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Call for Abstracts

Abstracts and case submissions were accepted for the 2020 SVM Annual Scientific Sessions through January 31, 2020.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Finalists will be notified the week of February 24, 2020.

Original Research Abstracts:
The 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 considered. Abstracts will be judged by the Abstract Review 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 may also be considered for the Jay D. Coffman Young Investigators Award if they fulfill the criteria for this award. In addition, the top scoring abstracts submitted by established investigators will be invited for a 10 minute oral presentation in the Best of SVM Science 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 Abstracts accepted under this category will not be published in the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting, but in exceptional cases may be invited by the Website Committee to submit as a Clinical Case Study for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 “International Cases over Cocktails” session at the SVM Annual Meeting.

Submission Requirements

  • Only online submissions are accepted.
  • There is a $25, non-refundable processing fee for submitted each abstract.
  • Work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) prior to June 13, 2020.
  • 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 their 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 Review Committee.
  • Abstracts selected for presentation will be scheduled in the Moderated Poster Session on Friday, June 12, 2020. The session will be a moderated by members of the abstract review committee and other SVM leaders to facilitate interaction between presenters and meeting attendees.
  • Investigators with the top scoring original research 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 12, 2020.
  • If the abstract is accepted, the presenter will be asked to disclose any financial interests/arrangements or affiliations 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 (June 11, 2019 – June 11, 2020) must be disclosed. These are typically relationships such as grants, speakers’ bureau, consulting fees, major stockholder or other company ownership, etc. Funding from government and other 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 June, 2020 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
    • Education and Quality
    • Population-based
  • Novel Case Study

Title of Abstract:
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. Can be PDF, Word or Excel
  • 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 12, 2020.  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 2020.

Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator (YI) Awards

SVM sponsors awards in vascular medicine. Award applicants must be the presenting author and be willing to make an oral presentation in addition to submitting an abstract for poster presentation. Awards will be given for outstanding presentations in the following two categories: Basic Science and Clinical Science. Winners will receive cash prizes. All finalists receive a complimentary meeting registration and travel support for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

To be considered for the Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award, submit an abstract online and select "Yes" below indicating your interest.

Those eligible to apply for the Jay D. Coffman Young Investigator Award must be either a graduate or medical student, postdoctoral fellow, research fellow or junior faculty (within 3 years of completing training). A letter from your supervisor/training director must attest to your training level and your level of involvement in the work related to this abstract. Letters should be uploaded as an attachment on the Award Letter step.

Authors will be notified of Abstract Review Committee’s decision in mid- to late March 2020.

Alan T. Hirsch, MD, Travel Award

In memory of SVM Founder and Past-President, Dr. Alan T. Hirsch, the Society for Vascular Medicine offers travel awards to promote the interest of younger vascular clinicians, practitioners, and vascular researchers to attend the annual meeting. This is designed to facilitate participation for those without adequate financial resources to attend.

Eligibility & Application

  • Young investigators, interested clinicians (residents, fellows, and early career physicians), nurses and technologists are encouraged to apply. 
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their experience and goals in vascular medicine and related vascular research, their ability to benefit from participation in the annual meeting, and financial need.
  • The travel award application process is open to SVM members and non-members who have not previously received an SVM travel award.
  • The application includes a statement of need that explains the impact or importance of attending this meeting, current curriculum vitae, estimate of expenses (in US dollars) to travel to the SVM Annual Meeting and a letter of support from your sponsor. Residents and other trainees should also include a letter of introduction from their training directors.
  • Applications will be available via the SVM Abstract Submission site.
  • Travel Award recipients must provide a written summary of how attendance at the SVM Annual Meeting benefited their professional growth in vascular medicine within 30 days of completion of the meeting. Reimbursements will be issued upon receipt of the brief written summary.

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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