2020 CSCI-CITAC AGM Abstract Submission

Dear MD/PhD and CIP Trainees,

We would like to cordially invite you to submit an abstract for the 2020 CITAC & CSCI Annual General Meeting (hosted online, November 12-13, 2020).  

This year’s theme is “Navigating uncertainty, embracing change and empowering the next generation of clinician-scientists." The meeting will give a good understanding of the funding landscape, job environment and the development of skills (negotiation, communication, and self-care) that will help you strategize and develop resilience in the Canadian health research environment. You will be inspired by talks from leading clinician-scientists, meet new friends and mentors, and expand your skills, plans and motivation in medicine and research. Registration for the event will open in mid-September.

Click here to submit your abstract. You will need to sign in to your CITAC account to do so. If you do not already have an account, sign up for a free CITAC membership here.

Instructions for abstract preparation and submission:
When submitting your abstract, please ensure your abstract is formatted appropriately, and follow points 1-7 below. The abstract can be either structured or unstructured. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Please use the following abstract template:

ABSTRACT EXAMPLE
Cancer stem cell niches in the gut.
Hans H Wall1, Barbara C Wang2 and Wei Ling2.
1Department of Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2Division of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
(You may use the structured headings below, or submit an unstructured abstract without these headings)
Background/Purpose: Abstract text ...
Methods: Abstract text ...
Results: Abstract text ...
Conclusion: Abstract text ...


Important things to note:
*ALL appropriate abstracts will be accepted for presentation as a poster. A select few of these will be selected for oral presentation.
1. Please submit your abstract by August 21st, 2020, 11:59 p.m (EST).
2. Formatting:

  • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. *abstracts in excess of 250 words may not be considered for oral presentation*

  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 pt.

  • Please do not include any figures or tables.

  • Use a concise title in bold. Capitalize the first word.

  • List name, initials and institution of each author.

  • Underline the presenter's (your) name.

  • Use superscripts for all affiliation numbers.

  • You are welcome to separate text into structured abstract headings: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions

3. By submitting an abstract to the Young Investigators’ Forum (YIF) and selecting "Publish abstract?=YES", you are consenting to publication of a summary of your abstract in Clinical and Investigative Medicine (CIM). The abstract text will not appear on PubMed. If you do not want your abstract summary to be included in the YIF, select "Published abstract=No".
4. Limit submissions to one abstract per person. Submissions will be forwarded to the CSCI abstract adjudication committee.
5. Classify your research in three different categories on the registration form.
6. Indicate whether you are interested in being considered for an oral presentation (N/A for late abstracts).
7. All abstracts submitted will be eligible for participating in the poster competition and select, top-ranking abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.

Please note: Unless otherwise selected on the registration form, abstracts will be printed in the abstract booklet. Additionally, summaries of abstracts will be published in the Journal of Clinical and Investigative Medicine (CIM).

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