Tell your story and submit an abstract!

The NCDR Annual Conference is all about unleashing the power of data.  What better way to illustrate this than by telling real-life success stories?  Poster sessions always generate energy and excitement as authors generously shared their experiences and solutions.

NCDR participants submit abstracts detailing stories of changes they have implemented in their organizations – quality improvement projects, education approaches, innovative processes and research.  The selected posters are displayed and presented at the conference. 


We will select one abstract for oral presentation at a general session during the conference. 

The abstract submission database is now open and you will have until January 2, 2018 to submit your abstract. More details can be found in the NCDR.18 Poster Abstract Submission Instructions.

Please note: All NCDR.18 abstracts are embargoed until Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 8 a.m. ET. ACC media staff will notify lead investigators if their submission is selected for further promotion. The ACC welcomes the participation of institutions in promoting research presented at the NCDR Annual Conference. All promotions must abide by the embargo date and time. For questions, please contact ACC Sr. Media Relations Associate Katie Glenn,

For Inspiration, Read About NCDR.17!

posters photoNCDR congratulates the 81 authors who presented a record-breaking number of posters, including 25 that highlighted the successes from ACC's Patient Navigator Program.    Developing a poster of this caliber is rewarding, as it reflects the background work of a performance improvement project which requires leadership, group effort, commitment and perseverance. 

NCDR.17 poster awards went to:

1st place: “Data Transparency Informs Improvement Efforts in Cardiac Catheterization Lab STEMI Processes”; Jason Mathisen, MBA, MHA; Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee.

2nd place: “Improvement in Quality Indicators Using NCDR Registries; First International Experience”; Pedro de Barros e Silva, MD; Hospital Totalcor, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

3rd place: “Facilitating an Inter-Rater Validation for CathPCI”; Christina Comito, RN, BSN; Indiana University Health Indianapolis, Indiana.

Peoples’ Choice: “The Right Meds for the Right Outcomes: A Quality Improvement Initiative on Improving Discharge Medication Compliance and Documentation Across Multiple Registries”; Rosha Nodine, BAAS; The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, Texas.


If you have questions about posters or the abstract process, please email your questions to with the subject line titled “NCDR18 Posters”.