After careful consideration, ASPC has decided to transform the 2020 Annual Congress on CVD Prevention into a Virtual Summit. The virtual summit will be held Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2020. The in-person meeting planned to take place in Louisville has been cancelled, due to coronavirus-related restrictions on travel and gatherings as well as concern about the health, well-being and safety of our attendees, faculty, patients and the ASPC staff. The ASPC Program Committee has crafted an exciting online summit that aims to bring attendees the same high-quality speakers and education they find at our face-to-face meetings, with enhanced engagement and viewing opportunities available with on-line platforms.

Abstract Submission

 The 2020 ASPC Abstract Committee invites the submission of abstracts to be presented at the 2020 Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention July 24-26, 2020, at Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, KY. Submitted abstracts will be considered for the poster hall and the top three Early Career  abstracts with be picked for an oral presentation during the abstract session at the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted online via the ASPC abstract submission website using the online submission form. Please be sure to read all instructions, information, and policies closely. 

Important Dates 
Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, May 8, 2020
5:00 p.m. EST

Abstract Acceptance Notification
Friday, May 22 , 2020

Presenting Author Registration Deadline for CVD Prevention Conference
Friday, June 5, 2020
Registration will be complimentary to the 2020 ASPC Congress on CVD Prevention for the Presenting Author

ASPC Early Career Awards 
Early Career (in training students, residents, and fellows or members in practice for <5 years) will have the chance to compete for the ASPC’s Early Career Research Award Cash prizes of $750, $500, and $250 will be presented to the top three Early Career Research Award Winners In addition, the top three Early Career Research Awards Winners with be selected for an oral presentation. Presenting Authors submitting for the Early Career Award must upload a CV with their submission.

Awards Disclaimer 
If you are the recipient of one of our Early Career Research Award, you are required to register and attend the 2020 Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, as well as attend all abstract-related responsibilities. These responsibilities include hanging your Abstract in the Poster Hall, standing by your poster in the poster hall during the Question and Answer Designated, as well as attend the oral presentation session. If you fail to attend these events, your prize and travel money could be revoked.

Presentation Methods 
All accepted abstracts will be displayed in the Abstract Poster Hall and have designated times for Author Q&A sessions.

The ASPC Abstract Committee will select three Early Career Abstracts to be presented during the oral abstract session on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Authors will have 15-minutes to present their research (7-
10-minutes to present and 5-7-minutes for questions and answers). 

Abstract Submission Instructions 

Please read through the submission instructions below before preparing your abstract: 

  • Read the General Information and Policies for the submission of an abstract. 
  • Write your abstract, following the Abstract Guidelines. 
  • Select a Topic that best relates to your abstract. 
  • Review the Acceptance and Presentation Process for abstracts. 
  • Submit your abstract through the Online Abstract Submission Form.
  • Register to attend the 2020 Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ASPC staff will contact you with a complimentary meeting registration code for the presenting author only to register for the meeting after your abstract has been accepted).

    General Information and Policies 
  • As you will see, there will be a point in the process when you MUST finalize your abstract and make a FINAL submission. Please note that if you do not mark your abstract as complete and make a FINAL submission, it will NOT be considered. Take note of any deadlines under the appropriate call for abstracts and be sure to complete the process before that date.
  • Do not CREATE your abstract in the submission system, but rather create your abstract in a separate Word document and COPY and PASTE it into the abstract submission system. This way,
    you will not have lost your abstract in the event of disconnection from the Internet, etc. Be sure to check for errors when pasting. Certain special characters may be changed by the browser. 
  • If you are currently a member of the ASPC, we will prefill your address information for you in the online submission form based on your current account information profile. Note that changes made here will apply to your abstract only and WILL NOT BE APPLIED to your ASPC member record or account.
  • The presenting author must register for the 2020 Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention to ensure his or her abstract(s) are included in onsite materials. Deadline for author registration is Friday, May 29, 2020. Lead authors MUST BE registrants at the ASPC Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. If your abstracted is accepted, the presenting author will receive a code for a complimentary registration for the 2020 ASPC Congress on CVD Prevention.
  • To submit an abstract, all the authors listed on the abstract must approve the final version. In addition, each author listed on the abstract should have made a substantial contribution to it, such as 1) contributing to the conception and design of the study and the acquisition of data; 2) analysis and interpretation of the data; and/or 3) drafting the poster and/or revising it critically for important intellectual content. Full disclosures must be provided for each author. These requirements are taken seriously by ASPC and any failure to fully comply with these requirements may result in an abstract being withdrawn from the ASPC abstracts program.
  • It is the responsibility of the lead author to ensure that his or her abstract is submitted correctly.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the appointed ASPC Abstracts Review Committee Member. 
  • Faxed, emailed or mailed hard-copy abstracts or abstracts sent on a CD/disc WILL NOT be accepted. If you are unable to submit via the website, please contact the ASPC Annual Meeting Staff:
    Contact: Maggie Kincaid 
    Phone: 904-233-0282 

The ASPC will not be responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages, or unforeseen events. 

Abstract Guidelines 
Content Guidelines 
Abstracts for poster entries submitted for competition can only be accepted electronically and must adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Abstracts are limited to 350 words. (Word count excludes the abstract title, author names, and affiliations.) 
  • Abstracts must be divided into sections: Title, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion that states the importance and potential implications of the observations. 
  • Abstracts must be proofread carefully to avoid errors before submission. 
  • Abstracts must contain generic drug names only. 
  • Abstracts must be submitted in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. 
  • All authors must disclose all relevant financial relationships. 
  • Any funding support for the research must be disclosed. 
  • The main research findings should not have been presented at another major scientific meeting prior to presentation at the ASPC Sessions.


The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. Below you will find a checklist for abstract preparation. All abstracts are considered equally for selection, and the quality of the abstract is the single most important factor in the Committee’s decision. 

You will be asked for the following: 

  • Title 
  • Background – A concise description of your subject matter and prior work in this area.
  • Methods - The experimental design or technique employed. 
  • Results - Outcomes & measurements, with statistical significance, if appropriate
  • Conclusion - Conclusions, clinical pertinence, and value or for Workshops and Presentations, the prevailing point of view. 
  • Authors - For each author you must provide first and last name, city and state as well as preliminary financial disclosure information. If you would like to be considered for Early Career Research Award, the Primary/Presenting Author should also upload a brief paragraph describing their qualifications in the chosen subject area and/or a CV.
  • Tables and Figures – Upload a table or figure that show results related to your research. 

Abstract Submission Topics 

To ensure your abstract receives proper consideration, the abstract must relate to an appropriate topic in the field of Cardiology and cardiovascular disease prevention. Abstract authors will be required to indicate which topic BEST matches the content of their abstract. Topics for the 2020 ASPC Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention are: 

  • ASCVD/CVD Risk Factors 
  • ASCVD/CVD Risk Assessment 
  • ASCVD /CVD Risk Reduction 
  • CVD Prevention – Primary and Secondary 
  • Preventive Cardiology Best Practices – clinic operations, team approaches, outcomes research 
  • Metabolic Syndrome 
  • Diabetes 
  • Kidney Disease
  • Obesity 
  • Novel Biomarkers 
  • Pharmacologic Therapy 
  • Nutrition/Exercise 
  • ASCD/CVD in Women 
  • ASCVD/CVD in Special Populations 
  • Heart Failure 
  • Ischemic Stroke 
  • Peripheral Artery Disease 
  • Alterative and Complimentary Approaches 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Other 

If you do not see an appropriate topic listed above that best relates to your abstract, please contact the ASPC office at or call 904-233-0282. 

Acceptance and Presentation Process 

Abstract grading is blinded, and abstracts are pre-screened and selected by ASPC judges based on quality and merit. You will be notified no later than Friday, April 24, 2020.  if your poster is accepted. All presenting poster authors are required to register for the 2020 Congress on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention July 24-26, 2020, at Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, KY to participate in all abstract author events. Presenting Authors will receive a registration code for complimentary registration to the 2020 ASPC Congress on CVD Prevention.

*Expenses related to airfare, lodging, and social events/guest fees are the responsibility of the presenter. Special programs may be available for trainees, fellows, and Early Career.

ASPC is offering 3 travel grants to trainees, fellows, or early career to attend the ASPC 2020 Congress on CVD Prevention. For more information please contact Maggie Kincaid at 

Poster guidelines will be provided to lead authors by May 1, 2020.

Abstract Submission Form


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