1st Virtual Congress of Cardiology

1st Virtual Congress
of Cardiology

Argentine Federation of Cardiology

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Brief Communications

Brief Communication
General conditions
Deadline for Abstracts
Instructions for Authors
Thematic units
Selection Board

Brief Communication

Once an abstract is accepted as Brief Communication (or as Brief Communication with modificaton) the authors should submit the proper Brief Communication, in no more than 3 (three) pages of length, following the same format as for the Abstracts (see Instructions for abstract submission).

Deadline: September 30, 1999

The next order of presentation should be followed:
Material and Methods

Up to 7 (seven) images (Tables, Graphs, Pictures, etc., in .gif or .jpg format, up to 500KB), or presentations in .ppt format up to 500KB, or video in .avi format up to 1MB), could be included independently from the 3 (three) mentioned pages of text.


Announcement for Prizes to the best works presented during the FVCC.

The authors of the Brief Communications presented for evaluation by the Scientific Committee of the FVCC, will be able to choose to compete for the Prizes to be conferred to the best work in the following areas:
1- Best scientific work presented at the FVCC (US$2,000)
2- Best work (US$1,000 each):
2.a. in Basic Research.
2.b. in Clinical Research.
2.c. in Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Prevention (auspice: InterAmerican Heart Foundation).
2.d. performed by Physicians In Training.
2.e. performed at an Iberoamerican Institution.

These are the requirements:
a) The abstract must have been approved by the Scientific Committee at the proper time.
b) The work must be complete (deadline September 20, 1999) according to the Instructions for Authors. Works presented only as Abstracts will not be included
c) Works must be written in English, or in English and Spanish, or in English and Portuguese. Works presented only in Spanish or Portuguese will not be included.
d) All authors must be registered in the FVCC. We remind you the all can register with the same e-mail address.
e) A e-mail must be sent to:
send-pcvc@pcvc.sminter.com.ar  ,
written in this way:
The work <Title>, the authors of which are <name of all authors as stated in the work>, applies for competing for the <prize for which it is presented> Prize.


General conditions:
Original as well as investigations published within the last  two years will be accepted.

A Selection Board will analyze each submission. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of the Argentine Federation of Cardiology.

Submissions will be received from February 1st, 1999, in the form of Abstracts (see below Instructions for abstract submission).

Deadline: July 31, 1999.

Instructions for abstract submission

They should be sent:

  • as a file of a word processor, preferably Word 6 onwards or WordPerfect, on diskette, to FVCC, Patagonia 113, (3100) Parana, Argentina, or

Language: the Abstracts should be sent in English, or Spanish and English, or Portuguese and English.

The text should be presented in the following format:
Font: Times New Roman 11.
Page: A4.
Space: 1 and ½ spaces.
Margins: Left 2.5 cm; Right 1.5 cm; Top and Bottom 2 cm.
No more than 300 words.

Work Title: in upper and lower case, without abbreviations, Times New Roman 14, bold, centered.
Authors: surname followed by given name (s) of each author separated by a semicolon, Times New Roman 12, bold, centered.
Origin: name(s) of institution(s), adress, e-mail, city and country. Times New Roman 11, normal, centered.
Contents: The contents should be presented in Times New Roman 11, normal, left alignement, according to the following order:
Material and Methods


Use of Sotalol in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
Rousseau Alain; Bistro FrançoisVincent; Bouchet Martin; Bour Christine.
Hôpital Broussais. 96, Rue Didot, Paris, France.

Introduction: Congestive heart failure...
Objectives: The present study was...
Material and Methods:
Nineteen patients (8 men...
Group A: For these 10 patients...
Discussion: Recent interest has focused...
In conclusion, treatment with...


Thematic units: The Abstract should be registered under one or two of the following thematic units (which could be modified by the Selection Board):

Cardiovascular Risks and Prevention Factors
Cardiovascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Coronary Artery Disease
Diagnostic Imaging
Heart Failure
Informatics and Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology

If desired, include the following information about each Author:
Institution(s) where scientific activity is performed.
Address, Phone No, Fax No, and E-mail address (at least one E-mail address for each work should be included).

Attention: Every author should be registered in the 1st Virtual Congress of Cardiology (click here to access registration form [free]).


Abstract Evaluation

A Selection Board will analyze each submission, categorizing it as:

  • Accepted as Brief Communication (see below Brief Communication).
  • Accepted as Brief Communication with modifications.
  • Rejected.

The abstracts will be received by the Scientific Committee.

The Committee will send copies to 3 (three) members of the Selection Board, without information about the author or origin of the work.

The 3 members will asses the Abstract,  and include:

  • Grading obtained.
  • Resultant category (Brief Communication, with modifications or Rejected).
  • The necessary corrections and modifications for its acceptance as a Brief Communication.
  • Justification in case of Rejection.

Each member of the Selection Board will send back these results to the Scientific Committee, that will communicate the results to the authors. The definitive result will rise from the majority of opinions from the 3 assessing members (e.g.: if two of the three members consider that a given Abstract should be rejected, it will; if one considers that it should be accepted and two that it should be rejected, it will be rejected).




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