2020 Abstract Submission Portal

The 2020 Absract Submission Portal Is Now Closed.

The American Delirium Society (ADS) Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit your delirium-related research as an abstract for consideration for poster or oral presentation at the 10th Annual ADS Meeting to be held June 14-16, 2020, at The Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. We welcome abstracts and case reports from clinicians, researchers and administrators from around the world that pertain to delirium research, practice, quality improvement and/or education.

Abstracts must be submitted by the January 26, 2020 deadline to be considered for an oral or poster award in one of the following 5 categories:

  • Postdoctoral Trainee
  • Predoctoral Trainee
  • Translational
  • Education/Quality Improvement
  • Clinical

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts results must not have been published previously in a peer-reviewed publication.

  • Must be submitted using a Microsoft Word Document.

  • Limited to one page with imbedded graphics.

  • Abstracts should be brief, typically less than 600 words and a 10 point Arial font should be used.

  • Abstract margins should be set at 1" top and bottom and 1.25" left and right.

  • Must be submitted using the online submission form.

  • Abstracts are peer-reviewed according to the following criteria: originality, quality, clarity of message and significance of results.

Please note that abstracts making no mention of delirium or missing results will not be considered. All authors must approve each abstract prior to submission. 

Abstract Sections Should be Organized via the Following Headings:

  • OBJECTIVE(s) – The hypothesis tested or purpose of the study.

  • METHODS – Details of the study design/protocol

  • RESULTS – Results of the study with appropriate statistical inferences

  • CONCLUSIONS – Clinical importance and potential significance of findings

Two educational objectives must be provided at the time each abstract is submitted.

The format for case reports should follow: Introduction, Case Description, and Discussion.

**Case reports will be considered for poster presentation only, and will not be considered for oral presentations or awards**


Abstract Presentation Style:

Unless it is noted at the time of abstract submission that a poster presentation only is preferred, authors of top-scoring abstracts will be invited to present their research as an oral presentation on either Monday, June 15 or Tuesday, June 16, 2020. All other accepted abstracts will be invited to deliver a poster presentation during the evening poster reception on Monday, June 15, 2020. Oral abstract presenters will be given a maximum of 10 minutes to present their work followed by 5 minute question and answer period.

Please reach out to the ADS Office via email with any questions or concerns. Thank you for submitting your research to the American Delirium Society!