RTi3 Call for National Innovation Snapshot

National Innovation Snapshot submissions for RTi3 2020 are OPEN! 

NIS Submission Form

Deadline for submission is March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm EST.

Corresponding authors will be notified of the status of their NIS by email before March 31, 2020.

An exciting program is shaping up for the 16th RTi3 Radiation Therapy Conference to be held May 29 – 30, 2020 in Toronto. This year, RTi3 is proudly collaborating with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) to deliver the National Innovation Snapshot (NIS) in conjunction with the CAMRT 2020 National Conference.

About the National Innovation Snapshot:
An annual RTi3 highlight, the NIS is a rapid-fire session providing 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.

New this year, the NIS will be presented in person at RTi3 in Toronto and will be simulcast to the CAMRT 2020 National Conference in Ottawa.

Submission instructions:
Submissions from all centres, local and far, are highly encouraged.

The top peer-reviewed submissions will be invited to present, with special consideration for first time attendees.

One complimentary conference registration will be provided per accepted submission.

A brief summary (maximum 300 words in total) is required by Sunday, March 15, 2020, and structured as follows:

  • Title
  • Background
  • Innovation
  • Progress/Outcomes

Information for the presenter is also required during submission (First and Last Name, Name of Institution[s]/Affiliation[s], Email, Telephone, Position in Institution, Credentials Held). This is required to apply for continuing education credits for the conference program.

We are also pleased to announce that CAMRT is again sponsoring up to five Travel Awards to present in the National Innovation Snapshot. This includes a minimum of $300 towards travel costs. This generous support is being made available to encourage RTi3 participation from Radiation Therapists across the country. Travel Awards will go to the top peer-reviewed submissions. To be eligible for this Travel Award, the submission must come from a centre situated more than 250 km from Toronto.

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 JMIRS. 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.


To submit your National Innovation Snapshot, please fill in the NIS Submission form online