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Aortic Forum 2023 – Abstract Submission

Submission for the EACTS Aortic Forum, 21-23 June 2023 is now open.

Please click here to access the submission platform.

Abstracts will not be accepted unless they are submitted according to the format and instructions described below, and submitted using the online system no later than 14 April 2023.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit their full papers to EJCTS.  All submissions will be subject to peer review and therefore no guarantee of acceptance.

Instructions to authors

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 template provided is the only format accepted – eacts-academy16x9-slide-master
  • There should be no more than 8 authors
  • Since the abstracts will be judged anonymously, the text may not reveal the institutional affiliation
  • 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 Forum.

 

Oral presentations

A maximum of 7 slides is allowed

  • Slide 1: Title & ID; the first slide contains the Title of the presentation and also the Abstract ID from the online submission site
    • Do not use the “Enter” button in your title. This action will add hard returns, which are not allowed
    • Do not use abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the following slides
    • Do not end the title with a period (.)
    • Do not use quotation marks in a title (” “)
    • The title must not be CAPS. Do not bolditalicize, underline,superscript or subscript any items in the title.
  • Slide 2: Background and study objective (maximum 8 bullet points)
  • Slide 3: Patients (if applicable); maximum 8 bullet points
  • Slide 4: Methods (maximum 8 bullet points)
  • Slide 5: Results 1 (can include Text, Table, Graph, image, but no videos )
  • Slide 6: Results 2 (if necessary a second slide with results is allowed)
  • Slide 7: Conclusion (only text. maximum 5 bullet points)

 

Video presentations

Authors are requested to submit the abstract of their film electronically and to UPLOAD a copy of their film for review within the abstract submission programme. The film should be no longer than 8 minutes. Sound is acceptable but not necessary. However, live narration by the principal surgeon is a requirement of participation.

  • 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 video just before the operative view
  • Should an author wish to report results of series, the video itself should be shortened to 5 minutes and ‘slides’ incorporated in the film (not shown on separate projector)

Technical Information:

  • Filesize must not exceed 150MB per Abstract
  • Allowed Files are: a) .mpg  b) .mov c) .wmv  d) .mp4

Please contact our technicians for queries regarding the media files: [email protected]

Films should be uploaded during the abstract submission process.

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 14 April 2023.

EACTS Submission Conditions:

The audio-visual recording of the scientific presentations will be the property of the EACTS.
Authors will be notified in writing in May 2023 if the committee has accepted their abstract(s).

CONFLICT STATEMENT

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

Engage with pioneers in the specialty
This year’s Aortic Forum will celebrate the lifetime contributions from two of the masters, Professor El Khoury and Professor Schäfers.

Professor El Khoury, a pioneer in aortic valve repair surgery, joins us to share his expertise and techniques that have made him a renowned expert around the world. You will also have the opportunity to learn from Professor Schäfers, whose dedicated approach to the collection of sound scientific data has been instrumental in the standardisation and reproducibility of aortic valve repair. A special session will take place to celebrate their careers and will also feature two giants in our specialty: Sir Magdi Yacoub and Dr Tirone David who paved the way to this type of surgery more than thirty years ago.
This session is not to be missed!