If an abstract or case is accepted for presentation but no author is able to attend the PCICS meeting to present the abstract, we ask that you notify PCICS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both abstracts and challenging cases may be submitted using this same system. You will be able to make a selection as to whether your submission is an abstract or a challenging case during the submission process. The word "abstract" is used throughout the system, but any instance of it also applies to challenging cases. Challenging cases have additional guidelines for submission that are detailed in the Challenging Cases section below.
The abstract submission process contains many steps. These steps should be completed in the order listed, although you can go back and edit information at any time. The steps do not have to be completed in one session.
- Abstract Info (title, presentation style, topic area, and keywords)
- Author Info
- Author Info II
- Disclosure Statement (online form)
- Abstract Body
- Introduction / Objective
- Additional Images
- Preview Abstract
- Submit Abstract
Once an abstract is submitted, information cannot be edited.
The Body of the Abstract
The body of the abstract will be typed or pasted onto the online form. References should not be included.
Character Limit: 3300 (Additional images count as 300 characters)
You may include up to three image files with your abstract. If you are submitting supplemental graphic files with your abstract, please convert them to jpeg format at a width no greater than 600 pixels. This includes:
- Anything other than the text content of your abstract
Please note that supplemental files in formats other than jpeg will not be accepted.
We invite you to submit a difficult or challenging cardiac case encountered during your career for open discussion at the 2019 PCICS Annual International Meeting in London. These cases could be from the CICU, ER, catheter lab or operating room requiring successful collaboration, lateral thinking or innovation. Cases could include any diagnostic conundrum or those that were challenging physiologically, technically or psychologically. Perhaps you had a case that couldn't possibly get any worse, but did. Perhaps you felt that your best efforts weren't enough?
What could have been done differently?
Cases would be presented in a supportive and positive environment with an emphasis on open discussion, debate and learning. These forums have been highly successful and very well attended at the recent Asian PCICIS and World Congress.
We look forward to meeting you in London.
Please read the following instructions carefully. Whilst being straight forward, failure to adhere to the structure requested will result in the submission being discarded.
- Abstracts must be submitted in English in a manner suitable for publication.
- Title of the clinical case should be in sentence case and limited to 10 words.
- Structure for the case submission will be: Introduction; Case report description; Discussion and Implications to clinical practice.
- Up to three images relevant to the case may be submitted.
- The identity of the patient within the text and images must be anonymised.
- The presenting author of the case MUST be a registered participant.
- All co-authors should be aware of the case presentation's content before submission.
- An award for the best case will be presented during the conference.
- There is no limit to the number of cases an author may submit but multiple copies of the same abstract is not permitted.
- The corresponding author will be notified of the decision by first week of November 2018 by e-mail.
- Instructions concerning the presentation of accepted clinical cases will be e-mailed thereafter.