Guidelines for Case Submission of the 21st CTO Club Case Competition

Education requires the sharing of experiences. For this reason, the 21st CTO Club is making a Call for Cases. The theme is "My most impressive case in CTO PCI".

Physicians and fellows may submit one of their own clinical cases from the field of CTO. Each submitted case will be assessed by CTO Club Course Directors. Four exemplary cases will be selected as "oral presentation" at the Case Competition, and other cases with honorable mention will be selected as “online publication” on the CTO Club website during the 21st CTO Club.

Registration fee will be free for “oral presentation” and “online publication” presenters. The best case of the Case Competition will receive an award and the presenter will be invited to be a CTO Club faculty member in 2022.

[1] Case Competition Date & Time

  • Date & Time: Friday, June 11, 2021 18:10 - 19:10 (tentative)
  • Presentation: Oral presentation using PowerPoint slide via online meeting system or at the venue (domestic presenter only)

*Date & Time and presentation method are subject to change.

[2] Submission period

Monday, February 1 – Friday, March 19, 2021(JST)

Your case data in DICOM format has to be submitted by above deadline.

[3] Submission

  1. Complete the online submission form below.
  2. After sending the form, registration number will be issued and also sent by e-mail.
  3. Please send case data in DICOM format to CTO Club Administration Office by courier service. We will also accept the case data by data sharing web servers. Please refer to the below notes for details. (Please make sure to specify the registered number.)
    *The file must be in DICOM format. Any other format and PowerPoint slides will not be accepted.

[Courier Service]
Print out the confirmation e-mail and send it with CD-R or USB Memory Stick with case data in DICOM format to CTO Club Administration Office.

[Data Sharing Web Server (e-mail)]
Create a zip file contains all DICOM files and make your registration number as the file name. Upload the zip file on web servers (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) and send a downloading URL to CTO Club Administration Office by e-mail.

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CTO Club Administration Office: Case Competition

Central Residence 201, 48 Higashiodawaracho, Toyohashi, Aichi 440-0886, JAPAN
TEL +81-532-21-5731 / FAX +81-532-52-2883 / E-MAIL cto@uproses.co.jp

[4] Submission Notes *Please read carefully before submission.

[Case Body]

  • Only English can be used.
  • The total number of words must be less than 450 words.
  • Should be composed of "Target Lesion", "Strategy" and "Final Result".
  • Using table or chart is not acceptable.

[Case Data]

  • The case data file must be in DICOM format. Any other format and PowerPoint slides will not be accepted.
  • Please clearly indicate the registration number when sending the data by CD-R or USB Memory Stick.
  • When using web servers (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) to send the data, please upload all DICOM files in a zip file and make your registration number as the file name. Then send a downloading URL to CTO Club Administration Office by e-mail.
  • Please note that we will NOT accept the case data sent as an e-mail attachment in order to avoid file corruption.

[5] Acceptance/Rejection Announcement

The 21st CTO Club Course Directors reserve the right to make final decision on acceptance/rejection of cases. The results will be posted on CTO Club website and notified by e-mail in the mid April, 2021.

[6] Online Submission Form

Online Submission

CTO Club Administration Office: UP Roses, Inc.
Central Residence 201, 48 Higashiodawaracho, Toyohashi, Aichi 440-0886, JAPAN
TEL +81-532-21-5731 / FAX +81-532-52-2883 / E-MAIL cto@uproses.co.jp