ESMRMB 2008 will again stage an electronic scientific exhibition, using EPOSTM, the Electronic Presentation Online System developed by the European Congress of Radiology (ECR).
What is EPOSTM?
EPOSTM offers much greater flexibility than traditional scientific exhibits and enhanced opportunity for scientific communication: the ability to use moving images, to link to related websites, to search the entire database for specific topics, to email entire exhibits to personal email accounts and to access the scientific and educational exhibits from any computer with internet connection after the meeting.
Submission to EPOSTM
As in previous years, all abstracts have to be submitted electronically via www.esmrmb.org. The deadline for abstract submission is May 27, 2008.
Authors of abstracts accepted for poster presentation at ESMRMB 2008 will receive their notification of acceptance early July. This notification will include their login data for EPOSTM. You then have to upload your full electronic poster to EPOSTM. EPOSTM submission will be open from early July until mid-August 2008.
While the submission of electronic posters is mandatory for all authors of accepted poster presentations, authors of accepted oral presentations have the possibility to also upload their material to EPOSTM, provided they checked the relevant box during abstract submission.
Survey on paper posters
In consideration of requests received at previous annual meetings, ESMRMB is working on a solution to offer a traditional paper poster area at the Valencia meeting. However, due to space restrictions, the number of poster walls will be very limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. During abstract submission, you will be asked whether you would theoretically be interested in additionally presenting your work as a traditional paper poster - given that your work has been accepted as an electronic poster and that the SPC has selected your work for this option.
EPOSTM is very easy to use: An extensive online instruction and help system will guide you through the submission process on a step-by-step basis. Upon login, an overview page will display your accepted abstract(s) and the general poster structure:
Scientific Exhibit structured as Purpose - Methods and Materials - Results - Conclusions - References
Links to media files, such as small movies, images or image sequences, tables, flash animations, slide shows etc. can be set in each section of your exhibit.
Detailed instructions for EPOSTM submission will be available at www.esmrmb.org.
Posters already in the ECR EPOSTM database may not be re-submitted to ESMRMB.
EPOSTM at ESMRMB 2008
Around 30 PC workstations will be available in the scientific exhibition area for individual viewing of electronic exhibits. Trained staff will explain how to use the system and its advanced search functions.
In addition, possibilities for group viewing of e-posters will be provided, allowing for interaction between poster presenters and delegates.
When uploading the electronic material to EPOSTM, authors permit ESMRMB to process and present their electronic presentation during the ESMRMB 2008 meeting via EPOSTM. In a separate affirmation step, authors will be asked whether they agree to have their electronic presentation in the EPOSTM online database also after the ESMRMB meeting. If they do not agree, their electronic exhibit will only be presented during the ESMRMB 2008 meeting and will no longer be accessible to third parties thereafter.
The EPOSTM online database is available to everybody for free!