♦ 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 July 15, 2019.
♦ Abstract acceptance notification will be sent by August 31, 2019.
♦ 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:
♦ 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 15, 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 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: