Call for Abstracts

The organizing committee for the 2019 ACR Quality and Safety Conference has issued a call for abstract presentations. Accepted presenters will be invited to present during one of three abstract sessions.

For abstract presentations, authors should share how they were able to achieve a desired outcome to help enable audience members to replicate their results.

Six types of abstracts will be considered:

  1. Workflow
  2. Patient Experience
  3. Health Care Disparities
  4. Service Delivery
  5. Employee Experience
  6. General Improvement Stories

Abstracts should focus on data-driven improvements based on sustainable changes in processes or systems. Authors should clearly articulate their goal, demonstrate performance using data and illustrations, and describe the most relevant interventions and learning points from the project. The committee encourages submissions detailing recent improvement as well as long-standing excellent performance.

Abstracts will be judged according to how well they meet the above criteria. Authors are encouraged to review the May 2014 Radiology article, “Guide to Effective Quality Improvement Reporting in Radiology. 

Accepted abstracts will be presented on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th

Each presentation will be allotted 8-10 minutes, with time for questions will be reserved for all presentations at the end of the session.  

Abstracts should be limited to 300 words

This excludes contact information, and may include up to two figures which should be submitted as a single pdf file. Abstracts should include the following:
  • Title and presentation
  • Author(s) name and city
  • Presenter’s name, address, phone number, fax number
  • Identify work supported by a grant
  • Prior publication or presentation of the research, if applicable
  • Background/Conceptual framework
  • Purpose of the project/Innovation
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions and Implications

Accepted abstracts will be made available for download for conference attendees in PDF format on the electronic syllabus. Individuals whose abstracts are selected for presentation will be expected to fully register for the ACR Quality and Safety Conference.

Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings are eligible for submission, except for those that have been presented at a prior ACR Quality and Safety Conference.