Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts is now open. Please submit your abstract here.

Call for Abstract – How to Write Effective Learning Objectives

See Advance Notice/Call for Abstracts (pdf)

The primary contact will receive an acknowledgment of receipt within 48 hours of successful submission. Please inform us if you do not receive acknowledgment

A limited number of rapid-fire presentations will be selected. Abstracts not selected as rapid-fire presentations will be eligible for poster presentations

For presenters (both rapid-fire and poster presentations), the conference does not cover honoraria, accommodation, travel or other associated expenses. Authors presenting rapid-fire and poster presentations are required to pay the conference registration fee.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted through the online electronic submission form (linked in Call for Abstracts is now open” above)
The following information is required when submitting your abstract:

  1. Title of poster/presentation
  2. Author name(s) and affiliation(s), including suffixes. The name of the primary presenter should be listed first
  3. Contact Information of all presenters (street address, city, province/state, postal code, telephone number, fax number &
    email address)
  4. Summary (400 words or less), including the following, if applicable:
    • Background/rationale
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • How this will impact patients
  5. Biographies for each presenter (75 words)
  6. Please indicate if you are a “trainee” (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, intern, resident, fellow, etc.)

Abstracts must be submitted through the online electronic submission form (linked in “Call for Abstracts is now open” above)

Submissions must clearly indicate your preferred length and format options:

Length Options:

  • Poster with Rapid-Fire (7-minute) Presentation
  • Poster (only)

Poster presentations are ideal for presenting scientifically based investigations, clinical case studies, and demonstrations of community projects. Abstracts accepted for poster presentations will be exhibited in a designated area at the Westin Calgary for the duration of the conference.

To advertise your poster, we invite you to submit an accompanying rapid-fire presentation that will be delivered in the plenary room to an audience of ~250 attendees. When preparing your slides, please ensure your presentation is clear, concise, and visually impactful — avoid using slides that are too text heavy. The conference organizing committee will request a copy of your slides in advance to avoid last-minute technical challenges and ensure that they satisfy the session format. As a general guideline, presenters can plan for 1 slide per minute (e.g., 5-minute presentation with 5 slides + 2 minutes for 1-2 questions).