STS Critical Care Conference Abstract Submission

You are invited to submit abstracts for the 14th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference to be held in Washington, DC, October 5-7, 2017.

Abstracts will be accepted until Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. All abstracts must describe research related to CVT Critical Care.

Each abstract submitted to the Society for possible presentation at the CVT Critical Care Conference must summarize an original contribution and must not have been presented, published, or accepted for presentation or publication elsewhere.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral presentations or scientific posters. Manuscripts corresponding to accepted oral and poster presentations may be submitted for publication consideration in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, which has a circulation of more than 6,700.

Please consider the following criteria before submitting an abstract:

  • Please note that you must complete your submission in one sitting; you will not be able to save it in draft status. Do not submit multiple submissions for the same proposal.
  • Correct e-mail addresses must be included with the submitted abstract.
  • The deadline to submit is Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
  • Please make certain that you click the Submit button one time only.
  • A confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address provided. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please contact STS at education [at] sts [dot] org.

Your abstract must conform to the following specifications:

  • Title case: Capitalize the first letter of each main word in the title; please do not enter information in all upper case or in quotation marks.
  • All abstracts must be structured using the following section headings:
    • Purpose - Include a brief statement on the intent of the study and the current state of research in the field. Specifically, describe the quality gap (limitation or problem) within the practice of cardiothoracic surgery that this research addresses. (50 word maximum)
    • Methods - The methods of the study or experimental approach should be clearly and briefly defined.  (100 word maximum)
    • Results - Provide a summary of the study findings, including sufficient details, to support those conclusions. These may be presented in a brief table (no more than five columns of data). (150 word maximum)
    • Conclusions - Include a statement concerning the significance of the work and its implications for further research. In what way might the results of this project supplement or inform clinical or research knowledge or strategies? (50 word maximum)
  • Tables: Up to one (1) table allowed. The table cannot have more than five (5) columns of data.
    • Files should be in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .tiff, or .eps. (PowerPoint images, Excel, and Word Documents are not permitted.)
  • Images: Up to one (1) image allowed.
    • Images can only be displayed in black and white. (Please take this into consideration when developing images.) Images should be between 300 and 600 dpi at 3"x5".
    • Files should be in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .tiff, or .eps. (PowerPoint images, Excel, and Word Documents are not permitted.)
  • Other:
    • There should be no reference to the institutions involved in the body of the text.
    • The institution name, state, and e-mail address information of the presenting author and all coauthors must be provided.
    • When percentages are used, the absolute numbers of derivation must be stated.
    • To ensure fairness, abstracts are read and graded in a blinded fashion with no references to authors or institutions. Abstracts are reviewed by peer reviewers based on scientific merit, originality, and practice gaps identified.

Learn more by reviewing the abstract submission guidelines and disclosure document, and please also review the STS Presenter and Moderator Policy.