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Thoracic Imaging 2023
Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course
Charleston Place
Charleston, South Carolina
March 5-8, 2023

STR 2023 Annual Meeting Call for Topics and Important Dates
15-minute Talks and Case of the Day submissions September 15, 2022
Scientific Abstracts, Clinical Conundrums, and AI & You Vignette Submissions October 14, 2022
Final talks uploaded February 3, 2023
Annual Meeting March 5-8, 2023

The STR 2023 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 to support the freest exchange of new ideas and advances in thoracic radiology.  Don’t miss out.

The Call-for-Topics for 2023 is due by September 15th, 2022.  

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 cardiothoracic imaging fellows and first-time presenters.
  • Hybrid Meeting 2023
    • 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. Recorded talks will be gathered as back-up for unforeseeable circumstances and formatted for the meeting app.
    • Speakers whose lectures are accepted, will also participate in a live Q/A session together with speakers presenting on related topics. In addition to the recorded talk, speakers in selected topics will participate in the live in-person case based interactive session that may follow the QA. (Each speaker will present 1-2 cases related to their lecture)
    • All presenters will be required to upload a version of their talk as a recording one month prior to the annual meeting, by February 3, 2023. This will allow us to have the content readily formatted for the meeting app.
    • All presenters will be required to submit one multiple choice question. This will allow for flexibility on awarding CME for audience members. Please indicate if you would like to use ARS during your live presentation.
    • We would like to have focused sessions on:
      • Challenges in screening program implementation
      • Wellness and managing workload and specialty shortage
      • How to promote value of cardiothoracic radiologists
      • Quality and safety challenges in implementing innovation
      • Managing resident education in the ongoing COVID era
      • Improving patient experience

If you are interested in participating in any of these sessions also, please indicate 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 for 2023. 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 2022.
  • AI & You populations by using AI. The goal is to share initiatives that influence change and learn of obstacles, challenges, successes and setbacks. Similar to Cardiothoracic Conundrums, Wellness Vignettes will be presented in person and broadcast live for 2023. Submission of these will be within the Call for Scientific and Educational Abstracts in the fall of 2022.

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.

STR 2023 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 2023 annual meeting.

Thoracic Imaging 2023
Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course
Charleston Place
Charleston, South Carolina
March 5-8, 2023

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. Scientific abstracts will be presented in person in Charleston, South Carolina and broadcast live. Priority will be given to original work that has not been presented elsewhere.

NEW: AI and You Vignettes: This session will focus on how Artificial Intelligence can be used to address issues in our work environment including workflow, manpower shortages, increase diversity, and expand reach of imaging services to underserved populations. Our goal is to share initiatives and ideas that have raised awareness and influenced change. We would like to encourage submission of changes and learn from the implementation, obstacles, challenges, successes and setbacks. The goal is to inspire discussion based on individual wellness as well as improving health equity. These presentations will be 5-minute in-person oral presentations. Submit these through the abstract process and select the topic “AI and You Vignettes.”

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, AI and You Vignettes and Clinical Conundrums is Friday, October 14, 2022

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.”
  3. If you do not already have an account, select “Register” to create a new account.
  4. 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 str@thoracicrad.org. For any questions regarding abstract submissions please contact Debbie at droller@veritasamc.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 MEETING SPONSORS

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 str@thoracicrad.org.
For any questions regarding abstract submissions please contact Debbie at droller@veritasamc.com.