The top 15 abstracts will be published in a special conference proceedings issue of the McGill Journal of Medicine.
ABSTRACT GUIDELINESSelected 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. Objectivesb. Methodsc. Results / Anticipated resultsd. ConclusionPlease 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.
EVALUATION CRITERIA 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, 2019DEADLINE: March 8th, 2019 at 11:59 PMNOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS: Week of April 22nd, 2019