Submissions Closed

Conflict of interest

To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor, you must disclose any conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of your presentation. This includes relationships with any company whose products or services are related to the subject matter of your presentation. This policy is not intended to prevent a presentation and the information you disclose will not influence the review of your abstract.

Abstracts that are submitted must NOT have been previously presented in Canada at a public meeting or conference. Abstract or data presented at an international conference may be submitted, provided that it will not have been published in full before the Conference.


  • To facilitate peer review, applications MUST be submitted using the template and be submitted electronically.
  • The abstract document MUST BE in WORD format. Any other file type CANNOT be accepted.
  • Use short, specific titles and standard abbreviations.
  • Submitting authors certify that all co-authors/co-presenters agree to the submission.
  • Application may be submitted in either official language.
  • Keep a copy of your submission for your records.


  • Each submission will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • Final decisions regarding acceptance will be made by the Scientific Committee.
  • Submitters will be notified of the decision before September 20, 2016.
  • All speakers who present must be registered for at least one day of the conference in order to be included in the conference program.
  • An LCD data projector, microphone, computer (PC), screen and an audio-video connection are included as part of the standard audio visual package in each session room. Additional equipment will be at the presenter’s expense.
  • Accepted abstracts and PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the CIC conference website.