General information

Abstract Types

  • Scientific Exhibit: for standard scientific studies
  • Educational Exhibit: for description of a series of cases of a particular condition or a series of cases of a particular procedure (without having carried out a study)

Case reports will not be accepted. We recommend submitting case reports to EURORAD.

Radiographer Submission Phase

To encourage radiographer submissions, a dedicated submission phase has been introduced for ECR 2018. Therein, not only the usual ESR keywords, but also specific topics of interest to the radiographer community will be available.

Deadlines for ECR 2018

Abstracts for all posters must be submitted by October 10, 2017.

At ECR 2018, accepted and uploaded posters will be displayed in EPOS™ (the ESR's Electronic Presentation Online System). Therefore, it is mandatory to submit digital poster material (text, images, video files, etc) to EPOS™ for each accepted abstract by January 9, 2018 at the latest. All accepted posters are presented electronically in EPOS™ (no paper print outs).

Awards

Before the congress, the Scientific Exhibition Jury will evaluate uploaded posters and present Awards (Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude, Certificate of Merit) to the best ones.

Submission steps

It is recommended that authors prepare their abstracts in advance using any standard word processing system, and then ‘copy and paste’ the elements from the word processing document into the appropriate spaces in the submission system. Please do not include references, acknowledgements, graphics, tables or figures in your abstract body. Text should be submitted using standard Latin characters. Standard HTML codes may be used as appropriate. A list of the codes and examples of use can be found on the appropriate pages in the system.

Enter the submission system and consider the following working steps:

  1. Choose a type for your abstract. Possible types are ‘scientific exhibit’ or ’educational exhibit’.
  2. Enter the title for your abstract. Titles should all be lower case except for acronyms, proper names the first letter and after colons. Do not use a full stop at the end of the title. Please spell out any Greek or scientific characters (e.g. beta) or use the Omega button (Ω) in the Editor and click on the character you want to insert. Keep titles as long as necessary but as short as possible. Company and trade names, special symbols or characters are not allowed in the title.
  3. Select the appropriate keywords from each keyword column in the drop-down menu. This selection determines how your abstract is reviewed and indexed online. You can choose up to 3 keywords per column; one keyword in ‘Area of Interest’ is mandatory.
  4. Add authors to your abstract. To avoid duplicate entries you have to search before you are allowed to create a new person entry. Within the author block you may change the roles ‘Author’ and ‘Presenter’. One presenter must be selected. A maximum of 9 authors can be listed. Only people that contributed to the work should be listed – gift or ghost authorship is strongly discouraged. Note that the system requires contact information (incl. email address) for each author.
  5. Enter the abstract text by typing or copying and pasting plain text from a prepared document. Keep strictly to the given structure.
  6. Optionally, you can upload up to 4 images per abstract (each not exceeding 2 MB file size) underlining the main messages of your abstract. These images will not be published anywhere but only be made available to the abstract reviewers.
  7. Complete the required affirmations.
  8. When the abstract submission process is complete, a summary page is displayed and may be printed for your own record. This page includes the abstract control number and full details of your submission. Please review this summary carefully to ensure that it is correct. If it is not, please edit accordingly.
  9. Submit your abstract by clicking ‘save and finish’.

Please make sure that your abstract is properly structured and comprehensively checked for English spelling and grammar. Following all instructions will improve the quality of your submission and thus influence its scores in a positive way. If you wish to edit or withdraw your abstract after submission, please contact the EPOS™ Team at epos@myESR.org

Decision notifications will be sent by email to the submitting author in the month following your submission.

Specific instructions

Scientific Exhibits

The body of the abstract should summarise the subject in a maximum of 250 words, and should be structured as follows:

  • Aims and objectives
  • Methods and materials
  • Results
  • Conclusion


Important abstract elements:

  • Aims and objectives should be clearly stated.
  • Precise description of methods and materials (patients), especially patient recruitment, analysis and statistics should be given.
  • Precise description of results with numbers and statistics should be included.
  • Statistics should be appropriate.
  • Work-in-progress is only acceptable for extremely innovative or interesting approaches.
  • Coherence between stated purpose, methods and materials, results and conclusion is important.

Educational Exhibits

The body of the abstract should summarise the subject in a maximum of 250 words, and should be structured as follows:

  • Learning objectives
  • Background
  • Findings and procedure details
  • Conclusion

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our EPOS Team!

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