Allied Health abstract submission 

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals are invited to submit their abstracts for the dedicated Nurses and Allied Health Professional session at this year’s Annual Meeting. 

Papers examining any part of the patient journey will be considered. These may include aspects of quality, clinical care, research, case studies or roles and workforce issues. 

Submission is open until 31 July 2024.

EACTS/AATS Foundation Academic Excellence Award

The AATS Foundation Academic Excellence Award will be distributed on a yearly basis at annual meetings of affiliate organizations around the world. The goal of this award is to provide a formal award of academic/scientific excellence for either an abstract or poster presentation. An award of up to $2,500 USD will be provided to a single recipient as determined by the Review Committee.

We hereby would like to request, our members and colleagues around the world to submit their abstracts on ”work in progress” according to specific guidelines and apply for the EACTS-AATS Foundation Academic Excellence Award at EACTS. The deadline for submission of abstracts and application for the award is 31 July 2024

Late breaking clinical trials abstracts submission 

Late breaking trials are typically first-time, international presentations of the primary endpoint or important secondary endpoint results of prospective multi-centre randomised trials.  

Your abstract could also present large-scale, impactful single-centre or multicentre registries, first-in-man experiences with novel devices or drugs, or important follow-up data from major randomised trials. 

Submissions open 1 July 2024. 

Techno-College Innovation Award

We invite surgeons, engineers, innovators, researchers and scientists active in the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery to apply for the Techno-College Innovation Award.

We are looking for technological breakthroughs in all areas related to thoracic and cardiovascular research, and in particular for new surgical methods or devices. Innovations can be in the form of patents, inventions, new products, ideas or services. These innovations should have the potential to change our standard practice and should go beyond marginal improvements in existing procedures or products.

The winner will be selected by the New Technology Task Force and asked to present their work during the Techno-College sessions of the Annual Meeting.

 The Award is €5,000, and submissions open in Spring 2024.

How to write and submit an EACTS abstract

Submission conditions for accepted abstracts

Your obligations

  • Submitted abstracts must summarise an original contribution and must not have been submitted, presented, published or accepted for presentation or publication elsewhere.
  • If your abstract has been accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting, the full manuscript MUST be submitted to the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery or Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery by 19 September 2024.
    However, if the research is of broader interest or you would like to submit your article to a journal with much higher Impact Factor, please contact the Publishing Director with details of your preferred choice and reason for submitting to an alternative journal.
  • You or your named presenter MUST present your abstract IN-PERSON at the Annual Meeting and be registered to attend by 1 July. Failure to do so could mean the abstract is removed from the programme.
  • Authors must disclose any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted abstract.
  • Ensure that you have permission from all co-authors to submit the abstract on their behalf and to grant EACTS the exclusive license to publish the abstract and the full article if accepted.
  • You must consider the content of your presentation carefully to avoid bringing EACTS into disrepute. You must be aware that EACTS has a zero-tolerance approach to sexism and all other forms of discrimination.
  • Your study/research methodology must have been approved by local ethical committees or conform to standards currently applied in the country of origin.
  • Failure to comply with any of these obligations will result in a ban for ALL authors, from submitting an abstract to the EACTS Annual Meeting for a minimum of 2 years.

Dates for your diary – 2024 abstract submissions 

General abstract submission opens1 February
General abstract submission closes 30 April
Blind abstract review takes placeMay
Abstract selection for the Annual Meeting programme May/June
Abstract authors are notified of their status June
Late Breaking abstract submission opens 1 July
Allied Health abstract submission closes 31 July
Late Breaking abstract submission closes 15 August
Award applicants must submit their full Manuscript to EJCTS or ICVTS (failure to do so will result in your application being void) 1 September
Late Breaking abstract author notifications September
Manuscript submission to EJCTS or ICVTS 19 September

Presentation Guidelines

Your Presentation
Your allocated presentation time and discussion period will be indicated in your abstract acceptance or invitation email.

Please note that only data projection will be available. 

Presenters should download and use the template provided below

The use of personal laptops is not permitted. To avoid technical problems, computer presentations should be previewed in the Speaker Preview Centre no later than 2 hours before the start of the session in which the presentation is to be given.

The use of personal laptops is not permitted. To avoid technical problems, computer presentations should be previewed in the Speaker Preview Centre no later than 2 hours before the start of the session in which the presentation is to be given. 

Operating System Windows 7,Windows XP, Windows
2000, Windows 98, Windows 95 
Programme MS PowerPoint 
Display XGA 
Resolution 1024 x 768 
Sound Available 
Submissions CD Rom or USB memory drive 
Virus Disks/Drives must be virus free