Feb. 21, 2024

Charting new horizons: Empowering healthcare evolution through research and collaboration

Call for abstracts from students for poster presentations

The O’Brien Institute for Public Health presents its 2024 research event, Charting new horizons: Empowering healthcare evolution through research and collaboration. This half-day event will showcase O'Brien Institute members and their innovative research in health and health care systems. The symposium will also feature a competitive student poster session, as well as an engaging panel discussion on the Health System Impact Fellowship, followed by a networking lunch. 

Event Details

Event dateApril 22, 2024
Event time8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Event locationClara Christie and the HRIC AtriumHealth Science Centre, 3330 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1

Information and Details 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2024 

Eligible Topics: Work or research addressing public health and health care systems / evolutions in health and health care.

Eligibility: Must be an enrolled student or post-doc. However, posters do not need to be new.  

Formatting Rules: Maximum 1-page abstract with 2cm margins & 12-font text using the template below. Abstracts not conforming to this format will be withdrawn from the competition. The abstract must contain the following headings:

  • Name:
  • Student program (e.g. Bachelor, Master, PhD, Post-Doc):
  • Affiliation:
  • Abstract title:
  • Background: Describe the context and importance of the study and state the objective(s) of the study. 
  • Methods: Describe the methods used including study design, setting, population, measures, and analytic procedures. 
  • Results: Describe the results in sufficient detail to support the conclusions. Tables and graphs may be used but must still conform to the single page limit. Note: it is not required to already have results to submit your abstract. You may indicate “results pending” or discuss your hypothesized results here. 
  • Conclusions: State the potential implications of your research for clinical practice, public health considerations, future research, education, policy, etc.

Submission: Submit your abstract as a PDF document to iph@ucalgary.ca with the subject line "Abstract Submission April 22." 

Notification of Presentation: Top ranked abstracts will be selected for poster presentations. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, March 29.

Presentation and Format: If selected, posters will need to be put on display between 8:30-8:45 a.m. 

Poster presentations will be held from 10:15-11:00 a.m. You are expected to be at your poster to speak with the judges and event attendees during this time.

Maximum poster size 4’x3’ feet. Photo examples of the poster boards can be seen in this UToday story.

All attendees and presenters must register here

Judges & Awards: Presentations will be adjudicated by selected judges. At the end of the forum, monetary awards ($300, $200, and $100) will be announced for the top three poster presentations.

Questions: Email iph@ucalgary.ca