Guidelines for Abstract Submission 2015


Those who have submitted an abstract for the 2015 Annual Meeting will be notified of acceptance by the 3rd week in June.

The North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) welcomes the submission of original abstracts for its 43rd Annual Meeting, September 26 – September 29, 2015 at the Westin, San Diego via its online system.   The NASCI 2015 Annual Meeting will showcase Oral Presentations, AHA Young Investigator Presentations (AHA Oral), and Educational Exhibits (Poster).

Scientific presentations are completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report; a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results; or a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of clinical radiology.


  • Abstracts can only be submitted by a NASCI member.  Abstracts can only be presented by a NASCI member.
    NoteMembership Fees for In-Training Members are waived.
  • Previously Presented/Published Policy: Work published in the current calendar year may be submitted but will not be eligible for an award.
  • Abstracts can only be submitted online through the abstract submission website.
  • Abstract title, authors, and text cannot be changed after acceptance.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present their work if it is accepted. During submission, please indicate if author are willing to present the abstract orally, as a poster, or either.
  • Presenters are responsible for their registration fee, travel, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses.  
  • All abstract presenters must register to attend the meeting by June 29, 2015.
  • The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.
  • All submission, must be HIPAA-compliant. Presentations may not contain patient names, hospital ID numbers or other identifying information.
  • All chosen abstract titles will be published in the iJCVI (International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging)


All submitted abstracts will be considered for any combination of these categories if the case meets the eligibility requirements.

Young Investigator

The American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI) will again sponsor the NASCI-AHA Young Investigator Awards. 

Eligibility: All residents, postdoctoral students, medical students, and fellows are eligible.

Selection: Eight finalists will be selected and asked to orally present their papers at the Scientific Sessions. ONLY FIRST AUTHORS MAY PRESENT FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SESSIONS. 

Awards: All eight finalists receive two nights' hotel accommodations at the Westin and will have the abstract published in full in the iJCVI. Travel and meeting registration costs are covered by the finalist.  The three top presentations will receive an additional cash award.   The 1st place presentation will receive an invitation to publish their work in the iJCVI with an expedited review by the Senior Associate Editor (although standard peer-review criteria for acceptance will apply). If accepted, this article will be noted as NASCI's 1st place article in an Editorial written by the Senior Associate Editor.

NOTE: Those who submit as an AHA, but are not chosen as a finalist, will still be eligible to present their work as a non-AHA talk or poster.

Application details:

  • The presenter must be the first author of an accepted abstract.
  • Only Young Investigator submissions accepted for oral presentation will be considered for the American Heart Association - CVRI Young Investigator Awards.
  • The applicant must be a member of NASCI and CVRI.
  • A signed confirmation from the Program Director of the applicant’s In-Training status should be sent to the Society (FAX: 703-716-4487 or EMAIL:  The applicant must apply before the MAY 19, 2015, 11:59 pm abstract deadline.
  • No more than two applicants from the same institution may be selected as a Young Investigator finalist.  There is no limit to the number that may apply. 
  • When submitting the abstract, please select "Yes" for the Young Investigator Awards/Travel Stipends Question.
  • The American Heart Association requires all applicants be an AHA CVRI (Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention) Council member. If the applicant is  not currently a member of the CVRI council, the CVRI Council will then pay the membership fee.

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Oral Presentations (non AHA)

Selected abstracts will present at an assigned date/time in a moderated meeting room setting.  Formal presentations are limited to eight minutes followed by two minutes for discussion.  

Abstracts are limited to 3,000 words including spaces, and are to be constructed using the following section headings:
Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation on the basis of scientific merit.

New this year the oral presentations will no longer be given during the 7am time slot, but rather scattered throughout the length of the entire program.

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Educational Exhibits (Posters)

Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters, and are to be constructed using the following section headings: Purpose, Content Organization, and Major Teaching Points.  Posters may only be presented in backboard panel (hard-copy poster) format. See poster format descriptions below:

The maximum individual poster size to display is 4ft x 4ft.  Posters can be secured by pins or Velcro. All items in a backboard panel exhibit, including text and captions, must be in opaque form.  Electronic posters will not be accepted.

Poster authors will be asked to present their research in an oral presentation. (No A/V provided).  Poster presentations should highlight the results and key features of the poster. Authors will be responsible for having the poster displayed and removed during the times indicated.

Awards: Educational Posters are eligible for monetary awards by case modality.

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Membership Guidelines


PLEASE NOTE: The first author/presenting author of accepted abstract, MUST be a NASCI Member.

Free membership for In-Training Members. In-Training Members are students, residents, fellows, graduate candidates, and other para-professionals enrolled in a recognized training program.

Membership Application Forms submitted at time of abstract submission will then be considered processed members and abstracts will be eligible.


2015 Abstract Resources

Submit Your Abstract


Tips On Completing Your Abstract

1. When first  entering the abstract submission site, click on " New to the Site?" to build your profile

 2. The submitter does not have to be the presenting author. Though an abstract can not be complete without  assigning and creating a presenting author profile. 
Note: If  your abstract is chosen, the presenting author and title of your case can not be changed once you confirm acceptance of your presentation 

3. Each text box can has a 3,000 character limit.  It maybe helpful to use a word processor software to check your character count before trying to submit your abstract

4.   You are easily able to navigate to all submission steps by clicking on the numbers on the top of the page. 



2015 Meeting Page


2014 Winners

AHA/Young Investigators 1st
Akos Varga_Szemes
Initial Experiences With Fast T1-mapping: Pulse Sequence Schemes, Reliability, Variability, and Reproducibility

AHA/Young Investigators 2nd
Kate Hanneman
Diffuse myocardial interstitial fibrosis assessed by cardiac MR: relationship to systolic and diastolic function in thalassemia major

AHA/Young Investigators 3rd
Akif Mohammed
"There Incremental Value of Evaluating Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony By Gated SPECT in Patients with Systolic  Heart Failure and  Pre-Existing Abnormal Sympathetic  Function  by Cardiac MIBG ? A Pilot Study"


Satinder Singh, MD 
“AVR related complications: What we have learned from our experience?”

Cardiac CT
Joaquim Barboza, MD "
“Can CT Scan Measurement of Epicardial Fat Predict the Inability to Perform Transapical  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?”

Cardiac CT & CH 
Michael Ferra, MD
Coronary Cross Talk: Clinically Relevant CT Imaging of Coronary Artery Fistulas”

MR & Other Group
Nupur Verma, MD
“ Left Ventricular Non-Compaction: MR imaging features and presentation."

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