Case report Nurse/Technician

The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) invites submission of case reports from Veterinary Nurses/techs at its 19th Scientific Congress in Porto, Portugal. 


Key dates:
Opening abstract submission: 1st January 2021
Deadline abstract submission: 14th February 2021 23:59 hrs. GMT 
Confirmation of acceptance/rejection: 1st April 2021
Registration presenting author: before 18thApril 2021

This is a new initiative welcoming Nurses/Techs working in areas related to emergency and critical care, who haven’t previously lectured at a formal conference to submit a case report for oral presentation. Through this initiative we hope to welcome new ECC nurses to the EVECC congress and the possibility of speaking at this European event. Candidates selected to present will have the opportunity to attend a zoom meeting to help them prepare for their presentation.

General case report guidelines: 
When submitting a case report, please remember that ethical concerns will be strongly taken into account. We encourage authors to be particularly attentive and watchful of this point.

Original studies:
These should represent original work not yet published or presented elsewhere.

Case reports:
These case reports should describe an interesting or unique small animal case that you have managed. Case reports describing innovative techniques or approaches to managing clinical conditions and complications are encouraged. The emphasis should be on the emergency and critical care nursing aspect of the case although toxicology, surgery and internal medicine cases are also welcome. The outcome of the patient is irrelevant.

Abstracts must be submitted by 14th February 2021 23:59 hrs. GMT to be considered for publication. Confirmation of acceptance/rejection will be given to the presenting author after the 1st of April 2021.

We are fully aware of how COVID-19 is affecting globally our lives and how this will impact on the attendance of the Congress in Portugal for both the speakers and audience. EVECCS and ECVECC are evaluating carefully all the possibilities we have available. We have decided to proceed with the case report selection.

As you can imagine, this dramatic situation is bringing us to consider big changes to the initial plans for the European Congress and we are working hard to find the best solution in our members’ and all the ECC community interest.

Best oral presentation will be awarded with a 50% refund of the congress registration fee. The case report presentations will be evaluated by independent individuals. This award will be given for the best overall presentation. Evaluation will include the unique qualities of the case, the actual presentation quality, ability to keep to the allotted time and your ability to respond to questions from the audience.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will have to register for the congress before 18th April 2021. Otherwise, the abstract will not be published in the proceedings.

1. Submission of Original case report

You should have NO prior lecturing experience and must not have received a previous case report award.
Please submit a brief synopsis of the case using the following outline:

1. Introduction (including the interesting/unique aspect of the case)

2. Synopsis (can follow a standard outline if applicable):

Signalment, presenting complaint, triage or initial assessment, vital signs, physical findings, resuscitation, stabilization and interventions, patient nursing care and recovery. Monitoring, therapeutics, final outcome, discussion. NB: focus on nursing care and interventions, conclusion. Include nursing key points that you have learned from the case. Include specialised skills and/or monitoring used.

• Presentation format should be similar to the submitted synopsis. Your presentation is limited to 15minutes in total with 10-12min for the presentation and 3-5min for questions from the audience. Your presentation will be timed so that all the case reports to be presented in the allotted time.

Requirements for reviewing:

Case reports are automatically rejected without further scrutiny if they:

- Are not submitted on-line
- Are received after the closing date
- Exceed 350 words in length (excluding title and author details)
- Are not written in English
- Are not relevant to relevant to the emergency and critical care field
- If you should have any questions, please contact the scientific committee