Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Abstract Submissions

  • Our Discovery, Research, InnoVation and Education days are scheduled for April 13 & 14, 2018 in Bernard Snell Hall.
  • Trainees (Postdoctoral & Clinical Fellows, Residents, Graduate Students, MLS Students, Summer Students) and Laboratory staff are invited to submit an abstract.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and scored by the DRIvE Committee on the basis of scientific quality, relevance and innovation.  Top ranked abstracts will be invited to present as Oral Presentations.  All other accepted abstracts will be presented as Poster Presentations.
  • All interested in participating in either the Oral Presentations or the Poster Presentations are required to submit their abstracts (click here for Abstract Submission formby a date to be determined. Please submit abstracts electronically to Lisa.Salyzyn@albertahealthservices.ca . Please send in a "Word" format.
  • Abstracts selected for oral presentations will be allotted 10 minutes followed by a 3 minute question period.
  • Notification of selected Oral Presentations will be sent out by a date to be determined.  All other submitters will be invited to submit as Poster Presentations.
  • Abstracts will be judged on scientific merit, relevance and innovation.
  • The following prizes will be awarded:
    • Oral Presentations:
      • Best Resident - $300 (Dr. Theodore Shnitka Memorial Resident Award)
      • Best Postdoctoral - $300
      • Best Grad Student - PhD  - $300
      • Best Grad Student - MSc - $300
      • Best MLS Student - $300
      • Best MLT / Lab Scientist - $300
    • Poster Presentations:
      • Best Resident - $300 (Dr. Theodore Shnitka Memorial Resident Award)
      • Best Postdoctoral - $300
      • Best Grad Student - PhD - $300
      • Best Grad Student - MSc - $300
      • Best MLS Student / Summer Student - $300
      • Best MLT / Lab Scientist - $300
**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:
    • Oral Presentations:
      • Content quality (novelty, relevance & scientific accuracy)
      • Presentation quality (fluency, enthusiasm, clearly audible, pace, well structured, within 10 minutes, and ability to respond to questions)
      • Layout / visual appearance of slides
    • Poster Presentations:
      • 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 of poster (use of colour & images, logical flow, only key points for background/methods/results, clear title, aim & conclusions, concise text/figures are legible from 1 meter, acknowledgements)
      • Oral Presenters:  click here for further details
      • Poster Presenters:  click here for further details.

In the interest of fairness to all applicants the deadline will be strictly adhered to.  NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED, so please mark your calendars.  No reminders sent out!   (Note that your supervisor can send in your information if necessary)