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Clinician and Researcher Power Pitch

We invite clinicians from all specialties and disciplines to submit power pitches for the “Clinical News from the Future” session. All power pitches must include some element of imaging. These power pitches will be presented in the form of three slides and a supporting poster (templates provided):

  1. Press release headline from the future: what is the breakthrough that your clinical work will provide? Alternatively, what is the breakthrough needed to solve your clinical problem?
  2. A slide explaining the clinical challenge and/or work-to-date
  3. A slide detailing the collaborations and work needed to overcome the clinical challenge

Example: “Trauma survivors receive targeted psychological interventions thanks to fMRI”

Likewise, we invite researchers from all disciplines related to imaging sciences to submit power pitches for the “Research News from the Future” session. They will use the same format as the clinical power pitches, with a supporting poster. The headline should emphasize the practical application (preferably a medical application) of the research. Example: “Thousands of risky brain surgeries annually are avoided by new MRI protocol enhanced with artificial intelligence.”

A $2,000 award will be presented for the top Clinical Power Pitch and the top Research Power Pitch, to support scholarly and research activities (such as meeting registration, travel costs to attend a scientific meeting, purchasing research supplies and services, statistical costs, publication costs, etc.). In addition, the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences offers a Seed Grant program of up to $20,000 per year and encourages our power pitch participants to apply (a Radiology and Imaging Sciences faculty member must be PI or co-PI on these grants).

Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Accepted submitters will be notified by email by September 7, 2022.

Submit a Power Pitch today!

Trainee Poster Competition

Trainees are encouraged to submit a poster to be presented during the Saturday Exhibit Hall. Any clinical or research work involving imaging will be considered. The competition is open to: undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, residents, and postdocs. Posters must be printed and mounted on foam core using the Imaging Elevated template (36" x 48").

Judging Critera

Posters will be judged according to the following:

  1. Is the work innovative in the presenter's field?
  2. Does the work leverage imaging or imaging sciences (math, physics, etc.) successfully to achieve a scientific advancement?
  3. Clarity of poster presentation (layout, data, white space, etc.)
  4. Ability of presenter to answer questions


First place will receive a $250 award (Amazon gift card), second place, $150, and third place $75.

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2022

Accepted submitters will be notified by email by September 7, 2022

Submit a poster today!

Clinical Case Competition for Trainees

Calling all residents and medical students! Cases will be presented on Saturday, October 1st, at 11:00 am in HSEB, room 2600. Each case should present interesting diagnostic images and a short patient history followed by a discussion of how a diagnosis was made. Each presenter will have 3 minutes to present his or her case via a powerpoint presentation. Faculty judges will then have 1-2 minutes for follow-up questions. Judges will score your presentation based on your logic, clarity, and overall presentation skills. The difficulty of the diagnosis is not a factor in judging.

Please submit your case by September 9th for consideration by the committee. On the submission form, you will be asked to provide:

  1. The diagnosis
  2. Short patient history (2 sentences max)
  3. Up to two images (x-ray, MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound)
  4. Attending radiologist name that approves of your submission

Everyone who submits will be contacted with the committee’s decision regarding participation. 

Awards: Top case presenter will be presented with a $150 Amazon gift card, 2nd place will receive $75, and 3rd place will receive $50.

Submit your case today!

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