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STR 2020 Call for Abstracts and Clinical Conundrums

Thoracic Imaging 2020 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
Indian Wells, CA | Greater Palm Springs Area
March 8-11, 2020
On behalf of the Society, we invite you to submit your original cardiothoracic imaging scientific abstracts and educational exhibit proposals for our 2020 annual meeting.

Scientific and Educational Abstracts: Scientific abstracts may be submitted for consideration in either an oral presentation or electronic poster format. Scientific abstracts will be scored on the basis of scientific merit. Educational abstracts for electronic poster presentation will be scored on the basis of teaching value.

Clinical Conundrums: The Clinical Conundrums Session is returning. This will again be a light-hearted case-based session where we can let down our guard and share cases with only meeting attendees that highlight lessons learned. Our goal is to emphasize cases that did not go as well as intended, and thereby, taught us something in the process. We would like to focus on cases that introduce lessons learned rather than un-gettable fascinomas. Please submit these cases through the abstract process and select the topic “Cases for Cardiothoracic Conundrums Sessions.” Presentations are intended to be short with a maximum length of 5 minutes. If you still want to speak at the meeting, this is your chance. Entertainment value is a definite plus, and a prize will be awarded—but of course in this endeavor everyone is a winner! Please submit your entries using this link below (selected cases notified by mid-January).

Priority will be given to original work that has not been presented elsewhere.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday October 14, 2019
Directions for Submission:

  1. 1. Click the button below to begin your abstract submission. You will be redirected to a screen that reads “CATALYST.”
  2. 2. On the CATALYST screen, you will see two tabs: “Login” and “Register.”
  3. If you do not already have an account, select “Register” to create a new account.
  4. 3. Once a username and password have been created, the system will send a Confirmation of Account email to the email address used to create the account. Please open the email immediately and click “Confirm Account.” You will then be redirected to the submission form to begin your submission.


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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
44-600 Indian Wells Lane

Indian Wells, CA 92210

Room Rate: $285 excluding taxes and fees

Cut Off Date: February 14, 2020

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