How do I submit an abstract?
Abstracts must be submitted online. Click here to access the abstract submission portal.
When is the deadline for submission?
The abstract submission deadline is Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
What is this year’s CAR Annual Scientific Meeting theme? Does my abstract submission need to be aligned with the theme?
This year’s theme is Share the Vision - focused on disseminating techniques based on whole-body imaging, evidence-based medicine, best practices and will address current key issues that affect radiologists and radiologists-in-training. Although it is encouraged to consider the theme in preparing an abstract, it is not necessary that it be tied to the meeting's theme.
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 and/or annual meeting theme
- potential for improving service or practice.
I am interested in submitting an abstract for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Conference. Am I eligible and how do I do so?
All CAR Members who are staff radiologists or radiologists in training, who are submitting a Radiologist-in-Training Research (RIT) or a Scientific Research Project (SRP), are eligible to have their abstract considered for the ECR Conference in Austria from March 11-15, 2020. When submitting your abstract through the ASM submission site, please ensure that you have appropriately indicated this on your online form using the checkbox.
ECR submission is only open to CAR Members. The abstract review committee will evaluate submissions for ECR in accordance with the RIT and SRP guidelines. From those who opted to be considered, the committee will select the top three scoring submissions between the two categories.
The deadline for ECR submissions is December 12, 2019. Successful participants will be informed on January 20, 2020 and will have until January 31, 2020 to accept.
How will I know if my abstract is accepted?
All individuals who submitted abstracts will be notified by email by January 20, 2020 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.