Radiation Oncology

National Innovation Snapshot

National Innovation Snapshot -- in collaboration with CAMRT.

*Late-Breaking Opportunity* - posted February 21, 2019

Innovation submissions will be open until March 15, 2019. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by email before March 29, 2019.

About the National Innovation Snapshot: 
An annual conference highlight now in its 5th year, this rapid-fire session provides Radiation Therapists from across Canada an opportunity to showcase their local, practice-based innovations to the wider community. Work presented need not be formal research, but should be innovative and of interest to a range of practice settings. Brand new for 2019, RTi3 is proudly collaborating with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) to deliver this session. 

We are also pleased to announce this late-breaking opportunity: CAMRT is sponsoring up to five Travel Awards to present in the National Innovation Snapshot. This includes a minimum of $300 towards travel costs and complimentary conference registration valued at $450. This generous support is being made available to encourage RTi3 participation from Radiation Therapists across the country. Submissions will follow a peer-review selection process. Presenters will be allotted a structured 5-min presentation to deliver their content. Travel Awards will go to the top peer-reviewed submissions. All successful submissions will receive one complementary conference registration.  

To be eligible for this Travel Award, the submission must come from a centre situated more than 250 km from Toronto. 

Submission instructions: 
A brief summary (maximum 300 words in total) is required by Friday March 15, 2019, and structured as follows:
-    Title
-    Background
-    Innovation
-    Progress/Outcomes

To submit your work, please fill in this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJXJ7B3

Note that Travel Awards cannot be guaranteed for all participants. All interested centres/participants are responsible for all incurred costs at the time of submission.


How do these submissions and the regular abstract stream differ?

  • National Innovation Snapshot submissions are typically in-progress work, or smaller innovations projects that are less well defined in scope and are well suited for a rapid-fire presentation. Regular abstracts typically encompass completed research studies or quality/practice initiatives, better suited for regular oral or poster presentation. 
  • The summaries of work presented for the National Innovation Snapshot will not be published in JMIIRS. This content, however, will be used by the CAMRT for the development of continuing education content with recognition of contributors.

If I submitted a regular abstract can I also submit work to the NIS?

  • Yes, however the same body of work cannot be submitted to both. If you submitted an abstract you must submit a different topic for the NIS.