Early Career Clinical Case Reports


Who can submit a case report?

Individuals in the early stages of their careers (whose professional training was completed five or less years ago) and trainees are eligible to submit case reports.


A case report must include the following information (limited to 2,140 characters, not including spaces):
  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Case Report
  • Summary
Note: abstracts undergo a blind review process; therefore, abstain from using institution and corporate names within the case report. If accepted, you may update your presentation accordingly.


The Full Name, Affiliation, Email Address, and Disclosure Statement for the Presenting Author and each co-author must be included. There is no limit to the number of authors, and author information is not counted towards the character limit.

The Presenting Author will be the only author to receive notification of acceptance/rejection of a submitted abstract; therefore, it is the Presenting Author's responsibility to notify all co-authors regarding the outcome of an abstract submission.

Submission Categories

A case report may be submitted into one of four categories:
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation (HEART)
  • Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation (LUNG)
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PVD)
Case reports submitted in this category are automatically considered for the Early Career and Trainees Clinical Case Dilemmas Best Presentation Award. The top four case reports meeting the eligibility requirements will be selected for oral presentation in the award session. All other accepted case reports will be selected for poster presentation.


All accepted Case Reports will be published exactly as submitted in the online version of the April 2021 Supplement of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Visit our FAQ Page for answers to common submission questions.