CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

On behalf of the ASMIRT 2022 Conference Organising Committee, we invite all members of the medical radiation science professions to submit abstracts for oral presentations, poster exhibits and workshops for next year’s conference, which will be held in Cairns, Queensland from 19 to 22 May.

The conference will comprise an engaging program including a mixture of invited speakers, proffered papers, vibrant physical posters and specialised workshops, and will provide the opportunity to take learning and enjoyment beyond the conference venue, into nature.

We, the organising committee, look forward to receiving your abstract submission and to building a wonderful scientific program for the ASMIRT 2022 Conference in Cairns.

Click here to download the Abstract Marking Rubric

Click here to download the Abstract Terms and Conditions

Click here to view ‘How to prepare a conference abstract’ presentation by the ASMIRT Research Committee

We are seeking submissions and proposals for:

Workshops

ASMIRT 2022 is calling for workshop proposals. If you have a workshop that you would like to deliver at ASMIRT 2022, please complete the workshop proposal form here and return by email to conferences@asmirt.org
All workshop proposals must be submitted by Wednesday 3 November 2021.

Oral presentations

ASMIRT 2022 will feature presentations in 15 minutes blocks (12 minutes presentation + 3 min Q&A). Submitting authors can also request a 30-minute presentation, which will be considered by the scientific committee.

Posters

ASMIRT 2022 will offer poster authors the opportunity to display their physical posters with a new design concept which also works in the virtual portal, allowing attendees to easily identify the content and outcomes of the work and efficiently deliver learning outcomes.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSE MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2021

 

Unsure who should be included as an author on your abstract? Please follow this link for clarification: Defining the role of authors and contributors

Submitting authors will be notified mid January 2022 of their acceptance to present at the conference.

If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to conferences@asmirt.org.

Needing assistance in submitting your abstract?

Watch our useful video, created by the ASMIRT Research Committee

Scientific / non-scientific abstracts

When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to indicate whether it is a scientific (Original research) or non-scientific abstract (Case study, literature review, clinical audit etc). Please read this document so you are clear about each of these types.

For Scientific Abstracts: The abstract must be structured under the following headings: Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion and References.

For Non-Scientific Abstracts: The abstract should describe a situation, a problem or a practice with adequate reasoning and evidence to support a point of view. For commentary, it is not necessary to provide headings. Case studies must be structured under the following headings: Introduction, Case Presentation, Management and Outcome, and Discussion.

Theme

The theme of the 2022 Conference is Unite – The Land, The Sea, The People. Within this theme, we aim to bring together the unique aspects of the Far North Queensland region to rejoice who we are as Australian people, united in a city where the rainforest meets the reef. We look forward to uniting with medical radiation professionals from all over Australia, and hopefully further afield, to engage in face-to-face networking and knowledge sharing.

As with previous years, this conference will include topics specific to Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, as well as a renewed focus on Sonography and Nuclear Medicine and additional emphasis on rural and remote healthcare and service delivery.

We are seeking abstracts on all MRS topics for oral presentations, poster exhibits and workshops including but not limited to:

• General/Modality specific Radiography
• Sonography
• Nuclear Medicine
• Radiation Therapy
• Cultural awareness
• Indigenous health
• Rural and remote healthcare
• Disaster management
• Limited X-ray Operators (LXO)
• Patient care

Posters

ASMIRT 2022 will offer poster authors the opportunity to display their physical posters with a new design concept which also works in the virtual portal, allowing attendees to easily identify the content and outcomes of the work and efficiently deliver learning outcomes. Posters will be displayed in the Exhibition Hall at the conference, and through the online portal. Poster authors are encouraged to discuss their posters with attendees both face to face and online.

Authors will also be able to submit links to additional research materials, videos, graphs, data etc which will be available for viewing via the QR code on the poster.

Once we advise the outcome of your abstract, please use the ASMIRT 2022 Poster Guidelines for instructions on how to create your Poster.

To assist with creating your poster, download these documents:

ASMIRT 2022 Poster Guidelines

ASMIRT 2022 Poster Example

ASMIRT 2022 Poster Template PowerPoint – coming soon.

Abstract Information

Abstract reviews

All abstracts are reviewed using this Abstract Marking Rubric.

Terms and conditions: by submitting an abstract for the ASMIRT 2022 conference you need to comply with the Abstract Terms and Conditions.


Abstract Format:

  • Abstracts must be uploaded into the text box through the presentation portal. Please note there is a special characters keyboard available for your abstract and references.
  • The total length of the abstract should be up to 250 words.
  • Speaker bios should be entered and are limited to 100 words.
  • One graph, table, figure or supporting image can be uploaded at the time of abstract submission if it is essential for the overall understanding of the abstract.
  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention.
  • References should be included if they support the abstract. These references are not included in the 250-word count and must be directly cited in the abstract using the Vancouver referencing style as used by the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (JMRS).
  • Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors. No corrections are possible after your abstract has been submitted for review, unless requested by the reviewer/s.
  • The abstract will be reproduced as submitted, though ASMIRT reserve the right to make small alterations to grammar and compliance with publication styling.
  • Once an abstract has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to keep a copy of the abstract you submitted for your reference.

General

  • You grant ASMIRT non-exclusive rights to publish, reproduce, distribute and store the abstract.
  • Research, audit or quality improvement (QI) projects involving humans and animals must comply with international ethical standards such as the Declaration of Helsinki. Authors must also comply with research and QI ethics guidelines from their local human research ethics office.
  • Patients reported in case studies must be de-identified. Authors must also comply with the hospital’s policy of obtaining permission from the patient or their carer.
  • If the author(s) have any commercial interests or associations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding this submission, they must be declared at the end of your abstract submission.
  • If accepted for presentation, the commercial interest or association must be declared on the title slide or the slide immediately following the title slide.
  • In order to ensure the integrity of the double-blind review process, please remove any mention of hospital/university/workplace from your abstract and title. Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
  • The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  • Authors may submit more than one paper.

Review and Selection

Abstracts will be blind reviewed by a panel of experts selected by the Scientific Program Committee. Selection will be based on the abstract review scoring criteria from the relevant scoring rubric. The decisions of the review process are final and cannot be disputed.

Speaker Registration

A condition of abstract acceptance is that at least one of the presenting authors must register to attend the conference in person as a delegate and pay the appropriate registration fee by Thursday 17 Feb 2022. This is to allow for time for the program to be available for early bird registration, and publication of the conference abstracts through JMRS online.

Should one of the presenting authors not register by this time, the presentation may be removed from the program. A co-presenter is permitted on the basis that they have registered for the day of their presentation.

Publication Policy

All abstracts accepted for presentation (Oral or Poster) will be published through a JMRS abstract supplement, and will be available through the Conference online system and through the JMRS / Wiley app.

Recording of Presentations

All presenters agree to have their presentation recorded and applicable resources available through the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) online systems. This agreement is non-exclusive and royalty-free. Presenters/authors agree that the content is theirs to share and that ASMIRT is not responsible for the content of the material presented.

Any authors / presenters who are unable to commit to this need to email conferences@asmirt.org with the reason for this, and request consideration for an exemption. Any exemptions granted will be confirmed in writing.

Privacy

By submitting an abstract presenters give permission for their name, bio and image (if uploaded) to be available through the Conference App / online system, and in delegate or sponsor lists.

Plagiarism

ASMIRT regards plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. If plagiarism is identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author will be rejected.

Prizes

Prizes will include a People’s Prize for best online engagement of a presentation, and most Popular Poster.
More details to follow.

Prizes are only awarded to those who are current financial members of ASMIRT and who fit the category of the prize.