the final abstract with the system’s preview function before submission, and edit or replace as necessary. It is the authors’ responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
• The submitting and presenting authors are required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before the submission.
• Only the abstracts of presenting authors who have completed their registrations and paid their registration fees by the registration deadline for abstract presenters (April 8, 2022) will be included in the Scientific Programme, in the PDF abstract book and the WFPICCS 2022 Supplement issue of the PCCM (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) Journal.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal as they are submitted in the abstract submission system. Since there will be no editing process on the abstracts, the authors are required to avoid any typing errors, misordering of the authors, wrong spelling/writing about the institutions, etc.


Topic/Sub-Topic: A main topic and a sub-topic that is relevant for your abstract must be selected during Step 1 of the submission process. The Scientific Committees reserves the right to change the topics during the abstract review process.
The topics for WFPICCS 2022 are listed on the Congress website. Please CLICK HERE for reviewing the topics before proceeding with the submission process.

Presentation type: Please choose one of the following.
– Oral presentation
– E-Poster presentation
– No preference
The Scientific Committees reserves the right to change the presentation type according to the requirements of the scientific programme.
A separate case submission system will be provided for the case submissions for “Cases over Coffee” sessions. Therefore, please do not submit such cases through the abstract system.

• The institution(s) of the authors should be indicated fully with the “department” and “institution” names while avoiding any abbreviations such as Dept., Univ., Inst., Hosp., etc. The department and institution details, city and country should be written with lower case while the initials of each word in capitals.
Enter each affiliation only once: i.e., if there are 5 authors and 3 of whom are from same affiliation and 2 of whom are from another, you will have 2 institutions, NOT 5. However, if there are 2 or more departments at the same institution represented, they should be entered separately.
If any of the authors have more than one affiliation, enter both affiliations in a compounded style as one affiliation: i.e., if there are 5 authors and 2 of whom are from same affiliation (Institute A), 2 of whom are from another (Institute B), and 1 of whom is from both affiliations (Institutes A and B), you will have 3 institutions, NOT 5 or NOT 2. (First institution: Institute A, second one: Institute B and the third one: Institute A & Institute B).
Please make sure to include the City and Country information at the end for each institution. For US, please make sure to enter the country information as “United States” or “US” after writing the state name or its abbreviation. For UK, please write the country name as “United Kingdom” or “UK”.


• First, middle and last names of all the authors must be fully indicated correctly and in the right order. Please pay attention to match the institutions to the right authors, and make sure that you select the “presenting author” correctly.

• Please enter the presenting author’s contact information correctly.
It’s highly important for you to ensure that the e-mail address of presenting author is entered correctly, as all communication regarding the acceptance, any required adjustments, and scheduling will be sent to the presenting author via e-mail by the Congress Organising Secretariat.

• Abstract titles can contain a maximum of 250 characters.
• Titles should not be written with all capitals.

Abstract Body: Abstract body should not exceed 250 words. The title of the abstract, authors, institutions and keywords are not included in this limit, and those should not be entered in this section.
• Abstract body should consist of four sections given below:

– Background and Aim
– Methods
– Results
– Conclusions

• In order to be compatible with universal coding system, only the special characters given on the system should be used. Please note that the abstracts in which other special characters are used may not be displayed correctly in the publications due to the coding systems. 

• Minimum 1 keyword is required and maximum 6 keywords can be entered.
• All keywords should be separated with comma (,). Please do NOT use comma for anything else in the keywords section.

• Images, tables, diagrams and graphs are allowed. You can only upload one image and/or one table.

• The submitting authors are required to preview the abstract at this step and confirm the preview at this step.
• If you have any comments and/or additional information to be shared with the Scientific Committees, you may enter these details in the comment box.

• Some questions about profession, career level, and possible award applications are being asked at this step. It is required to answer all questions before submitting your abstract. Please select/check your answer and then click on the “Choose” button for each one.
• If you have not completed all required sections of your abstract, you won’t see the submission button. Only after completing all required fields, the submission button will be enabled for you.

• Please do NOT submit multiple copies of the same abstract.
• Please make sure to save your username and password for future use. If you cannot remember your credentials, please get in contact with the Congress Organising Secretariat at (mangelini@kenes.com).
• You can make edits on your abstract before submitting it to the Scientific Committee. After the submission is completed, no edits will be allowed on the system even if there is time until the deadline. In that case, if you have to make some edits on your abstract after submitting but before the submission deadline, with the Congress Organising Secretariat at (mangelini@kenes.com).


All submitted abstracts will be scored and pass through a review process after the submission closes. The notification letters about acceptance of the abstracts will be sent in March 2022.


The presenting authors must be registered for the Congress latest by April 8, 2022 which is the registration deadline for abstract presenters.

Abstracts of unregistered presenting authors who do not complete their registrations (including payment) by this deadline will be removed from the final programme and all publications including PCCM Journal (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal).

Thank you for submitting your work for consideration. Please contact us directly at mangelini@kenes.com, should you have any specific inquiries.

The abstract submission system will close by the extended deadline, February 7, 2022, Monday by 23:59 South African Time (GMT +2). Please make sure to check your time difference to determine the submission deadline according to your local time.