Deadline for abstracts and clinical cases submission is September 3

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

“Best Abstract on Cardiac Electrophysiology” Award
“Best Abstract on Cardiac Devices” Award
"Best Clinical Case" Award

All authors of accepted abstracts will be able to register with early registration fee for 10 days after the acceptance notification

Abstract submission guidelines

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 before September 3, 2019, at 5 pm (GMT-3). The system will close, and it will not be possible to submit any abstract passed that time, no exception.
♦ Abstract evaluation results will be sent on October 2, 2019 to the email that the submitter has registered when submitting the abstract.

Abstract submission information

♦ All abstracts must have 350 words or less (this does not include presenter information and title) and should be in one of the following categories:

♦ Abstract Topics:

  • Ablation
  • Devices
  • Pediatric 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 declared. 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.
♦ Each abstract will be reviewed and scored, by two reviewers at least, based on 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 responsibility of the submitting author to notify other co-authors about the Committee’s decision.
♦ 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 Scientific Committee based on the abstract subject matter and combined reviewer scores and comments. 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 Scientific Committee.
♦ All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered and attend the 16th World Congress of Arrhythmias in order to have the abstract considered within the Congress. This means, for each accepted abstract, one author, at least, must attend 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.
♦ Oral and Poster presentation instructions will be sent to the authors in due course via email and on the website.


Abstracts may be accepted into one of the two categories

  • Oral Presentation:The presenting author will have 7 minutes to summarize the research question, the methods used, the results and their significance, using a PowerPoint presentation as visual aid.
  • Poster Presentation:Abstracts will be presented as digital posters, on computer terminals at the Congress. At least one author of the abstract must attend the Congress and defend the abstract.


The Scientific 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:

  • Introduction: A statement of the hypothesis or research question.
  • Objectives: A brief description of the goals of the research or study.
  • Methods: 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 format the complete abstract in bold or italic letters.

♦ Abstracts that represent 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.

Clinical Case submission Guidelines

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