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Full text publication rates of studies presented at an international emergency medicine scientific meeting
  1. Jannet W M Chan1,2,
  2. Colin A Graham1,2
  1. 1Accident & Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. 2Trauma & Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Colin A Graham; Chinese University of Hong Kong, Trauma & Emergency Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong; cagraham{at}


The publication rate of full text papers following an abstract presentation at a medical conference is variable, and few studies have examined the situation with respect to international emergency medicine conferences. This retrospective study aimed to identify the publication rate of abstracts presented at the 2006 International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) held in Halifax, Canada. The full text publication rate was 33.2%, similar to previous emergency medicine meetings. English language barriers may play a role in the low publication rate seen.

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  • resuscitation, research

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