Rules and Regulations

Academic submission guidelines

London Health Research Day is presented in partnership by Lawson Health Research Institute and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

General Information and Participant Requirements

Submissions for London Health Research Day are open to:

  • Lawson Health Research Institute trainees in the following capacities: undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, residents and clinical fellows.
  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students and trainees in the following capacities: undergraduate (BMSc and BSc Neuroscience), Professional (Medical & Dental students conducting research), graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, residents and clinical fellows
  • Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) trainees in the following capacities: graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
  • Graduate Students from other Western Faculties that are enrolled in a Collaborative Graduate Program that the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is associated with.
  • Research assistants and associates at Lawson, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty of Health Science

NOTE: Research assistants and associates are eligible to display their research but will not be eligible for prizes. 

Abstract Submission Details

Poster submissions are now live: Deadline is June 16th, 2023

Only one submission per person is permitted. There will be no submitted abstracts this year, just an intention to submit for a poster presentation.  You must give your presentation a title and also provide a description (lay person description only, not scientific). Research must be conducted predominantly at Lawson, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry or Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Trainees/scholars may be the first author on only one poster presentation.
  • Presentations must reflect current data.

We are back to an in-person research day. Please be prepared with a 3 minute "elevator pitch" and a 5-7 min "scientifc presentation". You will have judges and company representatives coming around to your posters.  Also poster presenters should be at their poster for the first 40 mins of each session.

Poster Guidelines

When preparing your poster for presentation, please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure compatibility with the available resources:

  1. Poster Board Dimensions: The poster board provided has dimensions of 8 feet wide by 4 feet high (96 inches by 48 inches). Please note that this is the size of the entire board.
  2. Maximum Poster Size: The maximum size for your poster should not exceed 48 inches in both width and height. This means that the largest dimensions your poster should have are 48 inches wide by 48 inches high.
  3. Consider Layout and Design: Utilize the given space effectively to create an engaging and visually appealing poster. Make sure the content is easily readable from a reasonable viewing distance, and include clear headings, sections, and visuals to organize your information.
  4. Mounting: Use Velcro fasteners to attach your poster to the board. This ensures a secure and damage-free attachment method that allows for easy removal and rearrangement. (we will provide velcro)

Please note that the cost of printing a poster will be up the individual presenting. Thank you.


Poster Presentation

General Guidelines

Posters should be targeted to a general scientific audience, including both basic and clinical researchers, as well as a layperson (general non-scientific) audience.

We recommend that presenters prepare a 2 to 3 min elevator pitch for your private discussions with guests. Please note your guests may wish to have a scientific pitch or a layperson pitch. Please prepare accordingly.

Posters should be appealing and interesting. Poster presenters are encouraged to plan well and to practice their delivery.

Submit Your Abstract

Now Open:

Trainee Registration for Poster Session now Open. Deadline to submit is June 16, midnight. 

Please register HERE


The Lucille & Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee Publication Awards

Thanks to the personal generosity of Lucille and Norton Wolf, we are pleased to issue a call for The Lucille & Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee Publication Awards. These awards will be announced at London Health Research Day on Friday June 23, 2023.

The Lucille & Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee Publication Awards have been created to recognize the outstanding research discoveries of trainees, postdoctoral scholars, medical residents and clinical fellows working in labs across Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, including Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute.*

* Please note that undergraduate students and Faculty of Health Sciences trainees are not eligible to participate.

Up to four awards in the amount of $1,000 will be provided to the top-scoring trainee peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in press from January 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.

  • All trainees and students as described above are eligible to apply. To do so:
  • The trainee must be participating at London Health Research Day 2023 as a presenter.
  • The trainee must be first author on the publication and have contributed significantly to both the research and the writing of the manuscript.
  • To apply: a full copy of the published manuscript must be submitted along with a maximum 300 word description prepared by the first author trainee describing why the publication is of significant merit; their contributions to the study and the publication; and a description of why the publication is worthy of consideration for one of these awards.
  • Submitted publications and the descriptions of their impact will be adjudicated by the London Health Research Day Academic Committee.
  • All submissions must be sent to Sheila Fleming  ( and received no later than 4:00 p.m EST on June 14, 2023.

Contact Information

For general/academic questions, please contact Janelle Pritchard at For the Lucille and Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee publication award, contact Barb Fenwick at