Promote and network your research with us in-person!

WCHRI Research Day offers trainees under the supervision of WCHRI academic members the opportunity to showcase their research progress. We are looking forward to interacting with our academic members, their trainees and our funders, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation in person!

The WCHRI 2024 Research Day Abstract Submission and Registration Form will be available in early July, 2024. 

Information on this program is offered below. Specific dates including deadlines, will be provided when abstract and registration opens. 

Please click on the section headers below to view the program details. 

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

  • Abstract submissions will be allocated to one of the following presentation formats:
    • 5-minute poster presentation, or 
    • 10-minute oral presentation. 
  • Only abstracts that evidence alignment with WCHRI Research Day abstract relevance criteria will be eligible for publication and presentation.
  • Presentations are representative of WCHRI’s three research themes: 
    • children’s health and well-being 
    • pregnancy and developmental trajectories and 
    • lifelong women’s health.
  • Presentations will be allocated based on abstract reviewer recommendation and WCHRI research theme.

Most trainees develop their abstract in a Word document and copy and paste the abstract into the abstract submission form. 

Please review the abstract submission and registration form before you start writing your abstract to ensure that you are aware of and compliant with instructions, requirements and character limitations. 

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.

Structure

For the abstract itself, key components include:

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

Abstracts must also include the:

  • Authors 
  • acknowledgements and funding sources
    • Presentations are delivered by the trainee invited to present.
      • Abstracts must be submitted to WCHRI by the deadline.
        • Late submissions are not accepted. 
      • Abstract submission is open to in-training members (undergraduate, graduate, fellows and residents) under the direct supervision of a current WCHRI academic member.
        • Submission is not accepted from trainees that hold or are on leave from a faculty position.
      • One abstract submission per trainee maximum.
        • Where the presenter submits more than one abstract, the abstract submitted closest to the deadline date will be accepted.  
      • Submitted information is final and not subject to amendment.

Submission of an abstract to WCHRI constitutes confirmation of the in-training member’s availability to present at WCHRI Research Day.

All submitted abstracts will be:

  • Reviewed for relevance.
  • Relevant abstracts will be allocated to one of the following presentation types: 
    • 5-minute poster presentation, or 
    • 10-minute oral presentation. 
  • Relevant abstracts will be published on our website by early October, 2024.

Trainees will be notified of their assigned presentation type by early October, 2024.

WCHRI does not provide feedback for this program.

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

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

5-minute poster presentation

Each trainee will be assigned to a poster session and posterboard. WCHRI provides tacks for presenters to pin their poster to their assigned posterboard. Posters should be standard research poster size 48w x 36h inches (122 x 91 cm). Further instruction, posterboard numbers and access timelines will be provided to presenters.  

Trainees will have five minutes to present their research followed by up to five minutes of questions from poster judges. 

Poster judges may be WCHRI postdoctoral fellows or academic members. Poster judges may attend poster judging paired with a representative from Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and/or Alberta Women’s Health Foundation

10-minute oral presentation

Each trainee will be assigned to an oral presentation room with up to five other presenters. Presentation slide decks may include dynamic slides. Presenters must load their presentation slide deck on to the presentation room laptop. Instruction and presentation room access timelines will be provided to presenters.  

Trainees will have 10 minutes to present their research followed by 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 session chairs and judges are WCHRI 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. 

These sessions will be chaired by an academic member. Presentations will be offered by WCHRI-funded Postdoctoral Fellows and/or academic members.

How to prepare your abstract for WCHRI Research Day

  • Event date: July 21, 2024

How to prepare your presentation for WCHRI Research Day

  • Event date: October 10, 2024

Please refer to our learning sessions page for past presentations and further information.

  • Abstract submission and registration for WCHRI Research Day will open early July, 2024
  • Abstract submission for WCHRI Research Day will close early September, 2024

Registration for WCHRI Research Day will close late October, 2024

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 financial support/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.