Click on button below to access the official publications. Accepted abstracts in the field of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery are published in Swiss Medical Weekly
Accepted abstracts in the field of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery are published in Respiration

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission is now closed. Notification letters have been sent by mid of March 2023

Abstract Guidelines

In order to standardize the abstract layout, we kindly ask you to read the guidelines carefully.

  1. Abstracts may be submitted only via internet. Abstracts submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.
  2. Abstract deadline is Tuesday, 24 January, 2023, 23.59 CET.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted in English, presentations of accepted abstracts may be held in German, French or English.
  4. Your abstract will be printed as submitted.
  5. Please make sure that name, email and postal address of corresponding author are complete and correct.
  6. Please structure your abstract using the following headings for original scientific work (This applies for topics 1-12, but not for clinical cases.)
    • Introduction
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  7. Clarity of expression will be considered in the review process. The overall quality of language used should assure comprehension by the reader.
  8. The abstract text may not be longer than 300 words (including spaces, excluding authors’ names and title).
  9. Abstracts must contain original material neither published nor presented in Switzerland prior to 21 June 2023.
  10. There is no limit to the number of abstracts an investigator may submit. Investigators should not submit the same research. Abstracts that appear to be replicate versions of a single study may be rejected.
  11. Please limit the number of authors listed to those who have substantially contributed to the abstract. If authors’ names appear on more than one abstract, their names must appear and be spelled identically on each abstract in order to facilitate proper indexing. Wherever possible, do not list authors with initials only. Enter every author’s name into a separate field for indexing. For each author the institution should be declared.
  12. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Limit their use to commonly used abbreviations and expand all abbreviations at first mention.
  13. Tables, charts and other graphics are permitted (max. 2) and must be in JPG or GIF format and in high resolution.
  14. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by email with
    • Reference number of your abstracts (for inquiry and correspondence purposes)
    • Your personal access code remains valid for future use (e.g. should you wish to edit or correct a submitted abstract, to submit further abstracts to the same or to future conference). Renewed entry of your contact details will be unnecessary. Submitted abstracts may be edited up to the deadline of 24 January 2023.
    • If you do not receive a confirmation please contact us immediately.
  15. Abstracts will be subject to a blind peer review. Only the review board[1] will be unblinded.
  16. The format of presentation will be decided on by the scientific committee based on the quality of the abstracts submitted.
  17. Authors will be informed from mid March 2023 by email on the decision of the scientific committee (please make sure to state your correct email address). The presenting author should be the submitting author.
  18. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register for the conference and attend in-person for the presentation.

[1]Committee of 2 to 4 persons delegated by the board of the SSC/SSP to supervise the abstract submission and reviewing process.


Please carefully select the topic under which you submit your abstract for review. A review board delegated by the scientific committee will verify the correct allocation of abstracts and may reallocate your abstract prior to the review process if placed incorrectly.

  1. Infections, cystic fibrosis/non-CF bronchiectasis, lung transplantation
  2. Interstitial/rare lung diseases, pulmonary vascular disease
  3. Obstructive lung diseases, allergy, lung function & sports pneumology
  4. Respiratory sleep medicine, ventilation & oxygen
  5. Thoracic interventions/surgery, oncology
  6. Basic science cardiology/cardiac surgery (does not apply for clinical cases)
  7. Rhythm disorders
  8. Heart failure
  9. Valvular heart disease
  10. Coronary artery disease / Acute cardiovascular care
  11. Prevention, rehabilitation & sports cardiology
  12. Congenital / paediatric heart disease
  13. Clinical case reports cardiology / cardiac surgery


Authors will be informed from mid March 2023 by email on the decision of the scientific committee (please make sure to state your correct email address). Detailed information on installation and presentation of posters and oral presentations will be mailed directly to authors of accepted abstracts. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted. Submission of an abstract constitutes agreement with publication of the abstract if accepted for presentation (see below). The presenting author should be the submitting author.


Accepted cardio-related abstracts will be published in the Swiss Medical Weekly.
Accepted pneumo-related abstracts will be published in the online supplement of the Respiration Journal.

By sending abstracts, authors consequently agree to allow the affiliated societies to publish the accepted abstracts and/or use the material for promotion of activities or future events. Promotion is mainly by - but not limited to - sharing over different social media platforms. Social media platforms include - but are not limited to: Congress website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram. You are allowed to publish your work only after your material has been posted or published as defined above.

Abstract Prizes

The best abstracts will be awarded a prize. The scientific committee wishes to reward mainly younger scientists. An age limit is therefore set at 40 years of age. Accomplished and experienced scientists are kindly asked to choose the option “Please do not consider my abstract for prize evaluation”.


If you have questions regarding abstracts or need assistance, please contact the abstract team at abstracts@congrex.com. Please indicate the name of the congress and your abstract reference number.

Abstract hotline: +41 61 686 77 22 (Monday - Friday during CET business hours)

For technical questions please contact sgk@abstractserver.com