Call for Abstracts

Exhibits and Sponsorship

Call for Abstracts

Scientific research is the cornerstone of the AIUM Convention.

Read the information provided below before you begin your submission.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 29, 2017.

E-mail if you have any questions.

Scientific Sessions (research abstracts) are offered during the convention to give ultrasound users an opportunity to present their research, and give attendees the opportunity to learn what work is currently being done in ultrasound. We accept submissions of new research abstracts as well as relevant abstracts presented previously. To encourage new researchers, we offer a New Investigator competition (detailed info listed below).


Types of sessions:

Oral Presentations (including New Investigators)

Scientific research submissions must include a title and a structured abstract that includes Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. There are no restrictions on the number of submissions. Abstracts must describe original scientific research in the field of ultrasound. Review papers, pictorial essays, and case reports are not eligible. Basic Science category presentations total 12 minutes (10-minute presentation, 2-minute Q&A).  Any other presentation category totals 7 minutes (5-minute presentation, 2-minute Q&A). The New Investigator competition encourages New Investigators to become active within the AIUM and ultrasound research. There is a monetary award associated with the New Investigator competition (up to $1000). Requirements: Investigators must work in ultrasound, including the fields of medicine, allied health, basic or applied science, or engineering. To be eligible for the award, the investigator must currently be in training or have completed training within the past 5 years. Eligible investigators may submit as the sole author of the abstract or in conjunction with other staff or faculty. In the latter case, the new investigator must be first author of the abstract and must make the presentation at the meeting. Abstracts from the New Investigator submissions will be included in the general scientific session abstract review process. The New Investigator competition review committee will identify finalists. Finalists for the New Investigator competition award will be pulled from the general abstract pool and scheduled in the special New Investigator Session. Presenting authors and coauthors do not receive compensation.


An e-poster is an electronic version of a poster presentation that will display throughout the convention. E-posters can include text, figures, charts, tables, images, and artwork but should not include any audio, video, web links, or animation. A committee judges the e-posters and assigns 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with honorable mentions. E-posters are limited to 10 slides. E-posters are not presented orally. Posters are required to be uploaded on a presentation computer so all can view on dedicated computers during the convention. Presenting authors and coauthors do not receive compensation.

Requirements: Prepare a 10-slide maximum presentation to include the following:

Title with author affiliations and email addresses (1 slide)

• Background and Introduction (1 slide)

• Materials and Methods (1 slide)

• Results with images (6 slides)

• Conclusions (1 slide)

• A dark background with light text is recommended for ease of viewing. On your Conclusions slide, please include contact information so that attendees can get in touch with you onsite at the Convention (ie, Twitter, text, etc).


Abstract Submission Checklist

To speed up the submission process and avoid errors, make sure you have:

• The title of your abstract

• The order of authors

• An abstract draft that has been carefully proofed

• Coauthor names and email addresses have been double-checked

• Photos have been collected from each coauthor to be uploaded with submission

For all abstracts (both Oral and E-posters) that are accepted, 1 author or presenter must register and attend the convention. Upon notification of acceptance, you have 2 weeks to accept and register for the convention.

More About the AIUM Convention


The AIUM brings together users from all areas of ultrasound once a year. Our meeting is the only 1 of its kind; you need to be part of THE event for medical ultrasound. The meeting is a multidimensional format with vast selection of educational sessions to choose from including the hands-on learning labs, special interest and scientific sessions, and meet-the-professor learning.

Exhibits and Sponsorship

For 2018, the AIUM has created several new opportunities designed to help you engage with more potential customers, gather feedback in innovative ways, and meet your event goals. Details and the Exhibitor Prospectus can be found here.



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