Talks & Posters

Talks & Posters

Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentations

Please note that poster presentation abstracts will receive a judging mark this year based on adherence to the following guidelines.

The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be written for a general scientific audience. The audience will consist of students, faculty, and peers working in a variety of fields, so avoid highly technical or specific scientific language. Instead, focus on what is significant about your research and its implications in a clear and concise manner.

You are encouraged to submit an abstract based on methods as well as content. For submissions on works in progress in which the results will not be complete by the event date, describe anticipated results or impacts. For maximum impact, it is highly recommended that abstracts be well written, easily understood by a lay audience, and informative.

Poster presenters are required to email a project abstract to AND register before Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Oral Presentations

This year,  6 trainees (3 MSc and 3 PhD) will be chosen to give oral presentations based on the highest-scored application within each of the following categories: 

1) Drug Development, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Microbial Interactions

Basic research on bacteria, viruses, or fungi pertaining to understanding infection, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, or the development of novel drug leads. The discovery of new antimicrobial targets relies on exploring the mechanism, diversity, and complexity of microbial survival. This category encompasses research exploring the biology of bacteria, pathogen-microbiome interactions, and bacterial virulence with the goal of these studies to identify novel directions for antimicrobial development.

2) Immunology and Clinical Applications

Research with a focus on the role of the immune system in response to infectious disease or understanding infectious disease in a clinical setting. This includes clinical trials, vaccine development, aspects of the host response to pathogens, and antibiotic stewardship efforts.

3) Diagnostics, Probes, and Tool Development

Research developing or implementing novel diagnostics, chemicals, or models to better understand infectious disease. Applicants should highlight the development of a chemical probe, diagnostic, interface, model, or technology that explores and understands the basic biology of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. This can include mathematical, bioinformatic, computational, or statistical investigation of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance.

When applying for a talk, please keep in mind which category you are applying to,  and consider the above category descriptions to help guide your decision. Note that you can only apply to one category when submitting your abstract.

Graduate students (MSc and PhD) who wish to be considered for a talk are required to email a project abstract to AND register before Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Poster Guidelines

2019 Poster Presenters List – Coming Soon.

  • The maximum dimensions for your poster are 3 feet tall x 4 feet wide.
  • Posters need to be up on the poster boards in the CIBC Hall by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. There will be velcro dots available to fasten your poster to the board.
  • Posters must correspond with your assigned poster number, which will be given to you prior to the event. This is critical to ensure accurate judging.

Talk and poster awards will be announced during the awards ceremony at The Farncombe Atrium.