Abstracts Guidelines

Abstract submission regulations and instructions

The II International Conference on Vascular Access (CIAV2022), an event that will take place in Porto (Portugal) between the September 22-23, 2022, aims to share research outcomes and cooperate in the construction of a network between different healthcare professionals who share an interest in vascular access.

Abstract Acceptance (deadline) September 5th, 2022
Communication of Abstract Acceptance September 9th, 2022

Presenting authors of the accepted abstract must be officially registered and pay for registration until 5 days after the acceptance notification (requests asking for the change of the “presenting author” will only be considered until this date).

Authors are responsible for all expenses in the production of their presentations, travel, and accommodation during the Conference. Please be aware that authors with selected papers can register in the Conference with First Phase rates.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Please consider the following guidelines for abstracts:

  • Abstracts must be complete, relevant, balanced and written in good quality English. This will help review and selection by the Scientific Committee. Accepted abstracts will be edited by the Scientific Committee, but authors for whom English is a second language are strongly advised to have their abstract reviewed before submission.
  • Authors are responsible for the content of their abstracts and presentations (if accepted).
  • Faxed, emailed and handwritten abstracts will NOT be accepted. All abstracts must be submitted through the official Conference submission platform EasyChair. The preferred format for your abstract manuscript is Word.
  • Authors should indicate under which of the proposed topics their communication is integrated: Education and Training; Guidelines and Consensus; Innovation; or Prevention. The Scientific Committee of the Conference may suggest topic change.
  • Authors should indicate the type of presentation preferred (oral communication or poster). The Scientific Committee may suggest a presentation change.
  • The abstract must not exceed 300 words excluding the title, authors, affiliation, acknowledgments, and keywords.
  • The abstract should be typed in:
    • Single spacing;
    • Font size: 11;
    • Font style: Times New Roman.
  • Affiliations (one per author), as follows:
    • Initials, Family name1 (Example: J. Smith1, S. Jones2);
    • Use superscript numbers(1,2,3) to indicate author affiliations in order;
    • Name of department, University/Institution/Company, City, Country;
    • Start each new affiliation on a separate line.
  • Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • Introduction;
    • Method;
    • Results;
    • Discussion & Conclusion;
    • References (maximum of five references per abstract, cited following the SAGE Vancouver reference style);
    • Acknowledgments (if applicable);
    • Keywords (minimum three).
  • Tables and graphs must be submitted separately with a maximum of two graphs (these will not be published).

List of Topics

  • Guidelines and Consensus;
  • Education and Training;
  • Prevention;
  • Innovation.

Peer review

Abstracts will be assessed by two reviewers who are members of the Conference’s scientific peer review committee. Confirmation of acceptance or rejection will be sent until September 9, 2022 at midnight GMT.

Presentation and certificates

Presenters should be in the presentation venue at the date and time scheduled. Presenters will be informed about details (e.g., timetables, time for presentation, templates, and print sizes) later on.

Each presentation session will be moderated, and the presenters’ attendance will be confirmed. Time limits will be strictly enforced.

The presentation certificate will be issued according to the data provided in the submission form, including: the title of the presentation, the authors’ names, the presenter’s name, date of presentation, and name of the event. This certificate will be sent to the presenting author via e-mail and will not be corrected.


CIAV 2022 proceedings will be published in a stand-alone online only supplement of  Journal of Vascular Access (JVA) (Journal Citation Reports 2.283).

The Journal of Vascular Access is indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE; Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE); ProQuest; Embase; EBSCO; J-Gate; Ovid; Scopus; and CNKI Scholar.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to info@apoava.pt