An opportunity to present your work

We are strongly encouraging students at the beginning of their degrees to present their protocols or their preliminary results. We are also encouraging students to submit their abstracts for oral presentations, as there are a total of 16 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 April 18th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

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 during the week of April 26th - 30th, 2021.

You must send your presentation in PowerPoint format to the following email address: no later than May 17th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

Format: "Zoom" video recording (further instructions and explanations will be provided following the evaluation of the abstracts). 
Video length: 3 minutes 
Visual support: PowerPoint presentation, with a maximum of 4 slides. 
Language: English or French. 

The best abstracts for posters will be entered in the renumerated virtual poster competition. Students must send their video poster presentation to the evaluating committee before May 11th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (more details to come). The best posters will be evaluated by a committee before the event. The winners will be announced at the Symposium on May 21, 2021. 





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: