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    Abstract Submission

    Call for Abstracts

    Abstract Submission is Now Open!

    Submission of Abstracts for Research Paper and Posters - Updated Deadlines Below

    Abstract submission deadline: Friday 29 July 2022
    Abstract notification to authors: Friday 19 August 2022
    Closure of early registration: Sunday 16 October 2022

    Click here to submit an abstract

    Paper Types

    The 3SCTS 2022 is now accepting abstracts. You must indicate the paper type when submitting your abstract online from the following categories:
    • Research paper
    • Poster
    The Symposium requests authors to submit abstracts in the following disciplines:
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Congenital/Transplant
    • Nursing/Allied Health
    • Perfusion
    • Anaesthesia – Cardiac
    • Anaesthesia – Thoracic/Vascular
    • Anaesthesia - Echocardiography
    • Research – Clinical
    • Research - Basic Sciences

    If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee, you must also register to attend the Symposium.

    Sponsor Abstract Submission

    Sponsors will be allowed to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed on the same basis as all delegate papers submitted, by the Scientific Review Committee. All abstracts must meet the criteria as specified below, as well as contain scientific information that leads to improved patient outcomes and must not be product focused.

    Abstract Submission Guidelines 

    Subject to your approval on the abstract submission, all successful abstracts will be published in the relevant Symposium publication.
    1.   Authors of research papers who wish to have their abstracts considered for inclusion in the scientific programs at the 3SCTS 2022 must submit their abstract electronically via the website having regard to the closing date of Friday 29 July 2022. Abstracts submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
    2.  The title should be brief and explicit.
    3.  Research papers should follow the format – Purpose, Methodology, Results, Conclusion.
    4.  Abstracts should be in past tense.
    5.  Include author(s) and indicate the presenting author. Please include full given first name and family name, institution/affiliation and state/city and country.
    6.  Excluding title, authors and institute, the abstract must not exceed 1,750 characters and spaces (approximately 250 words). In Microsoft word, this count can be determined from the ‘Review menu’. Any references must be included in this allowance. If you exceed this limit, the excess text will NOT appear in the abstract publication.
    7.  Abbreviations should be used only in common terms. For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
    8.  Presentations (slide and video) will only have electronic PowerPoint support. Audio visual instructions will be issued to all successful authors.
    9.  A 50-word CV is required from each author to facilitate the Chair’s introduction.
    10. The timing (presentation and discussion) of all papers is at the discretion of the Organising Committee.
    11.  Notification of the timing of presentations will appear in correspondence sent to all successful authors.
    12. Tables, diagrams, graphs, etc. CANNOT be accepted in the abstract submission. This is due to the limitations of the computer software program.

    13. Authors must be registrants at the Symposium
    for their abstract to appear in the publication or on the website.
    14. Accepted abstracts will be approved for either presentation or electronic poster display; please indicate if you do not wish to present your abstract in either of these forums.

    Note: Subject to your approval on the abstract submission page, all abstracts accepted and received by the specified closing date will be published in the relevant Symposium publication.

    The submitting author of an abstract will ALWAYS receive email confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, it may mean the abstract has not been received. In this circumstance, please email:  to determine why a confirmation email has not been received.

    If there are any difficulties regarding this process, please email for assistance.


    Successful authors will be required to provide an electronic PowerPoint presentation (the default screen format is 16:9 widescreen) either in advance via an online upload facility which will be available in the weeks prior to the Symposium or they may be submitted on-site at the speakers’ support centre. It is essential that all speakers check-in at the speakers’ support centre (even if you have uploaded a presentation in advance) not less than two sessions prior to your presentation, or the previous day if presenting in the first session of the day. Only PowerPoint presentations are accepted by default; any variations to this must be advised to prior to the Symposium.