An opportunity to present your work

We strongly encourage students that just began their research to present their protocols or preliminary results. We also encourage students to submit abstracts for an oral presentation as there are 17 time slots for student presentations.


The abstract must not exceed 300 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations) and must be less than one page.

  • No tables or diagrams are permitted.
  • The abstract must be written in French of English.

The abstract must be submitted via the registration form before March 29, 2020 11h59 pm

Only abstracts submitted before the deadline will be considered for competition.

When submitting your abstract, you will need to indicate your preference or not for an oral presentation.  Abstracts for oral presentations will be evaluated. All other students will present a poster.

Oral presentations will be limited to 7 minutes (5 minutes for presentation et 2 minutes for questions). Students selected for an oral presentation will be contacted by April 5, 2020.

PowerPoint presentations will have to be sent to the following address: no later than April 17, 2020.

Dimensions : 100 cm x 200 cm, portait orientation.
Langue : English or French.

The best abstracts will be part of the elite poster competition. Elite posters will be judged by a jury on April 22, 2020. Authors must be present during the Symposium poster viewing time and are requiered to stand his or her poster to answer questions.

Only graduate students are eligible for the awards.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

  • Presentation of the content (visual of the poster, quality of the presentation);
  • Scientific quality; 
  • Popularize the subject;
  • Answer to questions.

Each poster or oral presentation will be judged by at least two evaluators.


Any questions

For questions about the event , registration and presentations , please write to us at: