Joint & Bone Initiative

CBJC 2018 Call for Abstracts

The Bone & Joint Institute at Western University in partnership with the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network is pleased to invite Abstract Submissions for the 2018 Canadian Bone & Joint Conference and pre-conference Canadian Bone & Joint Young Investigators’ Forum.

Abstracts will be considered for podium and poster presentations at the Conference and the Young Investigators’ Forum.

This conference is committed to interactive, peer-to-peer learning. We encourage abstracts that offer innovative and interactive ideas to actively engage attendees.

Submitted abstracts will undergo peer review based on scientific merit and originality and/or an explicit relation to practical application.

Several highly ranked abstracts will be eligible for awards to trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinician-scientists in training) and early-career investigators (within 5 years of first academic appointment) ranging in value from $100 to $500.


The deadline for abstract submission is Saturday, March 17, 2018.

The results of the peer review will be announced by Monday, March 26, 2018.

The submitting author will be notified by email with detailed instructions.

Presenting authors must register to attend by Friday, April 13, 2018.


Abstract Guidelines

The work covered by the abstract must not have been published as a manuscript before May 10th, 2018.

Abstracts must be written and presented in English or French and will be published in the language of submission.  Include a short, descriptive title (maximum 200 characters).
The body of abstracts must not exceed 350 words (no figures or special characters).
Abstracts should be structured with the following headings: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

Presentation Formats

Conference Podium Presentations: All attendees are eligible. Presentations will be a total of 15 min (10+5 min for questions). If selected, you will present at the conference on May 11th or 12th. Awards for top podium presentations will be provided.

Young Investigator Forum Podium Presentations:
The presenting author is a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or clinician-scientist in training.  Presentations will be a total of 15 min (10+5 min for questions). If selected, you will present at the Young Investigators’ Forum on May 10th.  Young Investigator Awards for top trainee abstracts are valued up to $500.

If not selected for a Podium Presentation, the abstract will automatically be considered for a Poster Presentation.

Poster Presentations
will allow you to share your work during the conference poster sessions on May 11-12. Awards for top poster presentations will be provided.

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