Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019


  2. Complete online application form and remember to attach the abstract submission form


Abstract Title

An abstract must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the investigation.

Abstract Structure

Headings should include: background, methods, results, conclusions.

Abstract Details

  1. Maximum 2500 characters (approximately 400 words).
  2. Single graph or table (will not add to the word count), include in abstract submission form.
  3. Header must include Principal Investigator’s name and title of proposal.
  4. Briefly describe the objectives of the study. State findings in details sufficient to support conclusions.
  5. Use generic drug names.
  6. REB approval of study must be noted where relevant.
  7. Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (kept to a minimum) must be paced in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  8. All trainees (residents, fellows and graduate students) affiliated with the Department of Anesthesia are encouraged to submit one or several projects. Research assistants/coordinators are invited to submit their work which will be considered for poster presentation only. Faculty are not eligible for submission.
  9. The highest scoring abstracts for each category – clinical research, basic science and education will be presented as oral presentations and the others as posters.

Note: Multiple submissions are allowed; however, only one abstract will be accepted due to the high volume of submission

Please note that the abstract booklet will be available online.