General Guidelines

 

The submission point for abstracts and clinical case reports for the Maltese Cardiac Society Conference 2021 will be launched shortly through the society’s website mcardios.org/ - further notifications will be issued once the submission point is open.

All submissions must be presented in good English and should be between 350-400 words with a maximum word count of 400 words. Tables and graphs will not be accepted in the abstract. Acronyms and abbreviations should be avoided.

 

The best abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the live conference. Other selected abstracts and case reports will be published on the online dedicated platform in an ePoster format. These ePosters will be available for viewing on-demand during and after the conference.

 

All submissions will be peer reviewed by the conference scientific committee. An anonymous system will be used for scoring.

 

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their submission by email. Instructions will be given to authors if accepted for oral or ePoster presentation. Authors may be asked to revise their submission and will be expected to submit the revised document within a stipulated timeframe.

 

As submitter, you are responsible for removing any elements that could be used to identify patients.

 

 

 

Abstract Submission Format Guidelines

 

Title

Should be brief, interesting and describe the scope, content and focus of the abstract.

 

Background/Introduction

Briefly state what was done and concluded. Indicate why this question/topic is important (knowledge gap).

 

Purpose

The aim and rationale of the project and why it was undertaken.

 

Methods

Description of what was done and how. Includes study design, collected data and measurements.

 

Results

Describe the main data findings. Tables and figures may be included in the final submission after acceptance.

 

Conclusion(s)

State what can be directly concluded from the study - must be reasonable and can be confirmed by the findings of the study. What are the suggestions for future work?

 

 

Clinical Case Submission Format Guidelines

 

Patient presentation

Reason for admission/consultation, past medical history, physical exam, medication at the time of admission.

 

Initial work up

Including ECG, laboratory analyses, X-ray, echo or other investigations.

 

Diagnosis and Management

Differential diagnosis and rationale for deciding on management plan. If appropriate, refer to guidelines and indications.

 

Follow-up

Clinical outcome and any complications.

 

Conclusion(s)

Take home messages and learning points.

 

  

 

Please note that only submissions adhering to the above formats will be accepted

  

 

Further information will be distributed once the online submission platform is launched. We look forward to reviewing your contributions and to your participation during this year’s Maltese Cardiac Society Conference.

 

 

 

The Maltese Cardiac Society Conference Organizing Committee 2021