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Case Study Competition

Echo Australia 2018 Call for Case Study Competition

Delegates are invited to submit case studies to be considered for mini-oral presentation at the 17th Echo Australia Conference.

 

CASE STUDY SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.


Key Dates

14 May 2018 Case study submission opens
27 August 2018 Case study submission closes
September 2018 Notification to presenting authors of acceptance status

 

Case Study Submission Guidelines


Please carefully read these guidelines before submitting.

  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the case study on the Echo Australia 2018 website.
  • The presenter of the case will be required to register for the meeting in order to ensure their case study is included in the final programme. Deadline for presenting author registration will be advised in the acceptance letter.
  • The Echo Australia Case Study Committee maintains the right to reject any case study that does not meet the requirements or is in violation of them.


Presentation Format


Mini-oral case study presentations will be approximately 5-10 minutes in duration with 2 minute for questions. The allocated time for each presentation is dependent upon the number of cases to be presented. Details of the date, time and duration for this presentation will be included in the acceptance email.

Deadline case study submission:
20th August 2018 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Notification of acceptance:
will be sent via email by early-September 2018.

Withdrawal Policy:
To withdraw a case study, you are required to email the Echo Australia secretariat before the 28th September 2018, stating the title and presenter of the case study, and reason for withdrawal.


Awards


Two awards will be offered for case study presentations:

  1. Structural heart Disease Australia (SHDA) Prize for “Best Physician Case Presentation”
  2. Structural heart Disease Australia (SHDA) Prize for “Best Sonographer Case Presentation”

The prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Case Study Guidelines

Please note that the first author should be the presenting author by default.

Eligibility
All case studies must be original work. Case studies are not eligible for consideration if the case has been presented previously in either abstract / paper / manuscript format at any other meeting, nationally and internationally, prior to the 2018 Echo Australia Conference.

Case Study Submission Details

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. Submitted case studies are peer-reviewed by the case study committee. Case study selection for presentation is based on scientific merit and clinical interest, and the committee reserves the right to reject case studies.


Case Study Preparation Guidelines


Author Name(s)
There is no limit to the number of case studies an author may submit, but division of the same work into multiple case studies is not acceptable.

Clinical Cases
Content must be structured in the following four (4) sections:

  1. Clinical Presentation
  2. Imaging Findings
  3. Role of Imaging in Patient Care
  4. Discussion Points

Format
All case studies must be submitted on the Echo Australia Abstract Template. Case study body must not exceed 250 words. The word limit relates to the text only of the case study and does not include title, authors or graphics.

Editing
Proofread case study content carefully to avoid errors. Additions or deletions of author names are not permitted after the submission and editing deadline. An author may not revise or resubmit a case study to make corrections after this date.

Notification of Acceptance
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by early September 2018.