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2013 CERI Annual Research Symposium – Call for abstracts

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I hope each of you are enjoying your summer.

We are bringing to your attention the opportunity to present a research or scholarship work at this annual event.

It is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work in our school and receive feedback from leading faculty reviewers. UME students who partake will be granted leave from small group or other curricular sessions that date.

Sincerely,
GT

Details:

Call for Abstracts - 2013 CERI Annual Research Symposium

Submission deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013
Please e-mail your abstract to: CERI@schulich.uwo.ca

Once again, this year, we are following the anticipated abstract format for the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME). As the deadline for submissions to 2014 CCME is September 13, 2013, we encourage you to, as well, consider submitting your work to this conference.

The 2013 CERI Annual Research Symposium will be held Thursday, October 10th at Windermere Manor. Registration for the Conference will open in September. A $30 conference fee will apply for all faculty attendees.

All abstracts are limited to a maximum of 1800 characters or approximately 250 words. Please paste your content into the boxes identified within the abstract template. There are two main categories for abstracts, Research and Educational Innovation. These are consistent with CCME.

These categories will apply to short oral abstracts (with or without an accompanying paper) and virtual posters (see descriptions below). On your submission, please indicate if you are willing to present oral, poster, or in EITHER format. Authors submitting a paper will be automatically assigned to the short oral format.

Descriptions

Paper Presentation: Presenters must submit a 2500-3500 word paper, not already published, along with their abstract. Each paper presenter will be afforded a total of 15 minutes for their presentation: 10 minutes for actual presentation followed by five minutes of audience questions and discussion.

Short Oral Presentation: Each presenter will be afforded a total of 15 minutes for their presentation: 10 minutes for actual presentation followed by five minutes of audience questions and discussion.

Virtual Poster Research Presentation: Please note that our Poster Session does not follow the traditional, board-mounted format. Rather, presenters will display, electronically, a poster they have created on a Powerpoint or Prezi platform. In a plenary session immediately following the keynote speaker, virtual poster presenters will each be required to give a 3-minute oral summary of their poster, accompanied by their electronic display. This is intended to entice audience members to visit their virtual poster station for further discussion during a subsequent 30- minute poster viewing period (which happen simultaneously during a conference coffee break). During the 30-minute viewing period, presenters will be assigned stations and will be required to display their posters using their own laptop screens and/or hard-copy handouts.

Conference Awards

As a way of recognizing excellence in our community, three prizes are available for work presented at this year's Symposium:

Carol P. Herbert Award for Outstanding Research Paper: Presenters must submit a 2500-3500 word paper, not already published, along with their abstract. Papers in both main categories, Research and Educational Innovation, are eligible for this Award. This prize will be available if a minimum of three eligible papers are submitted to CERI by the deadline. If the minimum number of research papers are received, these will be reviewed in advance by a Selection Committee. The oral presentations of the papers will be attended and scored by the Selection Committee. The final decision will be based on both the paper and the oral presentation. In addition to a certificate and a $200 cash prize, the awardee will be memorialized on a plaque mounted within CERI.

David J. Hollomby Award for Outstanding Oral Abstract Presentation: All abstracts submitted for consideration as a short oral presentation will be considered for this Award. Short orals in both main categories, Research and Educational Innovation, are eligible. Presentations will be scored by a Selection Committee during the Conference. In addition to a certificate and a $100 cash prize, the awardee will be memorialized on a plaque mounted within CERI.

Best Virtual Poster: Virtual posters in both main categories, Research and Educational Innovation, are eligible for this Award. This Award will be based both the 3-minute oral summary and the 30- minute poster viewing period which are required of each virtual poster presenter during the Conference. These will be scored by a Selection Committee during the events. In addition to a certificate, the awardee will receive a $50 cash prize.

Click here for abstract template.

**Notification of abstract acceptance will be
disseminated by Wednesday, September 25, 2013**

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Holly Ellinor at extension 89044.