Annual Meeting

Contribute to the 39th AACVPR Annual Meeting

We are officially accepting scientific abstract submissions for the 39th AACVPR Annual Meeting through May 1, 2024. Please refer to the information outlined below as well as our submission guidelines to ensure your proposal is as polished and presentation-ready as possible. 

Session Proposals

Please note session proposals for the 39th AACV{R Annual Meeting are no longer being accepted. 

The AACVPR Program Planning Committee and its track-focused subcommittees select content for the AACVPR Annual Meeting from over 100 session proposals each year. The committee is looking for presenters to:

  • Identify clinical innovation and research advances that address challenges in the contemporary healthcare landscape;
  • Describe new delivery models and implementation strategies;
  • Demonstrate new cognitive sets/skills, creative thinking skills, and/or technological adjuncts;
  • Share outcomes and advances in cardiac and pulmonary science/research;
  • Discuss new understandings of disease and disease pathophysiology and management;
  • Discuss strategies to mitigate disparities of care in patient referral as well as delivery of care;
  • Describe effective networking skills within the hospital/ACA system;
  • Identify methods to improve competencies of rehabilitation professionals;
  • Discuss strategies to improve the relationship of rehabilitation programs with corollary services;
  • Provide any other information to improve the quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation services;
  • Identify techniques to create a health-equitable practice.

Session Types

Breakout Session: 60- or 75-minute sessions focused on a specific topic in a particular track (e.g., ITP, psychological aspects of PR and CR, physical activity, business aspects of programs).

Pre-Meeting Workshop Session: Four-hour workshop that operates independently from the rest of the conference with additional registration; often offers a mixture of theory and practice (e.g., staff competencies for core components, program certification preparation, CCRP preparation)

Rapid Fire Session: 45-minute track-specific highly interactive sessions that elicit significant audience participation. The session will follow the below format:

  • 15-minute presentation with a 15 slide maximum
  • 20 minutes of discussion
  • 10-minute wrap-up
  • Time limits are strictly enforced by session moderators to ensure all topics have maximum time
  • The session moderator will keep sessions flowing, assist with presentation transitions, and introduce speakers

Important Dates for Session Submissions

Date Task
November 28, 2023 Call for Session Submissions Open
January 31, 2024 Call for Session Submissions Close
April 2024 Session Submission Responses Issued
August 9, 2024

Session Slides, PDF and/or Poster Due to AACVPR Education Team


Scientific Abstracts

We area accepting scientific abstract submissions through May 1, 2024 . Please refer to the information outlined below as well as our abstract submission guidelines to ensure your proposal meets our criteria.

Scientific abstracts may be submitted for presentation for one of two formats: oral presentation or poster presentation. Researchers who are within five years of their latest degree or final training (i.e., fellowship, residency) may also submit to be considered for a Beginning Investigator presentation. When submitting your proposal, please indicate your preference for a poster or oral presentation. If you are open to either format, you will be able to indicate this in the submission portal when prompted.

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Special Scientific Abstract Opportunities

Beginning Investigator Award:The Beginning Investigator Award is given to outstanding researchers who are within five years of their latest degree or final training (i.e., fellowship, residency), and who have not previously won the award. If you meet these qualifications, you may submit your scientific abstract for consideration using the prompts within the submission portal. Each finalist will receive complimentary registration to the conference, and will give a platform presentation during a special session at the 39th Annual Meeting. One presentation will be selected as the award winner and receive a plaque and $250 from AACVPR.

JCRP Featured Science Submissions (Formerly Late Breaking Manuscript Submissions: AACVPR is again soliciting abstracts for the JCRP Featured Science submission type (formerly Late-Breaking Manuscript submission type). 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 the annual meeting. If the manuscript is accepted after the peer review process, it will then be published online ahead of print by the 39th AACVPR Annual Meeting. The JCRP Featured Science submission deadline has now been extended to March 14, 2024 (11:59 p.m. CT).

Important Dates for Scientific Abstract Submissions

Date Task
December 11, 2023 Call for Scientific Abstracts Open
March 14, 2024 JCRP Featured Science Submissions Close
May 1, 2024 Call for Scientific Abstracts Close
June 18, 2024 Scientific Abstract Submissions Responses Issued
July 2, 2024 Abstract Acceptance/Confirmation Deadline
August 9, 2024

Session Slides, PDF and/or Poster Due to AACVPR Education Team


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