Submission of abstracts

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Key dates

15 June 2021
Abstracts submission open

17 August 2021
Deadline for submission of abstracts

7 September 2021
Notification of acceptance of abstracts

20 September 2021
Presenting author registration and payment deadline

10 September – 8 October 2021
Uploading of posters (PDF) to the Poster Gallery

13 – 15 October 2021
31st International Symposium on ACHD

The best 20 abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Cardiology Congenital Heart Disease

Guidelines for the submission
of abstracts

Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts, which must be original. Work that has been previously presented at local, national or international meetings will be considered for presentation at the 31st International Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease in 2021. However, material that has been already published as a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal will not be considered. If your abstract has been previously published in proceedings of scientific meetings, but is not yet a published manuscript, it will be considered for presentation. Material from manuscripts that have been accepted for publication and are «In Press» is acceptable. 

Abstracts of unfinished research will not be evaluated. Abstracts stating «data will be discussed in the presentation» will not be accepted. 

Clinical case submissions are accepted. 

The abstract body must not include any indication of the personal details of authors. Avoid also reference to institutions, locations or funding sources.

Abstracts must be submitted using exclusively the on-line abstract submission form you will find in this website. Abstracts submitted by email or fax will not be accepted. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

The Presenting author must be the Contact author in the submission form and he/she must be listed first in the list of authors. There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author/individual may submit, but the same research cannot be submitted twice, even with a different title. The Presenting author must register for the meeting before 20 September 2021 to ensure the abstract is included in the program and scheduled for presentation.

Accepted abstracts will be presented in poster format (PDF) on the Poster Gallery in the virtual meeting platform. A selection of the best posters will be also presented orally through the virtual meeting platform. More information will be included in the Abstract acceptance letter.

Abstracts must not exceed 300 words and must be submitted in English. Please do not leave blank lines to separate paragraphs. Special characters and symbols are accepted in the abstract except in the title. We suggest to type the text in a Word processing programme in a common font, and copy-paste it into the corresponding field. Bold, italic and underlined texts are not accepted.


The abstract must follow the following structure:

  • Background
  • Material and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Figures: Tables, pictures, graphics can be attached as a JPEG file (maximum 1Mb) with a maximum size of 800×600 pixels and a resolution of at least 300 ppi. You can only attach one figure.

How to use the online abstract submission form

First of all, you will be required to create a ‘New Account’ to sign in to your personal portal. Your personal portal will allow you to submit abstracts and register to the meeting after the review process. If you do not click on the Submit button, your abstract will be saved as a draft. You will then be able to review it and submit it later (but only before the deadline). Abstracts that are in draft status after the deadline cannot be processed and therefore will not be considered for selection.

For any further information related to abstract submission please contact the Technical Secretariat by email: 

Evaluation and acceptance

The final selection will be made by the Scientific and Organising Committees that will determine the format and schedule of presentation for each abstract. No rescheduling or changes will be possible.

All abstract submitters will be notified by e-mail, around the 7th of September 2021, about the outcome (accepted or not accepted) of the review and selection process. Please ensure that the email provided is accurate as all correspondence will be sent via email. If the abstract is accepted, further instructions will be provided at the time results are announced.