The Association for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care (ACTACC) invite prospective authors to submit their abstracts for presentation at our international Annual Scientific Meeting in 2020.


Meeting Details

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th June 2020, Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Abstract Categories

Successful abstracts will be eligible for either poster or oral presentation.

There will be three categories this year:

  1. Case report

  2. Audit and Quality Improvement

  3. Research



The top three submissions in each category will be invited to give an oral presentation on the morning of Friday 5th June.

A prize of £125 will be given to the winner of each category as well as a prize for best poster.


Suggested topics, which may be related to either adult or paediatric practice, include:


  • Cardiac anaesthesia, surgery and peri-operative care

  • Thoracic anaesthesia, surgery and peri-operative care

  • Cardiothoracic critical care

  • Congenital heart disease

  • Perfusion

  • Clinical governance, quality improvement and education

  • Management of cardiorespiratory arrest

Guidance Notes for Authors

Please submit your abstract using the abstract submission system (max. 500 words).

Suggested sections:


  • Title and Authors with associated Grades and Institutions

  • Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion or Conclusions (flexible depending on type of submission, e.g. case report may not have a Methods or Results section)

  • Maximum 1 Figure (table, graph or image) – please provide in the body of the abstract

  • Maximum 3 References (not included in word count)

Abstract submission dates

Submission deadline: Friday 17th April 2020

Submission notification date: Friday 1st May 2020