Call for Poster Abstracts

Deadline for Submissions 23:00 EST, Monday, November 1, 2021

Join us April 7 – 9, 2022 in Victoria, BC for the 14th annual Canadian Respiratory Conference (CRC) – the leading national, inter-disciplinary educational and scientific meeting for the respiratory community in Canada! Our intent is to deliver the conference in person. However, the final format of the conference will be confirmed based on the Covid-19 situation as well as the venue capacity and restrictions/protocols.

We welcome the submission of scientific abstracts presenting original research 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.

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).

Based on the number of submissions and Covid-19 guidelines, if necessary, only Moderated posters may be displayed in the conference venue poster hall. All poster abstracts will be displayed online as an e-poster. Moderated poster authors will be invited to present in an in-person poster session where authors briefly present their posters followed by a 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.

We welcome posters from the following categories and 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, and 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  

Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the CRC 2022 online submission form. Prior to submitting an abstract it is recommended that you review the guidelines for submission and all policies.

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 2022 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 1, 2021 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.

CTS reserves the right to make changes to the format, policy and guidelines based on the Covid-19 situation and convention centre restrictions/protocols/requirements.

Deadline for Submissions 23:00 EST, Monday, November 1, 2021

Late submissions will not be considered.

Download CRC 2022 Call for Poster Abstracts 
Download Policy and Submission Guidelines document