The Call for Abstracts for the CSANZ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 is now open.

This is your opportunity to present original research in the oral or poster categories.

Abstract Submissions may be made under the following themes:

  • Congenital / Genetics / Paediatrics / Pulmonary
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Electrophysiology
  • Imaging
  • Structural and Valve Disease
  • Rehabilitation/Prevention
  • Nursing
  • Translational Research

The closing date for submissions is 1900hrs Monday 2 March 2020 

General Guidelines

  • Abstracts submitted for an Oral or Poster presentation should be typed into this template and saved on your computer for later reference.
  • The filename of the Word document should be named as the first five words of your abstract title. It should contain alpha/numeric characters only.
  • The abstract should be typed in Arial font, size 11.
  • The abstract text should be limited to 250 words and include the following headings: Background, Method, Results, Conclusion. Note: Young Investigator award applicants must submit an extended abstarct of 800-1200 words, see link below for details.
  • Do not include author details (neither names nor affiliations) on the abstract document. You will enter these into the online form.

Paragraphs must be separated by an empty line and must be left justified. Do not indent the first line of a paragraph


  • Click this link to access the online abstract submission form.
  • You will need to create an account and enter your contact details to begin.
  • Please follow all instructions on the online form. If you have any questions please contact
  • Once completing the abstract submission, you will receive an email confirming this. If you do not receive an email within 24hrs, please contact
  • Acceptance of abstracts for the Meeting will be based on the outcome of a review. All abstracts will be double peer reviewed. Presenters will be notified of acceptance mid-April.

Publication of Abstracts

Registration is a prerequisite for publication of abstracts in the final program.

Important Dates

Closing Date for Submission of Abstracts: 1900hrs 2 March 2020
Approximate date of acceptance of abstract: mid-April
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us at or +64 9 3601240.


Please indicate on the online abstract form if you are eligible for any of the below Awards. Please note the criteria for award application has been revised.
Please read the eligibility criteria relating to each of the award categories linked below and published on the CSANZ website to ensure you comply:

- Young Investigators' Award

- Nurse Member Investigators' Award 

- Allied Health Member Investigators' Award

- Poster Awards

An abstract submitted for the Young Investigators' Award must include:

  • an extended abstract of 800 to 1200 words submitted at the time of abstract submission to allow the selection panel to fully evaluate the work
  • letter from the supervisor or director of the laboratory or service from which the work has emanated, clearly detailing the contribution made by the applicant towards the work being presented

Further information on the Awards is available at:

Travelling Scholarships 

The NZ Regional Committee may provide up to 10 travelling scholarships of $1,000 each for Cardiac Society members wishing to attend the ASM. For criteria please click here.   
Applications must be sent to the Society’s New Zealand Executive

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