Abstract submission will be open March 15 – May 2, 2017.

The 2017 Preliminary Congress Program will be available online in early May 2017. If you would like to be notified when abstract submission opens please email strokecongress@heartandstroke.ca

View the 2016 published abstracts: http://wso.sagepub.com/content/11/2_suppl/4.full

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstract are welcome from national and international applicants from all disciplines. Authors may submit multiple abstracts.
  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or French and presentations at Congress may be given in either language.
  • Presenters must registers for the Congress and will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee.
  • Applicants should categorize their abstract based on the six subject area categories provided in the abstract system.
  • Applicants should indicate the format they would prefer to present their abstract:

Oral: 8-minute oral presentation (+2 minutes for questions) in a plenary or concurrent session. Spaces are limited. Those who are not successful in securing an oral presentation may be offered to present their abstract in an unmoderated display (paper) or digital poster.

Brief Communication: A 5 minute oral presentation (3 minutes to present abstract in 3 slides, followed by 2 minutes for questions) in a plenary or breakout session. Spaces are limited. Those who are not successful in securing a Brief Communication may be offered to present their abstract as an unmoderated display (paper) or digital poster.

Display Poster: A traditional paper poster (non-digital). Presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions at set times during Congress. Display posters will be available for viewing to all delegates throughout the Congress.

Digital Poster: A digitally displayed poster.   Presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions during set times during the Congress. Digital posters will be available for viewing to all delegates throughout the Congress.

Rehabilitation Brag and Steal Oral Presentations: A 3 minute oral presentation (3 slides) followed by 2 minutes for questions in a concurrent session. Spaces are limited. Brag and Steal proposals will demonstrate a high-level of innovation and collaboration in addressing an identified issue or opportunity. They may demonstrate a practical application, resource, or tool that can be shared with Canadian Stroke Congress delegates and others for use in various settings, regions, or provinces by stroke professionals, researchers, or system managers.

Ongoing Clinical Trial Paper Poster: Display posters will be available for viewing by all delegates throughout the congress.

  • All abstracts will be peer-reviewed.
  • Each abstract should be a maximum of 250 words (excluding title and authors) and should consist of four separate paragraphs:
    1. Background: briefly describe the problem or issue being addressed
    2. Methods: describe how the study was performed
    3. Results: describe the salient results or findings
    4. Conclusions: describe what the authors conclude from these results
  • Research presented in abstracts must confirm to CIHR guidelines for experimental procedures. All investigations involving humans and animals must have been conducted in conformity with these principals).
  • Authors must declare any financial interest that makes a product discussed in the presentation. In general, generic names should always be used rather than specific trade names.
  • All accepted presenters will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest declaration form.

Click here to visit the abstract submission website.