Deadline for abstract submission is September 3

Abstract Submission Guidelines

All abstracts submitted will be uploaded to PACE´s website and the best 16 will be published on the printed edition

General Information

♦ All abstracts for the 16th World Congress of Arrhythmias must be submitted electronically through the electronic abstract submission system.
♦ All abstracts must be submitted in English.
♦ Abstracts accepted will be selected for oral presentation or digital poster.
♦ All abstracts must be received on or before September 3, 2019, at 5 pm (GMT-3).
♦ Abstract acceptance notification will be sent by September 23, 2019.

Abstract submission information

♦ All abstracts have a 350 word limit of text (not including presenter information and title) and should be in one of the following categories:

♦ Abstract Topics:

  • Ablation
  • Devices
  • Pediatrics arrhythmias
  • Heart Failure and Resynchronization therapies
  • Non-invasive study of arrhythmias
  • Invasive Study of arrhythmias
  • Pharmacological treatment of arrhythmias
  • Basic electrophysiology
  • New technologies in the diagnosis of arrhythmias
  • Sudden Death

♦ Submitting authors are required to ensure that all listed co-authors have reviewed the abstract, take responsibility for its content and agree with being listed as co-author.
♦ All potential conflicts of interest for each co-author must be provided. Potential conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to, commercial interest in the research, and financial or in-kind support for the research, and financial or in-kind support for the research from entities with commercial interest in research.
♦ Each abstract will be reviewed and scored, by between three and five reviewers, for the quality and originality of the research, the scientific content and presentation. A notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting authors only. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to notify other co-authors of the Committee’s decision. Session assignments will be mailed by September 30, 2019 to the address given for correspondence.
♦ The abstract review process is blinded, meaning that the author’s names and affiliations are not disclosed to the reviewers.
♦ Authors are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible.
♦ Acceptance of the abstract in the program and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Program Committee based on the abstract subject matter and combined reviewer scores and comments. Decisions of the Program Committee are final. Because of the logistics of assigning abstracts to sessions and the number of abstracts received, requests for particular types of presentations, sessions, days, or times will not be considered by the Program Committee.
♦ All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered and attend the 16th World Congress of Arrhythmias in order to have the abstract published in the online supplement to the Congress.
♦ By submitting an abstract, the author(s) agree to transfer all copyrights to the 16th World Congress of Arrhythmias and to allow publication of submitted information on the Congress website, or other related publications.
♦ Instructions will be sent to the authors whose abstracts are accepted for oral or poster presentation. For each abstract accepted for presentation, at least one author must attend the Congress and present the contribution.
♦ If the registration fee of the presenting author is not received by September 30, 2019 the abstract will not be published in the Final Program.

Abstracts may be accepted into one of the two categories

    • Oral presentation: The presenting author will be required to make a 7 minute Powerpoint presentation that concisely summarizes the research question, the methods used, the results and their significance. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be published as an online supplement to the Congress website.
  • Electronic poster presentation: Abstracts accepted into this category will be available for viewing on computer terminals at the Congress. The presenting author will be obliged to present the poster during the moderated poster session to which it has been assigned. Abstracts accepted for electronic poster presentation will be published as an online supplement to the Congress website. Abstracts of presenters who do not attend the session for which they have been scheduled, will not be published in the Congress website.

The Program Committee has outlined the following guidelines for developing an abstract

♦ Abstracts must be based on original results that have not or will not be published or presented before the 16th World Congress of Arrhythmias begins on November 2, 2019.
♦ It is recommended that abstracts follow the format below:

  • Background: A statement of the hypothesis or research question.
  • Methods & Materials: An explanation of the study design and experimental method and materials used.
  • Results: A concise summary of the major findings of the experiment or study. Sufficient data must be provided to permit evaluation by the reviewers and public reading of the abstracts. Statements such as “additional information to be presented at the meeting” are not acceptable.
  • Conclusion: Summary of the overall findings and the importance of the study
    • DO NOT repeat these section headers in your abstract body! Do not format the complete abstract in bold or italic letters!
  • Abstracts that represent the presentation of single clinical cases of previously reported diseases, investigations of compounds that involve inadequate numbers of study subjects, or abstracts that lack quantitative or qualitative data will not be accepted. Authors are discouraged from submitting multiple abstracts from the same project. Each abstract will be judged on its own merits without reference to other submissions. Repetitive abstracts will be rejected.

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