- From the Morrow operation of the 60´s to current techniques.
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The submission deadline is April 30th, 2024
No new submissions may be added to the system after the posted deadline.
Submissions must be submitted in their final form by the deadline to be considered for presentation.
Abstracts will be published exactly as submitted. Please proofread carefully to avoid errors.
An author may not revise or resubmit a submission in order to make corrections after the submission deadline. Rather, the submission may be withdrawn or, if accepted, the error may be revised and indicated during the presentation.
All expenses (e.g., registration, airfare, lodging, etc.) associated with the submission and presentation are the presenter’s responsibility.
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted. Failure to register for the activity and present the accepted work, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts by the WSCTS, LACES, and SBSCVS.
All abstracts must be structured using the following four section headings or they will not be considered.
Submissions containing identical or nearly identical data submitted from the same institution and/or authors will be disqualified.
Authors should not split data to create several abstracts from one study, clinical trial, and/or experiment. If splitting is judged to have occurred, priority scores of all related abstracts will suffer, and abstracts may be disqualified.
Abstracts should clearly reflect the content of the completed paper.
The abstract should not use abbreviations, which are not commonly accepted within the cardiothoracic surgical literature. Commonly accepted abbreviations within the cardiothoracic surgical literature will be accepted (i.e. – CABG, FEV1, GERD, CPR). However, other medical acronyms (i.e. – bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS)) should be first spelled out.
When percentages are used, the absolute numbers from which the fractions are derived must also be stated.
The abstract language is English.
Abstract submissions may be disqualified, sanctioned, and/or removed from the program if the policies listed above are not followed.
Each author agrees they have read and consent to all rules and regulations as outlined, pertaining to the submission of abstracts. It is the responsibility of the author to be in accordance with these rules and regulations during all parts of, but not limited to, the abstract submission and review process.
Upon submission, authors waive any and all claims against the WSCTS and any reviewer and/or Planning Committee Member pertaining to, but not limited to, the abstract submission and review process.
After the submission deadline, all abstracts are considered Complete and will be forwarded to review.
Submissions with an Incomplete status after the submission deadline will not be considered for presentation.
Submitted abstracts are peer-reviewed by a panel of graders. Grading is blinded and selections for presentation are based solely on scientific merit.
Abstract notifications will be distributed to the submitting author via email. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to notify all co-authors of the decision.
All abstracts presented at WSCTS activities must conform to the eligibility criteria listed above.
All presentations and questions-and-answer periods will be in English (unless otherwise instructed). If presenters need assistance in understanding or responding to questions in English, they are encouraged to have a member of their research group assist them.
Each presenting author is required to be registered for the meeting. There should be one registration per abstract submitted. Failure to comply with this will disqualify the abstract.
Disclosure information collected during the submission process will be published in WSCTS’s final program materials. To be in compliance with this policy, presenting authors must disclose at the beginning of their presentation.
Any additional or revised guidelines for abstract presentation will be provided to presenting authors of accepted abstracts in their notification email.
Abstract submission portal