Call for Abstracts

WAVELENGTHS 2020: Technologists Transforming the Future of Medical Imaging

Call for Proposals for Poster, Podium, and Panel Presentations

We invite you to submit proposals for Podium, Poster, or Panel presentations that may be at early or advanced stages of development for Wavelengths 2020. Submission themes include, but are not limited to, professional practice innovation, education, quality improvement, primary/ clinical imaging research, and patient care.

Submissions will be welcomed starting November 2019

Submission deadline: February 7, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: February 21, 2020
Themes: (1) Practice innovation, (2) Education, (3) Quality improvement, (4) Primary/clinical imaging research, and (5) Patient care.
Formats: Podium, Poster, and Panel Presentations


Friday, April 24th 2020 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
This session allows colleagues to gather around visual displays for extended dialogue regarding novel and promising ideas and research. Posters will be displayed during the opening reception Friday, April 24th and all day during the symposium April 25th, 2020.

Display Size: Max of 48” (W) x 36” (H)

Recommended font sizes ensure posters can be read at a distance of 1.5 metres:

  • Title: 100 pt. bold
  • Authors: 60 pt.
  • Headings: 60 pt.
  • Body Text: 40 pt., min. 28 pt.
  • Captions: 24 pt.


April 24th, 2020 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) & April 25th, 2020 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Podium presentations are oral presentations that may include practice innovations, research in progress, or completed research. Descriptions of education innovations, quality improvement projects, or innovative professional or clinical practices are also suitable for this format.

Each podium presentation is scheduled for 15 minutes. You will have 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion. It is important that you do not exceed a total of 15 minutes. A projector, computer, slide changer, laser pointer, and screen will be provided in the session room.


April 24th, 2020 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) & April 25th, 2020 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
We welcome proposals for panel presentations addressing innovations, issues and/or opportunities in imaging technology today and in the future. We encourage you to use this opportunity to put forward topics of interest to the imaging community, especially those focused on technologists transforming the future of health care. Each panel presentation will be scheduled for 45 minutes.


All submissions should be limited to a maximum of 500 words.

Posters and Podium Presentations

  1. Practice/Education Innovations and Quality Improvement Projects: Submissions that describe the development or implementation of new processes, techniques, education initiatives, or the performance of quality improvement projects. These can be innovations that impact daily practice, imaging professions, students, or patients. They often describe work that does not follow typical research methods. Please use the following headings in your abstract submission:
    • Background/Purpose
    • Process
    • Benefits & Challenges
    • Impact/Outcome
  2. Research: Submissions that report on prospective and retrospective studies using more formal scientific approaches. They often describe a systematic investigation designed to answer a question, and/or test a hypothesis with conclusions that are supported by the results.
    Please use the following headings in your abstract submission:

    • Background/Purpose
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

Panel Presentations

This is an opportunity to delve into an innovation or practice issue in greater detail with a panel of 3 or more subject experts. Each panelist should bring a unique perspective to the subject and there should be opportunities to engage attendees in an interactive discussion with the panel.
Please use the following headings in your abstract submission:

  • Description of the issue/innovation that will be discussed
  • Impact on imaging professions or clinical practice
  • Panel participants
  • Background of each panelist

For those wishing to submit their abstract by email, please send a request for the Wavelengths Abstract Submission Form to