The Deadline for abstract submission IS Friday, February 16th, 2018

Abstract Submission Guidelines


Eligibility & General Information

  • Presenters must be students at any level of study, including trainees and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Completed, ongoing or proposed research projects are eligible for presentation consideration.
  • Abstracts can be submitted in English, French or Indigenous languages. However, simultaneous translation will not be available at this conference.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit; however, the number of presentations may be limited for each student presenter due to time constraints. 
  • All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two judges. Judging criteria will include clarity, novelty, significance or potential impact of the research, and relevance to conference theme or abstract themes.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference program and publicly available on the CSEB 2018 website.
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts must register for the conference, including payment, by April 20th, 2018 in order to have their place in the conference program reserved. Registration will open in January, 2018 and can be accessed here.


Presentation Format Options

1.    Oral Presentation

  • Oral presentations will be 10 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • PowerPoint will be available. There is no limit to the number of slides per presentation, but the 10-minute time limit will be strictly enforced. All oral presentations will be judged. 

2.    Rapid-Fire Presentation

  • Rapid-fire presentations are designed to give students experience presenting their research succinctly. This format consists of two components: a three-minute oral presentation and a poster presentation. All rapid-fire oral presentations will be judged. Posters will not be judged.
  • PowerPoint will be available; rapid-fire presenters may display one summary slide during the oral presentation.

3.    Poster Presentation

  • The judging process for poster presentations is not mandatory. You may opt out of judging at the time of abstract acceptance notification.
  • Poster judging will have the following format: 3 minute presentation to judges, followed by a maximum of 5 minutes for questions.


For any questions regarding the abstract submission process, please contact the organizing committee at

The Deadline for abstract submission IS Friday, February 16th, 2018


Submit Your Abstract Now:

Title should be concise and should accurately reflect the content of your submission.
Presenting Author *
Presenting Author
For example, Lakehead students should write "Lakehead University"
Each line should include one co-author and their primary affiliation (i.e. JA Smith, Queens University)
All abstract components, including Background, Objectives, Methods and Results/Potential Impact together must not exceed 300 total words. If length requirements are exceeded, judges will evaluate the first 300 words submitted.
For completed or ongoing research, Results/Preliminary Results - for works proposed, Significance/Potential Impact
Abstract Themes (Please select no more than three themes that best describe the content of the abstract from the following list) *
Thank you for your submission! Results are anticipated mid-March, 2018.