Call for CCNA Abstracts: CCNA Science Days 2018

Members of the CCNA research community are invited to submit abstracts for the CCNA Science Day poster sessions. This is an opportunity to showcase your work and foster collaborations with other CCNA investigators, trainees, and partner organizations.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than: 5:00 pm EST on Friday, August 17, 2018.

This year there will be two Science Days, with a poster session featured on each day. The trainee session will take place on October 1st (from 12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) and the general session for team posters will be on October 2nd (from 11:55 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.).

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  1. General – CCNA-Affiliated Investigators/Clinicians

Investigator members of CCNA themes, teams, platforms, and programs are encouraged to submit abstracts for CCNA-related work. Submissions must meet the general inclusion criteria listed in the Abstract Submission Form and will be subject to an administrative review.

If you have any questions about the general poster stream, please contact the Knowledge Translation Program at

  1. CCNA-Affiliated Trainees

CCNA-affiliated trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts dealing with their CCNA-related work. The CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce that a limited number of competitive travel awards are available for CCNA-affiliated trainees interested in presenting their work. A committee will review the abstracts submitted by trainees and select which trainees will receive a travel award. Please note that trainees who do not require (e.g., reside in the Montreal area) or do not receive a travel award are still invited to register for the Annual Meeting, present their poster, and attend the trainee and general sessions that will be part of the program.

*Trainees who want to be considered for a travel award should indicate this on the Abstract Submission Form.

All posters submitted and presented at the conference by CCNA-affiliated trainees are automatically entered into the CCNA People’s Choice Trainee Poster Award Competition. Annual meeting attendees will be provided with the opportunity to vote for the posters they feel are the best in each category, and the winners will be decided by ballot. There will be separate awards for Masters students, PhD students, and Postdoctoral Fellows. The goal of these awards is to recognize exemplary work by CCNA-affiliated trainees. Trainees are encouraged to stand by their poster during the scheduled time for the session.

Requirements for Trainee Submissions:

  • Trainee must have made a significant contribution to the research presented and be first author.
  • Trainee must have the permission of their CCNA supervisor for submitting the poster abstract.
  • Trainee submission must also adhere to the general criteria outlined in the Abstract Submission Form.

If you have any questions about the trainee poster stream, please contact Amanda Duncan, Training and Capacity Building Program Coordinator:



*Poster abstracts may be submitted in English or French (note: the submission form is available in English only).

*Please note that no additional funds are being allocated to cover poster production costs.