Anyone who wants to do a multicentric analysis must inform the scientific committee following the procedure below:
- Submit the proposal to AVIATOR@heartvalvesociety.org one month before the annual meeting of the HVS (April 2018) or the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) (October 2017).
- The proposal must contain 1 or 2 pages with the objective of the study, the material and methods, and the expected results.
- The proposal will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Any submitted proposals will be discussed in detail during the AVIATOR meeting at the Annual Meeting of HVS, EACTS and AATS (or aortic symposium)
- For validated proposals, the team will be given a deadline of 6 months after data extraction to perform the analysis and write a draft publication that should be presented at the next meeting. When the deadline is exceeded, the topic can be passed on to another group.