2022 ACR Quality and Safety Conference | Oct. 20–22, Washington, DC

Call for Abstracts

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The organizing committee for the 2022 ACR® Quality and Safety Conference has issued a call for abstract presentations. Accepted presenters will be invited for in person or e-poster presentations on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.  

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

What should the abstracts focus on?
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 improvements as well as long-standing excellent performance. 

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

When will the abstracts be presented?
Abstracts will be presented during the conference on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2022 

Will abstracts be made available?
Accepted abstracts will be made available online 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 Annual Quality and Safety Conference. 


Abstract themes:

  • General improvement stories
  • Patient experience
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Workflow
  • Service delivery
  • Employee experience 
  • Pandemic response
  • Improving communication
  • Registry QI projects
  • Applied informatics

Abstracts should include the following:

  • Problem statement
  • SMART Aim (including baseline data)
  • Interventions
  • Results/Outcomes
  • Conclusion
For more information about developing SMART Aims, please watch this brief video developed by Stanford University's Radiology Improvement Team Education (RITE) program.

Why submit an abstract?

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