Abstract submissions have now closed

The Scientific and Educational content of the 6th ITS has been accredited by the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists for 6 CPD points (for up to 6 hours of educational content per participant). The educational content covers a variety of themes which will be summarised on the CPD certificate, available after completing the post-conference feedback. The Scientific session and the submission and presentation of your abstracts is a key part of the symposium. Abstracts are being reviewed by our experts and posters and videos will be available to view at the conference. We'll notify those presenters shortlisted to present in the scientific session soon.

You may add a poster or video up until Sunday 19th September 2021 (23:59hrs GMT).

The conference will use the dedicated abstract submission system provide by Oxford Abstracts. Click the image or the link below to access the system where you will need to register. Please ensure that you use the same email address to register for the conference as you use to register for the abstract submission system. You need to register for the conference in order to submit an abstract.


Why submit an abstract?

  • Discuss your findings with other experts from around the world.
  • Develop your presentation skills, an essential competence for advancing your career.
  • Top 5 abstracts will be invited to a formal scientific presentation before the judges.
    • 10-minute presentation
    • 5 minutes of questions from the judging panel
    • Prizes for best presentations
    • Pre-recorded prior to the conference and videos of presentation and Q&A played in a scientific breakout session 
  • ALL accepted abstracts will be published in the symposium abstract booklet.
  • ALL accepted abstract authors will be invited to submit an e-poster at the time of abstract submission.
    • E-posters may be accompanied by a short 3-minute video overview (optional)
    • E-posters and videos will be available to view in the poster lounge through the conference (and on demand afterwards)


  • Any work from any individual or team involved in tracheostomy care.
  • All members of the multidisciplinary team, all grades, all students.
  • Submissions from anywhere in the world.
  • Previously published work or work presented at other scientific forums will not be accepted.
  • The presenting author must register for the conference before submitting an abstract.
  • All abstracts should be submitted in English (with UK English spellings). 

Assessment criteria

  • Abstract selection will be based on clarity, scientific rigour, supporting data, significance, relevance, interest in the topic chosen, innovation and usefulness.
  • Abstracts that partner with patients and/or their families will be particularly welcomed. 


The submission system will ask you to indicate which ONE of the following categories most closely describes the theme of your abstract:

  • Research
  • Quality improvement 
  • Audit
  • Case report

The submission system will ask you to indicate ANY/ALL of the following categories that describe the scope of your abstract:

  • Adult
  • Paediatric
  • Primary care / community
  • Secondary care / hospital

You may edit and add to your abstract up until the submission date. Please be sure to save any changes. 

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With grateful thanks to the organising committee of the 5th ITS, TRAMS, Austin Health and the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne for assistance in preparation of these materials and for use of the promotional templates.