Call for Abstracts

2020 ACR Virtual Annual Conference on Quality and Safety
Submit by July 31

The organizing committee for the 2020 ACR Virtual Annual Conference on Quality and Safety has issued a call for abstract presentations. Accepted presenters will be invited to present on Thursday, October 22, 2020. 

For abstract presentations, authors should share how they were able to achieve a desired outcome to help enable audience members to replicate their results.  

Abstracts should focus on data-driven improvements based on sustainable changes in processes or systems. Authors should clearly articulate their goal, demonstrate performance using data and illustrations, and describe the most relevant interventions and learning points from the project. The committee encourages submissions detailing recent improvement as well as long-standing excellent performance. 

Abstracts will be judged according to how well they meet the above criteria. Authors are encouraged to review the May 2014 Radiology article, "Guide to Effective Quality Improvement Reporting in Radiology."

Abstracts will be presented on Thursday, October 22. 
Each presentation will be allotted 8–10 minutes, with time for questions reserved for all presentations at the end of the session.

Abstracts should be limited to 300 words (excluding contact information, and may include up to two figures which should be submitted as a single PDF file).

Accepted abstracts will be made available for download for conference attendees in PDF format on the electronic syllabus. Individuals whose abstracts are selected for presentation will be expected to fully register for the ACR Virtual Annual Conference on Quality and Safety.

Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings are eligible for submission, except for those that have been presented at a prior ACR Annual Conference on Quality and Safety. 

Eight types of abstracts will be considered:

  • General improvement stories
  • Patient experience
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Workflow
  • Service delivery
  • Employee experience
  • Pandemic response
  • Improving communication

Abstracts should include the following:

  • Title and presentation
  • Author(s) name and city
  • Presenter's name, address, phone number and fax number
  • Examples of grant-supported work
  • Prior publication or presentation of the research, if applicable
  • Background/Conceptual framework
  • Purpose of the project/innovation
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions and implications

Why submit an abstract?

  • Share new and exciting findings from your latest improvement project
  • Spark meaningful discussion and receive valuable feedback to aid future research
  • Inspire colleagues to replicate your results