Abstract Submission

EACTA invites you to participate actively in this congress which will be an extraordinary occasion for the exchange of ideas and experiences. We look forward to receiving abstracts online for consideration and inclusion in the scientific programme as oral or poster presentation.

All accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract book which is a digital supplement to the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA).

The deadline for abstract submission is 2 May 2018, 24:00 CET.

Please read carefully the guidelines below before submitting your abstract:

  • Abstracts must be submitted in good English. Use British spelling, e.g. anaesthesia, oesophagus, crystalloid. However, you can easily eliminate many typing errors and misspelling by using the spell- check feature of your word processing software.  The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject those abstracts which are presented in poor English, or may request an immediate revision by the a
  • The title field must only include the title of your abstract. The maximum characters allowed including spacing is 100 characters or 20 words.
  • The maximum length for the abstract body is 2800 characters (including spaces, one figure or one table) or 450 words.
  • The text of abstracts must include the sections:
  • Abstract Categories (Topics)
    01 - Anaesthesia Techniques
    02 - Intensive Care Medicine
    03 - Cardiac Anaesthesia
    04 - Cardiopulmonary Bypass
    05 - Thoracic Anaesthesia & Surgery
    06 - Vascular Anaesthesia & Surgery
    07 - Transplantation
    08 - Postoperative Care
    09 - Organ Function & Protection
    10 - Myocardial Protection
    11 - Haemostasis
    12 - Drugs & Fluids
    13 - Evaluation of Methods & Techniques
    14 - Monitoring
    15 - Echocardiography
    16 - Risk Factors & Outcome
    17 - Quality Management
    18 – Other
  • Use the SI-system for all units of measurement (e.g. ml, kg, kPa) with the exception of mmHg for blood pressures. With two items or more, negative exponents should be used, e.g. ml min-1.
  • The use of abbreviations should be minimized, and they must be defined the first time they are used.
  • One figure or one table within the borders of the abstract is allowed. Figure and tables should be aligned with the text. Text in the figures or tables will also be reduced to 80%. Be sure that all text in the figure or table is readable. Ensure that lines on figures are thick enough to bear reduction for printing. All figures must be in black-and-white.
  • You may use one but not more than three relevant references, numbered in brackets in order of appearance in the text and listed at the end of the text. They should have the following sequence: author(s), title, journal (as abbreviated in Index Medicus), year, volume and pages. For example: Latimer RD. Inhaled nitric oxide in the management of pulmonary hypertension after mitral valve surgery. Br J Anaesth 1994; 72: 185-9.
  • Key Words are not needed.
  • The main author is listed first, followed by the co-authors. It must be indicated who will be presenter of the abstract. The presenter will appear underlined and fully written in the abstract book.
  • Please also note the information and instructions given in the videos of the online abstract portal.
  • Abstract Evaluation Criteria
    Each abstract will be assessed by at least three reviewers, according to the following scoring grid:
  • Scientific relevance
  • Methodology
  • Clear language - poor English will be sent out for revision