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2022 Scientific Meeting - Abstract & Poster

Meeting Abstract Submission: Now Closed

Meeting Posters:

Note: all submitted abstracts are accepted for a poster presentation during the poster sessions.

Poster Awards:

Awards for the best posters presented by student members of CSI are presented at the conference. Please indicate your wish to have your abstract considered for a poster award during your abstract submission online. Note: only student members are eligible for poster awards.

In order to prepare a winning poster you might use the following guidelines:

  • You are a member of CSI and have paid your dues for at least 2021.
  • Prepare a poster as if you were going to an international meeting. Indicate your name and that of your supervisor and of everyone else who contributed significantly to the work presented (supporting you morally by making jokes or drinking together over the miseries of experimental science does not qualify your best buddies as co-authors). The work presented should be mostly yours. Also tell us which department, hospital, institution and city you come from.
  • Present the data in a clear and professional fashion, so that the reader should be able to understand easily your rationale, data and conclusions. Check your spelling so that the English or French is clear and concise.

A panel of judges will review the posters and will try to identify the most novel, challenging, original and well executed ones.

Notes for the preparation of Posters:

The dimensions of the poster should not exceed 3' 5" (w) by 4' (h). Push pins will be provided.

Format and Criteria for Poster Judging:

  • Students will have a maximum of 10 minutes, during which time they should give a concise presentation of their work (typically up to 6-7 minutes in duration) followed by a round of questions by the judge(s).
  • In round one, each poster will be viewed by one judge or a team of two judges who are randomly selected and who are not from the presenter’s own institute.
  • Judges confer and select shortlisted posters for round 2.
  • Shortlisted posters will be identified soon after the end of round 1. Therefore, students need to remain available in case they are selected for round 2.
  • During round 2, each shortlisted poster will be viewed and judged again by a pair of judges. The presentation’s format and duration remain the same. Prizes will be awarded based on the scores collected from up to 4 judges upon the conclusion of round 2.
  • In some cases, judges may need to return to the presenters to re-evaluate closely ranked posters. Therefore, students are asked to keep close to their posters for the duration of the judging process and may be asked to present more than twice.
  • Posters are judged based on the scientific excellence and the scope of research presented and the student’s ability to present and answer questions. The length of time in the program and the proportion of research contributed directly by the student will be taken into consideration.