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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for the 2021 conference will open at a later date. 

 Submit an Abstract

The Women’s Health Research Cluster invites submissions for its 2021 Women’s Brain Health Conference which will take place April 12-13, 2021 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia. We encourage submissions from researchers at all career stages to present their women’s health-related research.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts Opens:  TBD
Deadline for Submissions for Travel awards and Hot Topics Session: TBD

Notification to Applicants of Travel Awards: TBD

Young Investigators Symposium sponsored by the Women’s Brain Health Initiative

The Women’s Brain Health Initiative Student Award will support trainees to present their women’s brain health-related research at the 2021 Women’s Brain Health Conference. The Women’s Brain Health Initiative will support up to 5 awards of up to $500 each and awardees will be invited to present their research at the Young Investigators Symposium. The award can be used to cover travel expenses, accommodation, conference/workshop registration costs, and per diems. Please indicate if you wish your abstract to be considered for this award.

Hot Topics Symposium

The Women’s Brain Health Conference will feature a hot topic session, focused on the latest developments in women’s brain health. These selected abstracts will be oral presentations and are not limited to trainees. Please indicate if you wish your abstract to be considered for this session.

Poster Presentation

Accepted posters will be displayed throughout the conference. Posters will be on display in the Jack Poole Hall on Monday, April 12th, and will remain on display till 6:30 pm on April 13th. Poster prizes will be awarded at the closing reception on the 13th.

Submission Formatting

To submit your abstract please note the following formatting:

  • Margins: 1 inch
  • Font (all text): Arial 11 point
  • Title: Use upper case for each word and boldface.
  • Author List: List each contributing author using superscripts after each name and list affiliations underneath.
  • Author Affiliations: see above.
  • Abstract: Provide a brief background, clearly state the hypothesis, describe the experimental methods and results, and provide general conclusions.
  • Length: 250 Word maximum (excluding title, authors, keywords and funding).
  • Funding: Provide the funding source for the study

Poster Size:

  • Poster board size is 4' x 8' (1.2m x 2.4m).
  • Two posters will be mounted per side of each poster board. Posters will be limited to 44 h x 48 w. 

Abstract Review

  • The submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Program Planning Committee, based on the following criteria:
  • Originality and writing quality
  • The relevance of work to women’s brain health
  • Design and methodology