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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Is Now Accepting Submissions for the 7th Siemens Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards  


Vienna, VA (January 15, 2013) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is now accepting submissions for the 7th Annual SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards.  Made possible by SIEMENS Healthcare, the SOAR Awards Program supports the professional and clinical development of all researchers interested in cardiovascular CT imaging.

Applicants may enter by submitting an abstract submission through the SCCT Abstract Website. Abstracts eligible for this awards program must pertain to the subject of Technical Developments in CT. Abstracts submitted online will be evaluated by both the SCCT Abstracts Grading Committee and the SOAR Awards Program Committee, which will select six (6) finalists. Submitted abstracts that are not selected to be finalists for the awards program will still be eligible for placement in regular abstract sessions, though the SOAR Awards Program Committee does not guarantee placement in these sessions.

Each of the finalists will give an oral presentation in a special session at the 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Tomography (SCCT2013), July 11-14, 2013, in Montréal, Canada. The abstracts and presentations will be judged by an independent panel, and one winning finalist and two runners-up finalists will be recognized. The third runner-up finalist will receive a cash prize of $500, and the second runner-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The winning finalist will receive a cash prize of $1,500, and will be invited to submit an original research manuscript for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Finalists must be present at the awards ceremony during the Concluding Session on Sunday, July 14, to receive their prizes.

For more information about the SOAR Awards Program, please visit here.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

 (SCCT) is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT).  With an expanding global membership, it is acknowledged and recognized as the representative and advocate for research, education, and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography.  For more information on the Society's mission and goals, please visit the SCCT Website at:

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About SIEMENS Healthcare

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective.