Call for Abstracts

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will be seeking abstracts for poster and rapid fire oral presentations. Please review the Guidelines for Abstract Submission and submit your abstract using the online portal. Contact us at cwhhc@ottawaheart.ca if you require assistance with your submission or have any questions.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the April 2020 issue of the  Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Please review the Guidelines for Abstract Submission for more details.


Important Dates:
Call for Abstracts Opens:  November 12, 2019
Deadline for Submissions: January 6, 2020
Notification to Applicants: January 17, 2020

Rapid Fire Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations

Submitters have the option to identify their preferred presentation format(s) through the online portal. If submitters select they are willing to present their abstract as a rapid fire oral presentation or a poster presentation, the abstract will first be judged as a potential oral presentation, and if not successful, will then be judged as a potential poster presentation. Only one presentation format will be offered per abstract.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display in the Ballroom Foyer at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel on Thursday, April 2 and must remain on display from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Poster presenters are expected to be at their poster during the designated 70 minute period, from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., allowing Summit delegates time to ask questions and to discuss content. Additional technical specifications, including dimensions, will be provided with acceptance letters.

Best Poster Award

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for best poster. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best poster will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Posters displayed at the Summit will be judged by the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee on April 2, with the best poster selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation

Rapid Fire Oral Presentations

Rapid Fire Oral Presentations will be presented in the Ballroom on Friday, April 3. Each presenter will have five minutes to summarize their research, followed by three minutes for questions and answers. This format is expected to offer greater exposure to presenters, as well as give attendees a snapshot into the wide variety of research being conducted related to the conference theme, “Women’s Cardiovascular Health Puzzle: Connecting the Pieces to Understand the Whole”.

Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Award

The 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit will include an award for Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best rapid fire oral presentation will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Rapid fire oral presentations will be judged by the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation
  • Presenter stays within allotted time

The recipients will receive their award during the conference’s closing remarks on Friday, April 3.

Please note: ALL poster presenters and rapid fire oral presenters must register as delegates for the 2020 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit. 

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