How do I submit an abstract?
Abstract submission for CAR 2021 is now closed.
When is the deadline for submission?
The abstract submission deadline is Monday, January 11, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Abstract submission for CAR 2021 is now closed.
Can a medical student submit an abstract for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project category?
Yes, medical students who have performed research projects in radiology can submit an abstract for consideration.
Can I submit more than one abstract for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project?
Yes, authors can submit several abstracts; however, a maximum of one abstract can be selected for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project.
Can I submit more than one abstract for the Scientific Research Project and/or Educational Exhibit categories?
Yes, authors can submit several abstracts in the Scientific Research Project and/or Educational Exhibit category. Exhibits are selected based on merit. More than one abstract can be accepted by the same author in the same category or in the two different categories.
If I submit an abstract for the CAR's Radiologists-in-Training Research Project at the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting and it is accepted, can I still submit this same abstract to the RSNA for presentation?
The CAR has verified with the RSNA that presentations accepted for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project at the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting may also be submitted to the RSNA. IMPORTANT: When submitting an abstract via the RSNA online portal, the field asking, "Has this abstract been presented at any other national conference?" must indicate that the abstract was presented at the "CAR Resident Competition." In addition, it is important that you indicate within the application that you are a resident.
How are abstracts selected for the CAR Annual Scientific Meeting?
Abstracts must follow the outlined format and guidelines to be considered for review. The reviewers will evaluate the Radiologists-in-Training, Educational Exhibit and Scientific Research Project abstracts based on the following criteria:
- originality and innovation
- organization and clarity of presentation
- completeness of submission (all sections filled out)
- relevance to the field
- potential for improving service or practice
How will I know if my abstract is accepted?
All presenting authors who submitted abstracts will be notified by email by February 11, 2021 as to whether or not their abstract was selected.
What if I want to make a change to my abstract after the deadline?
Changes to the abstract are not permitted under any circumstances after the deadline.
I have missed the submission deadline. Can I still submit an abstract?
Late abstracts cannot be accepted. Immediately following the deadline, submitted abstracts are prepared and sent to the judges for review.