Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc.
Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association Inc.

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Call for Abstracts and Call for Clinical Excellence Showcase Closing Soon!

The Scientific Committee would like to encourage you to present at the ACRA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.

The overarching aim of the 2018 meeting will be to “Create, Collaborate, and Grow”.  This theme recognises that relationships in which partners work collaboratively towards shared goals, allow for greater recognition, reward and success than individuals competing in a landscape of finite resources. This idea will be echoed through the conference as we explore the latest in cardiovascular care, while also taking a moment to stop and consider how we take care of our own health as health professionals. We will also be using innovative formats such as “walk-shops” to showcase the latest innovations in care.

To submit your abstract or showcase you will need to create a profile (if you do not have one already) in our online abstract management system, Currinda. This is a simple step and will take less than two minutes to set up, starting by clicking on one of the buttons below. Once you have registered your profile, the submission process is quite simple and easy to follow. If you wish to submit a new abstract or showcase or make changes to your existing submission you can do so by logging into your profile before the closing date.

Submissions close: Monday, 19 March 2018, 5pm (AEDST)


This year the Scientific Committee are offering you two opportunities to present at the ASM:

Call for Abstracts

Your abstract should be entered into either the research or clinical category, and will also be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, either oral or poster. Abstract content should not exceed 250 words.

Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference program. There will also be a dedicated Poster Q&A Session during one catering break on each day of the conference during which you are asked to be “in residence” at your poster to present your work to delegates and answer questions.

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Call for Clinical Excellence Showcase

Have you implemented an innovative practice? Overcome a clinical challenge? Run a really successful quality improvement project? Set-up a program or service which offers something a little out of the ordinary? If so we want to hear from you!

These presentations  are designed to be short, sharp, exciting and practical. Presenters will be required to share their stories of success (or 'lessons learned') in just 3 minutes each, with an additional 2 minutes set aside for audience questions.

Presenters selected for the clinical excellence showcase will also be allocated a space in the networking lounge during the following catering break to chat with delegates about their work.

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An acknowledgement email will be sent as confirmation of receipt of your abstract.

All abstracts will undergo a blind peer-review process by the Scientific Committee. After the review process, a notification email will be sent to the submitting author. It is the submitting authors responsibility to forward this notification to the presenting author.

Please note that all accepted abstract presenting authors are required to register and pay, for at least one day, at the ACRA 2018 ASM.


For all enquiries please contact:

ACRA 2018 ASM Secretariat
C/- The Association Specialists
Tel:         +61 2 9431 8600




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