Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit abstracts for the 12th Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery / 3rd Euro-Asian Symposium of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery to be held in Athens, Greece,  April 11th through 15th, 2018. The theme of this year’s Forum is :

  • Humanitarian projects in pediatric heart surgery and cardiology in LMC countries
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • ICU management in the newborn
  • Hybrid procedures in newborn and infants
  • Surgical emergencies
  • Nutrition and GUCH

Abstract Submission Deadlines


September 10th, 2017
6:00 am PT/ 7:00 am MT/ 8:00 am CT/ 9:00 am ET


January 31 st, 2018
9:59 pm PT/ 10:59 pm MT/ 11:59 pm CT/ 12:59 am ET

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please follow these instructions to submit an abstract for the 12th Global Forum:

• Access the online submission on the following link  : The submission form will become available in September 10th, 2017.

• Once you have started the submission process, you may leave your started session. You will be given the option to resume your abstract submission by entering your email address.  A secure link will be sent to the email you provide so that you may re-access your submission.

• Make sure you use your correct email address.

• Print the confirmation page. Once you have completed the submission process and submitted your abstract for review, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please use the Control ID number / Email address  in any correspondence you have with the Global Forum regarding your abstract. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please contact technical support at:

  • Europe : +43 664 202 96 91

• Remember to complete the submission of your abstract. Once you begin entering an abstract, you have until January 31th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to finalize your abstract for review. You will be given the option to save your abstract submission and resume it at anytime  until  submission.

• If you do not remember your email or cannot retrieve the email received  during the abstract submission process, please contact the congress support directly at

• Accepted submissions will be presented at the 12th Global Forum as oral presentations. Authors of abstracts submitted, but not accepted for Oral Presentations will be offered the option of Poster Presentations. 

To submit an abstract to the 12th Global Forum, please follow this link