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The Society of Breast Imaging welcomes the submission of original abstracts for the 2023 SBI Breast Imaging Symposium, to be held May 4-7, 2023 in National Harbor, MD. We invite all members and nonmembers alike to submit abstracts for oral and/or electronic presentation. Presenting at the Symposium gives authors the opportunity to network and discuss their research with experts in the field.

General Information
  1. Abstracts must be submitted through the online abstract portal. No email submissions will be accepted. Only the individual listed as the official contact of the submission has authority to withdraw it or revise content.
  2. Abstracts must be received by October 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST (10:59 PM CST, 8:59 PM PST). You will not be able to access the system after that time. You may create an abstract, save it, and return for edits any time prior to the deadline. The Complete Submission button must be clicked before October 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.
  3. Changes to abstract titles or text will not be permitted after submission. Please proofread your abstract to correct any errors before submission. Titles can be edited if accepted for presentation.
  4. You may submit abstracts in either the Scientific or Educational categories. Both trainees and in-practice physicians or scientists may submit an abstract. Promissory abstracts will not be accepted for submissions to the Scientific category.
  5. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present their work if the abstract is accepted. If you must withdraw your abstract before review decisions are announced, please email info@sbi-online.org. Include your name, confirmation number, and abstract title.
  6. Your presentation must be balanced and may not contain commercial promotional content.
  7. All submissions must be HIPAA compliant. Patient confidentiality must be protected. No names, hospital ID numbers, or any other identifying information can appear in your presentation.
  8. Abstracts must present research that has not previously been published or presented.
  9. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  10. Blind Peer Review Policy: In accordance with SBI’s abstract blind peer review policy, your submission title, abstract, or uploaded figures should not contain author names, institution names, general location, or any such information that may identify where the work originated.
  11. Intellectual Property Notice: Reported misuse of intellectual property persists. Your decision to include borrowed materials (text, images, graphs, charts, etc.) in your exhibit may fall within 'fair use' for educational purposes. However, such materials should never be presented as if they are your own. You must assure that sources of borrowed material are clearly labeled in your presentation, including full citations for any copyrighted material. It is also best practice to inform and/or seek the permission of the original creator of non-copyrighted content before using it in your lecture.
  12. In submitting his or her Scientific or Educational Abstract (hereafter the "content") to SBI for possible presentation at the 2023 SBI Breast Imaging Symposium, the author retains copyright to the content and agrees to give SBI a limited, nonexclusive, royalty-free license to present the content on the SBI website and in its educational programs, and to archive the content for maintenance of the scientific record. SBI agrees not to sub-license the content to a third party.
  13. Notification of acceptances will be made in December 2022.

    Abstract Categories

    Scientific – Oral or Electronic Presentations

    Scientific abstract submissions may be (1) completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report; (2) a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results; or (3) a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of breast imaging.

    Abstracts should report findings as concisely as possible using the section headings below:
    • Purpose
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

    Abstracts are limited to 400 words total. A Clinical Relevance statement, not to exceed 50 words, is required and a part of the 400 word limit. For review purposes only, up to 5 optional figures to support your work may accompany your submission [individual figures must be captured in a single .jpg file and are limited to image(s) and/or graph(s)]. Abstracts will be selected for presentation on the basis of scientific merit.

    Educational – Electronic Presentation Only

    Educational abstract submissions are exhibits on a clinical aspect of breast imaging or breast imaging education. Topics may be wide ranging and may include issues such as image interpretation, procedure technique, non-interpretative clinical skills, educational techniques, and imaging economics. Educational presentations may include case series or pictorial essays demonstrating particular imaging features or clinical or educational concepts.

    The format for educational abstracts should include the following section headings:
    • Background
    • Learning Objectives
    • Abstract Content (What will you present?)
    • Conclusion

    The Abstract Content should explain how the Learning Objectives will be met. For example, the Abstract Content should describe the format of the presentation (e.g., pictorial review, case series, presentation of non-interpretive skills, etc.) and provide details such as the number of cases that will be presented and the range of findings or non-interpretive issues that will be presented. Submission of an optional figure is encouraged for imaging-related topics because the strength of educational abstracts often rests on the quality of the imaging.

    Information for Accepted Abstracts

    Oral Abstract Presentations: Abstracts selected for oral presentation will be presented at an assigned date and time in a moderated meeting room setting at the 2023 SBI Symposium. Formal presentations are limited to seven minutes followed by three minutes for Q&A and discussion. A PowerPoint presentation is required and must be uploaded via the Conference Harvester.

    Electronic Abstract Presentations: Electronic abstracts are showcased via a PowerPoint presentation accessible from the Symposium website and onsite in the Exhibit Hall. Your PowerPoint must be uploaded prior to the Symposium via the Conference Harvester and you may include an optional audio recording synced over your slides. Your presentation should be created to allow the attendee to view in its entirety in approximately five minutes. Attendees can submit questions to the authors and provide feedback via the conference platform.

    Research Prizes: Two research prizes will be awarded: one to a medical student/resident (at time of submission) and one to a fellow in training (at time of submission), based on scientific merit. In addition to complimentary registration and a travel stipend, research prizes include $1,000 in honorarium and an award to each winning resident and fellow. Winning abstracts may be reproduced in the member newsletter, SBI News, and/or the Journal of Breast Imaging. An honoraria prize will also be awarded to the two highest-scoring electronic abstracts.

    Withdrawals: The deadline to withdraw an accepted abstract is Friday, February 10, 2023. A formal request must be submitted to info@sbi-online.org. Failure to present an accepted abstract may result in the first author and all co-authors’ disqualification from presenting an abstract at the next Symposium.

    Registration and Travel: Abstract authors are responsible for their Symposium registration and travel arrangements. SBI does not provide honorarium or reimbursement of travel expenses, with the exception of scientific award winners. Registration fees for all other authors will correspond to their current membership status.

    2023 Scientific Program Timeline

     

    Date Event
    August 1, 2022 2023 Abstract Submissions Open
    October 14, 2022 Submission Deadline (11:59 pm EST)
    December 2022 Abstract Decisions Announced
    December 20, 2022 Oral Presenter Attendance Confirmation Due
    March 20, 2023 Oral and Electronic Abstract Presentations Due
    May 4 - 7, 2023 2023 SBI Breast Imaging Symposium - National Harbor, MD