window.location.reload(true) Abstracts - EDA 2014 - 9TH Annual Meeting of the European Delirium Association


The European Delirium Association meetings give a unique opportunity to present your scientific work in an environment of delirium specialists. Delirium work is truly multidisciplinary and it will be hard to find better critical appraisal elsewhere.


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• Deadline for abstract submission symposia and workshops is May 15, 2014

• Deadline for abstract submission oral presentations is June 15, 2014

• Deadline for abstract submission poster presentations is July 15, 2014



Topics should be categorized into following headings:


• Epidemiology (e.g. prevalence, surveys, follow-up, mortality)

• Diagnostics (e.g. scales, scores, MRI, EEG, diagnostic apparatus, CSF)

• Etiology/Pathophysiology (e.g. cholinergic deficiency, blood brain barrier)

• Prevention (e.g. clinical programs, pre-intervention medication RCTs, infrastructure, screening, weaning)

• Risk and precipitating factors (e.g. dementia, infection)

• Treatment and management (e.g. medication, structured setting, nursing care)

• Clinical presentation (e.g. hyperactive delirium, uncommon cases, psychopathology)

• Education and training

• Miscellaneous


 There are four types of presentation:


1) Oral presentation (deadline June 15,2014)

2) Poster presentation (deadline July 15, 2014)

3) Symposium (deadline May 15,2014)

4) Workshop (deadline May,2014)


Oral presentations will be allotted 8 minutes for presentation of the work, followed by a 2 minutes for questions. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation will be integrated into the remainder of the scientific program by the EDA conference planning committee.

Poster presentations are encouraged so that many individuals can share in new research findings, new ideas, innovations, and scientific advances. Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in extended discussions. Posters will be displayed on a poster board along with others arranged in rows in a large hall. (Poster size: oversized A0 900x1245mm// 35 7/16 x 49 inch - Portrait, NOT landscape) Presenters are asked to be at their assigned poster board location during the entire length of the poster session. If your submission is accepted for presentation in a poster session, you will receive further instructions to help you prepare your materials according to the required format.

Symposia are organized in a 90 minutes session format for presenting related research on a single topic or theme (e.g., pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment). Preference is given to symposia that are empirically-based, and either present new research data or the findings of systematic literature reviews. The format typically includes a chairperson, four (4) primary presenters, and a discussant. The chairperson, who may also be a presenter, arranges the symposium, provides a brief overview of the topic for the audience, and introduces speakers. The discussant (who may be the chairperson or a different speaker) summarizes, integrates, and/or critically comments on the presentations and their relevance to future directions of inquiry.

Workshops are intended to provide an in-depth review of topics that are of immediate use in the clinical setting. To this end, presenters should provide participants with handouts and summaries outlining the workshop material. EDA requests that the content of workshops be empirically-derived and include evidence-based approaches to the care of patients. Workshops are 90 minutes sessions, which typically involve brief presentations from individual panel members, followed by the opportunity for a lively and informative discussion. This format allows for substantial audience participation and should be highly interactive.


Those opting for "oral presentation preferred" may be asked to present their work in form of a poster - time and space are limited, so we cannot guarantee that your submission will get the floor; all "oral presentation preferred" submissions will undergo formal peer review.


We expect that submissions opting for "poster presentation only" will all get the opportunity to present their work subject to complying with the instructions set out.



• Abstracts must be written in English and must be submitted electronically using the submission form.

• The abstract title can be max. 150 characters. The abstract can be max. 300 words.

• Abstracts must contain: background, methods, results and a conclusion section.

• Please do not include tables, graphs or references in the abstract.

• Please ensure that all research has been approved by the relevant ethics committees (if applicable).

• Accepted abstracts for oral, poster and symposium will be published.

• Abstracts that do not conform to the proposal layout will not be reviewed.

Presenting authors need to register for the conference