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STR 2024 Call for Abstracts and Clinical Conundrums

STR 2024 Call for Abstracts and Clinical Conundrums

On behalf of the Society, we invite you to submit your original cardiothoracic imaging scientific abstracts and educational exhibit proposals for our 2024 annual meeting.

Thoracic Imaging 2024
Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course
JW Marriott Starr Pass Hotel & Spa
Tucson, Arizona
February 24-28, 2024

Scientific and Educational Abstracts: Scientific abstracts may be submitted for consideration in either an oral presentation or electronic poster format. Scientific abstract scoring will be based on scientific merit. Scientific abstracts will be presented in person in Tucson and broadcast live. Educational abstracts for electronic poster presentation will be scored based on teaching value. Priority will be given to original work that has not been presented elsewhere.

Clinical Conundrums: 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, and will be presented in person. This is a great opportunity for residents, fellows and early career faculty to speak at the meeting. 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).

Deadline for submission of abstracts and Clinical Conundrums is Friday, October 13, 2023

Directions for Submission:

  1. Click the button below to begin your abstract submission. You will be redirected to a screen that reads "CATALYST."
  2. On the CATALYST screen, you will see two tabs: "Login" and "Register."
    If you do not already have an account, select "Register" to create a new account.
  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.

If you have any questions regarding the STR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, please feel free to contact the STR office at 847-752-5355 or by email at  For any questions regarding abstract submissions please contact Debbie at

John Connolly, MD
Program Chair
Saurabh Agarwal, MD
Chair, Awards Committee

Cristina Fuss, MD
Chair, Education Committee

STR 2024 Call for Topics

The Society of Thoracic Radiology’s 42nd Annual Meeting will take place on February 24-28at The JW Marriott Starr Passin Tucson, Arizona. We look forward to reconnecting with STR members and renewing the camaraderie that is STR’s trademark. The meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format where in-person speakers will have a unique opportunity to foster the collegial spirit of STR and support the freest exchange of new ideas and advances in thoracic radiology. You don’t want to miss it!

The Call for Topics for 2024 is due by September 15, 2023.

Please complete both the submission form and the STR disclosure questions.

Make sure to fill out both forms. Without a completed disclosure, a member cannot be considered for presentation.

Based on the course evaluations from our previous meetings, we look forward to submissions emphasizing focused approaches to cardiothoracic imaging, disease and treatment.

  • Lectures will be 15 minutes in length. Please refer to the course objectives and indicate the topics that you would like to present, in order of decreasing preference.
  • The Program Committee will also select Case-of-the-Day presentations.
  • Preference will be given to residents, cardiothoracic imaging fellows and first-time presenters.
  • When submitting this form, you will also be asked to indicate if you will be attending the meeting in person. All speakers are expected to attend in person.

We would like to have focused sessions on:

  • Role of artificial intelligence in workflow and reporting
  • Challenges in screening program implementation
  • Wellness and managing workload and specialty shortage
  • How to promote the value of cardiothoracic radiologists

If you are interested in participating in any of these sessions, please indicate so on your submission form.

We hope to have one session this year given in Spanish (recorded lectures followed by live Q/A and live interactive cases). This session will be transmitted live stream with open access. If you would be interested in giving a talk in Spanish, please indicate this when you submit your topic(s).

  • Cardiothoracic Conundrums will be presented in person and broadcast live in 2024. Think about challenging cases with valuable clinical pearls. Submission of these will be at the Call for Scientific and Educational Abstracts in the fall of 2023.


If you have any questions regarding the STR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, please feel free to contact the STR office at 847-752-5355 or by email at
For any questions regarding abstract submissions please contact Debbie at