Poster Presentations

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 23:59 pm ADT

The 2020 NBHR Conference Planning Committee is pleased to advise that in lieu of an onsite poster presentations, the committee will offer the virtual poster abstract/presentations. We invite student researchers to submit their abstract (limited to 350 words) and a YouTube video (limited to 3 minutes). From these submissions a selected group will be chosen to present in a live virtual format in the fall of 2020. 

The poster presentation provides a forum for student researchers to showcase their work and promotes networking among other participants. Every poster author will be able to describe their health research in an abstract and in a video (submitted by the researcher) where judges will score them and the highest scored abstracts/presentations will be invited to present in a live virtual session.  As in the past, this competition will also have cash prizes awarded. 

Please follow these instructions carefully otherwise it may disqualify your submission. Submissions not meeting the minimum criteria will not be accepted.

Please note that there is no submission fee.



Either English or French


 in CAPITAL LETTERS; ensure that the title is conclusive, not descriptive

List of co-author(s): 

Family surname in CAPITAL LETTERS_Given name
Affiliation(s) 1,2 identify for each author

example:  1,2 SMITH_John, 2 BROWN_Sally
                 1HHN; 2UdeM

Body of the Abstract: 

The abstract must contain the following sections (headings in CAPS & each section must start on a new line):

INTRODUCTION (or Background or Rational):
HYPOTHESIS (Objectives or Aims):
CONCLUSIONS: (“The results will be discussed” is not sufficient)

Abstract Length:

Limited to 350 words

Also to be included in your online submission is a video link no longer than 3 minutes. Please ensure the correct settings are applied to your YouTube video so it will be accessible for judges to review.  Also in order to promote your presentation to the research community through NBHRF social media and website please ensure to answer the " Do you want your video promoted through NBHRF" question on the online form. 

In order to be considered as a poster presenter, you must complete all fields on the application form. 

You will be notified of acceptance of your poster abstract by email within ten business days.


The first author must be the submitter and presenter. Submissions from student researchers in the following categories will be accepted: 

Author Category*
Prize Value
 1st prize2nd prize3rd prize
Undergraduate (including Medical Students) $250.00$150.00$75.00
Master’s Students$250.00$150.00$75.00
PhD Students$250.00$150.00$75.00
Post Doctoral Fellows$250.00$150.00$75.00

20 authors will be selected to present at a virtual event.

Out of the 20, 12 authors will be awarded a cash prize as noted above.

* Categories may change based on number of submissions.  

All submissions that are accepted for the virtual poster competition will first be reviewed and ranked based on the completed abstract submission and video presentation. The five (5) highest ranked authors/presenters for each category will have the opportunity to present in a live virtual session, followed by a 2 minute question period. Three (3) from each category will win a cash prize. 

By submitting, the submitter agrees to adhere to the poster requirements & guidelines
Submit your abstract (Closed October 1st)
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