Invitation for 2021 Abstract Submission

Dear Colleagues,

The Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology plans to hold its virtual annual meeting on Wednesday April 14th, 2021. An important highlight of this meeting is the abstract poster session involving trainees from programs state-wide. Detailed information about the process for abstract submission is below. This is an excellent opportunity for your residents/fellows to showcase interesting clinical cases and/or original research and network with peers from other programs and providers in the Connecticut cardiology community. Please share this information with your trainees.  

Brian J. Malm, MD, FACC, FASE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare Sytem
203-932-5711 x7970

Trainees (residents, fellows, and trainees in postgraduate nursing or physician assistant programs) from all programs in Connecticut are invited to submit an abstract for the poster session at the 2021 Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology annual meeting, which will be held on April 14, 2021 via Zoom. Abstracts may be submitted in one of two categories: original research (basic, translational, or clinical) or case vignettes. Accepted abstracts will be presented in Power point via zoom. Prizes will be awarded to the abstract presenters. Those abstracts involving COVID-19 (cases or research) will be given special consideration for presentation this year.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • The first (presenting) author MUST be a fellow or resident in a Connecticut-based training program (trainees from any specialty or subspecialty may submit) or a trainee in a Connecticut-based postgraduate nursing or physician assistant program
  • Only ONE abstract per category may be submitted by a presenting author
  • Because this is a regional meeting, abstracts submitted for national meetings (e.g., ACC, AHA, HRS) may be submitted to this meeting and abstracts submitted and not accepted at CCACC 2020 may be submitted again
  • Please submit abstracts as a Word document or a PDF file
  • Please use Arial 12-point font and 1-inch margins on the top, bottom and sides of the abstract
  • There is a ONE-PAGE limit for the abstract
  • The first line of the abstract should contain the title of the abstract in all capital letters
  • The second line of the abstract should include the names and highest degrees for all authors with superscript numbers indicating hospital/program affiliations
  • The first listed author MUST be the presenting author
  • The third line of the abstract should list the affiliations indicated by the superscripts
  • The fourth line should indicate the category for the abstract: “Original research” or “Case vignettes”
  • The body of the abstract begins on the next line
  • Figures and/or tables may be included but the entire submission must not extend beyond one page
  • There must be no protected health information (PHI) present in the abstract (or the subsequent poster)

Please submit your abstract via email to (Sara Tabtabai, MD)

  • Please include in the subject line of the email: “CCACC Abstract submission”
  • Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted for presentation in mid-March 2021
  • Failure to follow the guidelines above will result in abstract disqualification
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Questions may be addressed to Sara Tabtabai, MD (