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Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts


Important Dates:
Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts Opens: October 8, 2020
Deadline to Submit: November 6, 2020
Notification to Applicants: November 24, 2020


The Canadian Women's Heart Health Summit is now accepting late-breaking submissions for abstracts detailing highly significant and timely findings in women’s heart, brain, and vascular health that were not available at the time of the earlier abstract deadline.

Accepted abstracts for both poster and rapid-fire oral presentations will be published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology's February 2021 issue. Abstracts submitted during this time that do not meet the criteria of a late-breaking abstract will not be reviewed or considered for inclusion.

Abstracts previously submitted and accepted will be published in the February 2021 issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. An email has been sent out to all authors providing additional details. If you have any questions, contact us.
 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

For an abstract to be considered for late-breaking presentation, the abstract must:

  • Represent new findings (within January 2020 - present). Please note: Stating that “results are only now available” is not enough explanation.
  • Explain why the findings are of high scientific impact (clinical science, basic science, population health and behavioural science, policy and guidelines, and Indigenous Health), especially newsworthy and deserving of consideration. Research must be practice-changing.
  • Identify the trial phase if the abstract report's results of an ongoing clinical trial.

Submissions that leave any of these details unanswered will not be considered for review.

  • Late-breaking abstracts must not be a revision of an abstract submitted to the original submission deadline. This submission is NOT intended for updates to data submitted for the original submission deadline.
  • Please note, you may not withdraw a previously accepted abstract submission and resubmit for this opportunity.
  • Authors must account for sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in their submission.
  • Abstracts relating to COVID-19 are encouraged.
  • Abstracts must be received electronically through the online submission form no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT), November 6, 2020. A confirmation message will be provided stating the abstract was submitted successfully. Paper or faxed abstract submissions will not be accepted.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by November 24, 2020, via email. Scheduling details and instructions for oral and poster presentations will be communicated soon after.
  • Abstracts can be written in English or French.
  • There is no fee for submitting abstracts for the 2021 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit.
  • Abstracts that are published as part of a peer-reviewed manuscript or previous conference proceedings are excluded. Only one abstract per data source will be accepted; submitters should not “split” data to create several abstracts.
  • Abstracts should be concise and informative and include at least preliminary data. Those stating that results will be presented or discussed will be subject to rejection.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the February 2021 issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
  • Authors have the opportunity to “opt-out” from having their content published.
  • For those authors who do agree, they give the CWHH Summit permission and authority to submit and have published his/her abstract, without compensation, in the February 2021 issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) as to the integrity of the data and that they agree with the submission.
  • The word limit for an Abstract Submission is 250 words, not including title, list of authors, and headers. Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • TITLE:
    • AUTHORS: Abbreviated first name followed by the last name, no period [i.e. J Smith], according to this format: City, Province: [i.e. Ottawa, Ontario]
    • BACKGROUND: A brief statement of the purpose of the study
    • METHOD(S): A statement of the method(s) of investigation
    • RESULTS: A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support conclusions
    • CONCLUSIONS: The conclusions reached - it is not acceptable to state “the results will be discussed”

To submit your late-breaking abstract:

This call is now closed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Rapid Fire Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Posters will be available on the virtual platform as of February 10. During the designated 60 minute Poster Presentation period on February 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST, presenters are to present their posters, allowing Summit delegates time to ask questions and discuss poster content. 

Best Poster Award

The 2021 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 2021 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit review committee on Februay 12, 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 on February 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. 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 2021 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 2021 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 Summit's closing remarks on February 13.

Please note: ALL poster presenters and rapid fire oral presenters must register as delegates for the 2021 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Summit. Register Now

 

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