With the launch of the new Cardiovascular Innovations Foundation (CVIF) website, we are excited to open submissions for the Challenging Case Contest and Poster Abstract presentations for CVI 2024: The Operators Enclave(TM). These popular contests receive hundreds of submissions each year, competing for coveted travel grants for those selected.
Challenge Case Contest
Each CVI, clinicians from across the globe submit their most challenging, innovative or educational cases for consideration in three categories: Coronary, Structural Heart and Peripheral/Podiatry. The highly competitive competition drew over 125 submissions in 2023 that competed for 60 semi-finalist slots. The semi-finalists, selected by the CVI Directors, compete in one of eight semi-final rounds on Thursday and Friday of CVI. The top case in each of the rounds moves on to the finals on Saturday of CVI. The presenter of the winning case in each category receives a $1000 prize and an invitation to serve on the faculty of the next CVI.
This year, with the addition of two new tracks in Aortic and Interventional Heart Failure to CVI, the competition will be even tighter as cases in those tracks will compete in the most applicable category of the three.
The Poster Abstracts competition is a great opportunity for early-career researchers to share their work with colleagues and attend CVI via a travel grant.
- Submission portals open: December 1, 2023
- Submission deadline: April 1, 2024 – NO extensions
- Notification of selected case semi-finalists and abstract presenters: by May 1, 2024
Note that while we are opening the submissions a month earlier than previous years, we are also closing submissions earlier. No notifications will be made until after submissions close. We’ve implemented these changes in an effort to be fair, inclusive and allow those selected more time to make travel arrangements.
Also note that travel grants will be limited. Therefore, priority for travel grants will go to case and abstract submitters.