AmSECT 59th International Conference
Call for Abstracts

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Abstract Submission Information

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to be considered for AmSECT's 59th International Conference. The abstract submission will be open through January 25th at 11:59pm ET. All abstract submissions will be reviewed by the 59th International Conference Planning Committee, and submitters will be notified of their abstract status in February 2021.

Both pediatric & congenital and adult-focused abstracts are being solicited this year. 

Abstract Guidelines: 

Abstracts must be less than 300 words, and should concisely state the objectives of the study. Abstracts should contain subheadings as follows: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Submissions containing more than 300 words will not be considered. Abstract authors may submit their abstract for consideration as a poster, an oral presentation, or for both. 

Journal Submission Requirement:

In order to be considered for an abstract presentation at the AmSECT International Conference, all submitters must provide a manuscript for the Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology (JECT) by April 15, 2021 in addition to completing the submission form. Please go to to submit your manuscript. Failure to submit a manuscript in adherence to these requirements will result in the inability of all authors on the abstract to submit an abstract to the 60th International Conference. If an author group would like an exception from this requirement either due to submission of the manuscript to another journal or for another reason, the author group must provide the AmSECT Conference Planning Committee with a detailed explanation of their exception request no later than April 15, 2021. 

Abstract Awards:

AmSECT is pleased to present abstract awards to the most outstanding oral and poster presentations at the meeting each year. Please see below for the various awards scheduled to be presented at the 59th International Conference: 

Fellowship Award - This Award will be presented annually to the individual who has presented the most outstanding scientific paper on a research project at the International Conference. The award consists of a prize of $1000.

Scientific Presentation Award - This Award will be presented annually to the student who has presented an outstanding scientific paper at the International Conference. The award consists of a prize of $1000.

The Ed Ristaino Memorial Scholarship Award - sponsored by the North Carolina Society of Perfusion, is presented to the student with the second-highest score for an oral presentation. The award consists of a prize of $500 and the opportunity to present at the North Carolina Society of Perfusion Annual Meeting.

Scientific Poster Award - This Award will be presented annually to the individual who has displayed the most outstanding scientific poster at the International Conference. The award consists of a plaque and a prize of $500.

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