Call For Abstracts And Workshops

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On behalf of the ASMIRT 2024 Conference Organising Committee, we invite all members of the medical radiation science (MRS) professions to submit abstracts for oral presentations, poster exhibits and workshops for next year’s conference, which will be held on Larrakia Country in Darwin, Northern Territory from 9 to 12 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 the community and cultural programs.

We, the organising committee, look forward to receiving your abstract submission and to building a wonderful scientific program for the ASMIRT 2024 Conference.

  1. All abstracts are reviewed using the Abstract Marking Rubric.
  2. By submitting an abstract for the ASMIRT 2023 conference you need to comply with the Abstract Terms and Conditions.
  3. Unsure who should be included as an author on your abstract? Please follow this link for clarification: Defining the role of authors and contributors
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ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSE MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2023

Submitting authors will be notified early December 2023 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

Why Submit An Abstract?

Build your skills, network and share your expertise with an engaged audience at ASMIRT 2024.

  • Community - collaborating, networking and reconnecting with your peers and others in the profession
  • Resilience - discuss trends, knowledge and learnings
  • Innovation - share the latest research and workplace protocols, professional standards and ongoing improvement of practice across our professions.
  • Attendance – being selected for an oral presentation is one of the easiest ways to convince your employer to fund your conference.

Theme

The theme for ASMIRT 2024 is Colours of Country: Community, Resilience, and Innovation – a vibrant conference that celebrates the rich diversity of our communities and professions. An opportunity to be immersed in insightful discussions on all thing’s medical radiation science. Fostering resilience amidst challenges to health care delivery and discovering cutting edge innovations like AI and VR that shape our collective future. Together, we celebrate the spirit of innovation to overcome these challenges and forge connections that will leave a lasting impact on our communities.

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
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Disaster management
  • Limited X-ray Operators (LXO)
  • Patient care
  • Management

Workshop Submissions

ASMIRT 2024 is calling for workshop proposals. A full day of workshops will be held on Thursday 9 May 2024 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Interactive workshops run from 1.5 - 2 hours duration, to a half or full day. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop, please complete the ASMIRT 2024 Workshop Proposal form return to conferences@asmirt.org

Workshop submissions are now closed.

Oral Presentations

ASMIRT 2024 will feature presentations in 15 minutes blocks (11 minutes presentation + 3 min Q&A). Submitting authors can also request a 30-minute presentation, which will be considered by the scientific committee.

Poster Exhibits

ASMIRT 2024 will again offer poster authors the opportunity to display their physical posters with a new design concept allowing attendees to easily identify the content and outcomes of the work and efficiently deliver learning outcomes. Posters will be displayed in the Concourse at the conference. Poster authors are encouraged to discuss their posters with attendees by making themselves available during one or more conference breaks.

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.

Download the ASMIRT 2024 Poster Guidelines Click here  for instructions on how to create your Poster.

To assist with creating your poster, download these documents:

ASMIRT 2024 Poster Example Click here

ASMIRT 2024 Poster Template (download ppt) Click here

ASMIRT 2024 Further Information Template Click here

General Abstract Information

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 below 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.

Abstract reviews

All abstracts are reviewed using this Abstract Marking Rubric
Terms and conditions: by submitting an abstract for the ASMIRT 2024 conference you need to comply with the terms and conditions

Abstract Format:

  • Abstracts must be uploaded into the text box through the presentation portal in the abstract submission system. 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, written in the third person, 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.
  • 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 JMRS. https://guides.lib.monash.edu/citing-referencing/vancouver2022-introduction
  • Abbreviations should be defined at first mention.
  • Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
  • 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.
  • 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 ethical standards both nationally, Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research (2018), and internationally, 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.
  • 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 Monday 29 January 2024. 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 (Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences) abstract supplement, and available through the Conference online system.
    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.

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