Promote your research—virtually!

WCHRI Research Day offers trainees under the supervision of WCHRI academic members the opportunity to showcase their research progress. This year, we look forward to interacting virtually with our academic members, their trainees and our funders, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation!

WCHRI is hosting Research Day virtually this year using PheedLoop, an interactive event platform. 

Please access the WCHRI 2022 Research Day Abstract Submission and Registration Form to submit an abstract and to register for the event.

Click on the section headers below to access information on how to present your research.

Abstracts and presentations are scientific and should be accessible to a broad audience.

  • Abstract submissions will be allocated to one of the following presentation formats:
    • three-minute thesis (3MT-style) presentation, 
    • 5-minute poster presentation, or 
    • 10-minute oral presentation. 
  • Only abstracts that evidence alignment with WCHRI Research Day abstract relevance criteria are eligible for publication and presentation.
  • Presentation format is recommended by the WCHRI Research Day abstract review committee and based on reviewer impression of the abstract and commensurate with the following in-training categories/ levels:
    • undergraduate 
    • graduate 
    • postdoctoral fellows 
    • residents, 
    •  health/ clinical fellows
  • Presentations are representative of WCHRI’s three research themes: 
    • children’s health and well-being 
    • pregnancy and developmental trajectories and 
    • lifelong women’s health.

Submission of an abstract to WCHRI constitutes confirmation of the trainee’s availability to present on November 2.

Before you start your abstract submission, review the submission and completion requirements. Most trainees develop their abstract in a Word document and copy and paste the abstract into the abstract submission form.

The purpose of your abstract is to:

  • condense a large amount into a brief and concise summary.
  • engage and promote your work with a broad audience.

Why it’s important:

  • This will determine the format you are invited to present on Research Day.
  • Abstracts will be posted on our website, so it will be a chance to build your professional portfolio.


For the abstract itself, key components include:

  • a title
  • an introduction
  • methods
  • results
  • conclusion

Abstracts must also include the:

  • authors
  • funders
  • Abstracts must be submitted to WCHRI on or before September 8 (4 p.m.).
    • Late submissions are not accepted. 
  • Abstract submission is open to undergraduate, graduate, fellows and residents under the direct supervision of a current WCHRI academic member.
  • One abstract submission per trainee maximum.
    • Where the presenter submits more than one abstract, the abstract submission received closest to the deadline date will be accepted.  
  • Submitted information is final and not subject to amendment.
  • Presentation in the virtual platform is “live” and delivered by the trainee invited to present.

Trainees are to download the abstract details (PDF document) from the submission confirmation page. This download must be retained by the trainee as confirmation of abstract submission.

The abstract review process is as follows:

  • The WCHRI Research Day abstract review committee is composed of WCHRI academic members and WCHRI funded postdoctoral fellows.
  • Abstracts are evaluated for relevance by the committee.
  • The committee then recommends one of the following presentation types/ opportunities for each relevant abstract: 
    • 3MT-style presentation, 
    • (5-minute) poster presentation, or 
    • (10-minute) oral presentation. 
  • Abstracts that meet WCHRI relevance criteria will be published on our website on October 3.
  • WCHRI will provide notification to all trainees of the outcome of their abstract submission by October 3.
  • Application feedback is not provided for this opportunity.

WCHRI Research Day presentation formats offer trainees the opportunity to promote and network their research. 

Presentations are attended by a broad audience composed of trainees, academic faculty, research staff and our funding partners and their donors. 

3MT-style presentation

Each trainee will be assigned to a presentation space with up to five other presenters. One static, non-animated slide may be used. Trainees have three minutes to present their research followed by two minutes for questions from judges and/or the moderator. Judges may be WCHRI postdoctoral fellows, academic members and/or  Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and/or Alberta Women’s Health Foundation representatives.

5-minute poster presentation

Each trainee will be assigned to a poster space with up to three other poster presenters. One dynamic slide may be used to support the presentation.  Trainees have five minutes to present their research followed by up to three minutes of questions from poster judges. Poster judges may be WCHRI postdoctoral fellows or academic members.

10-minute oral presentation

Each trainee will be assigned to an oral presentation space with up to five other presenters. Dynamic slides may be used to support the presentation. Trainees have 10 minutes to present their research followed by up to five minutes of questions from presentation participants (judges, moderators and/or audience members, including Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and/or Alberta Women’s Health Foundation representatives). Oral presentation judges and moderators may be WCHRI postdoctoral fellows or academic members.

WCHRI will host two learning sessions to help trainees navigate requirements and expectations for Research Day. The first session is to help you prepare your abstract and the second session offers specific details about the components required to deliver an effective presentation.

How to prepare your abstract for WCHRI Research Day

How to prepare your presentation for WCHRI Research Day

Please refer to our events page for further information and to register.

  • Abstract submission for WCHRI Research Day closed September 8 at 4 p.m.
  • Registration for WCHRI Research Day closes October 30 at 4 p.m.

Applications must be submitted to WCHRI using the WCHRI 2022 Research Day Abstract Submission/ Registration Form. Late submissions are not accepted.

WCHRI is supported by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. Without their generous support, our institute would be unable to continue to support the research done by you and your colleagues.

You are required to acknowledge the funding sources that contributed to your research. All research is supported in some way by a financial commitment. If you are unsure of the funding source(s) for your project, please ask your supervisor. All research projects funded by or receiving subsidized research services from WCHRI must acknowledge the support of WCHRI and the appropriate Foundation, including using logo(s) on your presentation slides.

Information on acknowledgement requirements and logo files can be found on our Acknowledgements and logos webpage.

New to our 2022 Research Day, we are incorporating Padlet!

Padlet is an online platform that we are using to create a WCHRI 2022 Research Day wall to house posts from all of you. We want to create a space to allow you to connect with one another in a new way and share your thoughts on Research Day and the research itself!

Below, presenters will find information about how to share their abstracts in four presentation columns: 3MT-style, 5 min poster a.m., 5 min poster p.m. and 10 min oral. All attendees are welcome to post cards to the additional community columns and thank our generous Foundations under the Foundation appreciation column.

Check out the posts and please feel free to comment and interact. Let’s get some really interesting conversations going! If you are not a presenter, please do not post a card to our presentation columns.

Visit the WCHRI 2022 Research Day Padlet!

How to post on Padlet:

To post to Padlet, double-tap or click the add (+) button under the column you wish to add a card. Insert your subject (as below) and choose your upload type. Once complete, click submit on the top-right corner of the submission tool.

For presenters:

We are encouraging all of our presenters to post information about their abstracts from Wednesday, October 26 to end of day Tuesday, November 1. On October 26, the padlet link will be shared with all Research Day attendees to check out the posts, comment and interact!

What to post by presentation type:

3MT-style presenters 

  • Post in the 3MT-style column.
  • Post your one presentation slide. Viewers can click on each image to see an enlarged version so no editing is required before posting.

5 min poster presenters

  • Post in one of the 5 min poster columns (a.m. or p.m. depending on the time of your presentation).
  • Post an image of your full poster. Dynamic slides can be recorded in PowerPoint and posted as well.
  • Viewers can click on each image to see an enlarged version so no editing is required before posting.

10 min oral presenters

  • Post in the 10 min oral column.
  • Post your slide presentation. 
  • You can post a recording but it can be a maximum of 5 minutes long.

How to record your slide presentation:

  • PowerPoint: Open your PPT presentation and choose Slide Show > Record Slide Show > Record from Beginning. Audio is not required. You can then upload this file to Padlet.
  • Google Slides: To record your Google Slides presentation, you can download the Vidyard extension for Chrome.

The Subject of your posting, regardless of posting type, should be written in the following format: Firstname Lastname – Abstract title

Please allow 1-2 days for each new card posting as a moderator approves each submission.

If you have any questions about Padlet, please contact .