CCNA Annual Events 2018 – Trainee Symposium

Trainee Events

The Training and Capacity Building Program is excited to announce its program for the 2018 CCNA Annual Meeting. Programming for trainees will begin on Monday, October 1st with a breakfast hosted by the Trainee Society Executive Committee. Trainees can network over breakfast and opportunities to get involved in CCNA Trainee Society initiatives and governance will be presented. This will be followed by a Trainee Poster Session and competition. This year, all registered delegates will have an opportunity to vote for the poster they feel is best and winners will be awarded a CCNA People’s Choice Poster Award in three categories (Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral).

Trainee Symposium – Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Trainee events will culminate on Wednesday, October 3rd with a CCNA Trainee Data Blitz oral presentation session followed by a half-day Trainee Symposium. The theme of the symposium is “Interdisciplinary Research – Challenges and Rewards.” The symposium will include guest speakers with expertise in leading and building capacity in interdisciplinary research and will seek to address questions trainees may have about pursuing multidisciplinary work.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers will include CCNA investigators Kathy McGilton (Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto) and Mallar Chakravarty (Department of Psychiatry, McGill University), and Rosanne Aleong (Director, Research Innovation and Translation, Baycrest).

CCNA Trainee Data Blitz Oral Presentation Session

The Data Blitz session is a series of 3-minute talks by CCNA trainees and offers a fast-paced overview of some of the exciting research presented at the CCNA Trainee Poster Session. For CCNA-affiliated trainees, the abstract submission process for the trainee poster session includes an option to indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for the Data Blitz session. Those expressing interest will be scheduled into the Data Blitz session in addition to presenting at the trainee poster session on Science Day 1, October 1, 2018.  Detailed presentation guidelines and tips on how to prepare a presentation will be provided prior to the event.

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.

The Call for Abstracts is now open for electronic submissions until 5:00PM EST on Friday, August 10, 2018.