General Policies & Requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work has been published/accepted for publication or presented at a national meeting or World Congress held in Australia, prior to the abstract submission deadline.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Meeting proceedings publication – Heart, Lung and Circulation.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Meeting in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme. Deadline for presenting author registration will be advised in the acceptance letter.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Meeting Managers at csanzet@tcc.co.nz or phone: +64 9 360 1240 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • The abstract must not exceed the 250 word limit. Abstracts exceeding the 250 limit will be returned for re-submission. The word limit relates to the text only of the abstract and does not include title.
  • The complete abstract (including text, graphs and tables) must not exceed a size limit of 15cm wide and 12cm in length.
  • The abstract should be typed in Arial font, size 11pt and single line spacing.
  • DO NOT include authors and affiliations in the abstract, as these will be entered into the online submission form.

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