Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions have now closed.

A big thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract. We are delighted to announce we have beaten last years record for abstracts and have more than 14 countries represented.

Submission of Abstracts

The Scientific Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in the 5th MR in RT Symposium program.

Abstract Deadline Dates


Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts

27th February 2017

Authors Notified of Acceptance

20th March 2017

Author Registration / Early Bird Deadline

3rd April 2017

Summary of Abstract Submission Instructions

Please Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts. Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc document to your computer. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed a 500 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.

Please email to: with ‘MR in RT abstract’ as the subject heading.

Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author before the end of March 2017.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference proceedings. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Themes for Submission

Authors are encouraged to consider the conference theme of ‘Image->Innovate->Treat’ when submitting abstracts. Suitable categories for scientific work include, but are not limited to, the following areas: 

  • MR simulation for EBRT
  • MR-only
  • Fiducial marker detection
  • MRI QA
  • MR-guided radiotherapy systems
  • Functional imaging & biomarkers
  • Treatment response
  • Dose painting
  • MR-guided brachytherapy
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy of the brain

General Policies and Requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published/presented at a major national or international meeting prior to the Symposium.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference proceedings publication.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme.
  • All submissions must be submitted via email.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 500 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • The complete abstract (including text, graphs and tables) must be no more than 2 pages. Tables or graphics may be included but must fit within the abstract box of the template
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for poster or oral presentation.
  • Font type must be Arial Font 11pt.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • Title should be in lower case, bold and at the top of the abstract.
  • The name of the presenting author is to be indicated by an asterisk (*). The authors’ names should be followed by institution and city. The institution and city should be in italics.
  • Authors who wish to indicate multiple organisational affiliations should do so using superscript numbers to indicate the author’s institution followed by city and country (in this order) Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc). See example below:
  1. Smith1*; M.R. Pattermore1,2; L. Ward2
    1University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    2University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

Abstract Template

Authors must prepare their abstract in advance using the template within the Abstract Submission Form.

Awards and Prizes

Trainees (students or early career post-doctoral with PhD awarded within last 3 years) can indicate whether they would like to be considered for best student presentation (poster or paper).