1. How do I submit an abstract?
Abstracts must be submitted online. Click here to access the abstract submission portal.
2. When is the deadline for submission?
The abstract submission deadline is Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
3. 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 Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Present and Future. 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.
4. 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.
5. Can I submit the same scientific abstract for both a Radiologists-in-Training Research Project and a Scientific Research Project?
No, an abstract must be submitted for one or the other. However, authors who submit an abstract for the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project can indicate whether they would like to have it reviewed for the Scientific Research Project should it not be accepted in the Radiologists-in-Training Research Project.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
Click here to see the criteria used to evaluate abstracts submitted for the Departmental Clinical Audit Projects.
10. How will I know if my abstract is accepted?
All individuals who submitted abstracts will be notified by email by January 18, 2019 as to whether or not their abstract was selected.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. What is the CAR doing to ensure that the digital display boards meet the needs of radiology researchers and to improve the presentation experience for authors?
For 2019, once the abstracts are accepted, we will streamline the entire process of submitting digital exhibits for presentation at the meeting. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure that the technical capabilities and requirements of the system are addressed and are properly communicated to authors so that the onsite presentation experience lives up to the expectations of our community.