Call for Poster Abstracts 2018-10-24T14:57:59+00:00

Call for Poster Abstracts – Abstract Submission is Closed!

Deadline for Submissions 23:00 EST, Monday, October 22, 2018

We welcome the submission of scientific abstracts presenting original research as well as those that have been presented recently at other conferences for our moderated poster session and unmoderated poster display. We are also interested in receiving thought-provoking case reports from clinicians, and abstracts from young investigators and respirology fellows or trainees.


The ‘Breathing as One’ Inspiration Award is presented by The Lung Association. This is an open poster competition for the best poster highlighting a newsworthy Canadian discovery in either basic or clinical respiratory research and communicating that research to a lay audience.

The CRHP Research Poster Award was created to highlight research capacity within the non-physician respiratory healthcare professional community. The competition is open to members of the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals clinical assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society. Those who wish to be considered for either award must indicate their interest on the submission form.

General Information

To be selected for presentation in our scientific poster session, abstracts must contain original data and meet international ethical and scientific standards. Poster submissions describing projects, training programs, interesting case reports, or other respiratory health initiatives will also be accepted, providing their subject matter is relevant to our diverse audience. If the research has been presented previously, a substantially different abstract must be submitted for this conference. Multiple abstracts submitted from a research group must be distinct in their research questions and present distinct results.

We welcome posters from one of the following categories and on the following topics:


  • Clinical Research
  • Basic Science
  • Knowledge Translation/Program Implementation


  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • COPD
  • Critical Care
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Patient and Caregiver Perspectives
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Infections/Tuberculosis
  • Pediatric Respirology
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Transplantation

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Sub-Committee and submitters will be notified of the committee’s decision via email. The presenting author is expected to register for the conference, to be available to post and remove the poster according to the program schedule, and is required to present the abstract during the moderated scientific poster session. Accepted abstracts presented at the conference will be published in a special conference supplement and in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

How to submit an abstract

Visit the Abstract Submission site to start the online submission process.  Follow the instructions provided, and respond to all required questions.  You can save and edit information prior to submitting, and you can edit your submission any time prior to the closing date.

Step 1 – Review:  Take a moment to review the Policy and Submission Guidelines document.

Step 2 – Submit an abstract:  You can submit an abstract immediately after you register with the online submission tool, Oxford Abstracts. Click here to register and create your submission.

Step 3 – Confirmation:  Once you have submitted your poster abstract, you will receive a confirmation email quoting your submission number.  You can amend your submission at any time prior to the abstract submission deadline.

Deadline for Submissions 23:00 EST, Monday, October 22, 2018

Late submissions will not be considered.