PCR’s Got Talent: abstract competition

PCR’s Got Talent, EuroPCR abstract competition, is a unique platform for young practitioners to showcase their work in front of the international PCR Community.

PCR's got Talent


N. van der Hoeven, the winner of the best abstract
PCR's got talent competition at EuroPCR 2017


What is PCR’s Got Talent all about?

This stepwise competition takes place every year during EuroPCR, the World-Leading Course in interventional cardiovascular medicine. It represents an impressive opportunity for young practitioners from all over the world to present their abstracts in front of their colleagues and renowned Faculty.

Based on the scientific relevance of presenters’ abstracts, the competition also brings to focus young authors’ presentation skills.

In this competition, several presentations are carried out per session, allowing participants in the audience to get acquainted with several topics in a short period of time!

The competition takes place in three rounds:

1st round

2nd round

3rd round

  • 3 minutes pitch
  • No slides allowed
  • 5 minutes presentation
  • Slides allowed
  • Live discussion with Jury and peers in the audience
  • 8 minutes presentation
  • Slides allowed
  • Live discussion with Jury and peers in the audience

Who are the participants?

  • Young practitioners under 40 years old
  • Participants who have presented only one abstract for the competition
  • Participants who have not accessed to the final round or won the previous editions

What does the winner get?

The winner of PCR’s Got Talent is announced during the Awards Ceremony at EuroPCR and is granted with:

  • Abstract presentation on-stage during Closing Ceremony in the Main Arena
  • An exclusive invitation to join the next edition of EuroPCR as a Guest Faculty
  • Boost the visibility of its work and raise awareness on its research topic or area

Who are the Jury members?

For each round of the competition a Jury composed of six Guests Faculty, including former PCR's Got Talent awardees, is in charge of judging contestant's work and performance. Members of the audience are also invited to vote in-real time using the PCR Courses App. Their vote is taken into account by the Jury.

An innovative educational format

PCR’s Got Talent goes beyond the regular abstract presentation. This competition requires participants to follow specific guidelines, adjust to short timings and work thoughtfully on their presentation skills as well as on their presentation layout.

The presenter's work and performance on-stage are submitted to a vote by the audience, in a convivial atmosphere.

Eager to take part in this thrilling educational experience? Present your work at PCR’s Got Talent and invite your friends to vote for you through the App by joining the session!

Tips for a compelling Presentation

What makes a Presentation noteworthy?
How can you boost your presentation in order to make it stand out from all others?

These presentations by Chris Cook, Best Abstract winner at EuroPCR 2015, and Thomas Cuisset, Late-breaking Trial Presenter at EuroPCR 2017, might give you some clues and help you build your own.

Are you a PCR’s Got Talent competitor?

PCR has gathered the most compelling tips from colleagues to help you prepare for the EuroPCR Best Abstract competition.

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