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. This year, we look 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!

Please access the WCHRI 2024 Research Day Abstract Submission and Registration Form to submit an abstract and register for the event. Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is required. Due to the significant costs involved — with funds provided by our generous funders the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and Alberta Women’s Health Foundation —  registration is required if you are going to attend!

Academic members will be reminded to register. The deadline to register is October 30. In-person registration is not available. 

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:
    • 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.
  • Presentations are representative of WCHRI’s three research themes: 
    • children’s health and well-being 
    • pregnancy and developmental trajectories and 
    • lifelong women’s health.
  • Presentation formats are assigned by the presenter’s in-training category, WCHRI research theme, and commiserate with the presenter’s engagement in research.

Submission of an abstract to WCHRI constitutes confirmation of the in-training member’s availability to present at WCHRI Research Day on November 6.

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.

 

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 on or before September 4 (4 p.m.).
      • 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.

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.

All submitted abstracts are:

  • Reviewed for relevance.
  • Relevant abstracts are 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 on September 20.

WCHRI will provide notification to all trainees of the outcome of their abstract submission by October 1.

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. 

5-minute poster presentation

Each trainee will be assigned to a poster session and posterboard. WCHRI will provide tacks for presenters to pin their poster to the posterboard. Further instruction and posterboard access timelines will be provided in presenter invitations. Trainees 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 onto the presentation room laptop. Instruction and presentation room access timelines will be provided in presenter invitations. Trainees 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 are chaired by an academic member and presentations are offered by WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellows.

How to prepare your abstract for WCHRI Research Day

  • Event date: July 19, 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

How to prepare your presentation for WCHRI Research Day

  • Event date: September 20, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • View the presentation slides:
    • 5-minute poster presentation
    • 10-minute oral presentation

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

  • Abstract submission for WCHRI Research Day closes September 4 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 2024 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.