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Call for Abstracts

Calling all learners from all networks: Masters, doctoral, postdoctoral, and new investigators! It is time to showcase your research. Join the joint poster session for all our networks!

See information on each group’s calls below!

CNPRM / DOHaD Canada:

CNPRM / DOHaD will use Traditional Posters (152 spots available). Visual presentation of your abstract that can be posted on a 6 x 3 ft poster board. The top abstract submissions will be asked to present orally only.

Instructions to CNPRM / DOHaD Authors for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should be submitted using 12-point font, with a maximum of 300 words, excluding title, authors and affiliations.

Abstracts exceeding 300 words will not be considered and may be rejected. It is the responsibility of the first author to ensure that the abstract conforms to formatting and word limit requirements. We will not accept published abstracts.

Abstracts should be broken down in clearly identifiable components of:

  • Background/Introduction
  • Methodology, Results
  • Conclusion/Discussion

You may include at most one table or figure in your abstract. Figure, table and caption do not contribute to the word count.

Although all abstracts will be reviewed for content and suitability for the meeting, only trainee first author abstracts will be reviewed for oral/platform presentation and prizes. Trainees include undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents and fellows (subspecialty residents).

Abstracts will be graded according to the quality of the abstract and clarity of scientific argument. Please see the following schema for specific criteria that will be used to evaluate abstracts:

  • Introduction: Is there a clear rationale, hypothesis and/or objectives (score of 0-5)
  • Methods: Are they complete, concise, linked to results (score of 0-5)
  • Results: Do they report data, statistics (score of 0-5)
  • Conclusion: Are they supported by data presented (score of 0-5)
  • Overall Quality and completeness of research findings (score of 0-5)

General guidelines for how to write a research abstract:

  • The abstract should be written so that a scientist who knows nothing about your field will be able to easily follow the scientific argument and findings.
  • Introduction should be brief (<25% of the total abstract)
  • Introduction should include a statement of the research hypothesis and/or objective
  • Methods should describe all the techniques and analysis plan reported in the results
  • Methods should be restricted to those needed to test hypothesis
  • Results should report data – including descriptive statistics, observations (present/absent) and numerical data (e.g. mean +/- SD) or a relative difference (e.g. 1.7 fold difference) between group comparisons.
  • Results should be the largest section of the abstract
  • Conclusions should summarize the principal finding(s)
  • Conclusions should be fully supported by the results presented
  • Conclusions should specifically address the hypothesis being tested (i.e. results support or do not support the hypothesis)

Click here for a guide to submit your Abstract online.

ENRICH LEARNERS:

Funded ENRICH learners only will have the opportunity to submit in 1 of 3 categories:

  1. Visual Research Gallery (36 spots available): picture, artwork, infographic, collage, or anything that can be posted on a 6 x 3 ft poster board. In this instance you will be asked to stand next to your visual research creation and explain it to our delegates during our poster session.
  2. Recording: something pre-recorded that you can present. This could be a social media post for your research, pre-recorded recruitment compilation, animation, compilation, song, story, etc. This should be 3 minutes maximum and will be shared on a screen that is looping with other recordings (maximum 10 per screen). Each learner will be asked to sit at a table to answer questions about their recordings. These recordings will also be available on the mobile app for viewing. 
  3. Elevator Pitch: A pre-recorded elevator pitch of your research. This should be 3 minutes maximum. and will be shared on a screen that is looping with other recordings (maximum 10 per screen). Each learner will be asked to sit at a table to answer questions about their recordings. These recordings will also be available on the mobile app for viewing.

For these non-traditional research displays present your research creatively so the public can understand it. This submission could take the form of a picture, artwork, collage, song, poem, twitter or blog post, video, animation, infographic, or WHATEVER creative way you envision your work.

Non-traditional presentation resources:

Resources Elevator Pitch: 

Examples Elevator Pitch:

CNPRM/DOHaD Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Opens: Dec 14, 2023
  • Call for Abstracts Closes: Feb 1, 2024 at 11:59pm ET
  • Abstract Presenters Contacted: Mar 5, 2024
CNPRM Submission

ENRICH Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Opens: January 15, 2024
  • Call for Abstracts Closes: May 1, 2024
ENRICH Submission