Hear It First at VIVA

Physicians and researchers from the United States and around the world will present groundbreaking research from late-breaking clinical trials, follow-up data from major randomized trials and registries, and first-in-man experiences with novel devices or drugs. A multidisciplinary, international panel of expert physicians, scientists, and regulators will ask questions and shed light on the lasting impact of the research results presented.

Abstract Submissions

A limited number of abstracts will be accepted for presentation; please read the submission guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract for consideration. Accepted late-breaking clinical trials will be presented during Global Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5 and 6. Presentations will be nine minutes each and will be followed by a Q&A with questions posed by an expert panel and the audience. VIVA will work with media by providing a press room on-site, press conferences, and press releases featuring the late-breaking clinical trials prior to and during VIVA.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract submission deadline is August 22, 2019.

Research must be original and may not have been presented prior to presentation at VIVA. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the official VIVA abstract submission website. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Abstract submissions should address areas of vascular and endovascular clinical trials and report the results of:

  • Clinical studies
  • Basic science investigations
  • Pre-clinical studies

Abstract submissions must include:

  • Trial name
  • Purpose
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Total abstract length may not exceed 2,500 characters, exclusive of title or figures.

The following information must be provided upon submission:

  • Submitter name
    • Primary contact name
    • Organization/institution
    • Phone number
    • E-mail address
  • Names of up to three authors
  • Name of who will present the abstract, if selected
    • E-mail
    • Phone number
  • Research supported/funded by: Company or entity name
  • Six-word title for abstract presentation


Submitted abstracts will be reviewed after the submission deadline. Abstracts will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Interest to field
  • Research methods
  • Quality of data
  • Primary endpoint presented

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent the week of September 9, 2019. The acceptance letter will be followed up with an additional letter that will include complete information regarding presentation of abstracts, including date and time of presentation and press conference. For abstracts that are selected, presenters who are not VIVA faculty will be given complimentary registration to VIVA, but will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

If you have questions please contact Rachel DeLuna via e-mail: abstracts@vivaphysicians.org.


VIVA embargoes information presented as a late-breaking clinical trial from becoming public until the beginning of the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Session in the Global Theater as listed in the program agenda (all embargo times will be listed in Pacific Daylight Time). No publication, exhibitor, or affiliated company may disseminate information until the beginning of the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial session in which it is presented.

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