Call for Abstracts

2017 CAR ASM Contests

The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) will be offering two oral presentation contests and two electronic exhibit contests as part of its 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held in Montreal in April 2017.

Abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT

Oral Presentations

Residents, fellows and medical students enrolled in Canadian radiology programs or performing research projects in radiology are invited to submit scientific abstracts in the following two categories for oral presentation during the CAR 2017 ASM.


Departmental Clinical Audit Projects Contest

These presentations seek to improve patient care and outcomes through a systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the review of change. The project must be mentored by a staff radiologist. All stakeholders involved in or affected by a quality initiative should be part of the planning and implementation of the project. Depending on the quality initiative scope, this could include staff radiologists, clerical staff, technologists and others (medical students, residents and fellows). This is important since interventions or changes resulting from a quality initiative require acceptance and support from all departmental personnel. While not obligatory, it is encouraged to tie the presented topic to the CAR 2017 ASM theme, Radiology Care: A Value-Driven Approach. For more information, click here.


Radiologists-in-Training Contest

Submissions in this category will describe a hypothesis-driven research project with defined outcomes and a reasonable sample size. Case reports should not be submitted to this category. Multiple research projects may be submitted; however, a maximum of only one may be presented by a given radiologist-in-training. While not obligatory, it is encouraged to tie the presented topic to the CAR 2017 ASM theme, Radiology Care: A Value-Driven Approach. For more information, click here.


Electronic Exhibits

Radiologists, fellows, residents, medical students and other medical professionals are invited to submit an abstract for electronic presentation in any area of radiology. While not obligatory, it is encouraged to tie the presented topic to the CAR 2017 ASM theme,Radiology Care: A Value-Driven Approach. For more information, click here.


Educational Exhibits

Submissions in this category are informative exhibits designed to review known facts. The presentation is to provide a synthesis of such facts, relate them in new ways, or extract common threads from diverse data. Presentations should aim to be memorable, potentially influencing clinical behaviours, and to be as simple and direct as the selected topic permits.


Scientific Exhibits

Submissions in this category will describe a hypothesis-driven research project with defined outcomes and a reasonable sample size. Case reports should not be submitted to this category.

Please note that all participants whose abstracts are accepted for oral or electronic presentation at the CAR 2017 ASM must register for the conference, and are required to pay the applicable registration fee and all other expenses involved in attending the meeting.

During the submission process, authors must specify if the abstract was accepted elsewhere and include such details as the date, location and event. This does not necessarily disqualify an abstract from being selected.

CAR contests offer cash awards and are judged by experienced radiologists.

For more details on submitting an abstract, visit the Call for Abstracts FAQ page.