Arequipa Sessions 2024 | Young Interventional Cardiologists Contest

Call for Case Submission

XLVIII SOLACI Regional Sessions – 17° Andean Region

October 03 & 04, 2024 | Arequipa, Perú..

It is with great pleasure that we hereby invite all young Latin American cardiologists to submit relevant clinical cases related to interventional cardiology for the upcoming SOLACI Sessions, Arequipa 2024, to be held between October 03 & 04, 2024.

Participants will be competing for the “best case” prize, which consists in complete coverage to attend one of the SOLACI Sessions, including air fare, hotel fees, and registration. This prize cannot be traded for coverage to attend SOLACI Congress.

Submitted cases must be of educational value and must pertain to the field of interventional cardiology.

All submitted cases will be initially evaluated by the appointed committee and shortlisted to the best 8, which shall be presented orally during our Sessions. These final cases will be evaluated by a committee of experts in interventional cardiology, who shall choose a winner.

Submission Criteria and Specifications

✅ Case submission is meant for Latin American cardiologists, cardiology residents, or cardiology fellows.

✅ Being a cardiology or interventional cardiology resident is not required.

✅ Candidates must be under 35 years old at the moment the case is submitted.

✅ Topics include adult, coronary, peripheral vascular, and structural heart interventional cardiology.

✅ Each case must feature only one author.

✅ The case presenter must have had a relevant role in its management.

✅ If the case presenter is an interventional cardiologist, s/he must have been the first or second operator for that case.

✅ A letter of recommendation from the Chief of the participant’s healthcare center, endorsing his/her participation, must be included.

The clinical case must be submitted in a PowerPoint file. While videos will be admitted for use during the oral presentation at the Sessions, this initial PowerPoint file can include up to 5 fixed images representing case highlights. A text (Word) file may be attached as well. Such a file shall include, in 300 words or less, an additional description of the case, mentioning its highlights.

✅ One participant may present more than one case, provided that these are sent separately.

✅ Personal information must be included: first and last name, phone number, e-mail address, case title, and institution where the participant belongs.

How to send a clinical case

Should you experience any difficulties with the submission form, send your case directly to and, meeting all the aforementioned requirements (case summary in a Word file, PowerPoint file with the case, endorsement letter, personal information, etc.).

Submission Deadline

Friday, August 23, 2024.

The status of acceptance of the cases will be announced in the week after the end of the Contest through mail and electronic means of SOLACI.

Evaluation Criteria

During case presentations at the Sessions, the committee shall evaluate each case pursuant to the criteria detailed below. These aspects must be taken into account in the case preparation stage so as to obtain the highest possible score. The total score will result from the sum of the scores corresponding to each item. The maximum possible score is 45 points.

  • ✅ Formal aspects (up to 5 points):
    • Proper introduction
    • Proper introduction of his/her Service
  • ✅ Narrative (up to 15 points):
    • Proper expression
    • Is the case concise?
    • Are ideas arranged in hierarchical order?
    • Does the presenter address the audience?
    • Does the presenter act like a teacher?
  • ✅ Images (up to 5 points) (hasta 5 puntos):
    • Quality
    • Are they presented in a logical sequence?
    • Do they convey the problem or the solution?
    • Are there too few or too many images?
    • Are they explained properly?
    • The schemes used fit the images presented
  • ✅ Theoretical framework for the case (up to 5 points):
    • Is it up to date?
    • Is it well documented?
    • The literature consulted and cited is not excessive
  • ✅ Audience (up to 5 points):
    • The case captivates attention
    • It spurs comments and opinions
    • It sparks a debate
  • ✅ Overall assessment of the work (up to 10 points):
    • Does the case teach something relevant?
    • Does the presenter exhibit global knowledge of the topic?
    • The case is very well presented and documented
    • Is the case interesting?

Should you have any questions or comments, please write to

Dres.  Marcio Montenegro, Ricardo Coloma Araniya and Luis Urna

Directors of SOLACI Sessions.