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The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) welcomes the submission of original abstracts for its 2019 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium, April 4-7, 2019 at The Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida via its online system. SBI invites members and nonmembers alike to submit abstracts for presentation at the symposium. Abstracts presented at the annual symposium will give authors an opportunity to network and discuss their research with experts in the field.

Authors will access the system to submit abstract applications for Scientific and/or Educational presentations.

Abstracts must be received by November 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST (10:59 PM CST, 8:59 PM PST). You will not be able to access the system after that time.

You can enter your abstract, save it, and return for edits or updates any time prior to the deadline. The Complete Submission button must be clicked before November 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

2019 Scientific Program Timeline

July 27, 2018 – Abstract submissions open
November 12, 2018 – Abstract submission deadline (11:59 pm EST)
January 11, 2019 – Authors notified of acceptance/rejection
February 1, 2019 – Oral presenters’ confirmation of conference attendance due
February 16, 2019 – Research award recipients selected and notified (one resident & one fellow)
March 7, 2019 – Oral and e-poster slides due

Abstract Categories – Scientific or Educational

Scientific Presentations

Scientific presentations may be (1) completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report; (2) a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results; or (3) a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of breast imaging.

Abstracts should report findings as concisely as possible using standard section headings:

  • Purpose
    Materials and Methods

Abstracts are limited to 400 words. A Clinical Relevance statement, not to exceed 50 words, is also required. For review purposes only, an optional Figure to support your work may accompany your submission [figure must be captured in a single .jpg file and is limited to an image(s) and/or graph(s)].

Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of scientific merit.

Educational Presentations

Educational presentations are exhibits on a clinical aspect of breast imaging or breast 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 presentations may include case series or pictorial essays demonstrating particular imaging features or clinical or educational concepts.

The format for educational abstracts should include the following section headings:

  • Background
    Learning Objectives
    Abstract Content (what will you present?)

Abstracts are limited to 400 words. The Abstract Content should explain how the learning objectives will be met. For example, the Abstract Content should describe the format of the presentation (e.g., pictorial review, case series, presentation of non-interpretive skills, etc.) and provide details such as the number of cases that will be presented and the range of findings or non-interpretive issues that will be presented.

Submission of the optional figure is encouraged for imaging-related topics because the strength of educational abstracts often rests on the quality of the imaging.

Oral Presentations

Abstracts selected for oral presentation will be presented at an assigned date/time in a moderated meeting room setting. Formal presentations are limited to seven minutes followed by three minutes for discussion. A power point presentation in support of the oral presentation is required and must be uploaded to the conference computer. Additional information will follow at time of acceptance.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are electronic slide show presentations derived from your PowerPoint and will require attendance by at least one of the co-authors. You will prepare your PowerPoint presentation on your local drive and upload it to the SBI system. Your presentation should be created to allow the attendee to view a presentation in its entirety in approximately five minutes, as most attendees spend between 2 to 10 minutes viewing an electronic presentation. Additional information will follow at time of acceptance.

Research Prizes

Two research prizes will be awarded: one to a medical student/resident (at time of submission) and one to a fellow in training (at time of submission), based on scientific merit. Research prizes include $1,000 and a plaque to each winning resident and fellow. Winning abstracts may be reproduced in the SBI Member Newsletter.