The NIH Cardiovascular Bioengineering Symposium, 1-2 March 2019, Sydney, Australia

Abstract Submission

Submission Process

Key dates relating to abstract submission are shown below. Please prepare your abstract in accordance with the guidelines below. Once you have completed your abstract please upload it using the form below. If you wish to be considered for an Early or Mid-Career Researcher Award (less than 6 years of receiving your PhD by 1 March 2019), please tick the 'ECR/MCR Award' checkbox below.

1 October 2018 Abstract Submissions Open
1 December 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
14 December 2018 Abstract Acceptance Notification
7 January 2019 Author Registration Deadline
14 January 2019 Early Bird Registration Deadline

Abstract Submission Policies and Requirements

Abstracts for the Symposium are now open. Abstracts must adhere to the following guidelines:
  • All abstracts must contain original work.
  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is/are included in the final program. The deadline for author registration is 7 January 2019.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines and using the abstract template. Abstracts will be published exactly as they are submitted; there will be no opportunity for amendments after the submission deadline of 1 December 2018.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility in Microsoft Word format. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact us or phone 0422-116-849 for assistance.
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference Handbook at the discretion of the organising committee.
  • It is a condition of submission that authors agree that the conference managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. Sufficient details of the study must be included in the abstract, so that others can confirm the research.
  • Abstracts must not exceed a word limit of more than 250 words.
  • Abstracts must spaced at 1.15 lines with a clear line between paragraphs. Do not use an indent to mark a new paragraph.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Scientific symbols or formulae must be in Times New Roman font or inserted as images (jpeg, gif or png format).
  • Abstracts will be published in the form submitted by the author. Please read all instructions carefully before preparing your abstract.

Page Setup (A4)

Top – 1.27cm (0.5 inch)
Bottom – 1.9cm (0.75 inch)
Left & Right – 1.59cm (0.63 inch)


The abstract title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. It should be in Times New Roman, 16pt font, bold, centred.


Authors names should be typed in Title Case, Times New Roman, 14 point font, bold, centred. All authors to be listed by their last name, followed by their first initials eg: Smith, JR.

NOTE: Please ensure the presenting author is distinguished using underline even if they are not the first author/key author of the abstract.

Departments / Institutions

Departments / Institutions should be typed under the list of authors’ names using Title Case, Times New Roman, 12 point font, bold, centred. Each author should indicate Institute, City, State and Country. If authors have more than one affiliation, superscript numbers should be used to indicate the correct affiliation.

For example:

Smith, JR1, Jones, P2, Brown, R1
1University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Author Email Address

The speaker should provide their email address in Times New Roman, 12 point font, centred.

Abstract Body

The abstract content must be in Times New Roman, 12 point font size, 1.15 line spaced and full justified. Maximum word length - 250 words.

Abstract Template

Authors should prepare their abstracts in advance using this template. Completed abstracts can be submitted using the form below.

Awards and Talks

If you wish to be considered for an award and/or oral presantation please tick the relevant boxes below.

File Upload

Once your completed abstract has been saved on your computer, click the Browse for Abstract button below to select it.

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