Abstract, Case Report/Series and Technical Booth Submission Guidelines


  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Headings: 
         - Abstract: Abstract title, Authors and Affiliations, Introduction (max 150 words), Methods (max 200 words), Results (max 150 words), Discussion (max 100 words), and References (max 5 references); Text only (no graphics, images or tables are allowed in the abstract body).
         - Case Report/Series: Case report/series Title, Authors and Affiliations, Introduction (max 150 words), Case Presentation (max 250 words), Discussion (max 100 words), and References (max 5 references); Text only (no graphics, images or tables are allowed in the case report/series body).
         - Technical Booth: Title/ Name of non-commercial product or service, product or service Description, explanation as to why this product or service should be exhibited at the CAS Annual Meeting (max. 250 words).
  • Supporting file: Applicants may submit one image (jpg, jpeg, png or gif; Up to 10 MB, high resolution (300 dpi recommended)).
  • Only applications that are complete and in accordance with the instructions provided above will be considered for review.
  • Submissions must be received electronically through the online platform by Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:00 noon ET. Late, faxed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. The system will identify your submission as complete or incomplete. Submissions with incomplete status will not be accepted. The submitter has until the submission deadline to complete the abstract submission.
  • Browser: For best results we strongly recommend using Chrome or Firefox when submitting your abstract. Do not use Internet Explorer unless necessary. If using a corporate or institutional web platform, please ensure the link to the online submission platform is not blocked, as this will not allow you to submit. 
  • To start your submission: CLICK HERE and follow the instructions.


Abstract, case report/series and technical booth applications can be submitted under the following categories:

  • Airway Management
  • Ambulatory/Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Basic Science
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic
  • Chronic Pain
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Economics
  • Education and Simulation in Anesthesia
  • Equipment Monitoring
  • Gender Studies
  • Health Management
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Pain Management
  • Perioperative
  • Pharmacology
  • Regional and Acute Pain
  • Other (please specify)


Accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia supplement which is posted online. For optimal online viewing, it is recommended that only high-resolution images (300 dpi) be used. If uploaded images are not legible, they may be omitted from the published abstract.


  • All submissions MUST identify a presenting author.
  • The presenting author is required to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest on behalf of all authors, in relation to the material to be discussed.
  • All correspondence will be sent to the presenting author. It is his/her responsibility to communicate this information to any additional authors.
  • All presenting authors MUST register for the Annual Meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee by TBD. Failure to do so will result in the automatic withdrawal of the abstract or case report/series. If the presenting author is unable to attend the meeting, please notify us of an alternate presenter. The alternate presenter must be a co-author of the research.
  • If there is a change in the name or address of the presenting author prior to submission deadline of Friday, February 11, 2022, 12 noon ET, you may login to your on-line submission account and edit the profile. After this date, please contact abstracts@casmeeting.com should there be any changes. New authors CANNOT be added to the submission after the submission deadline.


Abstracts or case report/series submitted and accepted to other conferences, for example the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), or the European Society of Anesthesiologists (ESA), CANNOT be submitted to the CAS Annual Meeting as these have been posted and will be published.

If the work has been published as a journal article prior to the start of the CAS Annual Meeting, either in print or on-line, it CANNOT be submitted. Applicants CANNOT submit multiple abstracts from the same research study.


Human Studies: Abstracts describing investigations carried out in humans will not be accepted unless the study was approved by, and carried out according to instructions of, the authors' institutional Human Investigations Committee or the Research Ethics Board (REB). This includes studies carried out as QA/QI initiatives. If Ethics approval was waived by the ethics board, please state this along with the reasons for the approval waiver. If the REB approval or equivalent is not stated, the abstract will be rejected.

Animal Studies: Abstracts describing investigations carried out in animals will NOT BE ACCEPTED unless the study was approved by, and carried out according to instructions of, the authors' institutional Animal Care Committee (ACC) or equivalent. If the ACC approval or equivalent is not provided, the abstract will be rejected.

Case Reports/Series: Patient or guardian consent is required for case report/series in accordance with local institutional guidelines. If the patient consent for publication is not provided, the abstract will be rejected. Note that patient or guardian consent is required as accepted case report/series will be published.


The generic name must be used. The trade name may also be included (in brackets) after the first use of the drug name.


Only FULLY ANONYMOUS abstracts or case report/series submissions will be accepted for review. No identification of authors, institution of origin, geographic area, sources of funding, or author references may appear in the submission title, text or supporting file. Submissions that are not fully anonymous will be REJECTED by the Scientific Affairs Subcommittee. This includes specific identification of the ethics review board.


CAS will be offering optional support to authors from developing countries as defined by the World Bank list of LOW or LOWER-MIDDLE income countries. Qualifying authors may submit their abstract for pre-review and suggestions from a member of the Scientific Affairs Subcommittee. When submitting the abstract, select "Preliminary Review" option.

Abstracts or case report/series for preliminary review must be submitted by Monday, January 10, 2022, 12 noon ET. Submissions will be reviewed and returned to the submitter by Monday, January 24, 2022 to allow for re-submission of the potentially revised abstract or case report/series by the general deadline of Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:00 noon ET.

Participating in this program is NOT a guarantee of acceptance of the updated submission and the pre-reviewer will not be involved in the final review process. As with all submissions, authors will be responsible for registering and paying the appropriate fees to attend the Annual Meeting, securing travel documents/authorization, and covering all associated costs (travel, hotel, meals in Canada etc.).


All abstracts and case report/series will undergo a blind review by the CAS Scientific Affairs Subcommittee. Authors should be careful to avoid submitting multiple datasets from one study as multiple abstracts. Multiple submissions from a single study or dataset will be excluded unless prior clarification and approval is granted.

Abstracts with no data or incomplete data will receive a score of zero (0) for the Results and Discussion.

Abstracts will be judged in five areas:
• Originality (20%)
• Methods (20%)
• Data analysis (20%)
• Conclusion (20%)
• Clinical Relevance (20%)
Case Report/Series will be judged on:
• Novelty (20%)
• Importance (20%)
• Clarity of Presentation (20%)
• Quality of Discussion (20%)
• Background Literature Search (20%)


All abstract submitted must comply within these guidelines to be considered for acceptance. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed by Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to the presenting author identified during the submission process.


Written notification MUST BE sent by the presenting author to withdraw an accepted abstract, case report/series or technical booth. Notification can be sent via email to abstracts@casmeeting.com. The notification must include the submission title and ID number.


Presenting authors must register and pay to attend the Annual Meeting as a condition to their abstract being published. Registration is NOT complimentary.


All abstracts and case report/series will be posted on the CAS website. The Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA) will publish those abstracts and case report/series presented or displayed at the Annual Meeting, which will be indexed, citable, searchable and available in full text and PDF formats online.

Presenting authors who do not attend and/or present at the Annual Meeting will have their abstract withdrawn from publication.


All accepted abstracts will be assigned one of the 4 presentation types. Presentation type assigned is based entirely upon the score of the abstract.

  • Residents' Oral Competition: Top scoring abstracts of residents enrolled in a Canadian department of anesthesia when the research was completed. Authors must indicate during the submission process if they wish to be included. Residents must be members of CAS to be eligible. Competitors will receive 8-10 minutes to present live, followed by 3-5 minutes Q&A, and will be judged by a panel of experts.
  • Richard Knill Research Oral Competition: Top scoring non-resident abstracts. Presenting authors must be members of CAS to be eligible. Competitors will receive 8-10 minutes to present live, followed by 3-5 minutes Q&A, and will be judged by a panel of experts.
  • Electronic poster (ePoster) video presentations: Selected authors will be invited to submit a pre-recorded 5-minute ePoster oral presentation. EPoster presentations will be available to meeting attendees and discussed during dedicated sessions in the virtual meeting (subject to change).
  • Electronic Abstract: Abstracts accepted for the 2022 Annual Meeting will be available on-line for to attendees of the meeting (subject to change).

Case report/series will not be considered for any competitions or awards.


CAS members can make a submission to request a technical booth to promote knowledge of a non-commercial product or service. This is a prime opportunity to showcase new advances to Annual Meeting delegates attending the exhibit. Up to two complimentary booths will be awarded.

All technical booth submissions must be received electronically through the online submission system by Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:00 noon ET. Mailed or faxed submissions will not be accepted.


The CAS Scientific Affairs Subcommittee will be responsible for reviewing technical booth submissions. The score of each selected submission will constitute 100% of the final score.

The authors of the two submissions receiving the highest scores will be invited to organize a technical booth (complimentary).

Applicants must be active members of the CAS at the time of the application.


Virtual Meeting booth details coming soon.  


Details coming soon.


Technical booth exhibitors must abide by all rules, requirements, restrictions, and regulations as set forth in the acceptance notice and the Exhibitor Manual. More details will be available soon.


There is no fee to submit an abstract, case report/series and technical booth for the CAS Annual Meeting.


Submitting authors are expected to be registered for the 2022 CAS Annual Conference by TBD.





If you have any questions, please contact:

2022 CAS Annual Meeting Secretariat
Email: abstracts@casmeeting.com
Phone: 1.888.527.3434 / +1.519.263.5050 / +1.519.263.6003 (direct line)


Call for Abstracts, Case Report/Series and Technical Booths open:
Monday, November 1, 2021

Abstracts for Preliminary Review* must be submitted by:
Monday, January 10, 2022, 12 noon ET. The abstract will be reviewed and returned to the submitted by Monday, January 24, 2022. *Only appliable to abstracts submitted by authors from developing countries

Submission deadline:
Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:00 noon ET.

Applicants informed of acceptance/rejection decision by:
Monday, March 14, 2022

Accepted applicants to confirm their intention to present by:
Monday, March 21, 2022

Presenting authors to register by: