Call for Poster Abstracts 2021-01-19T22:10:31+00:00

The 2021 Canadian Respiratory Conference is going virtual!

Call for Poster Abstracts – Closed!

Deadline for Submissions 23:00 EST, Monday, November 2, 2020

Join us April 8 – 10, 2021 for the 13th annual Canadian Respiratory Conference (CRC) – the leading national, inter-disciplinary educational and scientific meeting for the respiratory community in Canada!

We welcome the submission of scientific abstracts presenting original research for our moderated poster session (oral presentations) for select posters and unmoderated poster display (ePosters). We are also interested in receiving thought-provoking case reports from clinicians and abstracts from young investigators and respirology fellows or trainees.

General Information

To be selected , 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 may be accepted, providing their subject matter is relevant to our diverse audience and they provide data (results).

Moderated and unmoderated poster abstracts will be displayed in the CRC 2021 virtual poster hall as an e-poster along with a recording of your presentation. Conference delegates may view the posters and pose questions or comment online.

Moderated poster authors will  be invited to present in a ‘live’ virtual poster session where authors briefly present their posters followed by discussion led by a moderator. Authors must be available to participate at their scheduled time.

All accepted abstracts presented at the conference will be published in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and on the CRC website/virtual event platform.

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
  • COVID-19
  • Critical Care
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Home and Community Respiratory Care
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Infections/Tuberculosis
  • Patient and Caregiver Perspectives
  • Pediatric Respirology
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Transplantation


The CRHP Research Poster Award was created to highlight research of respiratory healthcare professionals who are members of the Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society. The CRHP assembly welcomes nurses, respiratory therapists, cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists, pharmacists, and other health professionals working in the respiratory field as well as students from these disciplines.

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. This competition is open to students and trainees, including undergraduate and graduate students, residents, fellows.

To be considered for either award, you must be a member in good standing, and you must indicate your interest on the online submission form.

How to submit an abstract  

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

Step 2 – Submit an Abstract: Click here to access the CRC 2021 online submission form. Follow the instructions provided and respond to all questions. You can save and edit information prior to submitting and you can edit your submission any time prior to the closing date of Monday, November 2, 2020 at 23h00 EST.

New users: Select Register a New Account to create your sign in credentials. This is required to make abstract submissions and amendments.

Returning users: Please sign in using the email and password you used to create your account.

Note: When you click the “Log In” button you will be taken to a screen to create a new abstract submission. Please read the instructions on this screen carefully. If you have already submitted an abstract and you would like to make changes, you can click “Amend A Previous 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.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the CRC Poster Abstracts Sub-Committee. A blind review and selection process will be used to identify abstracts for acceptance to the conference.  Submitting authors will be notified of the committee’s decision via email.

Deadline for Submissions 23:00 EST, Monday, November 2, 2020

Late submissions will not be considered.