Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission for EPSM 2021 has closed. Thank you to those who have submitted abstracts.

Thank you to those who submitted abstracts and presented at EPSM 2021. Abstract submissions for next year’s Conference will open in March 2022.


Abstract preparation guidelines

When preparing an abstract please follow the guidelines below:

  • Abstracts should be typed into this template and saved on your computer for later reference.
  • The filename of the Word document should follow “LastName_first five words of title”.
  • The abstract should be typed in Arial font, size 11pt.
  • A total of two tables, graphs or images may be included in the body of your abstract. Images should be 300dpi and embedded in the word document.
  • Your abstract should be structured as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion, References and Acknowledgements (if applicable).
  • Paragraphs must be separated by an empty line and must be full justified. Do not indent the first line of a paragraph;
  • All abstracts must be original work;
  • Images, graphs and diagrams can be printed in colour and should be clear with legible typeface suitable for reproduction;
  • All references should be written according to PESM journal format. Details can be found on the Springer PESM website, under instructions to authors;
  • The abstract must contain sufficient information and data to support any conclusions so that when published it should convey a complete account of the work;
  • Upon submission of an abstract all authors of the abstract are aware of and agree to the publication of the abstract in the Conference collateral and in a volume of PESM;
  • Please check your abstract carefully as once submitted, no further changes will be possible.


Instructions for abstract submission

  • To register your abstract you need to have the following information:
    • Title
    • Preferred presentation type (oral or poster)
    • The theme under which you are submitting (see next section for details)
    • A biography of up to 50 words on the presenting author. These details can be amended up to the abstract submission closing date.
  • After completing the online form, you will be prompted to ‘Upload new or revised abstract’.
  • Select ‘Browse’ to locate the abstract file on your computer.
  • Select ‘Upload Abstract’.
  • Once you have completed the abstract submission process you will receive a confirmation email.
  • If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please contact


Themes for submissions

Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Engineering
Clinical Imaging
Education and Professional Standards
Health Physics
Nuclear Medicine Physics
Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
Radiation Biology
Radiation Oncology Medical Physics:

Image guidance and motion management
Hadron therapy
New technologies and techniques
Proton Therapy
Quality assurance
Stereotactic radiotherapy & radiosurgery
Targeted Therapies
Treatment planning

Radiation Modelling   
Radiation Protection 
Radiology Physics  
Synchrotron Physics


Selection Criteria

Abstract selection will be based on clarity, scientific rigour, supporting data, significance, relevance, interest in the topic chosen, innovation and usefulness. The organising committee has the right to refuse or accept any submission, accept the submission as a poster or an oral presentation and allocate the paper to a different category than the one under which it as submitted.


Abstract Acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be provided to corresponding authors in July 2021. Abstract acceptance will oblige the presenting author to register and pay the appropriate registration fee to attend the conference to present their work.

Australian accepted abstract submitters are expected to attend EPSM 2021 in-person, subject to travel advice issued by authorities close to the time of the Conference. International submitters will be able to present remotely.

Oral presentations are expected to be 15 minutes, comprised of 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions (allocated times may change at the discretion of the organising committee).

Poster format is to be confirmed and guidelines will be provided in due time.

Abstract authors agree that with submission and acceptance, they agree that their Abstract presentations at EPSM 2021 may be recorded and available to EPSM attendees and ACPSEM Members for up to 6 months post Conference.


Abstract publication

Accepted abstracts will be available to all delegates and will be published in a volume of PESM early in 2022. Please note that the copyright of the conference proceedings belongs to EPSM, but the copyright of the individual abstracts belongs to the authors.



The Scientific Program Committee also invites you to apply for consideration of the following prizes:

alphaXRT Radiation Oncology Poster Presentation Prize
Radiation Oncology Oral Presentation Prize
ACPSEM prize for the best ‘non-radiation oncology’ poster presentation
ACPSEM prize for the best ‘non-radiation oncology’ oral presentation

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