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Abstracts – SORSA-RSSA Imaging Conference


RSSA Travel Abstract Awards

The deadline for RSSA Travel Awards submission is 18 August 2017

Click here to submit RSSA Travel Award Abstracts

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

• Interested persons who would like to present oral or poster presentations are invited to submit an abstract for consideration and inclusion in the academic programme.

• Only abstracts submitted online at will be considered for inclusion in the programme.

• Faxes will not be accepted.

• The summary should include objectives, method, results and a conclusion. Conclusions to be supported by data. The summary should be self-contained and understandable. References, tables, figures should not be part of the summary.

• The Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to select papers and posters for presentation.

• Abstracts received will be acknowledged and notification of acceptance or rejection will be by email by 21 July 2017.

• The meeting rooms are equipped with data projectors thus only MS PowerPoint will be accepted.

• Conflict of Interest: If the research is funded (partially or fully) by a proprietary organisation, a statement to that effect must be included at the bottom of the abstract.

• Please note that no more than three submissions will be allowed per presenter due to possible programme limitations.

• Please read the submission requirements carefully as submissions will not be changed later. Where possible abstracts will be published as received and the organisers reserve the right to make changes for editing purposes. It is the responsibility of the main author to ensure that submitted abstracts have been edited before submission to minimise errors in the programme.

• All presenting authors are requested to fully register for the congress 31 July 2017. If no registration and payment for the congress has been received by this deadline, the presentation will not be listed in the programme. This measure has been taken to overcome any “no-shows” disrupting the programme.

• Please be advised that the topics are unrestricted

• The poster exhibitions are open to all RSSA members.

• Authors are requested to conform to the guidelines for submission of abstracts. The abstracts must be submitted in English. All abstracts will be reviewed and may be selected for oral or poster presentation or may be rejected. The maximum length for an abstract is 300 words.

• Each oral presentation will be 8 minutes (6 minutes presentation and 2 minutes for questions). The presentations will be judged by a panel consisting of national as well as international radiologists.

• The time allotted for poster presentations is 7 minutes (5 minute presentation and 2 minutes for questions).  English will be the language for all oral and poster presentations

Submission Procedure

Online abstract submissions at will be open until the deadline of 07 July 2017. Please Note:  Abstracts sent by mail, direct e-mail, or fax cannot be accepted. Please submit your abstract as per the detailed instructions in one of the following categories:

Oral presentation  |  Poster presentation  |  Oral or poster presentation

SORSA & General Radiology Abstracts

  • Role extension and scope of practice
  • Management and advances
  • Advances in Imaging & Radiation Therapy
  • Current Challenges in Imaging & Radiation Therapy
  • Education: Review of new qualifications in South Africa
  • Current trends in Health Education

RSSA Travel Abstract Awards

  • Clinical Radiology & Imaging
  • Radiation Safety
  • Education
  • Practice & Hospital Management

Poster exhibition presentation

In order to conform to the size of the panels your poster must not exceed 900mm x 900mm, portrait style. Presenters are advised to make several copies for placement next to the poster. Special A4 plastic sleeves will be provided at the poster boards for the poster copy and business cards.

Information required

Author(s)         Insert the surname(s) of the author(s), followed by their initials – for example: Smith, P

Title                 Insert the full title of the proposed presentation. Title should not exceed 15 words.

Text                 Insert the abstract text. The abstract must be presented in English and should not exceed 250 words.

Address           Insert the address to which enquiries regarding the presentations can be directed.

Oral & Poster Awards

RSSA Travel & Poster Awards

SORSA Poster Award

  • The free paper session for the 2017 RSSA Travel Award of R50,000 will take place during the RSSA/SORSA Imaging Congress  in Durban, 3-5 November 2017.
  • There will also be a scientific and poster exhibition with prizes of R15,000 , R10,000 and R5,000 respectively.
  • Please be advised that the topics are unrestricted
  • The RSSA Travel awards (RSSA members only) are restricted to registrars and junior qualified radiologists (less than 5 years).
  • The poster exhibitions are open to all RSSA members.

SORSA  will  award  prizes for the best posters. There will be a sponsorship prize to the next ISRRT World Congress for the ‘best oral presentation’. Prizes apply to SORSA  members only.