5th Annual Family Medicine Research Symposium - Abstract Submission Form
Join us for the 5th Annual Family Medicine Research Symposium, which will be held on Monday May 27th, 2019 at Thomson House. Students with research projects within the field of primary care are invited to submit their abstracts. Completed projects and works-in-progress are eligible for submission.

The top 15 abstracts will be published in a special conference proceedings issue of the McGill Journal of Medicine.

Selected abstracts will be chosen for an oral presentation. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes total, with 10 minutes to present their work and 5 minutes for questions.
To facilitate peer review, abstracts must follow a structured format comprised of four sections:
a. Objectives
b. Methods
c. Results / Anticipated results
d. Conclusion
Please avoid use of specialized jargon and undefined abbreviations.
Do not include tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, references, or acknowledgements in the text of the abstract.
Abstracts should NOT exceed 250 words, excluding headings.
Each presenter is limited to the submission of one abstract as the first author.

The abstract review committee (composed of selected members of the FMGSS) will using a blind review process, selected members from FMGSS will perform peer review of abstracts using the following criteria:
1. Does the title succeed at presenting the content of the abstract?
2. Does the abstract make a clear statement about the purpose of the research and the research question?
3. Does the abstract clearly describe how the research was/is being undertaken?
4. Does the abstract give a concise summary of the (expected) findings?
5. Does the abstract indicate the value/implications of the findings?
6. Is the abstract well written in terms of language, grammar, structure, clarity, etc.?
7. Does the abstract adhere to the limit of 250 words?

FORM OPENS: January 14th, 2019
DEADLINE: March 8th, 2019 at 11:59 PM
NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS: Week of April 22nd, 2019

Name *
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McGill Email *
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Are you a graduate student in the Department of Family Medicine? *
If you responded no to the previous question, please specify your program and/or department
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Indicate your year of study *
Eg. MSc1, PhD3, MDCM2, etc
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Abstract title (maximum 140 characters) *
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List all authors. Presenter should be the first author *
E.g., Doe, J. (1); Smith, J (2).; Paul R. (3) etc.
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Author affiliations *
Number affiliations according to author. Eg. (1) Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. Affiliations should not be referred to by acronyms but must be spelt out.
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Indicate the area/theme that best reflects your research
Abstract (maximum 250 words) *
To facilitate peer review, abstracts must follow a structured format consisting of a) Objectives, b) Methods, c) Results/Anticipated Results, d) Conclusions. Do not include tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, references, or acknowledgements. We suggest preparing your abstract in a word processing software such as Microsoft Word and copying the text into the box below.
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