Clinical cardiology conferences are full of groundbreaking research and information critical to advancing your practice in vascular disease. New techniques and research needs to reach the vascular community in order to improve care. But according to recent research published in Circulation, many abstracts at cardiology conferences go unpublished for years (The Conversion of Cardiovascular Conference Abstracts to Publications). Fosbol and colleagues identified published peer-reviewed abstracts that were presented at the meetings of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the European College of Cardiology and found that within 2 years, only one-third of abstracts were published and in 5 years less than half were published.
The authors’ conclusions were that “findings suggest that efforts to understand the barriers to publication and to facilitate the rapid dissemination of new knowledge are needed in order to speed up the transition of scientific discovery into clinical practice.”
Online publications are an effective way to disseminate information more quickly. Vascular Disease Management, as a peer-reviewed tablet and website publication, offers the benefit to vascular specialists hoping to publish their work of a faster publication turnaround than a traditional print publication (for example, see “Carotid Endarterectomy Under Local Anesthesia: An Alternative Treatment for Carotid Stenosis“). We always welcome your submissions. Please visit the Authors tab at vasculardiseasemanagement.com to submit a manuscript.