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Our abstract competitions form a key part of the RCR Annual Conference, with shortlisted applicants invited to present an ePoster or oral presentation. In 2022, we welcomed submissions for the following competitions:

  • Clinical Radiology George and Vera Ansell Abstract Competition
  • Clinical Radiology Audit ePoster Competition
  • Clinical Radiology Quality Improvement ePoster Competition
  • Clinical Oncology Wormald Abstract Competition
  • Clinical Oncology Audit and Quality Improvement ePoster Competition

In the lead up to and during the conference, top submissions will be displayed as ePosters on our online conference platform by specialty, covering a wide range of scientific and quality improvement projects, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from others, takeaway innovative ideas and see what approaches other organisations are demonstrating to improve patient care.

Details about how to view these ePosters will be added to this page from late September. In-person delegates will also be able to view the ePosters on large screens at the conference venue (the Eastside Rooms, Birmingham) on 13-14 October. 

Oral Presentations

In addition to our ePosters, oral presentations will be delivered by up to five entrants of the Clinical Radiology George and Vera Ansell Abstract Competition on Thursday 13 October, 13:00-14:00, and by up to five entrants of the Clinical Oncology Wormald Abstract Competition on Friday 14 October, 12:30-13:30. Held in Ashstead rooms 1 and 2 at the Eastside Rooms, Birmingham as part of the Trainee stream, these presentations will also be streamed online:

Thursday 13 October, 13:00-14:00: Clinical Radiology George and Vera Ansell Abstract Competition

  • Dr Heba Ali, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Vacuum excision in breast and its uses
  • Dr Elise Chua, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, Intra-patient comparison of ultra-low dose CT vs abdominal radiograph in urolithiasis
  • Dr Oscar Evans, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Review of imaging response to pembrolizumab in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Dr Alastair McCabe, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxygen induced MRI T1 changes in head and neck anatomical structures

Friday 14 October, 12:30-13:30: Clinical Oncology Wormald Abstract Competition 

  • Dr Emma Higgins, Velindre University NHS Trust, Does variation in swallowing organs at risk delineation impact on predicted swallowing dysfunction for PATHOS trial patients?
  • Dr Sumeet Hindocha, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, CT-radiomics to predict recurrence following curative-intent radiotherapy for stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Dr Zsuzsanna Iyizoba Ebozue, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Accuracy of response assessment FDG PET-CT post (chemo) radiotherapy in HPV negative oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma
  • Dr Deirdre Margaret Lynskey, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hypofractionated radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer
  • Dr Jacqueline Steinke, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Organ preservation in rectal cancer with short course radiotherapy and a papillon boost - an international multi-centre analysis.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Clinical Radiology George and Vera Ansell Oral Competition and the Clinical Oncology Wormald Oral Competition at the end of the proffered paper sessions. The winners, and two highly commended authors, of the five ePoster competitions will be announced during the conference. All accepted authors will also have their abstract published in either a clinical radiology or clinical oncology online supplement published by Elsevier.

The call for abstracts for our 2023 competitions will open in early 2023. Please refer to our website for further information at this time.

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