Call for Abstracts in APSC/JCS2020
This is only for overseas applicants who are not members of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS).
If you wish to present your research at APSC/JCS2020, please submit your abstract on this page following the instructions shown below.
The abstracts are common to both APSC2020 and JCS2020. The date of presentation will be March 12-15,2020.
Outline of the Regular Abstracts
1)Regular abstracts must be written in English.
2)You may select either oral or poster presentation.
3)There are three styles of presentations based on the decision by the evaluation committee.
- a) Presentation at the Featured Research Session (FRS): Presentation by authors of abstracts that have earned high ratings in the abstract review
- b) General oral presentation
- c) Poster presentation
Deadlines for Abstract Submission
Online abstract submission starts: Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 10:00 AM (JST)
Deadline for Initial Submission: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:00 AM (JST)
Deadline for Revision: Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 AM (JST)
Initial abstracts submission will be accepted from Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 10:00 AM (JST) until Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:00 AM (JST), while the deadline for revision is at Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 AM (JST). Please note that only revision of the submitted abstracts will be accepted until Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 AM (JST). Also, registering, revising, deleting or changing your abstract after this date is not allowed.
It is likely that this website will be heavily accessed as the deadline approaches, which may result in slower response while you fill out the online registration form. It is crucial that your abstracts are submitted punctually; therefore, we strongly recommend that you register earlier.
Accessing the online registration form
Please access the online registration form from this page. The registration form will be available from Wednesday, July 3 2019, 10:00 AM (JST).
How to Submit Your Abstract
1) Registration Procedures
Instructions for abstract registration will be shown on the online registration form. Please follow the instructions to register your abstract.
Please note that one person is allowed to register up to 10 abstracts as the first author. If 11 or more abstracts are registered, registration of all the abstracts will be cancelled.
In case any abstract is identified by the Congress Chairperson as the same as an abstract that has already been published in a different Japanese journal or featured in another scientific meeting in Japan, it will be deleted immediately, regardless of whether or not the abstract review result has been announced.
If abstracts with the same content appear in different categories, all of the abstracts will be deleted.
2) Body of the Abstract
The body of the abstract (excluding title, author's name, and organizational affiliation) must be 260 words or less in English. It may include one diagram, which should be in GIF or JPEG format and of 10MB or less in size. The diagram can be in either landscape or portrait orientation, which will be reduced to about 6cm x 4cm when printed. However, in case the abstract includes a diagram, the body of the abstract should be 170 words or less.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Circulation Journal (official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society), in which the abstract title, text, author's name and organizational affiliation will be printed exactly as you registered on the website. We recommend you to carefully read the instructions on this website before filling out required information upon submitting your abstract.
Abstracts will be provided with a keyword index. Please select two keywords from the index that describe the subject of your abstract.
3) Registration Number and Password
Upon your abstract registration, you will automatically be assigned a registration number. With this number and your own password, you will be able to access and revise your registered abstract as many times as you wish, up until Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00 AM (JST). You will be responsible for safekeeping your password confidentially. We strongly recommend you to write down your registration number and password, as they will be required upon your confirmation of acceptance of your abstract, when inquiring about the result of the abstract review, as well as when revising your abstract. Please be notified that if you forget your password, we will not be able to assist you for security reasons, under any circumstances.
4) Conflict of Interest
When submitting an abstract, it is necessary for the Presenting Author and all the co-presenters to check whether there are conflicts of interest with a company or for-profit group related to the subject of the presentation. If there is a COI, you should disclose the status of COI within the past three years on the COI Self-Disclosure Form.
For more details, please access the abstract registration website and check whether there is a COI related to your presentation. Please also disclose your status of COI during your presentation at the annual meeting (either slide or poster presentations).
Please refer to the following Detailed Regulations for more information:
Detailed Regulations of COI
※Abstracts funded by tobacco companies
The JCS has decided to follow the recommendations of the World Medical Association and arrangements under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and will not publish research papers funded by tobacco companies (including subsidiaries) and tobacco research organizations such as the Smoking Research Foundation, in Japan and overseas.
5) Inquiries on Abstract Registration
Abstract registration does not require submission of any other information by post. For inquiries concerning online abstract registration, please contact the secretariat of the Japanese Circulation Society by e-mail or fax.
The Japanese Circulation Society
The final decision to accept or reject the submitted abstracts will be made by the Congress Chairperson, and based on the reviews of judges delegated by the Congress Chairperson.
Notification of Receipt and Acceptance of Abstracts
No notification of receipt or acceptance of abstracts will be sent by post. (Please check whether your abstract has been correctly submitted on the abstract registration screen via the linked button "Confirm/Revision," using your abstract number and registered password.) However, an email confirming receipt of the abstract will be sent out to those who register their email address during the online registration of their abstracts.
The registration numbers, titles, and first author names of the accepted abstracts will be available by category on this website on Thursday, December 28, 2019.
If you wish to withdraw an abstract, we will accept withdrawal requests by two months prior to the first day of the conference session (i.e. Monday, January 13, 2020).
As of Tuesday, January 14, 2020, withdrawals will not be possible, since the abstract will be treated as an academic presentation/achievement by that date.
Case Competition Sessions
APSC2020 has Case competition sessions in each category (ischemia, arrythmia, imaging, heart failure, hypertention, congenital heart disease, valvular disease, others, etc.) including success case, bail out case, best imaging case, rare case, educational case, etc.
We expect many submissions of Clinical Cases.
Winner would be celebrated with certificate and 500 USD.
If you would like to apply, please click the bottom of “Online Application Form for Case Competition Sessions” and register your personal information. After confirming your completed registration, we will send you URL for abstract submission form and application requirements.
- Deadline for Online Application: 10:00 a.m. (JST) on Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Deadline for Abstract Submission: 6:00 a.m. (JST) on Friday, September 20, 2019