29th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day
Monday, May 28, 2018
RI-MUHC Auditorium ES1.1129 and Atrium

Christie Lecturer and Keynote: Professor Dr. Manuel Cosio, Università di Padova, Italy

“A life of research untangling the mechanisms of COPD. Did we get anywhere?”


Abstract Submission Deadline: May 8th, 2018


The aim of this research day is to provide a forum for the presentation of clinical, basic, and translational research by clinical and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. A prize will be awarded to the best presentation in each category. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected for either an oral or a poster presentation. 


All clinical fellows are welcome to present. Second year fellows are expected to present their results from their 6 months of research experience. New trainees are encouraged to present their research project proposals.


Oral Presentations: Each presenter will have ~15 minutes (to be confirmed) for their powerpoint presentation. Plan for ~10 minutes for your presentation which should cover an intro, hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions. Leave ~ 3-5 minutes for questions. Please come with your presentation on USB. Note: all orals will be judged together – so remember to make your presentation ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE and AVOID JARGON. Explain all clinical terms (fellows: remember to explain diseases and clinical procedures). Explain all scientific methods (basic trainees: not everyone does flow cytometry, so remember to describe your experiments and methods clearly). Your talks will be judged by PIs from a wide range of backgrounds.


Poster Presentations:  

Part 1: Poster pitch: Each trainee will have 2 minutes to “pitch” their poster to the entire group in the Auditorium. No powerpoint slides will be allowed. Use this pitch to introduce yourself, your research, and your major outcomes in a succinct and clear manner.

Part 2: Poster Session: The posters will be grouped into separate categories. During the poster session, each trainee will have ~ 6 minutes (TBC) to go through their poster and answer questions. All posters are judged by your peers in your poster category. In essence, all trainees within a group will move from poster to poster together and take turns presenting and evaluating the poster. Once again, remember to make your presentation ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE and AVOID JARGON. 


Maximum recommended poster size is 45”wide x 45”high. If your poster is already printed with larger dimensions, please let us know immediately.


Contact inga.murawski@mail.mcgill.ca if you have any questions

May 28 2018

Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H4A 3J1

Registration deadline

Friday, May 25 2018 - 17:00

Submission deadlines

Poster: Tuesday, May 8 2018 - 17:00
Oral: Tuesday, May 8 2018 - 17:00
Oral or Poster (No preference): Tuesday, May 8 2018 - 17:00

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