Abstract Submissions

  • Trainees (Postdoctoral & Clinical Fellows, Residents, Graduate Students, MLS Students, Summer Students) and Laboratory staff are invited to submit an abstract.
  • Abstract submission deadline for 2021 is March 8, 2021.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the DRIvE Committee on the basis of scientific quality, relevance and innovation. Abstracts that have been chosen will be providing a pre-recorded mini presentation (3-5 min). They will also need to remain live to answer questions that arise from their presentation.
  • All interested in participating are required to submit their abstracts (click here for Abstract Submission form) by March 8, 2021. Please submit abstracts electronically to Lisa.Salyzyn@albertaprecisionlabs.ca. Please send in a "Word" format.
  • Notification of selected presentations will be sent out by March 19, 2021 end of day
  • Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
    • Best Resident (Dr. Theodore Shnitka Memorial Resident Award)
    • Best Postdoctoral
    • Best Grad Student - PhD
    • Best Grad Student - MSc
    • Best MLS Student
    • Best MLT / Lab Scientist
**Note that a minimum of two (2) abstracts must be received for any one category otherwise the category and respective award will be excluded for the current year.**
  • Awards will be allocated by independent judges based on:
    • Content quality (novelty, relevance & scientific accuracy)
    • Presentation quality (fluency, enthusiasm, clearly audible, comprehensiveness of 3-5 minutes verbal summary, pace, and ability to respond to questions)
    • Layout / visual appearance (use of colour & images, logical flow, only key points for background/methods/results, clear title, aim & conclusions, concise text/figures, acknowledgements)

In the interest of fairness to all applicants the deadline will be strictly adhered to. Please note that no late abstract submissions will be accepted this year. Reminders will be sent out. Please ensure that once dates are chosen to make note of the abstract submission deadline.