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Research Deadlines

General Radiology

-Sinai GME Research Consortium

Society of Thoracic Radiology

Abstract due 4/1/18


Conference Day: 6/7/19


Conference Day: Chicago, Illinois, December 1-6, 2019

-AUR Annual Meeting


Conference Day: Baltimore, Maryland, April 9-12, 2019


Society of Breast Imaging

Abstract Due: November

Conference Day: April 4-7, 2019, Hollywood, Fl

Neuroradiology -



Conference Day: May 18-23, 2019, Boston, MA


February 20-24, 2019, Miami Florida



March 24-27 2019, Savannah, Georgia

Goals for residents:
to become an author or coauthor on one research project presented at a national meeting or become an author or coauthor of a publication 
Mount Sinai has a point system. Residents can accrue points for PMID publications and presentations at national meetings. Non PMID publications (e.g. Case-in -Point) help us meet our faculty point count, but not do not contribute to our resident point count.

The ACGME has created milestones for residents. For the "Scholarly Activity" milestone (under Practice Based Learning and Improvement), to reach level 4 you need 1 presentation/publication. Completing an IRB and at least 2 projects  gets you to level 5.

Goals for the attendings: Mount Sinai GME asks that we have at least 50% of faculty with at least 2 points each academic year. Faculty get points for PMID publications, non PMID publications, and presentations at national meetings.   

R1 residents should complete the CITI modules on ethics/informed consent and conflict of interest (COI) and submit the completion form to Keith. See the Mount Sinai page that describes the requirements: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/pphs/training and https://www.citiprogram.org/

Quality Research: Most quality projects do not need an IRB, if you would like to publish your findings, you can retroactively apply for an IRB waiver. Please note that there are suggested guidelines for quality related research. Standards for QUality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) http://www.equator-network.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SQUIRE-Checklist-PDF.pdf  http://www.squire-statement.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=471

You should determine what level of IRB you need. In general prospective projects will need an IRB approval while retrospective projects need an IRB waiver.
see http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/pphs  Applications need to be made through MS Ideate, Sinai Central, and Infoed http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/pphs/researcher

Any project that needs an IRB approval (not a waiver) has to be signed off by either Dr. Kamath or Kagen prior to submission to the IRB.

Please review any abstract with Dr. Kamath prior to submitting to a meeting. These can be reviewed/discussed at Research meetings. This includes potential submissions to SLW and/or Mt. Sinai research fairs. A presentation at RSNA would probably be the best thing for your fellowship apps. Meeting prestige mirrors journal impact factor as noted below.

If your abstract is accepted, please notify all coauthours and Dr. Kamath so that we can update our residency website. We would like a dry run of these presentations presented at a research meeting.

POSTERS/Electronic Exhibits
It is OK to submit these to multiple meetings, e.g. ASNR and RSNA. For all the work you put in, you might as well submit to more than one meeting. Please note that you will be sponsored to go to the first meeting, not any subsequent meetings. It is not uncommon to see a designated poster person from one institution putting up or taking down all posters from that institution. Usually in the submission process, you are asked if this poster has been presented anywhere else. Just check yes and hope for the best.
One tip for electronic exhibits, use a dark background with white letters. When you have images, the dark background helps the viewer see the images better (this is a tip from Vikash Singh/Deborah Reede. Dr. Reede is a master at producing great posters/presentaions.)

Ideally a presentation should be converted into a publication. If you present at a meeting the journal of the society sponsoring the meeting typically claims"right of first refusal" for your manuscript. e.g. if you present at ASNR, you should submit to AJNR. If AJNR rejects your manuscript, you are free to submit it to another journal. (For AUR/Academic Radiology, this policy seems only to apply to those that receive the "Ethics and Professionalism Grant".) Many fellow applicants have made presentations. One should aspire to have a publication on your CV.  

For those considering academic careers, please note that original research publications are key. Some promotion committees won't even consider presentations at national meetings. Case reports do not really count toward academic promotion. These can take some time to write. You should spend your time figuring out ways to publish original research. In addition publication in a journal with a high Impact factor is considered more prestigious and valuable for promotion.

For powerpoint templates, please see the mount sinai brand center:

Typically the person with the biggest contribution to the project should be the first author. Please see http://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/integrity-academic-medicine/hms-policy/faculty-policies-integrity-science/authorship-guidelines for extensive discussion of this topic. If any issues arise, please discuss with Drs. Kagetsu or Kagen. (Thanks to Sagar Patel '15 for this reference!)

The impact factors below are in some cases self reported by the journal in question!

Radiology RSNA6.339
Academic RadiologyAUR1.914
J Dig Imaging

  AIRP Submissions 

1) Select the case you would like to submit:
 - To find a suitable case, check the pathology report (the report will usually dictate whether or not a case has gross images, i.e. "the specimen has been photographed") OR check with Geoff Sheridan in IT GSherida at chpnet org or ask another resident who recently acquired the excel list.

2) For BI cases, Contact Dianne Caprietta DCapriet at chpnet org in the BI Surgical Pathology Office (11th floor, Silver Bldg, Ext 44-1747) to request slides.

3) For SLR cases, contact the pathology department at RH and they will direct you to the resident room extension and you should establish contact with one of the path residents who will be your point person for requesting to photograph and cut more slides. 

3) Once slides have been retrieved, please make an appointment with one of the pathology residents on site to take histologic photomicrographs (Residents room Ext 20-2383 if it is a BI case) at a time that is suitable for both parties.


The American Board of Radiology conducts examinations and offers professional certification for medical specialists in Radiology.  The ABR administers certification exams (previously the physics, written, and oral boards and now the exam of the future starting with the class of 2014).   For the practicing radiologist, the ABR administers the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam and the subspecialty certificates in the following disciplines: Hospice and Palliative MedicineNeuroradiologyNuclear RadiologyPediatric Radiology, and  Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

  • Membership fee for residents: $640 annually (required)
  • Find more information about the core exam registration and schedule on their website

The American College of Radiology  is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United States, with more than 30,000 members.  It is responsible for the accreditation of individual practices, radiology departments, guidelines on radiation safety, writing the Manual on Contrasthas extensive ACR teaching files for residents, and most importantly publishes the ACR appropriateness criteria, which are the guide to indications and interpretation of all radiological studies.

The American Institute for Radiologic Pathology runs a four-week Radiologic Pathologic Correlation Course in AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.  It is now a program of the American College of Radiology (ACR), it was formerly held at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology's Walter Reed facility.  All residents attend this course during their training and receive a stipend for the expenses.

The Association of University Radiologists  encourages excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice, stimulates interest in academic radiology education as a medical career, advances radiology as a medical science, and represents academic radiology.  AUR has an annual meeting and is a great opportunity to get research work presented.

  • Membership fee for residents: $60

The Radiological Society of North America holds an annual meeting in Chicago around Thanksgiving, late November to early December.  40,000 medical imaging professionals are members of RSNA, including radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and allied scientists.  RSNA hosts the world's largest annual radiology meeting, publishes two highly respected peer-reviewed journals (Radiology and Radiographics), offers opportunities to earn CME, and provides research and education grants to young investigators.

  •  Membership fee for residents: FREE 

American Roentgen Ray Society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States and publishes the American Journal of Roentgenology.

  •  Membership fee for residents: FREE 

The New York Roentgen Ray Society was founded in April 1912 to address the scientific and clinical practice concerns of physicians specializing in the new field of radiology.  Now, it runs a local meeting at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue), on one Monday each month from fall through spring every year.  Our incentive in attending is the resident quiz with prize money!!!

  • Membership fee for residents: $75 (paid by department)

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