Call for Abstracts

The 10th Annual Ottawa Confence will be seeking abstracts for poster and rapid fire oral presentations starting October 2, 2017. Please review the Guidelines for Abstract Submission and submit your abstract using the online portal (coming soon). Contact us if you require assistance with your submission or have any questions.


Important Dates:
Call for Abstracts Opens: October 2, 2017
Deadline for Submissions: December 8, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST
Notification to Applicants: December 15, 2017

Rapid Fire Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations

Submitters have the option to identify their preferred presentation format(s) through the online portal. If submitters select they are willing to present their abstract as a rapid fire oral presentation or a poster presentation, the abstract will first be judged as a potential oral presentation, and if not successful, will then be judged as a potential poster presentation. Only one presentation format will be offered per abstract.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display in the Foyer on the second floor of the Shaw Centre on Friday, January 19 and must remain on display from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Poster presenters are expected to be at their poster during the designated 90 minute period, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., allowing conference delegates time to ask questions and to discuss content. Additional technical specifications, including dimensions, will be provided with acceptance letters.

Best Poster Award

The 10th Annual Ottawa Conference will include an award for best poster. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best poster will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Posters displayed at the conference will be judged by the Ottawa Conference review committee on Januar 19, with the best poster selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation

Rapid Fire Oral Presentations

Rapid fire oral presentations will be presented in the Plenary on Saturday, January 20. Each presenter will have three minutes and only three slides to summarize an innovative research project or other topics related to smoking cessation. This fun yet formal platform offers great exposure to presenters and gives delegates a snapshot of the extensive and novel work taking place in the area of smoking cessation. 

Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation Award

The 2018 10th Annual Ottawa Conference will include an award for Best Rapid Fire Oral Presentation. The person judged as preparing and delivering the best rapid fire oral presentation will receive an award of recognition and a cheque for $250. Oral presentations will be judged by the Ottawa Conference review committee, based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Design and methodology
  • Supporting data
  • Quality of presentation
  • Presenter stays within allotted time

The recipients will receive their awards during the conference’s closing remarks on Saturday, January 20.

Please note: ALL poster presenters and rapid fire oral presenters must register as delegates for the 10th Annual Ottawa Conference. Registration opens October 2, 2017.

Submit Abstract!