CIRSE Annual Congress

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

Patient centered - Science driven

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

Patient centered - Science driven

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

September 14-18 | Lisbon, Portugal

Patient centered - Science driven
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SubmitMy CIRSE abstract submission experienceMy experience submitting a case report abstract

My experience submitting a case report abstract

Why did you choose the CIRSE Annual Congress to submit your case report abstract?

The CIRSE Annual Congress is widely recognized as the largest gathering of interventional radiologists who participate from all over the world. It is a hub where interventional radiologists from different regions get together to share knowledge and exchange ideas and, last but not least, make new friendships whether it be for personal or for professional development. I submitted my abstract with the expectation that my work would be exposed to the global IR community.

Tell us a little bit about the case you submitted and why you chose it for your submission!

I work at a level 1 trauma centre where interventional radiologists are expected to support the trauma surgeons 24/7 throughout the year. While this requires a high level of responsibility and dedication, working in the frontline of traumatology is rewarding, since the outcome of IR procedures is directly related to patient survival. Aside from embolotherapy for traumatic bleeding, the interventional radiologist should also be familiar with emergent endovascular stent graft implantation in the injured aortoiliac and peripheral vascular systems. My abstract was about a case of endovascular treatment for axillary artery transection where the two ends of the transected artery were bridged with a stent graft by endovascular technique. This is a useful technique for patients with axillary artery transection who cannot undergo immediate surgical repair due to multiorgan trauma. I shared the case with the anticipation that more IRs will become involved in traumatology.

Are there any special considerations to take into account when submitting a case report abstract?

The topic of the abstract should catch the eye of the reviewer and ultimately the reader. The topic usually stands out from others if the presented case is unique or rare. However, the abstract could also be of interest to a broader audience if it is centred around a widely encountered clinical scenario in which IRs could potentially get more involved. I often return from a scientific meeting with the motivation to start expanding my field of expertise. Likewise, my abstract may encourage others to expand theirs.

Do you have any tips for physicians submitting an abstract for the first time?

Consider the type of abstract that is being considered for submission. Case reports, educational posters, scientific reports etc. should be tailored according to the purpose of the abstract. For case reports, the focus of the presentation could be on the imaging features, procedural technique, etc. The purpose of my abstract was to convince the reader that there is a role for IR in axillary artery transection which is generally considered a surgical field. I felt this was the key to drawing interest from the reviewer.

Will you submit another abstract for CIRSE 2024?

I am always keen on submitting abstracts for the CIRSE Annual Congress. Depending on my schedule, I will either submit an abstract myself or encourage my colleagues to submit one for CIRSE 2024.

Why did you choose the CIRSE Annual Meeting to submit your case report abstract?

CIRSE Annual Congress is one of the most prestigious interventional radiology conferences in the world, with an array of multiple hands-on workshops to basic courses with experts in their field covering nearly all aspects of interventions. This motivated me to submit an abstract and attend the conference in person.

Tell us a little bit about the case you submitted and why you chose it for your submission.

I submitted a case on the management of chronic mesenteric ischemia with multiple ostial calcified plaques. These are more often than not difficult to treat and therefore we used a retrograde approach, when unable to cross in an antegrade manner. Intravascular lithotripsy was planned ahead due to severe atherosclerotic calcification. Choosing this case highlighted and sparked conversations about the significance of lithotripsy balloons, their use beyond cardiac and peripheral vasculature.

Are there any special considerations to take into account when submitting a case report abstract?

Yes. While submitting case report, make sure the selected case is distinctive in some aspect, for e.g. a new technique/approach, use of devices, etc. Always mention a clear and structured approach to your case, for easier understanding and better representation.

Do you have any tips for physicians submitting an abstract for the first time?

While submitting an abstract first write all the important points relevant to the case (including important clinical details and alternative approaches). Then try to make it structured, with clear short sentences and algorithms wherever necessary. Stick and try to fit into the guidelines provided while submitting an abstract. Always mention the clinical impact of your case and patient follow up for as long as possible since clinical validation is extremely necessary.

Will you submit another abstract for CIRSE 2024?

Definitely. See you in Lisbon!