The Cancer Research Program's (CRP) Annual Research Day is organised with the purpose of stimulating scientific discussion and fostering CRP member relationship while celebrating the great cancer research conducted by our members.


Importantly, this event represents a good opportunity for the CRP trainees and research staff to share their latest research progress. CRP trainees, postdocs and research staff are invited to submit an abstract for poster and/or oral presentation; only best abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.


New this year, we will be holding a 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MTC)  (3 min - one slide to present your research project).
Available spots are limited to 8 participants on a first come first serve submission (limit of one student per lab). Interested trainees must submit their presentation title by April 5th.


Research day and keynote lecture will be held at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) Auditorium.


1001 Decarie Boulevard, Block E
Montreal, Qc H4A 3J1


Registration is required to attend the Research Day.  


Important Information

*** Please note that only one submission/presentation by trainee will be accepted.


Oral Presentations:

  • Abstracts selected for Oral presentation will be notified by April 10th
  • Oral presenters will not present poster
  • The talk duration is 8 min followed by 4 min questions  


Poster Presentations:

  • Poster must have a maximum size of 3.75' x 3.75' (115 cm X 115 cm)
  • Professional one-piece posters are encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Individual slides printout panels are also accepted.
  • The registered student should be present at their poster during the poster evaluation session


3 minutes thesis competition:

  • The challenge is to present your research project in an engaging, accessible and compelling way.
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is allowed (no transitions, animations or 'movement').
  • No additional electronic media are permitted (e.g. sound and video files).

Presentations are limited to 3 minutes and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified



Key Dates




April 5th

Talk Title submission

Day of competition

One slide presentation





April 5th  - 8:00pm

Abstract submission deadline



Oral Presentation


April 10th

Notification of Oral Presentation

May 2nd – 3:00pm

Presentation to be sent via email to









May 3 2019

RI-MUHC Glen Auditorium
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H4A 3J1

March 18, 2019 09:00 EDT to May 2, 2019 16:00 EDT
3 Minute Thesis Competition (NO Abstract Needed)
March 18, 2019 07:00 EDT to April 8, 2019 08:00 EDT
March 18, 2019 09:00 EDT to April 8, 2019 08:00 EDT