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Part A – Submitting Abstracts for the CAR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

How do I submit an abstract?
Abstracts must be submitted online. Click here to access the abstract submission portal. The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

 

What are the various abstract categories?

There are 5 abstract categories. To learn more about the categories and their requirements, please click here.

 

When is the deadline for submission?
The deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

 

What is this year’s CAR Annual Scientific Meeting theme? Does my abstract submission need to be aligned with the theme?
This year’s theme is Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Present and Future. Although it is encouraged to consider the theme in preparing an abstract, it is not necessary that it be tied to the meeting's theme.

 

Can a medical student submit an abstract for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project category? 
Yes, medical students who have performed research projects in radiology can submit an abstract for consideration.

 

Can I submit the same scientific abstract for both a Radiologists-in-Training Research Project and a Scientific Research Project?
No, an abstract must be submitted for one or the other. However, authors who submit an abstract for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project can indicate whether they would like to have it reviewed for the Scientific Research Project should it not be accepted in the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project.

 

Can I submit more than one abstract for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project?
Yes, authors can submit several abstracts; however, a maximum of one abstract can be selected for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project.

 

Can I submit more than one abstract for the Scientific Research Project and/or Educational Exhibit categories?
Yes, authors can submit several abstracts in the Scientific Research Project and/or Educational Exhibit category. Exhibits are selected based on merit. More than one abstract can be accepted by the same author in the same category or in the two different categories.
 

If I submit an abstract for the CAR's Radiologists-in-Training Research Project at the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting and it is accepted, can I still submit this same abstract to the RSNA for presentation?
The CAR has verified with the RSNA that presentations accepted for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project at the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting may also be submitted to the RSNA. 

IMPORTANT: When submitting an abstract via the RSNA online portal, the field asking "Has this abstract been presented at any other national conference?" must indicate that the abstract was presented at the "CAR Resident Competition". In addition, it is important that you indicate within the application that you are a resident.

 

How are abstracts selected for the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting?
Abstracts must follow the outlined format and guidelines to be considered for review. The reviewers will evaluate the Radiologists-in-Training, Educational Exhibit and Scientific Research Project abstracts based on the following criteria:

  • originality and innovation
  • organization and clarity of presentation
  • completeness of submission (all sections filled out)
  • relevance to the field and/or annual meeting theme
  • potential for improving service or practice.

Click here to see the criteria used to evaluate abstracts submitted for the Departmental Clinical Audit Projects.

 

How will I know if my abstract is accepted?
All individuals who submitted abstracts will be notified by email by January 19, 2018 as to whether or not their abstract was selected. 

 

What if I want to make a change to my abstract after the deadline? 
Changes to the abstract are not permitted under any circumstances after the deadline.

 

I have missed the submission deadline. Can I still submit an abstract? 
Late abstracts cannot be accepted. Immediately following the deadline, submitted abstracts are prepared and sent to the judges for review.

PART B – Preparing for the CAR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

My abstract has been accepted. Do I need to be present?

Yes, one author of each accepted abstract must attend the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting at his or her own expense. This entails registering for the meeting and making the necessary travel and lodging arrangements.

 

My educational exhibit abstract or scientific research project abstract was accepted for the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting. What do I need to prepare? 

Electronic poster presentations are to be prepared in PowerPoint format and sent to the contest coordinator on Friday, April 20, 2018. A maximum of 19 slides (including the disclosure on the second slide) with 40 clicks are allowed for scientific exhibits and a maximum of 26 slides (including the disclosure on the second slide) with 50 clicks are allowed for educational exhibits.  

 

My abstract was accepted for a category with an oral presentation [Radiologists-in-Training and Scientific Research Projects, DCAP, Value of Radiology Projects] What do I need to prepare?

Authors of selected abstracts will be given 8 minutes to make a presentation using PowerPoint format (including the disclosure on the second slide), followed by a 2-minute question period from the audience, for a total of 10 minutes. The PowerPoint presentation is to be sent to the contest coordinator by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, April 20, 2018. The meeting room will be equipped with a laptop, LCD projector and screen, pointer and microphone. Presentations will be held on the morning of Friday, April 27, 2018. Once an abstract has been accepted, authors will receive an email confirming the time of the presentation.

 

My abstract was accepted for the Departmental Clinical Audit Project category. What do I need to prepare?

Authors of selected abstracts will be given 8 minutes to make a presentation using PowerPoint format (including the disclosure on the second slide), followed by a 2-minute question period from the audience, for a total of 10 minutes. Accepted authors presenting their Departmental Clinical Audit Project will be required to submit a template of their audit process. The template is to be created so that groups wishing to conduct a similar audit in their own locations can refer to the proven methodology. The PowerPoint presentation and audit template is to be sent 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, April 20, 2018. The meeting room will be equipped with a laptop, LCD projector and screen, pointer and microphone. Presentations will be held on the morning of Friday, April 21, 2018. Once an abstract has been accepted, authors will receive an email confirming the time of the presentation.

 

How do I withdraw or cancel an abstract or exhibit?
All withdrawals or cancellations must be done in writing and emailed to the abstract coordinator by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on January 26, 2018. Authors are to include the full title of the abstract and the abstract reference number. Withdrawn abstracts will be removed from the process as quickly as possible; however, if cancelled after the publication date, the abstract will appear in the meeting programme.

 

What are the prizes?
Top submissions in each category will be awarded prizes, supported by the Canadian Radiological Foundation.
Departmental Clinical Audit Project: First Prize – $1,000; Second Prize – $500; Third Prize – $250
Radiologists-in-Training Research Project: First Prize – $1,000; Second Prize – $500; Third Prize – $250
Educational Exhibit: First Prize – $1,000; Second Prize – $500; Third Prize – $250
Scientific Research Project: First Prize – $1,000; Second Prize – $500; Third Prize – $250
Value of Radiology Project: First Prize – $1,000; Second Prize – $500; Third Prize – $250


When will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 28, 2018 during the Awards Ceremony.