Call for Abstracts

All investigators are invited to submit abstracts of original research or clinical cases to be considered for poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Echo ASE ASEAN meeting.

Key Dates

January 15, 2018 Deadline for abstract submission (11:59 PM Eastern Time)
January 31, 2018 Notification to Presenting Authors. Abstract Presenter registration opens.

Why Submit Your Work to Echo ASE ASEAN?

Abstract presenters receive:

  • Support – Presenting authors are eligible for a $50 discount off their conference registration fee.
  • Visibility – International experts in cardiovascular research and clinical care will see your work. Our expert faculty represent leaders from the United States and the countries comprising the ASEAN region.
  • Feedback – Dedicated viewing times provide opportunity for discussion with our faculty and other meeting attendees. These interactions may provide comment on both current projects and recommendations for future work.

Eligibility

Abstracts that have previously been presented at another meeting are welcome. Presenters should also note that the abstracts accepted for this meeting will not be published, so presentation of your work at Echo ASE ASEAN may not interfere with its future presentation at another meeting.

Presentation Format – Moderated Poster

Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a panel of graders. Selection for presentation will be based solely on scientific merit.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as moderated posters during the meeting. Presenting authors will be required to attend their poster during their scheduled presentation time. Members of the faculty will moderate your work, allowing you an opportunity to briefly present your key findings for commentary.

Submit Your Work to ASE Today

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word or PDF file, and must include the following sections:

  • Title
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • Abstract summarizing the study or clinical case
  • Author Disclosures. If no disclosures exist, that must be stated.

Please review the submission and presentation guidelines below to confirm expectations for each required section, and then email your abstract to Andrea Van Hoever at avanhoever@asecho.org.

 

SUBMISSION & PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

General Information

  • Authors do not need to be ASE members to participate.
  • Abstract submission is free of charge. However, any expenses (e.g., meeting registration, airfare, lodging, etc.) associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract are the sole responsibility of the presenter.
  • Presenting authors with accepted abstracts will be eligible for a $50 discount off their conference registration fee. This discount does not extend to co-authors.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted.

Submission Details and Deadlines

  • Abstracts must be submitted in their final form by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, January 15, 2018.
  • Authors must follow all instructions for completing their submission.
  • ASE is not responsible for work that is not submitted by the submission deadline. No new abstracts will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Author Names, Affiliations, and Disclosures

  • Abstracts must include the first and last names for all authors. Do not list authors by initial only.
  • Author affiliations should include institution name as well as the city, state (if applicable), and country.
  • All authors and presenters are required to comply with ASE’s Disclosure Policy, and are expected to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing medical education activity. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, and/or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the research topic.
  • If an abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenter must be one of the authors listed on the submission.

Content and Format

  • Word limit – abstracts are limited to 500 words. This includes the text, but not the title or authors.
  • Tables/Graphics – the use of up to two (2) tables and/or graphics is encouraged if they are relevant to the work submitted. These images may either be embedded within the abstract file or submitted as separate attachments.
  • Abbreviations – a maximum of five (5) unique abbreviations is allowed within the body of the abstract.
  • Format – content should be structured into the following sections:
    • Abstracts of Original Science
      • Background:
      • Methods:
      • Results:
      • Conclusion:
    • Clinical Cases
      • Presentation:
      • Imaging Findings:
      • Role of Imaging in Patient Care:
      • Summary/Discussion:
  • Data – authors may not submit the same work. Abstracts that appear to be replicate versions of a single study or case will be rejected. Abstracts containing identical or nearly identical data submitted from the same institution and/or individuals will be rejected.
  • Clarity of expression will be considered in the review process. The overall quality of language used should assure comprehension by the reader.
  • Do not include
    • References, key words, or credits.
    • Names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial. If you do, the abstract will not be considered for presentation.
    • Authors or institutions in the abstract title.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors.

Eligibility

  • Abstracts that have previously been presented at another meeting are welcome.
  • Any human experimentation must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association.
  • ASE endorses the position of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in requiring assurances of the responsible use of animals in research. All submissions for consideration must be in compliance with these guidelines.

Presentation

  • All accepted abstracts will be presented as a moderated poster.
  • All presentations and question-and-answer periods will be in English. If presenters need assistance in understanding or responding to questions in English, they are encouraged to have a member of their research team assist them.

Disclosure

  • All abstracts submitted to Echo ASE ASEAN are shared with members of the peer-review selection committee, as well as with ASE employees and contractors as necessary in connection with the meeting. Notwithstanding these policies and procedures, ASE is not subject to any confidentiality requirements with respect to submitted abstracts. In addition, compliance with any disclosure or nondisclosure requirements that apply to researchers or to research sponsors (whether under federal securities laws, contract agreement, or otherwise) is the sole responsibility of the researcher and/or sponsor, and not ASE.

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