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Call for Abstracts

Submit an Abstract for the SVM 30th Annual Scientific Sessions

Abstracts and case submissions are being accepted for the 2019 SVM Annual Scientific Sessions. Be part of this important and exciting educational event. SVM seeks two types of submissions: Original Research and Novel Case Studies.

Read the Submission Requirements for complete details.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
    There will be no extensions to this deadline.
  • Finalists will be notified the week of February 25, 2019.

Original Research

SVM encourages the submission of original research abstracts for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at the SVM Annual Scientific Meeting. These abstracts should include data that have not been presented or published elsewhere. Original research in the basic sciences and clinical sciences (including translational studies, clinical trials, and meta-analysis) that have relevance to vascular disease are encouraged. Submissions that do not have a vascular theme will be accepted. Abstracts will be judged by the Abstract Grading Committee and if accepted for the meeting they will be published in the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting in the Society’s journal Vascular Medicine.

Abstracts in this category will be considered for the Jay Coffman Young Investigators Award if they fulfill the criteria for this award.

The top scoring abstracts, submitted by established investigators, will be invited for the Best of SVM Science Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Session at the SVM Annual Meeting.

Novel Case Studies
The SVM encourages the submission of case reports that have relevance to vascular disease providing they are either 1) novel (i.e., not previously reported) OR 2) rare AND have a clear clinical message. Abstracts that do not meet these conditions as assessed by the Abstract Review Committee will not be accepted for the meeting. Abstracts accepted under this category will not be published in the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting, but in exceptional cases may be invited by the Website Committee to submit as a Clinical Case Study for the SVM website (www.vascularmed.org).

The Novel Case Studies are considered for presentation in the “Cases over Cocktails” session at the SVM Annual Meeting.

Submission Requirements

  • Only online submissions are accepted.
  • There is a $25 processing fee for each submitted abstract.
  • Work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) prior to June 3, 2019.
  • If the abstract has been presented or accepted for presentation at another national meeting or world congress, it should not be submitted to SVM.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to attend the meeting and present the data, if accepted. Failure to register and be present for the meeting, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts. We understand there are exceptional circumstances in which you may not be able to attend the meeting; however, in these circumstances, every effort must be made to send a colleague to represent your institution and present your abstract. If an emergency arises and you are unable to attend, you must notify SVM headquarters in writing prior to the meeting that you are naming a substitute presenter. All notices should be emailed to info@vascularmed.org. The substitute must be a co-author. Failure to follow these procedures may result in the submitter being prohibited from presenting at subsequent SVM meetings.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an investigator may submit; however, investigators should not submit the same research. Abstracts that appear to be replicate versions of a single study will be rejected.
  • Investigators need not be SVM members to participate.
  • Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Abstract Grading Committee.
  • Abstracts selected for presentation will be scheduled in a moderated poster session on June 1, 2019. The session will be a moderated by members of the abstract review committee to facilitate interaction between presenters and meeting attendees.
  • Investigators with the top scoring abstracts will be invited to present their work as an oral presentation (in lieu of a poster) in the Best of SVM Science Session at the Annual Meeting, on June 3, 2019.
  • If the abstract is accepted, the presenter will be asked to disclose any financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of their presentation subject matter. Commercial relationships that occurred within the 12 months prior to the date of the meeting must be disclosed. These are typically relationships such as grants, speakers’ bureau, major stockholder or other company ownership, etc. Funding from government and nonprofit sources does not need to be disclosed. Disclosure information will be published in the final program.
  • Accepted original research abstracts will be published in the annual meeting issue of Vascular Medicine.

Each abstract must identify the category and topic that best fits the content


The program committee reserves the right to change the category if appropriate.

  • Original Research
    • Basic Science
    • Clinical Science/Epidemiology
  • Novel Case Study


  • Basic Science-Angiogenesis/Vasculogenesis
  • Basic Science-Arterial and Aortic Disease
  • Basic Science-Endothelial Function and Surrogate Markers
  • Basic Science-Venous Disease (Thrombosis and Other)
  • Basic Science-Other
  • Clinical Science/Epidemiology-Arterial and Aortic Disease
  • Clinical Science/Epidemiology-Imaging
  • Clinical Science/Epidemiology-Thrombosis and Hemostasis
  • Clinical Science/Epidemiology-Venous Disease (Other than Thrombosis)
  • Clinical Science/Epidemiology-Other

Abstract Title:

  • Capitalize all words that should be capitalized and do not use non-standard abbreviations. Commercial names may not be used. Limit titles to 250 characters.

Abstract Text, Tables and Images:

  • Abstracts are limited to 1,750 characters (including spaces).
  • Do not repeat or include title, author(s) or author affiliation(s).
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations must be placed in parenthesis after the first use.
  • Before inserting text, run spell check since it isn’t possible to spell check from within the abstract submission system.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support.
  • Text should include a brief description of background, methods, results and conclusion(s).
  • Text, tables and images should be in black and white. No color images and no PDFs.
  • Tables should be editable, preferably word or excel format.
  • All abbreviations in tables and figures should be defined in a footnote/caption.
  • Figures should be:
    • Image files (jpeg or similar) No PDFs.
    • High resolution (at least 300 dpi) No PDFs.
  • Original photos of people should not be identifiable (eyes should be masked, no time/date stamp). Written permission from the patient is required.
  • Only one (1) table or graph/image is permitted.

Best of SVM Science Rapid Fire Session

An oral abstract session will be held on June 2, 2019.  The top scoring Abstracts submitted by investigators who have not applied for the Jay Coffman Investigator award will be invited for a 7 minute oral presentation in the Best of SVM Science session at the SVM Annual Meeting (instead of a poster presentation). Basic, translational, and/or clinical abstracts may be selected for oral presentation.  It is anticipated that this session will allow for higher visibility of the investigators and their work and to maximize dissemination of information among meeting attendees.  Established mid and senior career investigators are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at SVM 2019.

Young Investigator Award

In honor of Jay D. Coffman (1928-2006), distinguished internist and researcher of vascular medicine and clinical cardiology, SVM sponsors an annual award in vascular medicine research. Learn more.

Important Note: Submission of an Abstract to the SVM Annual Scientific Meeting represents a commitment to attend the meeting and present the data as a poster, or if selected as a Jay Coffman Young Investigators Award Finalist, as an oral presentation. We understand that there are exceptional circumstances where you may not be able to attend the meeting (e.g., personal or family illness). However, in these circumstances, every effort must be made to send a colleague to represent your institution and present your Abstract, and you should notify the SVM in writing or by email as soon as possible. If you submit an abstract and do not attend the meeting and do not provide a substitute co-author, future abstract submissions may be rejected by SVM.


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