Deadline for abstracts: April 30, 2018
Authors notified of acceptance/rejection: No later than May 31, 2018
Abstracts are being accepted for Digital Poster Display for the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association for Vascular Access, September 15-18, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts received that do not follow these guidelines will NOT be accepted.
Abstracts will be accepted online only NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on April 30, 2018, using the online submission form. Prior to beginning the submission process you will be prompted to create a Login ID and Password. Please keep the Login ID and Password until the close of the submission process: you may want to log in to make changes before the closing date. Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection no later than May 31, 2018.
Abstracts must be applicable to at least one of the Abstract Tracks listed below. The track must be identified at the time of abstract submission and be relevant to the art and science of vascular access.
- Pediatric/Neonatal Vascular Access
- Continuum of Care Throughout Vascular Access
- Systems, Process and Communication
- Care & Maintenance of Vascular Access Devices
- Leadership, Education and Development of Vascular Access
- New Technology and Applications in Vascular Access
Content should reflect the diversity of the Vascular Access specialty. Submissions are accepted from professionals working in clinical and non-clinical settings, research and development, management, business, the sciences, and technology. In 300 words or less, provide an accurate, succinct, and informative abstract that represents your submission and/or poster. All abstracts must be submitted typed, in English, and must be well organized. Content should be written in complete sentences without abbreviations. References are not included in the abstract. The judging process is blinded and peer-reviewed: Do not include author(s) name, facility name, or identifying factors in abstract. It may cause disqualification.
Abstract Selection Process
must include the following headings
|Innovations in Education or
Practice, Health Care Policy & Delivery, Case Study, and Quality
Improvement abstracts must include the following headings
||Project or case description
All abstracts submitted are subjected to an objective, blinded peer review and are evaluated on quality of the project/research, content, and relevance to the field of vascular access. All entries will be notified of selection or rejection by May 31st via email.
Complete Guidelines for Poster Display Preparation
can be found at www.avainfo.org/guidelines2018
. A few of the major points to consider:
Poster Theater Sessions
- There is a $50 submission fee for each iPoster. This fee must be paid for each poster that you wish to display at AVA 2018.
- Abstracts selected to participate in the Poster Theater Sessions must pay the $50 submission fee and complete their digital poster by no later than Monday, August 20th.
- Abstracts selected for digital display only must pay the $50 submission fee and complete their digital poster by no later than Tuesday, September 11th.
Twelve abstracts will be asked to participate in the Poster Theater Sessions, which will take place on September 15th, 16th, and 17th. These twelve abstracts will be awarded the opportunity to display their digital poster and participate in a 15-minute discussion, lead by an AVA Poster Professor, that will include a high-level overview of the poster findings and an open discussion between the poster author and audience. You may opt-in for Poster Theater consideration during the submission process. Poster Theater Presenters MUST create a digital poster based on their abstract by no later than Monday, August 20th.
During the meeting attendees will participate in voting for the “Peoples Choice Poster” award. First, Second, and Third Place posters will receive a certificate and cash award. The award winners will be announced at the end of the Scientific Meeting on the AVA website and Intravascular Quarterly.