Rules and Regulations

Academic submission guidelines

The 2022 London Health Research Day will be offering the LHRD Collaboration Awards. These awards are open to all learners who participate in the day with a research poster.

The call for abstract submissions is OPEN

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. The deadline to submit is May 4, 2022 (midnight)

Abstract Submission Details

The call for poster submissions is OPEN

Only one submission per person is permitted. There will be no submitted abstracts this year, just an intention to submit for a virtual booth.  You must give your presentation a title and also provide a description. Your abstract details may be uploaded directly to your virtual presentation centre. More information coming soon.

  • 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 abstract.
  • Presentations must reflect the submitted abstract.

New this year, our event is entirely virtual. We will allow an opportunity for all eligible students or research staff to present their research. Also new this year, we no longer require the abstract format to be uniform. 

Deadline to submit is May 4, 2022

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.

* Please note that guests and other participants will be encouraged to provide you with feedback on your poster and presentation. This will be done virtually and at your individual booth.

Guest Feedback

All attendees, presenters and registrants will be given access to all of the research presentations. They are encouraged to visit posters/presentations often and access will be granted on May 24, 2022. The virtual platform will allow for direct feedback.

Video Presentation

Each trainee will have an opportunity to present your research orally and upload a video to the platform in your individual booth.

The presentation must be on your own research and must be conducted predominantly at Lawson Health Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry or Faculty of Health Sciences.

  • Please ensure you give credit where credit is due by identifying which parts of the project were previously completed by other individuals.
  • The presentation must reflect the submitted abstract.
  • Sufficient introduction and methods should be provided so that trainees from other disciplines can appreciate the work. Highlight your results and discuss the implications of your work.
  • We strongly recommend you tailor your presentation so that it is communicated in a manner that is easily understood by a general scientific audience, not just for those within your area of expertise.
  • Video Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes. More direction on the type of oral presentations will be given at a later date.
  • Video links such as Youtube will be the preference for uploading. More information to come.

Submit Your Abstract

The call for poster submissions is OPEN

Deadline: May 4, 2022 (midnight)

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 Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

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, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

  • All trainees and students as described above are eligible to apply. To do so:
  • The trainee must be participating at London Health Research Day 2022 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 barb.fenwick@lawsonresearch.com and received no later than 4:00 p.m EST on April 22, 2022. The submission window is now CLOSED.

Contact Information

For general/academic questions, please contact Janelle Pritchard at jpritch7@uwo.ca. For the Lucille and Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee publication award, contact Barb Fenwick at barb.fenwick@lawsonresearch.com.