Abstract Submission for Scientific Papers

The submission system for scientific paper abstracts will be open from July 3 – October 10, 2017.

Reduced registration fees:

  • Presenters of accepted scientific papers (no first or second authors) who are members in good standing by August 31, 2017, can attend ECR 2018 for a special reduced fee of EUR 300. This offer will only be available from the point of notification until December 14, 2017. Please note that there will be no refund for fees already paid.
  • Presenters of accepted scientific papers without ESR 2017 membership and authors of rejected scientific papers can attend ECR 2018 for the early fee (registration required before December 14, 2017).

Notifications of acceptance and guidelines for presentation will be available by December 2017.

    To qualify for the reduced registration (not transferable) you must: 

    • Become a member in good standing for the current year by August 31, 2017
    • Submit an abstract for ECR 2018 before October 10, 2017
    • Wait for notification of acceptance of your abstract and your personal ID for online registration (by December 2017)
    • Register online for ECR 2018 and pay the fee by December 14, 2017

     

    Awards:
    After the congress, „Best Scientific Paper“ awards will be assigned to the best scientific paper presentation of each topic based on the evaluation by session moderators, subcommittee members and session participants. Recipients will be informed via e-mail and receive a certificate via postal mail. Presenters will be granted free registration for ECR 2019.

     

    Abstract Submission for Clinical Trials in Radiology

    For the fourth time at ECR 2018, authors will have the option of submitting 'Clinical Trials in Radiology' abstracts.
    The submission system will be open from July 3 – November 20, 2017.

    Presenters of accepted CTiR abstracts (no first or second authors) who are members in good standing by August 31, 2017, can attend ECR 2018 for a reduced fee of EUR 300.

    Notifications of acceptance and guidelines for presentation will be available by the end of December 2017.

     

    Committee

    My Thesis in 3 Minutes (MyT3)

    If you’re submitting a scientific paper abstract for a scientific thesis (MD or PhD) for ECR 2018, then ask yourself this question: “could I present the whole thesis in just 3 minutes?”

    If your answer is “yes”, “probably” or even “maybe”, then look out for the My Thesis in 3 Minutes option during the abstract submission process and be sure to tick the ‘agree’ box!

    My Thesis in 3 Minutes is a brand new scientific session format which we are excited to be launching at ECR 2018. It is aimed at residents and young radiologists who would like to present their thesis results as a first author, in a dynamic and entertaining scientific session.

    To add to the drama, this special session will take place at our new presentation location, the Sky High Stage, overlooking the Austria Center from the top of the nearby Saturn Tower, from 10:30 to 12:00 on Saturday March 3, 2018.

    So, if you have a thesis to submit and the skills to squeeze it into a quick-fire presentation, don’t miss this opportunity. Tick the ‘agree’ option during scientific paper abstract submission to enter your thesis for consideration!

    Back to Scientific Paper Abstract Submission

    Abstract Submission for Posters (EPOS)

    The submission system for EPOS abstracts will be open from July 3 – October 10, 2017.

    Abstract Types

    Two types are available:

    • 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, ESR’s radiological case database.

    Please make sure not to submit the same abstract for EPOS™ and for Scientific Papers, as this will cause duplicate submissions and immediate rejection of the involved abstracts.

    Notifications of acceptance and guidelines for presentation will be available by December 2017.

     

     

     

    Electronic scientific exhibition

    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).

    Congress registration:
    Posters will be included in the ECR 2018 electronic poster exhibition if the presenting author is registered for the congress.

    Awards:
    Before the congress, the Scientific Exhibition Jury will evaluate uploaded posters and assign awards (Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude, Certificate of Merit) to the best ones. Recipients will be informed via e-mail, certificates can be picked up during the congress. Magna Cum Laude certificates will be handed over personally in a short ceremony during the congress, and presenters will be granted free registration for ECR 2019.

    The Voice of EPOS™

    The successful platform for poster presenters will start into its third round! With 3 stages and over 80 sessions, The Voice of EPOS™ will substantially add to the scientific programme of the congress.

    Sessions will take place on all congress days and will also be broadcast online via the ECR Online streaming service.

    To strengthen the exchange within the communities and serve a multilingual and international audience, there will be a multitude of sessions presented and moderated in other languages than English.

    In addition to organ-based topics, The Voice of EPOS™ will feature exciting sessions such as Computer Applications, Molecular Imaging, Physics in Radiology and Radiation Protection.

    At ECR 2018, an extended Radiographer session programme will be offered.

    To present in a Voice of EPOS™ session, you need to select the respective affirmation during your poster abstract submission. Places are allocated based on abstract rating score and session topics.
    Information on presentation in a session will be sent together with the abstract notifications.

    Reduced registration fees:

    • Presenters of accepted posters included in a Voice of EPOS™ session, who are members in good standing by August 31, 2017, can attend ECR 2018 for a special reduced fee of EUR 300. This offer will only be available from the point of notification until December 14, 2017. Please note that there will be no refund for fees already paid.
    • Presenters of accepted posters included in a Voice of EPOS™ session without ESR 2017 membership can attend ECR 2018 for the early fee (registration required before December 14, 2017).

     

    Special reduced registration fee for oral presenters

     

    Presenters of

    • accepted scientific papers (no first or second authors)
    • accepted posters included in a Voice of EPOS™ session

    who are ESR members in good standing by August 31, 2017, can attend ECR 2018 for a reduced fee of EUR 300.

    This offer will only be available if registration is finalised by December 14, 2017.

    Reduced registration is not transferable.

     

    To qualify for reduced fees you must:  

    • Become a member in good standing for 2017 by August 31, 2017
    • Submit an abstract for ECR 2018 before October 10, 2017
    • Wait for notification of acceptance of your abstract and your personal ID for online registration (end of November 2017)
    • Register online for ECR 2018 and pay the fee by December 14, 2017

     

    Abstract Submission for Students

    Undergraduate Students under the age of 30 are invited to submit their work for the ECR 2018 Student Sessions.

    The submission system will be open from July 3 to October 10, 2017. Since you will use the EPOS abstract submission system, make sure you select the correct submission to "ECR 2018 - Students Abstract Submission".

    The 32 best abstract submitters will be invited to Vienna to present their work in front of a huge audience:
    4 nights of accommodation, registration and travel will be provided by the ESR.

    The best overall presentations will receive an award.

    If you have any further questions please contact robert.gruenkranz@myESR.org

     

    Abstract topics:

    Students and radiographers in training are encouraged to submit abstracts on the topics listed below:

    • My educational or social project at my university
    • My scientific paper in the field of neuroimaging
    • My scientific paper in the field of musculoskeletal imaging
    • My scientific paper in the field of dose optimisation in imaging
    • My scientific paper in the field of Doppler ultrasound.

    Invest in the Youth (Trainee support programme)

    The application for the Invest in the Youth programme will be possible from July 3 – October 10, 2017.

     

    Application is open to

    • Radiology residents under the age of 35
    • Physicists undertaking PhDs under the age of 35
    • Radiographers in training under the age of 30

     

    Candidates must be:

    • Active member of the ESR for 2017
    • Submitter and presenter of an abstract for ECR 2018

    Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be available by December 2017.

    The ESR reserves the right to grant support at its sole discretion. For the selection of final recipients, various parameters will be considered, such as abstract submission and acceptance, geopolitical spread and previous inclusion in the programme.

    Shape your Skills (Radiographer support programme)

    The application for the 'Shape your Skills' programme will be possible from July 3 to October 10, 2017.

     

    Application is open to radiographers

    •  in their first five years of practice
    • who are active ESR members for 2017
    • who are submitters of a 'Shape your Skills' radiographer abstract

    Accepted abstracts will be presented as EPOS™ posters, as well as in dedicated radiographer sessions within the Voice of EPOS™ session programme.

    Notifications of acceptance will be available by December 2017.

    Application procedure

    • Interested radiographers must be submitting and presenting author of an EPOS abstract for ECR 2017.
    • Make sure to select the abstract type 'Radiographer abstract' and select the respective affirmation ('Shape your Skills Application').
    • After abstract submission, a copy of the final exam / diploma must be sent to shape@myESR.org stating the date of the finalisation of training.

    Submission for Case-Based Diagnosis Training Interlude

    ECR 2018 will see the return of the popular sessions for general radiologists and residents at the end of their training looking for a simple update on subjects outside of their usual field.

    The Case-Based Diagnosis Training sessions will offer an interactive way to test your knowledge in a range of subspecialty areas, with a special interlude on "Normal variant or disease?".

    These sessions promise a highly informative and entertaining experience.
     

    Case-Based Diagnosis Training: Normal variant or disease?

    When we think back to our time in medical school and remember our studies of embryology, we have probably all thought at some stage, how astonishing it is that a viable foetus develops and a healthy newborn is delivered. Embryological development is so complex that an awful lot can go wrong at any stage. Fortunately, real malformations are rare. In our professional lives as radiologists, though, we deal with normal variants not infrequently, when development is arrested at a certain stage or turns the wrong way.

    Even first year residents are familiar with right-sided aortic arch, azygos lobe and accessory ossification centres. Over time, one encounters a whole array of normal variants and learns to interpret them as such. Of course, one can only identify what one has learnt to see and there is a large spectrum of slight developmental abnormalities, which should not be misdiagnosed as abnormality in need of further imaging, invasive diagnostic procedures or treatment. On the other hand, some developmental disorders have clinical significance and you could be the first to advise the patient.

    The interlude of this year’s Case-Based Diagnosis Training will focus on typical and rarer normal variants to avoid misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis, unnecessary and costly work-up, as well as causing patients concern.

    As in the previous years we ask you to submit your most stunning images of tricky normal variants, which made you wonder and doubt what you were dealing with. What are reliable signs?

    What has helped you to avoid falling into the trap of alerting referring doctor and patient in vain? Are there any typical concomitant features or accompanying conditions which supported your statement? We are looking forward to receiving your best examples of developmental abnormalities and normal variants, which should help us all to increase our understanding of their theoretical background and to strengthen our expertise in recognising them.

    Come and join us for the interlude presentation, where some of the most interesting submissions will be shown and explained, and maybe you will win the award for your excellent work-up. Before and afterwards you can try to solve clinical cases from ten different fields in radiology, where specialists then help to highlight typical characteristics and differential diagnostic entities.

     

    In order to standardise submissions, we kindly ask you to use the submission template below, fill in the required information and send it to cbdt@myESR.org by December 12, 2017.

    Please also send us your name, contact details and field of specialisation.

     

    Submission Form

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