Participants of the Mayo Clinic Women’s Imaging Review Course are invited to submit abstracts based on breast or gynecological imaging for poster presentations. Goals of the poster presentations are to educate and inform about research innovations, share ideas and interest, and network with other participants. Previously presented materials are accepted. Posters of accepted abstracts will be displayed for viewing throughout the course.
Types of abstracts accepted include: original scientific research, educational exhibits, case reports, cases series, and quality improvement projects relating to women’s imaging (breast and gynecological)
Original Scientific Research
Abstracts should be organized into four sections: purpose/objectives, methods/ materials, results and conclusions.
Exhibits on a clinical aspect of breast/gynecological imaging or breast/gynecological imaging education.
Topics may be wide ranging and may include issues such as image interpretation, procedure technique, non-interpretative clinical skills, educational techniques, and imaging economics. Educational exhibits may include case series or pictorial essays demonstrating particular imaging features or clinical or educational concepts.
Abstracts should include the following section headings: background, learning objectives, abstract content, and conclusion.
Case Reports/Case Series
Abstract should include a short summary of the case(s) and three teaching points. Cases with multiple imaging modalities are encouraged.
Abstract submissions are limited to 400 words, excluding title, author, and institution information and should be submitted as a one-page, single-spaced Word document.
Inclusion of tables and images is acceptable, but must be within the one-page abstract document.
The title should be at the top of the abstract in bold font followed by a complete list of authors including relevant degrees, department, and medical institution. Please identify the presenting author(s) with an asterisk (*).
Paper Poster Guidelines:
For abstracts selected as poster presentations, the maximum poster size allowed is 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Poster display boards and Velcro will be provided to mount posters for display.
Electronic Poster Guidelines:
PowerPoint should have a maximum of 25 slides and should avoid imbedded videos.
Submission Deadline and Instructions:
Abstract submissions are due by November 1, 2018, and can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether you would like to submit a paper or an electronic poster.
Selection and Notification:
A review committee will evaluate poster abstracts based on the following criteria: scientific content, novelty, writing quality, and overall scientific merit. Notification of poster acceptance will be made via email by November 9, 2018. Additional information will also be sent at this time including information on how to submit paper and electronic posters.
All presenters are required to register for the meeting. Mayo Clinic will not provide reimbursement for travel or lodging for presenters.
Abstract submission deadline 2018-06-23