This year, there will be no oral presentations but the poster presentations are maintained (with two types of presentation formats – short and long), in order to continue to share the great research conducted at the QCBS… so you can start preparing your abstracts !

Abstract submission instructions

There are three options to present at the symposium this year: short poster (fits on one page) and long poster (maximum of 5 slides). Abstracts for posters should be submitted through the online symposium registration form at the latest on November 25 at 4pm

  • Abstract acceptance announcement: TBD.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
  • Tables or figures should not be submitted with the abstract.
  • The presenting authors must submit their abstract when registering for the conference.

Sending an abstract recognizes the right of the QCBS to publish the abstract on its website unless an exemption is claimed in writing in advance.

If you self-identify as belonging to a visible minority, you can highlight it during manuscript submission.


Posters should preferably be sent in .jpeg or .png format. If this is not possible, a pdf document is also allowed. Posters must be sent by December 1, 2021 at, with “Poster 2021_your name in the object of your message. Posters will be presented LIVE through the Gather platform, thus you must attend the conference if you submit a poster.  


Posters may be written and presented in English or French. Short posters should fit on one page, whereas long posters consist of a maximum of five slides.

Posters format is free this year as it does not have to be printed! But keep in mind that you may want to re-use this poster in the future.

If you have a question, you can contact the organizational committee at with “Poster question”.

Posters should be in .jpeg, png (to be placed on the Gather platform) or in pdf (in that case we will upload them on the QCBS website and provide you a link to use during your presentation).

Posters will be evaluated as they were the previous years. Evaluation form for poster presentation will be made available (.pdf).