Invitation to Submit anAbstract

Meeting participants are invited to submit an abstract for the poster portion of the conference and for consideration for an oral presentation.

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2019 at 5:00pm.

When submitting abstracts please indicate if your preference is poster only, oral presentation only, or poster or oral.

Submit abstracts to: bdixon@uwaterloo.ca


Abstracts should be single-spaced and contain a maximum of 250 words. They must be saved as a WordPerfect or Word document, using 12 point New Times Roman font or similar with 1” margins (left, right, bottom, top).

Abstracts should include the following information at the top: Title (uppercase letters), names of authors with the name of presenter underlined, and affiliation of authors. Example of author affiliation format:

John Black1, Mary Smith2, Peter Jones3. 1Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2John Hopkins School of Public health, Baltimore, MD, 3Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Abstracts should provide clear data and validated conclusions. They should consist of an introduction that presents the background of the study, a brief description of the methods employed, a summary of the results, and a statement of the conclusions.