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Case Study Competition

ECHO Australia Conference - Call for Case Study Competition

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Key Dates

13 December 2021 Case study submission closes
January 2022 Notification to presenting authors of acceptance status

Case Study Submission Guidelines (2022)

Please carefully read these guidelines before submitting.

  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the case study on the ECHO Australia 2022 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:
Monday, 13 December 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Notification of acceptance:
Will be sent via email by early January 2022.

Withdrawal Policy:
To withdraw a case study, you are required to email the Echo Australia secretariat before the 14th January 2022, 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 2022 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 January 2022.

Submission for Case Studies

Submissions for case studies are required to be submitted on the Echo Australia 2022 Case Study Submission Template.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by early January 2022.

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