35th Annual Meeting Submissions

Session Proposals and Scientific Abstracts

AACVPR strives to provide diverse educational opportunities for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and is pleased to open this Call for Session and Abstract Proposals for the AACVPR 35th Annual Meeting, September 30 - October 3, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Scientific Abstracts | November, 2019 - April 24*, 2020 - NOW CLOSED

Session submissions for the 2020 Annual Meeting are now closed. Submitters will be notified of speaker status in May 2020. They may be submitted for presentation for one of two formats, oral presentation or poster presentation. Please indicate your preference for a poster or oral presentation or if you are open to either format when prompted.

Scientific abstracts may be submitted under the following topics:

  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation & Clinical Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Medicine
  • Behavior Change
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity/Exercise

The AACVPR Research Committee will review all submitted abstracts and notifications regarding status will be sent to submitters in late April 2020. Accepted scientific abstracts will be included in the electronic version of the September-October 2020 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention (JCRP). Scientific abstract submissions are due by April 24, 2020. As listed below, the deadline for the Late Breaking Manuscript is March 6, 2020.

NEW for 2020: Late Breaking Manuscript Submissions - NOW CLOSED
This year, AACVPR is soliciting abstracts for a new Late-Breaking Manuscript Submission type. The scientific abstracts submitted to this category will be reviewed by the AACVPR Research Committee and the JCRP Editors Team, and the authors of the highest scoring submission will be invited to submit a full manuscript for expedited peer review and publication consideration in JCRP. The authors will also be invited to present their findings during an oral abstract session at the annual meeting. If the manuscript is accepted after the peer review process, it will then be published online ahead of print by the 2020 AACVPR Annual Meeting.

To allow for enough time for conversion of the abstract to a full manuscript, this submission type will have an earlier submission deadline of March 6, 2020, with planned notification of selection for this opportunity by early April. Authors interested in submitting to the new “Late Breaking Manuscript Submission” category will need to request consideration of their abstract for this opportunity within the submission portal, and will need to confirm their ability to submit the full manuscript to JCRP for peer review by June 1, 2020. 

Please note: 
  • AACVPR reserves the right to elect not to select an abstract for this opportunity.
  • Selection for this opportunity does not guarantee acceptance by JCRP.
  • Abstracts submitted in this category that are not accepted for this opportunity will be considered for other scientific abstract opportunities at the 2020 Annual Meeting. 
  • If an abstract that is eligible for the Beginning Investigator Award is selected for this opportunity, the abstract will be withdrawn for consideration for the Beginning Investigator Award.

Session Proposals | October 28, 2019 - January 15, 2020 - NOW CLOSED

Session submissions for the 2020 Annual Meeting are now closed. Submitters will be notified of speaker status in early May 2020. Thank you for your submission. Cardiopulmonary professionals like you are at the core of AACVPR's well-rounded, high quality education program. 

If you have any questions or difficulties with either session or abstract submissions, please contact speakers@aacvpr.org