Work in Progress

Deadline for submission 30 July 2018 @ 23:59 GMT

General abstract submission is closed.  Authors will be notified mid-June

Instructions to Authors – Abstract

Please follow the instructions given on-line, otherwise your abstract cannot be selected for review. A summary of the guidelines is as follows:

  • The abstract language is English
  • The templates provided are the only format accepted please see further instructions
  • There should be no more than 8 authors
  • Since the abstracts will be judged anonymously, the text may not reveal the institutional affiliation
  • Mark the category which best describes the subject of your abstract. If the paper is to be considered for any award or prize, mark the corresponding field when submitting the abstracts. (See Awards and Prize details – please note that to complete your abstract submission, you will be required to upload the applicable covering letter from your Director of Service or Laboratory in the Institution at which the research programme has been undertaken)
  • Each abstract submitted to the Association for possible presentation at the EACTS Annual Meeting must summarize an original contribution and must not have been submitted, published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Please note that it is not possible  to make any corrections to the abstract content or information (such as Presenter details, authors list etc). In order to correct your abstract you must withdraw it and and submit a new corrected version prior to the deadline. Note that, such replacement of the abstract is not possible after the deadline.  In the case of errors in your abstract discovered after the deadline, you may indicate the correction during the presentation at the congress. However, changes will not be included in the publications.  If accepted, your abstract will be published as submitted.

Abstracts will not be accepted unless they are submitted according to the format and instructions described previously, and submitted using the online system no later than 30 April 2018.

EACTS Submission Conditions:

For all Abstracts which are accepted for presentation at the EACTS Annual Meeting, the full manuscript MUST then be submitted to the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery or Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, before the meeting.

The audio-visual recording of the scientific presentations will be the property of the EACTS.

Authors will be notified in writing in June 2018 if the EACTS Programme Committee has accepted their abstract(s).


The Editor requires authors to disclose any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

All sources of funding for work should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page, as should all institutional affiliations of the authors (including corporate appointments). Other kinds of associations, such as consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests or patent licensing arrangements should be disclosed to the Editor in the covering letter at the time of submission. If no conflict of interest exists, please state this in the covering letter. The Editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or for failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.