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Abstracts

The organising committee of the 2020 ASMIRT-NZIMRT joint conference wish to invite all Medical Radiations Sciences professions to submit abstracts for consideration of oral and poster presentations for the 2020 Conference, to be held in Melbourne, 14 – 17 May 2020.

We are now open for abstract submissions. Please note: abstract submissions close 11 November 2019.

Theme .

The theme for the conference is “Vision”, this single theme offering a wide range of possibilities; from innovation and imagination to foresight and ideas. The program promises to be a vibrant one, with a new style of oral presentation to be offered and a return to physical poster presentations including a new, more striking design concept.

Opportunities abound for those interested in showcasing their research, work and ideas with session themes that cover the breadth of Medical Radiation Science topics and those relevant to health professionals. This includes topics specific to Radiation Therapy and Medical Imaging and to the profession as a whole, with topics such as Management, Education, Workplace Culture, Indigenous Health and Patient Care to name a few.

Pecha Kucha Short Presentations .

Along with the traditional oral presentation format, the 2020 conference will also offer abstracts for a new format of oral presentation known as Pecha Kucha, pronounced: Pecka Koo-cha. This format limits presenters to 20 slides that change every 20 seconds (20 in 20, see what we did there?). The Pecha Kucha presentations will run for a total duration of 6 minutes and 40 seconds, ideal for those wishing to present smaller volumes of information in a condensed, challenging and engaging manner.

more information about Pecha Kucha is also here.

Posters .

Another new concept for the 2020 conference is a familiar one; the return to physical posters. The conference will offer poster presenters the opportunity to physically display their posters with a new design concept, allowing delegates to more easily identify the content and outcomes of the work and thus more engagement and efficient learning outcomes.

If you wish to present a poster, please be sure to submit an abstract through the abstract submission portal.

The Vision .

The vision for the Conference is to provide high-quality content and delivery of presentations that introduce new and emerging technologies, techniques and clinical practices, in addition to patient centred care that inspires, challenges and leads our profession in the rapidly evolving technological age.

We, the organising committee, look forward to receiving your abstract submission and building for you a wonderful scientific program for the 2020 Conference in the world’s most liveable city.

Click here to download the Abstract Marking Rubric

Click here to download the Abstract Terms and Conditions

Click here to download the Abstract Reviewer Portal User Guide

Unsure who should be included as an author on your abstract? Please follow this link for clarification: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html

ASMIRT Awards .

ASMIRT Awards include Life Membership, Fellowship and Nicholas Outterside awards.

Awards

Fellowship of ASMIRT

Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have fulfilled the requirements of the Board. Fellowship represents the highest category of membership.

Nicholas Outterside Medallion

Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have significantly contributed to the Society over many years.

Life Membership of ASMIRT

Life Membership is awarded to those retired members in recognition of the significant contribution that they have made to the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy at a state and national level during their professional working life.

Varian Award

Awarded to a radiation therapist who has made a significant contribution to the field of radiation therapy.

Advanced Practice of ASMIRT

Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have met the criteria of Advanced practice as defined by the ASMIRT Board of Directors.

Download the Adjudication Matrix here

The above awards may be awarded at the conference, though is subject to a nomination and approval process. For more information on how these awards are nominated and awarded please contact conferences@asmirt.org.

Download the Adjudication Matrix here.

NZIMRT Awards .

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ASMIRT Prizes .

Diagnostic Prize (paper)

Awarded to the radiographer / medical imaging member who presents the best paper at the annual conference.

Diagnostic Prize (Poster)

Awarded to the radiographer / medical imaging member who submits the best poster at the annual conference.

Harold Anderson Memorial Diagnostic Student Prize (paper)

Awarded to the student diagnostic radiographer / medical imaging member who presents the most applicable or most beneficial paper at the annual conference. The student must be a branch student prize winner, who presents in the student prize winner section of the main conference.

Radiation Therapy Prize (paper)

Awarded to the radiation therapist member who presents the best paper at the annual conference.

Radiation Therapy Prize (Poster)

Awarded to the radiation therapist member who submits the best poster at the annual conference.

Harold Anderson Memorial Radiation Therapy Student Prize (paper)

Awarded to the student radiation therapist member who presents the most applicable or most beneficial paper at the annual conference. The student must be a branch student prize winner, who presents in the student prize winner section of the main conference.

ASMIRT Student Conference – Diagnostic Prize (paper)

Awarded to the student diagnostic radiographer/medical imaging member who presents the best paper at the annual student conference.

ASMIRT Student Conference – Diagnostic Prize (Poster)

Awarded to the student diagnostic radiographer/medical imaging member who presents the best poster at the annual student conference.

ASMIRT Student Conference – Radiation Therapy Prize (paper)

Awarded to the student radiation therapist member who presents the best paper at the annual student conference.

ASMIRT Student Conference – Radiation Therapy Prize (Poster)

Awarded to the student radiation therapist member who presents the best poster at the annual student conference.

 

Please note: prizes are only awarded to those who are current financial members of ASMIRT and who fit the category of the prize. These prizes are adjudicated throughout the conference (with no input from the prize sponsors), and the announcements are final with no further discussion entered into.

NZIMRT Prizes .

TBA