We are pleased to announce that you can now submit radiology educational posters (rPosters) for publication at Radiopaedia 2023 (July 24-28). Accepted rPosters will appear in the virtual conference and receive a certificate, a DOI citation and the chance to win an award!

Important Dates
  • 28 February 2023 - abstract submission deadline
  • 31 March 2023 - accepted abstract decision
  • 31 May 2023  - final rPoster submission deadline
Key Details
  • create using the Radiopaedia 2023 Canva.com template
  • use any public case images on Radiopaedia or your own
  • submit a 7 slide abstract including title and learning objectives
  • maximum 30 slides for final rPoster (if accepted)
  • maximum 2 authors per rPoster
  • published rPosters receive a certificate, DOI and the chance to win an award

Subspecialty categories

Educational rPosters must belong to a subspeciality category from this list:
  • Neuroradiology
  • Head & Neck imaging
  • Chest imaging
  • Abdominal imaging
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Pediatric imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Breast imaging
  • Interventional Radiology

rPoster creation guidelines

Please read the following information carefully to ensure your rPoster is formatted correctly for consideration. These creation guidelines apply to both your abstract and final rPoster if accepted.

General requirements

  • educational radiology posters only (no scientific research)
  • examples of rPoster titles we might expect: "Illustrated guide to wrist x-ray interpretation", "Multimodality review of pancreatic masses", "Is there a parathyroid adenoma? Tips for interpreting parathyroid 4D-CT"
  • nominate one (1) subspecialty category for your rPoster
  • seven (7) slides are required for your abstract
    • a single (1) title slide containing title, author names and institutions
    • a single (1) learning objectives slide containing three (3) learning objectives
    • five (5) sample content slides 
    • see example abstracts
  • maximum thirty (30) slides for final rPoster (if accepted)
    • inclusive of a title slide, disclosures slide, learning objectives slide, take home points slide and references slide
  • maximum of two (2) authors per rPoster
  • maximum of two (2) rPoster submissions per person
  • Radiopaedia senior editors and above are ineligible to submit rPosters to avoid conflict of interest and to help facilitate the submission review process 

Using Canva.com template

rPosters and abstracts must be created with Canva.com using the provided template (no powerpoint). We recommend looking at the rPoster abstract examples

  • multiple style examples are provided for each type of content slide
  • text content should be written directly in Canva
  • you can create images/illustrations in other apps and import them as part of a slide, but not the whole slide
  • creativity is encouraged but should complement the design theme
  • arrowheads are provided for labeling and their use is encouraged
  • basic slide transitions and animations are allowed but they should not be essential to the design
    • your slides should always make sense without the transition/animation 
  • example rPoster abstracts are available for guidance

Radiopaedia style and case image use

Creative Commons and Copyright

All rPosters will be published under the standard Radiopaedia modified Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, see details) allowing others to share, alter and/or build upon the content as long as they attribute all original work appropriately, license it under the same license, and do not use the work commercially. 

Copyrighted material should be avoided in your rPoster except where fair use policies apply. We recommend using public domain image sites such as pexels.com, unsplash.com and pixabay.com to find images and photographs to use in your poster. You may use any of the public case images from Radiopaedia in your rPoster as long as you attribute the case and author as outlined in the template. 

Authors remain the owners of any original intellectual property contained within their rPoster. 

Abstract submission process

Your abstract must be in the form of a seven (7) slide sample rPoster (see creation guidelines, see example abstracts) consisting of the following:

  • a title slide including the rPoster title, author name/s and affiliations  
  • a learning objectives slide with three (3) learning objectives
  • five (5) example content slides

To submit, you will need to do three things:

  1. ensure that each author has an activated Radiopaedia account with completed financial disclosures
  2. ensure that you have "shared" your rPoster abstract with [email protected] in canva.com with "can edit" selected (so we can see it)
  3. complete the abstract submission form to officially submit

Abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2023

All authors are required to have an activated Radiopaedia account with completed financial disclosures prior to submitting the abstract. If you do not currently have an account then you can create one for free here. You can enter your disclosures here

SUBMIT ABSTRACT 

Continue editing after submission

You can continue to edit and improve your rPoster abstract design even after you have submitted it, up until the deadline (28 February 2023). So don't worry if you've submitted it early and then want to change something, just go ahead and edit your design in canva and the reviewers will only see your latest version. 

Conference registration

You don't need to register for Radiopaedia 2023 in order to submit an abstract, but it is strongly encouraged because the conference is awesome. If your abstract is accepted then at least one author will be required to register. Our affordability tiers and free country tiers will apply. 

Accepted abstracts 

The acceptance notifications are expected to be delivered via email to the primary author on or around 31 March 2023. Accepted rPosters will then have until 31 May 2023 to submit a finalized poster of maximum 30 slides (see guidelines). Authors do not need to provide any audio or video to accompany their final rPoster, but are asked to virtually attend the conference session in which their rPoster appears to answer any questions in the typed online chat (no webcam or audio required). 

rPoster scoring Rubric

Certificates and prizes

All rPosters that are accepted and then published at the conference will receive a DOI citation and a PDF certificate confirming that your rPoster was selected for publication.  

Additionally, a special award certificate will be given to the most outstanding rPoster in each subspecialty, as determined by our senior editorial team using the scoring Rubric. A prize of a 12-month Radiopaedia All-Access Pass (or 12-month pass extension) will be given to authors of the most outstanding rPosters. 

We look forward to seeing your amazing educational creations!


Kind regards,

Andrew Dixon, Amanda Er & Vikas Shah
Co-convenors of Radiopaedia 2023

Abstract examples


 

Frequently asked questions

Is there a slide limit?

Yes, for abstracts you need to provide a sample of 7 slides inclusive of a title slide and a learning objectives slide.

For the full rPoster (if accepted) you'll be asked to produce a maximum of 30 slides and that is inclusive of a mandatory title slide, disclosures slide, learning objectives slides, take home points slide and reference slide. So really you have around 25 slides available for your actual teaching goodness.  

Is there an author limit? 

Yes. Each rPoster can only have a maximum of two authors. If more people have helped you, then you can mention them in the acknowledgments section at the end of your final rPoster (if accepted). 

Given that rPosters are educational rather than research based, and that authors can use any public Radiopaedia cases, we feel that a maximum of two authors is reasonable. It hopefully strikes a balance between helping to reduce author bloat in academia whilst still allowing less experienced authors to pair with a supervising mentor. 

Can I submit more than one rPoster?

You can submit a maximum of two rPosters each year. We know you might be keen to submit more, but the best way to boost your chances of having a poster accepted is to work hard on making your submission awesome!

Why do I have to use Canva?

There are so many reasons why we have chosen a cloud-based solution for our rPosters but we won't bore you with the details. Canva templates allow for a consistent and aesthetically pleasing rPoster style that is easily shareable and embeddable. It also means you can continue to edit and improve your rPoster abstract right up until the deadline, even if you have already submitted it. You’ll be surprised at how intuitive Canva is and how it just makes everything look good!

Can I use PowerPoint or Keynote?

No. You must construct your rPoster using the supplied Canva template. If you have an existing presentation in PowerPoint that you want to adapt, then you will need to recreate the elements in Canva. Exporting the slides as images and placing them in Canva will not be acceptable, but you could create illustrations or images in Powerpoint (or any other app) and then import them into Canva as long as they only form part of the Canva slide and that any text boxes are created directly in Canva.

My institution has a slide template, can I use that?

No. You must construct your rPoster using the supplied Canva template. You can include author institution logos on the title slide but not on any other slides in the rPoster.

Can I use case images from Radiopaedia?

Absolutely! The beauty of the rPoster is that you can utilize the existing public cases on Radiopaedia to create your educational poster. There are over 50,000 cases on the site, so chances are you'll be able to create an amazing educational experience for conference delegates without even having to upload any images of your own. Just make sure you reference the images you use as shown in the template and example abstracts. 

Can I use my own case images in my rPoster?

Yes. You can definitely do this but make sure any images abide by the Radiopaedia publishing standards. If you like, you may wish to submit your case to Radiopaedia and then use it in your rPoster. This is likely to impress the assessors as having the full case available for learners is encouraged. 

Can I use images from other sources or websites?

Copyrighted material should be avoided in your rPoster except where fair use policies apply. We recommend using public domain image sites such as pexels.comunsplash.com and pixabay.com to find images and photographs to use in your poster.

Can I use hyperlinks or QR codes in my rPoster?

Generally you should not as the rPoster should be a standalone learning activity. Hyperlinks are however required when acknowledging a Radiopaedia case by showing the rID and linking to the case (see Example abstract rPoster and template for formatting) as this allows learners to access the full case. The "references" slide (part of the final rPoster, but not part of the abstract) can contain hyperlinks as per the Radiopaedia referencing standard. 

How should I format my learning objectives? 

It is important to focus on how it will enable healthcare professionals to change their clinical practice, not just gain knowledge. 
Use a framework that focuses on higher-order thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, to create specific and measurable objectives for your poster. Provide three clear objectives, you can help ensure that your poster is focused and effective in communicating its message. 

For example, don't just state "gain knowledge about condition X" instead try something like "apply knowledge of the new condition to tailor radiographic assessment". By focusing on the reader you can use the information to ensure that your rPoster has a lasting impact on clinical practice.

How do I share my rPoster with you on Canva.com?

Click the "share" button top right corner of the page and then type "[email protected]" as the person you are sharing the design with and ensure "can edit" is selected. This will enable us to see your design. You can also then copy the link to your presentation and paste that into the google form when submitting your rPoster or abstract. 

Can I change my rPoster slides even after I've submitted the abstract?

Yes, you can continue to edit and improve your slides right up until the deadline (28 February 2023) even if you submitted your abstract already. Simply continue editing your existing design in Canva and the reviewers will be able to see your latest version. Any edits after the deadline however will not be seen by the reviewers.

Can I submit a poster that I've used at another conference?

Please check with the other conference if their rules allow this, but it is no problem from our point of view. Remember that you'll need to craft a new slideshow in Canva (not just paste image slides from your other slideshow into Canva) and follow the rPoster creation guidelines. 

Do I need to register for the conference?

You don't need to register for Radiopaedia 2023 in order to submit an abstract, but it is strongly encouraged because the conference is awesome. If your abstract is accepted then at least one author will be required to register. Our affordability tiers and free country tiers will apply. 

Do I need to record any audio or video for my rPoster?

No. Authors do not need to provide any audio or video to accompany their final rPoster, but are asked to virtually attend the conference session in which their rPoster appears to answer any questions in the typed online chat (no webcam or audio required). 

Will the published rPosters appear in a conference session?

Yes, all published rPosters will appear during the daily rPoster session at the virtual conference. We ask that authors virtually attend the session to answer any questions in the typed online chat (no webcam or audio required). 

Will I get a certificate if my rPoster is accepted?

Yes, all successfully accepted rPosters that are published at the conference will receive a certificate and also receive a DOI citation that you can use in your CV.

How will the awards work?

Our senior editorial team will select the most outstanding rPoster in each of the 10 subspecialties to receive an award certificate along with a 12 month Radiopaedia All-Access Pass (or pass extension if you have an existing pass) for each author. 

How does creative commons and intellectual property work?

All rPosters will be published under the standard Radiopaedia modified Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, see details) allowing others to share, alter and/or build upon the content as long as they attribute all original work appropriately, license it under the same license, and do not use the work commercially. Authors remain the owners of any original intellectual property contained within their rPoster.  

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