2018 International First Aid Education Conference - the Abstract Submission site is now closed.  Thank you to all who submitted.  The review process is being finalized and you will be notified of your submission status shortly.

Steps to submitting your technical paper/abstract:
  1. Click on the Login Tab to both create your profile and/or login to your account
  2. After your profile is completed, Click on the Submissions Tab (it will be visible in the navigation bar beside the My Profile button)
  3. Click the "Add New" button to add the details of your submissions and co-presenters.

After your profile is setup, you can click anytime to login and on the My Profile Tab to update your profile information. You will get a confirmation email when your submission has been submitted.

Criteria for Abstract Submission

The Canadian Red Cross invites you to submit your abstracts to the 2018 International First Aid Education Conference. We are currently accepting abstracts from interested persons who would like to share work which enriches the science of first aid education, and supports safer environments within our communities.

The main streams which compose our program (and for which we are soliciting submissions) include:

  • Community Capacity Engagement 
  • Exploring How Education & Policy Can Strengthen a Community 
  • Response to Social Emergencies
  • Translating Science into Learning Interventions

Throughout the program we will explore each of these streams through the lens of a particular theme, such as:

  • Aging Populations
  • Disaster / Crisis
  • Environment
  • Innovations in First Aid Education
  • Psycho / Social
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Youth Engagement

Additional streams include growing the body of evidence which supports First Aid Education, a research/project incubator, and workshops which are designed to expand an Instructors teaching toolbox (practically focused).

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference program and on the conference website, as well as featured in the International Journal of First Aid Education.

Options for submission include a learner based session or poster presentation. Learner based sessions will be 60 mins in duration (30-40 min focused on sharing the work submitted, 20-30 mins spent exploring how this work can be carried forward in the delegates own professional practice following the conference). Each session must be interactive and focused on a partner based approach to advancing the work (Canadian Red Cross will have support available to applicants looking to enrich the degree of learner engagement within their session).

Submissions not selected for a learner based session may be included within the program as a poster presentation. Applicants may submit their work to be featured exclusively in poster presentation format should they prefer. Applicants are welcome to submit multiple abstracts (for a variety of topics, duplicates not permitted).

The abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2017.

Abstract Guidelines

Please note: Titles and abstract bodies will be published exactly as submitted online. Please do not use all capital letters for your title.

Title: The title should be no more than 30 words, clearly indicating the nature of the work.

Abstract: The abstract body must not exceed 400 words and should relate to some element of the conference theme. Your abstract body should contain an introduction to the topic, the problem or topic being addressed, research or investigative methods (if applicable), and outcomes/pertinent ‘take home’ messages. Abbreviations are allowed but must be clearly defined. The number of references is limited to five. Abstracts can contain illustrations and/or graphs.

If available please provide a link to an online video showcasing your approach to learner based sessions and/or introducing your abstract so that we can get to know you.

Criteria for Evaluating Abstracts
1. Relevance to the conference theme
2. Innovation of work and contribution to First Aid Education
3. Appropriateness of methods
4. Soundness of interpretations and discussion
5. Organization and clarity of writing

How to Submit
To be accepted and considered for inclusion, your abstract must meet the following requirements:
• Written in English (primary language of the conference)
• Submitted through the conference website. Please note: abstracts will not be accepted by email.

There is no compensation for sessions or poster presentation. Successful Applicants must be registered for the conference as delegates (conference fees will be waived for the primary sessional faculty member).