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Session submission for the 36th Annual Meeting are now open. Please visit the user portal to submit and continue reading for guidelines. 

36th AACVPR Annual Meeting
October 6-9, 2021
San Antonio, Texas

What Are We Looking For?

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 innovative techniques to meet the new healthcare landscape
  • Provide strategies to meet new delivery models 
  • Demonstrate new cognitive sets/skills, creative thinking skills
  • Address new developments in cardiac and pulmonary science/research, 
  • 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

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Session Submissions

AACVPR will accept submissions for the session types below. Click each session to learn more. 

Pre-Meeting Workshop

Session: 3-8-hour workshop that operates independently from the rest of the conference with additional registration; often offers a mixture of theory and practice (eg., staff competencies for core components, program certification preparation, CCRP preparation).

Breakout Session

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

Rapid Fire Session

45-minute track-specific discussion-based, interactive sessions that elicit significant audience participation. The session will follow the below format:

  • 15 minute didactic presentation
  • 20 minute discussion
  • 10 minute wrap-up
  • Time limits will be strictly enforced by session moderators to ensure all topics have maximum time

 


 

Scientific Abstract Submissions

AACVPR is proud to feature multiple opportunities to highlight your research at the Annual Meeting. Below is a summary of the presentation types. Click each presentation type to learn more.

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Oral Abstract Presentation 

Select abstracts will be chosen to give podium presentations. Authors will present an oral presentation in a PowerPoint format, reviewing the rationale, key methods, main results, conclusions, and emphasize the "real-world, clinical application" of their findings. No physical poster is presented. Abstracts will be highlighted in the AACVPR Annual Meeting final program, AACVPR website, and published in the September/October 2021 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. Attendance at the meeting is required. 

Late-Breaking Manuscript

The highest scored abstract in this category will be invited to submit a full manuscript for expedited peer review and publication consideration in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. The full manuscript will need to be submitted to JCRP for peer review no later than June 1, 2021. 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 AACVPR Annual Meeting. The scientific abstracts submitted to this category will be reviewed by the AACVPR Research Committee and the JCRP Editors Team. Attendance at the meeting is required. 

Beginning Investigator Presentation

Each finalist will give a platform presentation during a special session at the AACVPR Annual Meeting. One presentation will be selected as the award winner and receive a plaque and $250 from AACVPR. To qualify for this presentation, authors must be less than 5 years of their latest degree or final formal training (i.e. Fellowship, Residency) and not previously awarded the Beginning Investigator Award. Attendance at the meeting is required.

Moderated Poster Presentation

Authors will bring final poster to be featured in the designated poster area at the Annual Meeting. Moderated poster sessions allow the abstract presenter a unique opportunity to engage with participants and are moderated by AACVPR thought leaders, fostering a dynamic learning experience.  Each presenter will be allocated five minutes to verbally review the rationale, key methods, main results, conclusions, and comment on the "real-world, clinical application" of their findings.  The moderator will then hold a ten minute Q-and-A segment at which time attendees can ask questions and generate discussion.  When one abstract in the group has been completed, the moderator will have the attendees proceed to the next abstract, and so forth. Abstracts will be highlighted in the AACVPR Annual Meeting final program, AACVPR website, and published in the September/October 2021 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. Attendance at the meeting is required.

Poster Presentation

Authors will bring final poster to be featured in the designated poster area at the Annual Meeting. Authors will receive dedicated times to stand by their poster and engage with participants. Abstracts will be highlighted in the AACVPR Annual Meeting final program, AACVPR website, and published in the September/October 2021 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. Attendance at the meeting is required.

 


 

Dates, Instructions & Policies

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 30, 2020 Call for Session Submissions Opens
  • Monday, December 7, 2020 – Call for Scientific Abstracts Opens
  • Friday, January 22, 2021 Call for Session Submissions Closes
  • Friday, February 26, 2021 – Call for Scientific Abstracts Closes
  • March 2021 Session Submission Responses Issued
  • April 2021 – Scientific Abstract Submission Responses Issued
  • October 6-9, 2021 AACVPR 36th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

Submitting Your Proposal

  • Please click here to view Guidelines and Instructions for a session proposal. Please click here to view Guidelines and Instructions for a scientific abstract proposal. It is advisable to print these instructions prior to beginning you201r submission.
  • The information is saved in the system once you hit “continue” at the bottom of each page. There is no “submit” button.
  • Be mindful of the submission deadlines listed under Important Dates above. You may submit a new proposal or edit an existing proposal until that deadline, using your log-in and password.
  • To submit your session, click “Create New.” 
  • To view your existing suggested session(s), click "Breakout, Rapid-fire, and Pre-Meeting Workshop" below. Do NOT begin a new record if you need to make changes to an existing submission.

Annual Meeting Presenter Policies

For more information regarding AACVPR Annual Meeting speaker policies please review the Session Submission Guidelines in their entirety. Click the following links to learn more.

Compensation

  • Breakout and rapid-fire presenters will receive complimentary full-conference registration.  Please note: speakers are responsible for coordinating their own hotel reservations.
  • Pre-meeting workshop presenters will receive a $1,500 travel voucher per workshop, to be split among accepted speakers. Additionally, pre-meeting workshop presenters will be awarded $100 per content half hour, to be divided amongst its speakers. Pre-Meeting workshop speakers conference registration is not waived. Speakers will be responsible for coordinating their own hotel reservations.
  • Scientific abstract presenter registration is not waived. Speakers will be responsible for coordinating their own hotel reservations.

Presentation Material Review Policy

To comply with ACCME accreditation standards, all AACVPR Annual Meeting presenters will be required to provide AACVPR with final presentation slides on the AACVPR Annual Meeting branded template no later than Friday, August 13, 2021 so that they may be reviewed by the Program Planning Committee. Conflicts of interest include:

Presenter Copyright Policy

Invited Annual Meeting presenters will be requested to grant AACVPR a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to distribute copy or otherwise publish presentation material to AACVPR membership or general public at the time of, and immediately after, the presentation date. “Presentation Material” includes all supporting documents (PowerPoint slides, printed handouts, etc.) and any video/audio recording. 

AACVPR’s publication or distribution of presentation material may be in any form, whether print/hard copy, electronic, via posting on the AACVPR website or any other form know known or hereafter developed. Publication or distribution may be subject to a fee charged by AACVPR. 

Use of Images and References in Presentation

It is agreed AACVPR will not be held responsible for royalties or damages resulting from intellectual property infringement from 1) AACVPR’s use and/or distribution of presentation materials in a manner consistent with this agreement or 2) any use or misuse by any person who directly or indirectly obtains the presentation materials as a result of AACVPR’s permitted use and/or distribution rights outlined in this agreement. Presenters are responsible for obtaining their own permissions for references and images.

 


 

Questions?

If you receive an error message when creating your application, try using a different web browser before contacting support. If you continue to have technical issues submitting your session, please contact: technical support at support@abstractsonline.com or 217-398-1792.

For program-related questions about the session proposals, please contact speakers@aacvpr.org or 312/321-5146. 

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