The ESGAR Programme Committee invites submissions of abstracts of scientific and educational presentations for ESGAR 2013. Selected abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations (6 minutes speaking time, 2 minutes discussion) and for electronic poster presentation.
Abstract Submission to ESGAR 2013 is closed now. Thank you very much for your contributions. The notifications will be sent out by Mid-February at the latest.
Late submissions cannot be accepted.
Scientific abstracts (oral and scientific e-Poster presentations) must be structured as follows: Purpose – Materials and Methods – Results – Conclusion
Educational e-Poster abstracts must be structured as follows: Learning objectives – Background – Imaging Findings or Procedure Details – Conclusion
Abstracts longer than 225 words will not be accepted by the system.
Projects can only be submitted in one presentation category. Posters already on the e-Poster database may not be re-submitted to ESGAR.
Accepted scientific oral presentations will be published online in a supplement to “Insights into Imaging”.
ESGAR ABSTRACT REVIEW AND GRADING
The Programme Committee recognises that the ESGAR scientific programme has been the equal of any other radiology programme in the past but wishes to improve it further. Most diagnostic radiology research presented at ESGAR comprises evaluation of the technical and diagnostic performance of imaging methods and pictorial essays /radiologic-pathologic correlation. Interventional radiology research is also presented. A large panel of sub-specialist expert radiologists will grade submitted abstracts within their area of expertise. While expert opinion is crucial, objective criteria have also been formulated to help reviewers identify the best-designed and strongest studies as well as the best analysed data in these categories.
Abstracts were scored out of a maximum of 10 points. Most accepted abstracts scored from 4.0 to 8.4 points. Abstracts that scored less than 3.5 were unlikely to be accepted. In 2012, 30,50 % of oral and scientific exhibition (e-Poster) abstracts were rejected. When the abstract submission system opens, please use the following link "ESGAR 2013 Instructions to Reviewers". This link will enable abstract writers to read the “Guidelines for Abstract Reviewers”, where the objective criteria that will be used for abstract scoring are explained.
Simple spreadsheet calculators can be downloaded by authors to help them prepare their results by a link to “Tips for better abstract writing”. These will facilitate the calculation of basic statistical indices (sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, confidence intervals etc.) from raw data. We suggest that you use these resources during study design, data analysis and abstract writing between October and January to improve your chances of acceptance. You can also use the online “Guidelines for Abstract Reviewers” to calculate a likely score for your work. Doing this will help you to improve scientific abstracts, maximising both your chances of acceptance for ESGAR 2013 and (we hope) the final chance of publication and impact of your hard work. Submitted abstracts can be edited directly on the Internet until the deadline.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Presenters will receive the notifications of acceptance by e-mail by mid-February 2013. Detailed guidelines for oral presentations and e-Poster presentations can be found here. Authors with accepted abstracts for scientific exhibits will receive a link to the e-Poster system by e-mail, enabling them to upload their e-Poster presentation prior to the meeting.
If you wish to withdraw your submission after having confirmed your acceptance, inform the Central ESGAR Office in writing (e-mail, fax) immediately.
Please note that all presenters need to register for the congress!
AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES (AVS)
Only data projection will be provided for oral presentations. Presentations must be prepared using PowerPoint for PC. Macintosh presentations must be saved in PC format. Speakers must deliver their presentation to the Preview Centre on a separate, labelled CD-ROM or USB stick (ZIP disks are not accepted). Speakers are responsible for testing their presentation for compatibility at the meeting, before handing it in. Further details will be made available together with the notification of acceptance.
ESGAR TOP 20
The best 20 abstracts, submitted by residents, who appear as the first author on the respective abstract and who will actually present their paper during the meeting, form the ESGAR Top 20. Authors will receive a diploma, confirming that their abstracts have received the best ratings among other abstracts submitted. ESGAR Top 20 authors can be recognised by a special badge during the meeting. Furthermore a “Board of Achievement” with the pictures of all ESGAR Top 20 authors will be displayed in the congress venue.
The best ESGAR e-Poster presentations will be awarded a diploma. There will be one Magna Cum Laude, two Cum Laude and seven Certificates of Merit. The evaluation will be performed by a committee before the meeting and the awarded presentations will be flagged as such in the e-Poster System on site. Evaluation will be based on novelty, accuracy, educational value and design. Furthermore the pictures of all Poster Prize Winners will be displayed on a “Board of Achievement” in the congress venue.