Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the CSANZ 3rd Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference 2019 is now open.

Before making a submission please ensure that you thoroughly read the General Policies and Requirements below. Abstracts must be submitted by 8pm (AEDT) on Monday 18 February 2019.

Abstract submissions may be made under the following conference themes:

  1. Embedding Culture and Indigenous Models into the Prevention and Management of CVD
  2. Acute Rheumatic Fever/Rheumatic Heart Disease
  3. Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care in CVD
  4. Improving quality and outcomes of Acute Hospital Care for Indigenous Peoples
  5. Community Engagement and Leadership in CVD Control
  6. Building the Indigenous CVD Workforce
  7. CVD in pregnancy
  8. CVD in Indigenous children and adolescents
  9. Overcoming Social Inequalities to Improve CVD outcomes
  10. Improving Access to the Best Care for Indigenous peoples
  11. Novel Models of Care to reduce the burden of CVD in Indigenous Peoples
  12. Translational Research in Indigenous CVD – From the Bench to the Community  

Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by mid-April 2019. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a place in the Poster program.

Accepted abstracts will be published in a special edition of Heart, Lung and Circulation.

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.

Case Reports

We invite authors to submit reports or case studies to the CSANZ 3rd Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference 2019.  The submission of case studies is limited to no more than 250 words and can include a figure but must not exceed the current abstract template size.

Case studies can include:

  • Case reports that identify findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease of importance to Indigenous CVD or health
  • Reflects on, exposes or dispels commonly held myths relating to Indigenous people’s health
  • Novel approaches to care, in-hospital or outreach models of service delivery
  • Evaluations of CVD care programs, across primary or secondary prevention and primary/tertiary care
  • Case Studies that increase access to necessary care for Indigenous people
  • Novel or re-application of treatments (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
  • Educational or health literacy programs with assessment of impact on Indigenous peoples and/or outcomes 
  • New policy approaches and assessment of impact (where available)
  • Conclusion should include key teaching / learning point(s) arising 

General Policies and Requirements

  • Please click here for the Abstract Template
  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work has been published/accepted for publication or presented at a national meeting or World Congress held in Australia or New Zealand, prior to the abstract submission deadline.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the special conference publication – Heart, Lung and Circulation.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme. Deadline for presenting author registration will be advised in the acceptance letter.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers at or phone: +64 9 360 1240 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • The abstract must not exceed the 250 word limit. Abstracts exceeding the 250 limit will be returned for re-submission. The word limit relates to the text only of the abstract and does not include title.
  • The complete abstract (including text, graphs and tables) must not exceed a size limit of 15cm wide and 12cm in length.
  • The abstract should be typed in Arial font, size 11pt and single line spacing.
  • DO NOT include authors and affiliations in the abstract, as these will be entered into the online submission form.

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