Call for Abstracts

American Delirium Society
2021 Annual Meeting | June 13-15, 2021

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

Submit Your Abstract Today

Abstract submission details for the American Delirium Society (ADS) 2021 Annual Meeting are now available! Abstract submission deadline January 31, 2021. Notification of acceptance can be expected around mid February 2021.

Areas of interest may include case reports, basic science, assessment, treatment, prevention, implementation and education, but are not limited to these areas. Abstract topics must contain novel content from those presented in prior years (including the virtual meeting in 2020).

NEW THIS YEAR: Thanks to a generous gift from the William and Judith Borten Family Foundation, ADS will offer two New Investigator Awards in the amount of $2,000 each to junior faculty members of ADS who have:

  1. Submitted a high quality abstract for oral or poster presentation
  2. Have expressed a commitment to research in the field of delirium, and
  3. Is within or at 10 years since their last professional degree (including MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DNP, or equivalent) and holds a rank no more advanced than assistant professor.

Interested candidates should indicate so when submitting abstract proposals (see submission form), and submit a curriculum vitae and brief statement of accomplishments and research goals (one page or less).

Abstracts must be submitted by the January 31st deadline to be considered for an oral or poster award in one of the following 5 categories:

Predoctoral TraineePostdoctoral Trainee | TranslationalEducation/Quality ImprovementClinical

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.

  • Presenting authors are required to pay registration fees.

  • 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.

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 during an abstract session. Abstract session presenters will be given a maximum of 10 minutes to present their work followed by 5 minute question and answer period. Accepted abstracts not presented during an oral abstract session will be offered to present a short pre-recorded abstract presentation during a poster session; details will follow accordingly.

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!