Abstracts and Awards - Resuscitation Science Symposium 2024

2024 Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science Abstracts

Submission Opens

  • June 24, 2024

Submission Closes

  • August 19, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET


  • There is a non-refundable processing fee of US $49 for each abstract submitted.

What is Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science?

Late-Breaking Resuscitation Science abstract presentations are innovative and provide the latest breakthroughs in either basic or clinical science, presenting cutting-edge, exciting and pivotal research results. These are abstracts which describe important current research advances and which have not been submitted previously. The selection of abstracts will be based on scientific quality and novelty of research in basic or clinical science. Abstract presentations provide notable exposure and recognition for studies likely to have a significant impact on resuscitation science. Only a limited number of abstracts will be selected.

There is a non-refundable processing fee of US $49 for each abstract submitted. The fee covers administrative and online costs associated with the submission, grading, notification and slotting processes.

Please note that late-breaking abstracts are NOT a second chance for those who missed the official abstract deadline. Only state-of-the-art research with up-to-date results that has not been previously presented or published is considered a late-breaking abstract.

  1. Airway Management/Ventilation
  2. Basic Science
  3. Biomarkers
  4. CPR
  5. Defibrillation
  7. Epidemiology
  8. Family, Partner and Rescuer Impact - NEW!
  9. Health Equity
  10. In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  11. Intra-Arrest Management
  12. Monitoring
  13. Outcome Predictions/Risk Stratification/Artificial Intelligence
  14. Patient Survivorship and Recovery
  15. Peri/Post Arrest Shock
  16. Post-Arrest Critical Care Cardiology - NEW!
  17. Post-Arrest Intensive Care - NEW!
  18. Post Arrest Neurocritical Care - NEW!
  19. Pre-Hospital/EMS
  20. Prevention/Early Detection - NEW!
  21. Resuscitation Devices
  22. Resuscitation Guidelines
  23. Temperature Control
  24. Training/Education
  25. Translational and Preclinical Science

Please note that late-breaking abstracts are NOT a second chance for those who missed the official abstract deadline. Only state-of-the-art research with up-to-date results that has not been previously presented or published is considered a late-breaking abstract.

General Information

  • The American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) is a forum for presentation of novel research findings. The work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) or presented at a National or International meeting or world congress before the date and time of presentation (Nov. 16-17, 2024).
  • All accepted abstracts will be scheduled either in an oral or poster presentation. If you do not want your abstract to be scheduled as an oral presentation, select "Poster Presentation only" under presentation format preference in the abstract submitter.
  • The presenting author of an accepted abstract must register for the meeting. Abstract presenters need to register in the appropriate category (AHA member, nonmember, etc.) and pay the appropriate fees under each category.
  • All other expenses (e.g., airfare, lodging) associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • For questions regarding the submission guidelines, please contact [email protected] and reference ReSS 2024 in the subject line.

Overall Abstract Submission Requirements

  • All abstracts must be submitted (and if accepted, will be presented) in English having accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.
  • Statistical results (including descriptive and inferential statistics) are to be included.
  • Author must affirm the work submitted is original and all statements declared as facts are based on thorough examination and investigation for accurateness.
  • Authors should not "split" statistical data to create several abstracts from one study. If splitting is judged to have occurred, prior scores of related abstracts will be negatively influenced.
  • Abstracts containing identical or nearly identical data submitted from the same institution and/or individuals will be disqualified.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before the submission deadline. The abstract will be published exactly as it has been submitted.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts for American Heart Association meetings/conferences.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an investigator may submit. If selected, the presenter must be one of the co-authors listed. If multiple submissions are accepted, the presenting author must resolve schedule conflicts by arranging for a co-author to present.
  • All abstract withdrawal requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected] by September 30, 2024, to avoid publication. Please reference ReSS 2024 in the subject line of the email.

Use of Automated Assistive Writing Technologies and Tools

  • The use of automated assistive writing technologies and tools (commonly referred to as artificial intelligence or machine learning tools) is permitted provided that their use is documented, and authors assume responsibility for the content. As with human-generated content, authors are responsible for the accuracy, validity and originality of computer-generated content. Automated assistive writing technologies do not qualify for authorship as they are unable to provide approval or consent for submission.
  • If the use of these technologies has involved the research design, the tools should be documented in the Methods. For additional information, see the World Association of Medical Editor recommendations.
  • For your abstract submission, you will need to indicate the use of these tools.

Abstract Title

  • An abstract must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations or inflammatory language) that indicates the nature of the investigation.
  • Avoid an abstract title that reveals the results of the study. Explicit titles denoting the findings should be used (not "Investigations of...", "Studies of..." etc.)

Abstract Text

  • It is recommended abstracts have the following identifiable sections:
    • Introduction/Background
    • Research Questions/Hypothesis
    • Goals/Aims
    • Methods/Approach
    • Results/Data (descriptive and inferential statistics)
    • Conclusion(s)
  • Looking for recommendations on how to improve your abstract? We highly recommend you view these recommendations from AHA journals.
  • Use generic drug names.
  • Avoid beginning sentences with numbers.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (kept to a minimum) must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support.
  • Do not include the names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial.
    • Abstracts are limited to 2,500 characters. Spaces and punctuation count as characters.
  • Graphics Guidelines
    • You may submit a maximum of up to 3 images.
    • All graphics (figures) and text-based graphics (tables) should be provided as 72-300 dpi, pre-sized .BMP, .GIF, .JPG or .PNG images only, with a maximum width of 440 pixels (no limit on length). Black-and-white digital images should be in grayscale mode. Color images should be saved in RGB color mode.
    • All graphics will require a brief description of the image.
    • Please Note: If an abstract is accepted for publication, any images submitted with the abstract are placed after the abstract that will appear in the online-only supplement to Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.

Author Name(s)

  • The submitting author will be designated as the primary and presenting author unless otherwise specified. The presenting author must be listed on the abstract and can be listed anywhere in the author
  • Please review the author block carefully. Edits cannot be made after the August 19, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT/UTC-5 deadline. Once submission is complete, the author block will be published as submitted. Additions or deletions of author names are not permitted after the submission deadline.

Abstract Revisions

  • After the August 19, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT/UTC-5 deadline, your abstract submission is considered final and cannot be edited.
    • Abstracts may not be revised in any way or resubmitted.
    • Additions or deletions of author names will not be permitted.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission.

Abstract Copyright Transfer Agreement

  • Abstract Copyright Transfer Agreement will be electronically signed during submission.
  • Your selection of "Yes" will grant permission to publish.
  • Your selection of "No" will prohibit publication of the abstract in all formats including the Circulation supplement, ePoster site, and the Conference Repository.

Abstract Review

  • Abstracts successfully submitted by the deadline are posted to a secured web site for blind review. Our intent is to be inclusive of quality science received without compromising scientific integrity. As such, a team of experts, selected by the ReSS Program Committee, independently reviews abstracts in the category that best fits their expertise.
  • Abstracts submitted for consideration must convey an original idea, concept, or an improvement or revision of a previous idea. Abstracts are selected on the basis of the following:
  • Scientific merit - direction toward the development of a new or improved diagnostic procedure or idea.
  • Organization - well organized, easy to follow and understand.
  • Practicality - should be available, logical and feasible.
  • Presentation - should be clear, brief, show understanding of the subject matter.
  • Technical quality - the idea must stand up to scrutiny. Facts and data have scientific backing.

Abstract Acceptance

  • Abstract acceptance/non-acceptance status will be available by mid-September. Please ensure the email provided for the presenting author is accurate as all correspondence will be sent via email, to the presenting author only.
  • All communications regarding your abstract will be sent from [email protected]. Please make sure to add this email address to your email contacts to ensure important program participant related information gets through your spam filters, etc.
  • All accepted abstracts will be scheduled either in an oral or poster presentation format. All presentations including question-and-answers will be conducted in English. Presenters may request assistance from the moderator who will repeat or rephrase questions from the audience or may ask a colleague in the audience to assist with translation.
  • Guidelines for abstract presentation will be included in the acceptance communication.

Abstract Journal Publication

  • Accepted abstracts having selected "Yes" to the Abstract Copyright Transfer Agreement will be published online in the Circulation journal supplement.

Embargo Policy

  • Abstracts and presentations are embargoed for release at 4 a.m. CT, Monday, November 11, 2024, and are therefore prohibited from release until date and time of AHA designated embargo time. You will be contacted by AHA communications if you are selected to participate in an AHA news event.
  • Written embargoed information cannot be shared with anyone outside of the AHA with the exception of a journal manuscript where one-on-one embargoed media interviews can be conducted as long as the reporter agrees to abide by the embargo policy. Failure to honor embargo policies will result in this abstract being withdrawn and future abstracts also being barred from presentation. Complete AHA Embargo Policy.

Recording Policy

  • Unauthorized recording of the AHA Scientific Sessions, scientific conferences, and the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference is prohibited, whether by video, still or digital photography, audio or any other recording or reproduction mechanism. This includes recording of presentations and supporting audiovisual materials and of poster presentations and supporting poster materials.
  • The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reserve the rights to all recordings or reproductions of presentations at AHA/ASA scientific conferences and meetings.

ReSS Awards

The ReSS Best of the Best Abstract Awards are presented for the top-scoring abstracts submitted to the Resuscitation Science Symposium. To be eligible to receive one of these awards, attendees must have submitted an abstract to ReSS 2024 during the regular submission process that is related to either cardiac or trauma resuscitation science, receive a top score for that abstract and be a member of the American Heart Association.

The ReSS Early Career Investigator Awards will be presented for top-scoring abstracts submitted to the Resuscitation Science Symposium. Awards will be given for abstracts pertaining to both cardiac and trauma resuscitation science. To be eligible to receive one of these awards, young investigators (researchers/clinicians within the first five years of their appointment) must have submitted an abstract to ReSS 2024 during the regular submission process, receive a top score for that abstract and be a member of the American Heart Association.

The Ian G. Jacobs Award for International Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation Science recognizes international collaboration among individuals over an extended time that has resulted in major contributions to fundamental or clinical science related to cardiac arrest or traumatic injury.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards in Resuscitation Science were established by the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee in 2003 to honor scientists for their outstanding contributions in resuscitation science.

Awards applied for through the Council Awards Application System. Detailed instructions, eligibility requirements, award criteria, and important deadlines for these awards may be found on the individual award pages shown below.

3CPR Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Grant
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR), the EMS travel grants allow full-time EMS personnel to attend ReSS (applicants must hold appropriate EMS credentials, at either EMT or paramedic level). The recipients of these travel grants are selected based on their commitment and interest in cardiac arrest, CPR and resuscitation care.

Max Harry Weil Early Career Award Competition for Resuscitation Science
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR), this award competition honors the memory of Max Harry Weil, MD, PhD, considered a “father of critical care medicine” and a pioneer in 3CPR science. Finalists will be invited to present their research results at the Resuscitation Science Symposium in November.

Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award
Abstracts submitted to the Resuscitation Science Symposium 2024 may be considered for a Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award. This award recognizes authors who contributed to the highest ranked accepted abstract from each country. You don't have to apply, and professional membership is not required.

The presenting author will be notified of award selection approximately 6 weeks prior to the meeting. Interested in knowing more? Visit the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award web page.


Please Note

The AHA has moved to a single sign-on process for submitting abstracts and disclosures.

Abstract submitters must have a username and password on professional.heart.org to complete their abstract submission when submitting to any AHA scientific meeting.

If you do not remember your Professional Heart Daily login information or need to update your personal profile, do not create a new account. Please reach out to AHA Customer Service for assistance:

AHA Customer Service:
1-888-242-2453 (Inside U.S.)
1-214-570-5935 (Outside U.S.)
Email: [email protected]
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The AHA is now required to collect financial disclosures from all abstract submitting authors and co-authors.  As the submitting author, please be prepared to provide all co-author emails.

Co-authors without a complete disclosure will receive separate correspondence to submit this information.