The NACP symposium is a meeting for medical physicists and will cover subjects of interest for medical physicists working within the fields of diagnostics and therapy. The meeting will focus on technical issues within diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy, and aims to include discussions of clinical practice.
There will also be pre-conference clinical application workshops on Sunday 10th.
The symposium will consist of plenary sessions and parallel sessions.
The overall theme for NACP2020 is "Novel medical technologies - applications, assessment, and implementation". In addition to a scientific program with invited talks trying to catch some of the most innovative and significant technologies and trends in the horizon, an important vision about the symposium is to facilitate interaction between research groups and clinical environments. In addition to traditional scientific sessions, the symposium will include more informal workshops for exchange of knowledge about clinical procedures and challenges.
Therefore, abstracts can be submitted to either the “Main program” or to ”Clinical application workshops”. Contributions to the main program follow a traditional scientific presentation (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion) within a strict allocated time slot. The clinical application workshops will have a more informal format and will include extra time allocated for discussion of the presentations. A presentation for one of the workshop can be inspired by a problem encountered in the daily clinical work or for example include a discussion of best practice or a case report. Abstract length is maximum 3000 characters (including space) with up to 2 figures or tables.
Fast track review
Like for previous NACP symposia, it is the intention to offer publication of a selected number of articles via fast track review in journal volumes dedicated to NACP 2020. Agreements are currently being settled with Acta Oncologica and MDPI Diagnostics to publish articles related to radiotherapy and diagnostic methods respectively. A wish to make use of the possibility for publication of a more elaborate article should be expressed during abstract submission, and a final answer regarding this will be given as part of the abstract feedback on February 3.
Timeline for abstract submission
Abstract submission deadline: January 10
Estimated abstract feedback: February 3
Registration deadline for symposium participation: February 10
Tentative deadline for submission of manuscript to NACP 2020 journals: July 1
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NACP2020 gratefully acknowledge our sponsors and exhibitors:
- Vision RT
- Agfa Healthcare
- GE Healthcare
- Gold Anchor
- PAR Scientific
- RaySearch Laboratories
- Scanflex Medical
- Siemens Healthineers