Instructions

Firm abstract submission deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

Due to the technical difficulties experienced yesterday, we will be accepting abstracts until February 18, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we resolved the various technical issues.

The submission form will be offline after this deadline - abstracts will not be accepted after this deadline. Thank you.

Individual Presentation Format

When submitting an abstract, please be mindful of the type of presentation you would like to make and the associated submission deadline: 

  • Poster presentation - Create an informative and appealing poster that summarizes your research project. Interact with attendees as you share your discoveries with them during the poster session. Posters are the preferred format for contributions that are strongly data-based, and therefore particularly suited for graphic or visual presentation. Submission deadline: February 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Individual oral presentation - Deliver a 10-12 minute talk that summarizes your research project, and then spend 3-5 minutes answering questions from the audience (total of 15 minutes max). The conference committee will group individual presentations according to their theme. Submission deadline: February 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Group Presentation Format

  • Group symposia - Bring your lab and collaborators to deliver a 60-minute presentation (including a 15-minute Q+A discussion with your audience). Submission deadline: February 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Abstracts Acceptance Decision

Notifications of acceptance will be sent after the submission deadline. Abstracts will be judged according to criteria: scientific merit and clarity of expression.

General Guidelines

 

  • All abstracts must be submitted via the ICP | CIP website.
  • Preliminary and completed research projects are eligible for submission provided that the research project has not been presented in other conferences or is already published. 
  • Abstracts may be written in French or English and presentations at the conference may be given in either language.
  • Submission deadline for all abstracts is February 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.  Abstracts submitted after this deadline will not be accepted.
  • The presenting author for each accepted submission must register for the conference by May 4th, 2018 in order to be included in the conference program. 
  • You may be a presenting author for two presentations only. There is no limit on co-authorships.
  • When using standard abbreviations and symbols, define each one when it is used for the first time.
  • Abstracts will be published in a proceeding booklet, therefore verify abstracts carefully before submitting.  We do not accept re-submission.
  • Tables and/or pictures will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the submission guidelines, please email Keera and Daria: submission@icp-cip.com.

Individual Presentation Abstract Submission Guidelines

Individual presentations may be in oral presentation OR poster format. Please indicate below which format you would like your submission to be considered for.

If you submit for both formats, your submission will automatically be considered for a poster presentation. You have the option to indicate if you would like to be considered for poster format if your submission for oral presentation is not accepted.

  1. Title of poster or oral presentation: Title should not exceed 15 words - please check word count prior to submission. 
  2. Presenting author: Indicate the name of the individual who will attend and present the accepted submission. It is not necessary for the presenting author to be the first author of the submission.
  3. Email of corresponding author: Provide the email of the individual whom we can contact regarding this submission.
  4. Name(s) of first and co- authors: Omit academic titles. List the first and last names of the first author followed by the co-authors (if any) using numbered parentheses.
  5. Institutional affiliation(s) for all authors: Indicate institutional affiliations and city of each author using numbered parentheses according to the order of first and co-authors (#4). Use (*) for presenting author.
  6. Department of first and co- authors: Indicate the department of each author using numbered parentheses according to the order of first and co-authors (#4). Use (*) for presenting author.
  7. Structured Abstract: This abstract should not exceed 250 words - please check word count prior to submission.  These abstracts should include the following sections: 
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  8. Keywords: Provide three to five keywords that reflect the topic of your presentation.
 
 

Group Presentation Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Group presentation will be in symposium (group presentations) format which is a series of presentations given by 2 to 4 presenters who present on related topics. 

  1. Title of symposium: Title should not exceed 15 words - please check word count prior to submission. 
  2. Email of corresponding author: Provide the email of the individual whom we can contact regarding this submission.
  3. Name(s) of first and co- authors: Omit academic titles. List the first and last names of the first author followed by the co-authors (if any) using numbered parentheses.
  4. Institutional affiliation(s) for all authors: Indicate institutional affiliations and city of each author using numbered parentheses according to the order of first and co-authors (#3). Use (*) for presenting author.
  5. Department of first and co- authors: Indicate the department of each author using numbered parentheses according to the order of first and co-authors (#3). Use (*) for presenting author.
  6. Symposium general abstract: The general abstract outlines the theme of the symposium and should consist of a maximum of 200 words - please check word count prior to submission. This abstract aims to give an overall description of the proposed symposium. Please include information on the main theme of your symposium and the question(s) you are trying to address.
  7. Symposium individual presentations - titles, authors, and abstracts (2 to 4 presentations): Title should not exceed 15 words - please check word count prior to submission. Omit academic titles. List the first and last names of the first author followed by the co-authors (if any) using numbered parentheses. Indicate the presenting author who is the individuals who will attend and present the accepted submission. It is not necessary for the presenting author to be the first author of the submission. Additional 300 word (please check word count prior to submission) abstracts detailing each individual presentation within the symposium are required. These abstracts should include the following sections:
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion  
  8. Keywords: Provide three to five keywords that reflect the topic of your presentation.