Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed.

Abstracts Topics

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology
  • Basic Science
  • Cardic Imaging
  • Echocardiography and Valvular Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Acute Cardiovascular care
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pacing and Electrophysiology
  • Rehabilitation / Epidemiology / Prevention and Risk Factors / Pharmacotherapy and Cardic Pharmacology
  • Heart Surgery
  • Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

Abstract Regulations

With the submission of an abstract, the first author (presenting author): 

  • Accepts responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract.
  • Confirms that all authors are aware of and agree to the content of the abstract and support the data presented.
  • Identifies any financial interest in products or processes described in the abstract. This information is to be forwarded to the Scientific Committee together with the abstract.
  • States that, for studies involving human or animal subjects, permission has been obtained from the relevant regulatory authority and properly informed consent given where appropriate.
  • Gives permission for the abstract, when selected for presentation (oral or poster), to be published. 

Encore abstracts will be accepted.

  • Submitted abstracts cannot be withdrawn after 31 December, 2019

Abstract Format

In order to be considered, an abstract should respect the following guidelines:

  • The abstract must be submitted in good English.
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject those abstracts, which are presented in poor English, or may request an immediate revision by the presenter.
  • Abstract titles should be brief and should reflect the content of the abstract.
  • Commercial names may not be used in the abstract title.
  • No more than 10 authors can be listed.  Only institutional affiliations, cities and countries should follow.  
  • Abstracts on “trials in progress” can be submitted and will be considered for oral or poster presentation as long as they contain at least some preliminary and presentable results.
  • The decision regarding inclusion in the program and type of presentation will be decided by the Scientific Program Committee.
  • Abstracts should be organized under the headings:

  Introduction -> Material and method -> Results and discussion -> Conclusion

  • The online abstract submission procedure will not accept abstracts that exceed 300 words (body of the abstract). 
  • Abbreviations may be used if standard or if spelled out and defined at the first use. Compounds should be mentioned with the generic name, in lower cases. Commercial names are admitted in the text, with an ®, and if in brackets following the generic name, i.e. “generic (Commercial ®)”.
  • Supplementary data or appendices will not be accepted.
  • Figures or photographs are allowed. Symbols and structures of drugs are allowed and should be drawn in black. 
  • Only the submitting author will receive a confirmation/abstract number by e-mail from the IHS2020 Secretariat within 48 hours of submission. This confirmation of abstract receipt is NOT a notice of acceptance.

For questions regarding the online submission process please contact the Conference secretariat.


Abstract Selection Process

  • Only abstracts submitted online can be accepted. Abstracts submitted on paper or by e-mail attachment will not be considered.
  • The Scientific Committee will make the selection of abstracts for oral and poster presentations by the end of March 2020.
  • If a selected author cannot attend, the presenting author should assign a replacement.
  • The following presentation formats are applicable for IHS2020: Oral presentation or Poster presentation.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral,  or poster presentations. The Scientific Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted based on blind review. They will endeavor to schedule abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserve the right to decide on the final form of presentation.
  • If you do not receive any confirmation within 48 hours, please contact the Conference Secretariat within one week following the submission of the abstract.
  • Submitting an abstract for IHS2020 does not constitute registration for the meeting. All abstract submiters must complete their registration and payment to the IHS2020 meeting by December 31, in order to be considered as part of the scientific program.

For questions regarding the online submission process, contact the Conference Secretariat.