Abstract submission is now extended until 15 February 2020

Submit Your Abstract!

WoCoVA offers you the opportunity to share your scientific work in Athens 2020! If accepted, your abstract will be integrated into the official Scientific Program. For WoCoVA 2020, your abstract should cover one of the following topics:

1. Prevention
WoCoVA’s clinical goal is the minimization (or ultimately the prevention or eradication) of all risks related to venous access. WoCoVA aims at ‘targetting zero’. Different sessions will cover strategies aimed at improving patient safety. To give two examples:

  • An algorithm aimed at selecting the most appropriate VAD for safety and clinical performance in different clinical settings and for different types of patients (such as  adults, adolescents, children and neonates)
  • The evaluation of cost-effective strategies for avoiding insertion-related complications (e.g. prevention of infection, thrombosis, malposition, malfunction and extravasation)

2. Education & Training
Quality of patient care can only be achieved through education and training in all disciplines involved. WoCoVA 2020 presents different educational strategies, addressing the structure of a training course, proficiency evaluation and good clinical practice.

3. Research & Innovations
VADs are continuously improved and WoCoVA 2020 is the place to learn about such innovations. VAD improvements, along with research outcomes, increase the level of care quality. This applies both to devices designed for safe insertion (optimizing vein selection, venipuncture, tip navigation and tip location) as well as products aimed at reducing the incidence of infection, thrombosis, lumen occlusion and catheter dislodgement.

4. Worldwide Network
WoCoVA 2020 is the ultimate platform to share ideas and best practices. Since its start in 2010 WoCoVA has promoted and supported communication between national vascular access organizations (the so-called National Societies), clinicians and industry partners. Exchanging ideas, practices and results are vital for the ongoing improvements in patient safety and care.

5. Guidelines & Consensus
Guidelines and evidence-based positions papers that have been released in the last two years will be part of the scientific program. Initiatives for implementation of guidelines and worldwide availability will be shared with you.

There are 4 types of Abstracts

  • Scientific Abstract
  • Experience Abstracts about team (financial, logistic or something else)
  • Educational Abstract
  • Video Abstract

Presenting authors of abstracts, accepted for presentation must be registered delegates within two weeks of notification of acceptance and are responsible for all expenses in the production of their presentations, travel and accommodation.

WoCoVA’s Scientific Committee reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts submitted. The committee’s decision is final.

The notification of acceptance will be send out no later than April 2020.

Structure of Oral and Poster abstract

The abstract must not exceed 300 words

  • The abstract should be typed in: Single spacing; Font size: 11; Style: Times New Roman
  • Tables and graphs must be submitted separately with a maximum of two graphs (these will not be published)
  • Capitalization: please only use a capital letter at the beginning of the abstract title
  • Make the abstracts as informative as possible
  • Conclusions must be supported by data

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  • a) Introduction b) Method c) Results d) Discussion & Conclusion
  • Faxed and handwritten abstracts will NOT be accepted.
  • An acknowledgment will be sent to you on the receipt of the abstract. Please contact the secretariat if you have not received the acknowledgement letter 3 weeks after you submitted your abstract(s)
  • Editing of abstracts will be restricted to spelling and style only
  • Author(s) name should be listed with surname first, eg Jones TS, Tan HC. Institution(s) and affiliation(s) should be indicated with superscript following the author(s) name. Affiliation(s) should include only the name of the institution, city and country

Structure of Video abstract

A short video should be prepared and uploaded through YouTube, Vimeo, etc
A written content of the video including the link to the video has to be submitted in the abstract module

Criteria:

  • Total length of max 4 minutes
  • Include title, name(s), author(s) and location in the video
  • Submit a written outline of the video in max. 100 words
  • One author of the video should be available for video discussion
  • Author(s) name should be listed with surname first, eg Jones TS, Tan HC. Institution(s) and affiliation(s) should be indicated with superscript following the author(s) name. Affiliation(s) should include only the name of the institution, city and country

Guidelines

Guideline for ORAL presentations
15 minutes presentation

Guideline for POSTER presentations
An author should be available for poster discussion. Further information will be sent to all poster presenters after acceptance of the abstract as poster

Guidelines for VIDEO presentations
One author of the video should be available for video discussion.
Submit Your Abstract!

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