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Call for abstracts & clinical cases

Abstract & Clinical cases submission service is now closed.

Results will be announced beginning of March 2018.

Contribute to EuroHeartCare 2018 - Join us in Dublin & present your research.

Submit your abstract

Abstract constitutes the redaction of original research, it should detail the objectives of the research, your methodology, the results and conclusions.

For abstract submission - select category GENERAL

(You will be asked to log in to My ESC)

The deadline has been extended to 31 January - Submit your abstract before 31 January 2018, 23:59 (CET - Central European Time)

Submit your clinical case

Clinical case submission reports on a patient management case you have encountered in your practice. In order to create your clinical case submission, you need to:

  • Introduce and describe the patient including presenting condition, co-morbidities, psychological and social factors
  • Explain the procedures, techniques and patient management programme implemented.
  • Raise the questions, problems or possible differential diagnosis queries you may have faced in the management of the case. Your conclusion should present the "learning experience" the case provided.


For Clinical case submission - select category Clinical Case

(You will be asked to log in to My ESC)

The deadline has been extended to 31 January - Submit your clinical case before 31 January 2018, 23:59 (CET - Central European Time)

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Important dates

08 November 2017: Opening of the online abstract submission services

20 January 2018: Abstract and clinical case submission closed

March 2018: Abstract & Clinical case results. An email will be sent to the submitter. Abstract & Clinical case selection and session assignment will be available online.

26 March 2018: Early registration deadline. All abstract/clinical case presenters must be registered at the Congress.

Why submit?

Boost your career

  • Present in front of the Key Opinion Leaders in the field!
  • Increase your knowledge in your area of study
  • Gain experience
  • Be acknowledged as an active contributor in your community

Be published & visible

All accepted abstracts are published on:

The online supplement of the European Heart Journal - European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

The Scientific Programme & Planner

Receive feedback & network with peers

  • Reach a greater audience
  • Find mentors to guide you in your research
  • Be exposed to constructive critique

Abstract-based Programme

The following type of sessions will be used in order to provide all abstract presenters with the proper platform and forum for their scientific contributions

Oral Abstract Session

Selected abstracts will be presented orally in a lecture room, in front of a dedicated audience.

Two experts in the topics presented will co-chair the session, stimulate discussions and encourage interaction between the presenters and the audience on the findings presented.

Up to 9 abstracts presented in one session - the presenter will give the audience an overview, using few slides to highlight the research purpose, methods, results and conclusion. Then we will open the floor to questions and interaction ! We invite all delegates to consult the abstract online ahead of time and come to interact in the session.

A reviewing committee will attend the sessions, listen to all presentations and grade in order to select the best research presented. One winner per session will receive a diploma and free Registration for EuroHeartCare 2019.

Oral Clinical-Case Sessions

What is a Clinical case learning session?

Best Clinical Cases submitted are retained for presentation in highly interactive and educational sessions.

Trainees and Young clinicians will present their cases and experts will be asked to moderate the sessions, facilitate interaction with the audience, prompt discussions, challenge the presenters and the audience.

The main objective of the session is to learn from challenging clinical case scenarios

Read more about Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care

Moderated Poster Session

Presented in a poster format in the poster area, these posters will be show-cased during inter-session breaks. Two moderators will conduct the session and allow 5 minutes for each presenter to give an overview of the research. Posters are then available for further consultation by the audience during the duration of the all-day poster session.

The  moderators will select the "Best Moderated Poster Presentation" at the end of each session.

Oral abstract presenters and moderated poster presenters should plan to attend the Closing Ceremony for the Awards Announcements.

Poster Session

Research is presented as a Poster - on display for the whole day - to allow sufficient viewing time and interaction opportunities in this very dynamic and person to person format.  The place to meet colleagues and peers and specifically address issues related to your daily practice / field of interest / research.  The poster area is always given a central place in the congress centre to enhance visibility of research presented.

Top Scores ! In recognition for all top scored research, you will find a sign indicating the poster is amongst the top scored research presented at the congress!


Catarina Nahlén Bose

Abstract Title: Evaluation of a coping effectiveness training intervention in patients with chronic heart failure - a randomized controlled trial

I attended EuroHeartCare in Athens 2016 because I wanted to present the final paper of my PhD thesis which evaluated a new coping intervention for patients with chronic heart failure. It was interesting to talk about my research with other peers and I made some interesting connections. I wanted others to know about my research as I find the topic important and it could lead to collaborations and further development. I was also happy to learn about the latest research in cardiovascular nursing from other conference participants, which inspired me with new ideas. I look forward to attend and speak at next year’s EuroHeartCare congress in Sweden.

Irene Instenes

Abstract Title: "The nights were terrible; sleeping was a problem all the time.." Octogenarians experience with sleep and delirium after aortic valve therapy

Submitting an abstract to the EuroHeartCare 2016 in Athens gave me the possibility to present my research to fellow colleagues throughout Europe and beyond. I am member of a research group in Bergen, PROCARD, and every year as soon as the “call for abstract” is announced we start working on our abstracts presenting them in our group before submitting. This has given me valuable experience on how to structure and present my research. In Athens my abstract was accepted as a moderated poster presentation. This was my first English presentation ever, and it required quite some preparation in advance.  However, I was awarded the price for “The best moderated poster presentation”. This was a great motivation for further work. I will of course submit an abstract for EuroHeartCare 2017 in Jönköping!

Ciara Rice

Abstract Title: The way to a man's heart is through his stomach- a case of swallow syncope.

Read about Ciara's experience on winning the Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Care