Abstract Submission Info

The 2018 A-CURE Symposium organizing committee will select scholarship awardees from abstracts submitted by August 30, 2018. Applicants selected for an award will be notified by the A-CURE Organizing Committee no later than June 30, 2017September 26, 2018. Applicants not selected for an award may be invited to present their data in the form of poster presentation at the conference. Abstracts selected to give a poster presentation will be notified by Abiomed, Inc. by September 26, 2018. Please click this link to be directed to the Rules governing the various scholarship mechanisms. Please review these Rules before submitting your abstract for consideration.

Abstract submission criteria

All abstracts should summarize new research that is applicable to the A-CURE mission (see Meeting Overview). Clinical, pre-clinical, registry, modeling, and basic science studies are all encouraged to apply.

All abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication. All data presented in the abstract must be original material. All abstracts that use animal studies must adhere to the “Principals of laboratory animal care” (NIH Publication number 85-23, revised 1985). If the research being presented involves human subjects, it must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association.

A-CURE requires that abstracts be limited to 300 words total, and all submissions should follow the structured abstract outline below:

  • Background
  • Hypothesis
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s)

Abstracts are text only. No figures, data tables, or special symbols or characters are allowed. Please include numerical data with statistical p-value in the Results section when appropriate. To save space, commonly used acronyms are allowed in the abstract without a prior definition (i.e., STEMI, MAP, BP, etc.). Otherwise, define the term at first use of acronym or abbreviations by using parentheses. References are not allowed in the abstract.

The grading and selection of abstracts for scholarship award purposes is blinded. Therefore, we ask that no identifying text is featured in the abstracts including (but not limited to): names, names of institutes (hospitals, medical schools, universities, etc.), cities, company names, websites, or email addresses.