Abstracts frequently asked questions

What is an abstract? 
An abstract is a stand-alone statement that briefly explains, in a non-repetitive style, the essential information of a study. The abstract presents the purpose, methods, results and conclusions.

How many abstracts can I submit? 
There is no limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit, but the same research cannot be submitted twice, even under a different topic/category or with a different title.

Can I submit an abstract by email? 
No, abstracts can be submitted only via the online submission service. Any abstract sent by email will not be accepted and automatically returned to the sender.

How much does it cost to submit an abstract? 
Abstract submission is free of charge.

What language can I use in the abstract?
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.

How many words should my abstract contain?
The maximum abstract size is 3 000 characters (spaces included).  The character limit does not include the title and the authors.

Can I submit the same abstract to another conference? 
Submitted abstracts should not have been presented, nor published prior to the Congress. 

Can I submit an abstract that has been previously presented or published? 
No, unless there are major updates in the data. 

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You have to log on with your original login and password. Then, Click « my account »  on the top and you will be able to change your password by following the instructions.

I cannot submit my abstract, instructions do not appear on my screen!
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I can not copy and  paste my abstract.
To « copy and paste » your abstract from a word file, please use the following icon .
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The special characters do not not appear in my submitted abstract?  How do I resolve this?
To insert special characters (©, ®, ™, ½, α, β....), please use the following icon :

What do you mean by assigning and transferring rights and copyright to the Congress?
The content belongs to the author(s) but if the abstract is accepted, the submitter agrees on behalf of all co-authors to give to the European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth the right to reproduce and distribute the work submitted, including reprints, electronic forms or any reproduction for educational purposes of similar nature on a worldwide basis.

Where and when will my abstract be published?
After the congress, all accepted abstracts will be available on the Congress Website.

Can I choose the format of my abstract presentation? 
No, the final selection will be made by the Congress Programme Committee. The format and scheduling of poster presentations cannot be changed.  

Who is my audience? 
There are different audiences for your abstract at the Congress
- The congress delegates, who will come to hear you present your work because they may have topic related interest: scientists, surgeons, clinicians, researchers, nurses, general practitioners, technicians, trainees
- An international cardiovascular specialist community looking for scientific exchange and networking
- Wider audiences who can’t attend the congress but who can access abstracts online, after congress. A well written abstract is a way of making your project known, informing practice and/or education and establishing connections with other researchers in your field of interest.

I have a question regarding the abstract that I have submitted, who should I contact ?
Europa Organisation at support-ecardio@europa-organisation.com

Can I revise my abstract after it has been submitted?
Once submitted, it is not possible to make any corrections to the abstract content or information.
In order to correct your abstract you must withdraw it and submit a new corrected version prior to the deadline (see below for withdrawal procedure).

Can I change the assigned Presenter?
The submitter will be asked to assign the presenter upon receipt of acceptance. If the presenter needs to be changed afterwards, please send an email to support-ecardio@europa-organisation.com as soon as possible. In all cases, the presenter must be part of the submitted authors list and be able to present and discuss all aspects of the research.

I would like to withdraw my abstract.
If you want to withdraw an abstract already submitted, please notify us as quickly as possible at support-ecardio@europa-organisation.com stating the title and number of the abstract to be withdrawn.

What is the deadline for submission?
Monday 26 June, 2017 at 23:59 CET (Central European Time).

Who reviews the abstracts?
Each valid submitted abstract will be reviewed by members of the European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth Programme Committee.

How will your abstract be assessed?
The following criteria will be used when assessing the abstract:
- Does the abstract address a relevant problem related to cardiovascular science or cardiovascular medicine or eHealth?
- Is the methodology adequate and acceptable?
- Have the data/findings been interpreted appropriately?
- Are the results clearly presented?
- Are the conclusions supported by the presented data?
- Are the contents of the abstract clear and intelligible?

When will I receive the abstract acceptance notification?
Results will be available online from 21 July, 2017.
Only the contact author will receive email concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract.

What about the abstract presenter registration?
Special registration fee for abstract presenters starting at €250.
Special registration fee for PhD students is €100. Students with student legitimation card can register for free.
Please check the event website for more information: https://www.e-cardiohealth.com/

Where can I consult the programme of the congress?
By visiting the official website of the congress here.