DeAbstract submission instructions

There are three options to present at the symposium this year: speed talks, long talks and posters. Abstracts for long talks, speed talks and posters should be submitted through the online symposium registration form at the latest on November 20th 2020 at 4pm. 

  • Abstract acceptance announcement: November 23rd, 2020.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
  • Tables or figures should not be submitted with the abstract.
  • The presenting author must submit his 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. There will be a specific prize in each category to increase the visibility of students from under-represented groups, including BIPOC students.

 

 

 

 

SPEED TALKS AND POSTERS SUBMISSION 

Speed talks must be pre-recorded, the questions will be LIVE (5 min total: 3min of presentation and 2min of questions). Recordings (3min; youtube link) of the speed talks must be sent by December 4th at 11:59 pm at csbq.qcbs.student@gmail.com, with “Speed talk 2020_your name in the object of your email.

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 4th at 11:59 pm at csbq.qcbs.student@gmail.com, with “Poster 2020_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.

 

Formats

Students who are in the early stages of an M.Sc. or Ph.D program and who have few results to present are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for a speed talk.

Speed talks are a novel and efficient format for presenting at a conference. At the QCBS symposium, each speed talk speaker will be given a maximum of 3 minutes. Speed talks can be supported by a very small number of slides (5-7 slides maximum) and should highlight important points of the research project such as its objectives, key findings, and one summary figure. Presentation of methodology and context should be kept minimal.

Presenters of speed talks can, and are encouraged to, also present a poster. Speed talks could then serve as an invitation to visit the poster and extend the discussion on the research project.

The title and abstract must be submitted in the same language (English or French) as the one that will be used in the oral presentation.

Slides must be written in the other language (English or French). Consult the list of glossaries and dictionaries for help with translating biodiversity terms.

If you have a question, you can contact the organizational committee at csbq.qcbs.student@gmail.com with “Speed talks question”.

Posters may be written and presented in English or French.

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 csbq.qcbs.student@gmail.com 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).

Due to the few slots for long oral presentations, they will be reserved for finishing students (MSc and PhD students in their last year) and we may have to implement the “first arrived, first served” rule.

An oral presentation should last at maximum 12 minutes and will be followed by 3 minutes of questions from the audience (LIVE). 

The title and abstract must be submitted in the same language (English or French) as the one that will be used in the oral presentation.

Slides must be written in the other language (English or French). Consult the list of glossaries and dictionaries for help with translating biodiversity terms.

The presentations will be LIVE. Therefore, presenters must share their screen to show their PPT and must ensure to have a functional webcam and micro. It is recommended to have a pre-recorded presentation in case of technical problems. You should send us the youtube link of this prerecorded video at the latest on Wednesday the 13th December at 11:59 pm at csbq.qcbs.student@gmail.com, with “Oral presentations_your name” in the object of your message

Evaluation form for oral presentation will be made available (.pdf).