European Conference on Interventional Oncology

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

April 28 - May 1 | Palma de Mallorca, ES

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My experience submitting a case report abstract

Marcin Czeczelewski

Why did you choose ECIO to submit your case report?

At the beginning of my professional and scientific journey, my aspiration was to take part in a prestigious conference within the realm of Interventional Oncology. By submitting a case report abstract to the ECIO, I not only acquired a substantial amount of knowledge in the field but also made a modest contribution to the event. The key aspect of the programme that motivated my participation was the Foundation Course and Basic Course centered on liver interventions.

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

During the recent ECIO congress, I submitted the abstract while I was in my final year of medical school. The case involved the liquid embolization of a solitary fibrous tumour situated in the lesser pelvis, adjacent to the posterior wall of the bladder. I was actively involved in the procedure, and it was evident from the beginning that this was an intriguing case worthy of sharing with a broader audience.

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

During the initial stages of my career, I believe that it is crucial to collaborate with our mentors. Their experience enables us to select interesting cases and transform them into meaningful presentations. At this point, I’d like to thank Dr. Krzysztof Pyra for his invaluable support in preparing this submission.

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

As a conference abstract is an extremely information-dense form of writing, my approach is not to strictly adhere to the word limit set by the organizers. Instead, I intentionally write 100-200 words beyond the specified limit. Subsequently, I invest the necessary time to refine and arrange the essential information to fit within the given constraints. This strategy allows me to incorporate even more critical pieces of information into the text, ensuring that the abstract remains comprehensive and insightful.

Will you submit another abstract for ECIO 2024?

Yes, for sure. See you in Palma de Mallorca!

Why did you choose ECIO to submit your case report?

As a nuclear medicine specialist, I participated at ECIO on the recommendation of my interventional radiologist colleagues and we aimed to present the case of our workgroup in this inspiring environment.

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

The importance of personalized activity-planning in radioembolization treatments is clearly growing, especially in patients with impaired liver function and/or previous liver surgery.

We presented the simultaneous dual-isotope imaging of a novel combination of radiopharmaceuticals in Ho-166 radioembolization planning of a patient with previous left hepatolobectomy. I was hoping that this approach would spark discussion with other workgroups and maybe instigate them to try this method in their own practice.

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

I tried to emphasize the importance of the topic and give a structured and concise report of our strategy with the given patient.

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

Define the aspect(s) of why you find the case/topic interesting and try to summarize it as if you were talking informally with your colleagues/friends. That base can be morphed into a more scientific-sounding abstract.

Will you submit another abstract for ECIO 2024?

Our workgroup definitely has some ideas to share at next year’s meeting, the close multidisciplinary collaboration means that first authorship is a bit more of a formality.

Why did you choose ECIO to submit your case report?

There are many reasons to submit an abstract to conferences like ECIO, on the top of them I would list: the reputation in the field, the opportunity to share research with a relevant audience, and networking opportunities.

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

The case I submitted for consideration is a notable instance from my research or clinical experience that I believe holds significance in the context of interventional oncology, which is the focus of the ECIO conference.

Firstly, this case represents a challenging therapeutic clinical scenario. It provided an opportunity to explore innovative approaches and interventions. Secondly, the outcomes from this case have the potential to contribute valuable insights to the broader field of interventional oncology. Whether it’s a novel treatment approach, an unexpected complication, or a particularly successful outcome, I believe that sharing this case can benefit other clinicians and researchers in the field.

Lastly, I chose this case for submission because it exemplifies the multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork that are often essential in the field of interventional oncology. It highlights the importance of a coordinated approach involving radiologists, oncologists, and other specialists, which is a central theme in the ECIO conference. In summary, the case I submitted has a potential to contribute to the field, and underscores the importance of collaboration, making it a suitable choice for presentation at ECIO.

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

When submitting a case report abstract, it’s important to ensure that the case is well-documented, contains clear and concise information, highlights key findings or lessons learned, and adheres to the conference’s submission guidelines. Additionally, ethical considerations and patient consent must be addressed if applicable.

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

For first-time submitters, it is important to begin the abstract preparation process well in advance to allow ample time for drafting, revising, and editing; familiarize yourself with the conference’s submission guidelines and strictly adhere to them in terms of formatting and content; present your research or case in a clear and structured manner, including background, methods, results, and conclusions; highlight the significance of your work and its potential impact on the field; seek feedback from colleagues, mentors, or experienced researchers to refine and improve your; carefully proofread for grammatical and spelling errors to maintain professionalism; address ethical considerations, such as patient consent and data protection, if applicable. If your abstract is accepted, practice your presentation to effectively communicate your findings during the conference.

Will you submit another abstract for ECIO 2024?

Based on my past experience with previous editions of the conference and my ongoing interest in the field, I am enthusiastic about submitting an abstract for ECIO 2024.