Additional instructions (Film/Case Report)

Film Sessions

For all Abstracts which are accepted for presentation at the EACTS Annual Meeting, the full paper must then be submitted to the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery or Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, before the meeting. Authors are requested to submit the abstract of their film electronically (see instructions for abstract submission) and to UPLOAD a copy of their film for review within the abstract submission programme. The film should be no longer than 10 minutes. Sound is acceptable but not necessary. However, live narration by the principal surgeon is a requirement of participation.

Guidelines to film authors:

  • Films should be essentially technical movies
  • Avoid time-consuming sequences showing conventional approaches and cannulations (cardiac surgery). Specific approach should be briefly demonstrated only in very particular cases (e.g. minimally invasive, etc)
  • Indicate clearly the view that is being shown, e.g. surgeon’s view (as seen by the surgeon), overhead view, or view from the patient’s head
  • When it is difficult to identify the details or orientation of a surgical view, an explanatory drawing may be helpful and should be shown within the film just before the operative view
  • Should an author wish to report results of series, the film itself should be shortened to 5 minutes and ‘slides’ incorporated in the film (not shown on separate projector)

Technical Information:

  • Filesize must not exceed 50MB per Abstract
  • Allowed Files are: a) .mpg  b) .mov c) .wmv

Please contact our technicians for queries regarding the media files: eacts@cyim.com

Films should be uploaded during the abstract submission process.

Case Report

Authors are requested to submit a powerpoint (upload instructions and powerpoint template in the Abstract Submission) and meet the following requirements:

  • Max 7 slides
  • Introduction of the case (max 2 slides)
  • Treatment and Complications (max 3 slides)
  • Result
  • Lesson to be learned
  • Do not mention authors’ names in the presentation
  • Include fixed images only (no videos)

Additional Information