Abstract Guidelines

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       Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Mark, MD, MPH

  • Accepted Abstracts will have a poster presentation at the meeting

  • Top Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at the meeting

  • In some cases, the committee may consider Late-Breaking Abstracts for oral presentation

  • Top 4 Abstracts will receive awards and cash prizes

Abstract Submission Topics

Abstracts should address state-of-the-art clinical research aspects of diabetes and the heart. (As an example, obesity by itself will NOT qualify, but obesity, as it relates to diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease, will qualify).
 
Topics include: diabetes, hypoglycemia, prediabetes, and/or cardiometabolic syndrome, retinopathy, obesity, neuropathy, dyslipidemia, triglycerides, cholesterol, hypertension, congestive heart failure (CHF), atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, arrhythmia, kidney/renal disease, cardiorenal syndrome, thrombosis, coagulation abnormalities, therapeutics, clinical trials, cardiovascular outcome trials, epidemiology, fatty liver, inflammation, guidelines on practice, technology, peripheral vascular disease, and related conditions
 
Although the posters are not designed for basic science, abstracts which consider unknown MOA (mode of action) of medications or pathophysiology of related medical conditions may be accepted.

Abstract Oral Presentations

Four of the highest-ranking abstracts will be selected for the Abstract Oral Presentation Session. In some cases, the committee may consider Late-Breaking Abstracts for oral presentation. The authors of the winning abstracts will present their research findings in a 10-minute presentation, followed by a 5 minute period of Q&A. If selected, an author is required to register to the meeting and to be prepared with a PowerPoint presentation. Oral presenters who have an interest or involvement in selling a technology, program, product, and/or service to healthcare professionals must submit an official disclosure document in order to be considered for and to present their work at the abstract oral session.

Top Abstract Awards

Awards will be given to the highest-ranking abstracts. The award levels are Gold, Silver, Bronze and honorable mention. 

In addition:

  • Scientific materials presented at the 4th Annual Heart in Diabetes (2020) must not have been published or presented prior to June 26, 2020, other than in abstract form.

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically and should be no more than 250 words (Titles, author(s) names, and affiliations are not included in the word count).

  • Graphs or figures submitted must be in TIFF or JPG format.

  • All materials must arrive on or before the abstract deadline.

  • Notification for acceptance will be e-mailed as soon as the committee accepts the abstract.

  • Authorship on multiple abstracts is permitted.

  • All submitted content will be graded by the 2020 Heart in Diabetes Scientific Abstract Committee.

  • Abstracts may be submitted for a poster presentation. If selected for poster presentation, the author or presenter is required to register for the Congress and to be present during the poster sessions.

  • Abstracts will be published in September 2020 issue of American Heart Journal.

Poster Layout

Generally, the poster print needs to be readable from three feet. The presentation areas accommodate posters that are sized 4 ft tall × 8 ft wide or less; you will be able to attach any size poster that does not exceed these measurements. The most important data should be at eye level.

1. The poster should flow horizontally only 
2. The different sections should be physically distinct from each other and labeled with headings.
3. Choose a font that is easy to read, e.g. Arial is more easily read than Times New Roman. 
4. The print size should be 30 points or larger for the title.
5. The abstract print size should be no smaller than 22 points.
6. Different print sizes may be used in different sections of the poster text to emphasize certain points. 
7. Color graphics should provide enough contrast to be well seen at three feet. Blue background with yellow text works well for both slides and prints. 
8. Dark colors work well. Bright colors like red work well if the exposed margin is small. Pastels tend to appear washed out. 
 

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