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Research Presentation Opportunities

Each year, NASCI conducts a call for papers for scientific material to be showcased at its Annual Meeting. Scientific presentations are completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report; a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results; or a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of clinical radiology.

Previously Presented/Published Policy: NASCI requires that all abstracts submitted for scientific presentation at its annual scientific assembly be original work, not previously presented at other national or international radiological society meetings and not previously published. An abstract that includes an increased number of cases and demonstrates a significant change in results is considered new research; therefore, the work is eligible for consideration. If an abstract merely reflects an increase in the number of cases with no significant difference in the results, it is not considered. To foster and promote the work of in-training personnel, each year, NASCI offers Young Investigator presentations at their Annual Meeting.

All residents, postdoctoral students, medical students and fellows are eligible. Five (5) Young Investigator finalists are selected from the pool of abstract submission applicants to attend NASCI and present their papers at the Scientific Sessions. ONLY FIRST AUTHORS MAY PRESENT FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SESSIONS. Each finalist receives 1 night hotel accommodations at the meeting hotel and the three (3) top oral scientific presentations by Young Investigator finalists receive a cash award.

Young Investigator finalist abstracts will be published in full in the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (iJCVI). The first place  abstract will receive an invitation to publish their work in the iJCVI with an expedited review by the Senior Associate Editor (although standard peer-review criteria for acceptance will apply). If accepted, this article will be noted as the NASCI 1st place article in an Editorial written by the Senior Associate Editor.

Abstract submissions are also accepted in the following format:

  • Oral Presentations – Selected abstracts present at an assigned date/time in a moderated meeting room setting. Formal presentations are limited to seven minutes followed by two minutes for discussion. A power point presentation in support of the oral presentation is required (upload information will be given at time of acceptance). Abstracts are limited to 300 words including spaces and are to be constructed using the following section headings: Purpose; Methods; Results; Conclusion. Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of scientific merit.
  • Educational Exhibits (Posters) – Poster display. Additionally, poster authors are asked to present their research in an oral presentation limited to four minutes followed by one minute for discussion. (No A/V provided).