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WRSNM 2018 Annual Meeting - Call for Oral and Digital Poster Abstracts
Hyatt Regency Monterey Monterey, CA
October 26-28, 2018

DEADLINE: September 15, 2018

Policies and Instructions
Please review this form thoroughly before preparing your abstract. Up to six abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation. Because of time constraints, abstracts that do not comply with these policies and instructions must be rejected.

WRSNM Awards
$750 in Awards. The Western Regional Society of the Society of Nuclear Medicine will present a $250 award to the author of the most outstanding oral abstract in each of categories:

  1. Technologist
  2. Individual in Training in the field of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging
    (technologist, resident, intern, medical student)

The presenting author will receive complimentary registration for the meeting. Other abstracts of high scientific merit that cannot be presented orally but would present well in visual format will be accepted for digital poster presentation. Digital poster presenters must attend the meeting and pay the meeting registration fee. Posters presented at other meetings may be accepted.

Digital Posters should consist of no more than 15 slides in PowerPoint or similar format. Digital Poster presenters must attend the meeting and should provide their own notebook computer, or tablet. Digital Posters should be received by October 15, 2018 to upload to proceedings file.

Acceptance Criteria
By submitting an abstract for presentation at the WRSNM Annual Meeting, the author certifies the following:

  1. Abstracts are submitted in final format and not represent a work-in-progress. No changes to content will be made after receipt.
  2. Oral abstracts may be presented at other past or future national or international meetings.
  3. Oral abstracts may be submitted as full manuscripts for publication in Journals or magazines.
  4. All listed authors have reviewed the abstract and agree to its submission.
  5. Abstracts will be graded by qualified reviewers to determine acceptability and rank order.

Who May Submit Abstracts
The Program Committee invites contributions in nuclear medicine from both members and nonmembers of the SNMMI. However, only members may receive awards.

Abstract Presentation Commitment
Presenting/corresponding authors who withdraw or are unable to attend the Annual Meeting are required to notify the WRSNM in written form no later than September 1, 2018. Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract, are the responsibility of the presenting author.

Corrections/Changes to Abstracts
Submitting authors are responsible for proofreading abstracts carefully to identify and correct errors before submission. Changes to abstract titles, text, or supporting data as well as additions or deletions of author names will not be permitted.

Disqualification for Duplicate Abstracts
Abstracts containing identical or nearly identical data submitted from the same institution and/or individuals will be disqualified.

Supporting Data
Supporting data is not required, but may be submitted (one page only) if the reviewers’ understanding of the paper will be enhanced. Send optional supporting data, as a word document, to info@wrsnm.org. Be sure to include abstract title and author names in the message.

Errors
Abstracts with errors, misspellings, poor grammar, or incorrect abbreviations may be rejected.

Projection Requirements
Computer projection will be available for presenting scientific papers.

General Information and Reminders
Submitting authors will be notified, via email, of abstract acceptance/non-acceptance. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to notify all co-authors of abstract acceptance/non-acceptance, especially in those cases when Submitting Author differs from Presenting Author.

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