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Workshop Submission Guidelines

CCC 2024 is a unique opportunity for updating and maintaining scientific knowledge through accredited education opportunities, while also providing an ideal forum for networking and research advancement. The Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s (CCS) Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is currently seeking submissions for Workshops for the CCS scientific and educational program with interactive and innovative approaches to learning.

Technical Support:

If you have any questions concerning the online submission program or have any difficulties submitting your workshop, please contact:


There is no fee for submitting a workshop for the CCS SPC scientific and educational program.

Submission Deadline:

Workshop submissions must be received electronically through the online submission system by: April 9, 12 noon (EDT). Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

The online submission system will identify your workshop as complete or incomplete. If incomplete, the system will flag the one or more tasks that require attention and completion. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. The submitter has until the deadline to complete the workshop submission without exception.

Designing Your Workshop:

Workshop sessions will be 60-minutes in duration, including Q&A.
Affiliate Spotlight sessions will be 60-minutes in duration, including Q&A.
In the online submission system, you will be required to identify the workshop presenters, up to two chairs/co-chairs, as well as the planning committee members, which must be entered without duplications. For example, if the Chair is on the Planning Committee, select “Chair” as the only role for that particular individual. The individual submitting the workshop does not need to be identified as the Chair or as one of the Co-chairs. When developing your workshop, please ensure the content is targeted at a general cardiovascular audience, as part of the Scientific Program Committee’s (SPC) commitment to offer multidisciplinary and inclusive content. Submission of a workshop constitutes a commitment by the workshop faculty to present at CCC 2024.

Review criteria are designed to embrace and have presented multi-disciplinary practices. Planning committee members are required to embrace the “3G” principles (recruiting faculty that considers diversity in Gender, Generation and Geography) as well as Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) best practices. When preparing a workshop, the Workshop Review Committee will consider the following:
Click here for a list of the approved workshops from last year.

Click here for a list of the types of submissions.

Interactivity and Engagement:

Describe the ways in which you plan to engage and promote interaction with your workshop participants. A minimum of 25% of the duration of the session must be devoted to interactive learning strategies and distributed throughout. Participant engagement and interactivity will be included as a question in the post-workshop evaluation.

The workshop should be designed to best present the proposed content. For example, for controversial material, a debate may be an appropriate format. For skills development, simulation or performance assessment activities may be appropriate.

Interactive learning and participant engagement must be a component of approved educational activities, whether they are face-to-face or asynchronous, using technologies such as an Audience Response System (ARS) tool.

Live event interactive strategies can include:

Social Media Promotion:

The CCS SPC committee encourages workshop participants to promote their session on social media to increase reach, engagement, and participation. Nominate your workshop twitter ambassador in the submission site when you submit your workshop.

If your workshop is accepted in to the program, your twitter ambassador can participate by promoting your workshop before and during the session. Also write your own tweet; what would you want a CCS tweet to say about your workshop, don’t forget to include a hash tag, as well as the CCC hashtag #CCCongress, and tag us at @SCC_CCS.

Learning Objectives:

Learning objectives are derived from the needs assessment data collected by the Overall Conference Evaluation. They allow participants to decide whether a specific session meets their learning needs. Provide three learning objectives that are clear, measurable, and achievable.

Learning objectives must address the learning needs of your target audience and will be included in promotional material as part of the session description. Be sure to submit content exactly how it should appear in program and marketing materials.

Strong learning objectives should:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
Words to AVOID as they are not easily measured and open to many interpretations:
For more information on how to effectively write objectives click here.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures:

Grading and Selection of Workshops:

Workshop submissions will undergo a blinded review process by the Workshop Review Committee, a sub-committee appointed by the CCS Scientific Program Committee. Each workshop will be reviewed by a minimum of three reviewers and graded on the following criteria:
To view the full Workshop Scoring Criteria, please click here.

Workshop Evaluations:

If selected for presentation at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress your workshop will be evaluated by participants using the event app and/or event platform. All workshop chairs are required to allocate five minutes at the end of their workshop to remind and allow participants the opportunity to complete the session evaluation. Following the conference, workshop chairs can request the evaluation summaries to review the success of their workshop. If you have any questions, please contact

Information for Presenters:

Please review the following documents to ensure that your presentation is complete and meets all of the workshop requirements:
All presenters must register for CCC 2024 and are responsible for their own accommodations and travel expenses at CCC 2024. Registration will be open in the summer, and available at

Registration is NOT complimentary.

Notice of Status of Workshop:

All submitted workshops must adhere to the aforementioned guidelines to be considered for acceptance. Notification of acceptance or rejection of workshops will be sent by email by July. Please be sure to add to your safe senders list to be sure you receive all notifications. Only the submitter will receive the notification, which should be shared with all other contributing and participating parties.

Submissions on similar topics may be restructured into a collaborative session at the discretion of the SPC.

Workshop submissions must be received electronically through the online submission system by: April 9, 12:00 noon (EDT).

Click here to begin.