Submit your scientific abstract for the 13th International Fluid Academy Days in Antwerp Belgium

The 13th IFAD meeting will allow you to discuss your research findings with esteemed international faculty and participants. This is a unique opportunity for residents and fellows to present their data and study results or ideas for future studies on an international forum. The iFAD organizing Committee welcomes scientific papers on (hemodynamic and organ) monitoring and fluid management in critically ill patients. The topic can be on any monitoring tool (cardiac output, fluid responsiveness, microcirculation, lung water, impedance tomography, bio-electrical impedance analysis, oxygenation, perfusion, imaging...) or any fluid-related topic like maintenance, replacement, or resuscitation fluids, the different fluid phases, goal-directed therapy, deresuscitation,...but should not be confined to monitoring or fluids alone, any broad ICU related topic will be considered for publication.

Only accepted abstracts presented during the IFAD Congress will be published in the congress proceedings.

Submission deadline October 15th 2023 and receipt will be acknowledged.

The results of the abstract selection process will be available at the latest on October 16th 2023, but as abstracts come in, the presenting author will be notified of acceptance. Presenters (not all co-authors) of accepted abstracts will benefit from a 2-day Early Bird registration rate (also after the date for this beneficial rate has expired). For more information and questions, send your message to Please put #IFAD2023# Abstract Submission Question in the email subject.
Instructions for Authors
  • Abstracts must be written in English and must be submitted online as a Word file (xxx.doc or xxx.docx).
  • Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10).
  • Maximum 750 words (average 500)
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks.
  • Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  • Type your title in bold with no full stop at the end.
  • The presenting author must be underlined, type first name of the presenting author in full, followed by family name, the names of the co-authors must start with the first name in full followed by middle name initials and the family names (Pieter P. Rubens, Jan Van Eyck, Pieter Brueghel, etc..). Provide email addresses for ALL co-authors
  • Type affiliation underneath the authors: Department, Institution, City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations, number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations:
    • 1Dept. A, Hospital A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Hospital B, City, Country; 3Dept. C, Hospital C, City, Country
  • Do not add blank lines between the title of the abstract, the author(s), the affiliation(s) and the email address of the presenting author.
  • Ideally, your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction or Aim or Learning Objectives / Materials and Methods / Results / Discussion and/or Conclusion. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold followed by a colon and by regular text. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’.
    • Introduction/Background (approximately 100 words)
    • Aims/Objectives: Followed by regular text. (approximately 50 words)
    • Materials and Methods: Followed by regular text. (Approximately 200 words)
    • Results: Followed by regular text.  (Approximately 200 words)
    • Discussion: Followed by regular text. (Approximately 100 words)
    • Conclusions: Followed by regular text. (Approximately 50 words)
    • Acknowledgements: (eg grants)
  • References: When you list references use numbers in between brackets in the text (1) and use a numbered reference list. The actual references must be in font size 8.
    • 1.      Author A., Author B., Author C.D. Title of the scientific work. Title of the Journal year; number; page-page.
    • 2.      Author A., Author B., Author C.D. Title of the scientific work. Title of the Journal year; number; page-page.
    • 3.      Author A., Author B., Author C.D. Title of the scientific work. Title of the Journal year; number; page-page.
  • Put a blank line in between the paragraphs.
  • Figures, graphs and tables are allowed and must be embedded in the Word file, un

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* 2. Are you an intensivist?

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* 3. What is your basic speciality?

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* 4. How many years of experience do you have?

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* 5. Contact details and affiliation corresponding/presenting author

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* 6. Upload your abstract as word document, including figures and tables (maximum size 16 Mb)

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