The World Heart Federation is pleased to announce that abstract submissions are now open for the World Congress on Rheumatic Heart Disease, which is taking place on 2-4 November 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


The World Congress on RHD, hosted by the World Heart Federation in partnership with other leading organizations in the field, will bring together global experts on RHD, including researchers, practitioners, patients and advocates, to learn about the latest research, share key challenges and explore effective solutions to ending rheumatic heart disease once and for all.


Submit your abstract for the opportunity to participate in the first World Congress on RHD:


Please read the guidelines carefully, before creating your account

All abstracts must be submitted in English

New submission deadline : 5 June, 2023 (Gulf Standard Time)

NOTE: Abstracts submitted by email, fax or post will NOT be accepted. The conference organizers will not accept responsibility for any abstracts that have not been properly submitted according to the instructions.



Corresponding authors must provide the organizers with their full mailing address, phone number, and email address. Author and co-author information must be provided including the first and last names of all authors, their department, institution/hospital, city, state if applicable and country. Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author(s). All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to determine whether a submission is accepted for oral presentation or a poster and its decision is final. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to edit abstracts for grammar and clarity. The Abstract may be scheduled for presentation on any day from 2-4 November 2023. One of the authors must attend the congress to give the presentation or be present at the poster sessions. If no author is able to attend, the abstract will not be published.



Poster Format

Posters will be presented as eposters on screens during the conference. Additional details will be provided to selected posters presenters.


All abstracts will be available publicly on the corresponding meeting webpage, under the abstract section, two weeks prior to the event.
The information contained in the accepted abstracts will be under embargo until the release on the webpage two weeks prior to the event.
Please refer to the online scientific programme  for exact details.
Note: Violation of this policy will be taken seriously. Individuals and/or sponsors who violate it may face sanctions relating to current and future abstract submissions, presentations and visibility at any WHF event. The Organizing Committee is at liberty to ban attendance and/or retract data.

Abstract disclosures (COI and off label products)

NOTE: The intent of disclosure is not to prevent a participant with financial or other relationships from making a presentation, but rather to provide participants with adequate information about the relationship(s).

For any inquiries regarding abstract submissions please reach out to Reuben Fernandes, +971545828093 (WhatsApp) or