GCI Trainee Research Day 2024

Gynecologic Cancer Initiative

GCI Trainee Research Day 2024

The Gynecologic Cancer Initiative’s annual Trainee Research Day will be hosted on June 17th, 2024. The GCI Trainee Research Day is an annual event to showcase and celebrate trainees in British Columbia who are conducting research on gynecologic cancers. 

Registration and abstract submission is now OPEN!

*Please note that if you are submitting an abstract you do not need to submit a separate registration*

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Schedule Overview

This year, we are delighted to be joined by Dr. Aline Talhouk, who will be delivering an engaging and inspiring keynote presentation . This will be followed by several oral and rapid fire trainee presentations throughout the day.

During lunch, there will be an Industry Q&A Panel open to trainees and all those interested in hearing our panelists speak on their transition from academia to industry. The day will then be wrapped up with a networking and poster session, as well as awards.

Call for Abstracts

All graduate trainees, undergraduate trainees, medical students, medical residents, clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows conducting gynecologic cancer research are encouraged to submit an abstract. You can submit an abstract for one of three types of presentations:

  • Poster: This option is for everyone including new trainees who do not yet have preliminary data to share. Trainees who are presenting posters must attend in person.
  • Rapid Fire: This option is for trainees to present their research regardless of the stage it is at. This is a good option for new trainees who are looking to foster their communication and presentation skills. A hybrid option is available, but speakers are encouraged to present in person.
  • Oral Presentation: These are 10 minute (7 minutes for presentation & 3 minutes for questions) oral presentations for trainees who have results to share. These presentations will be done on the main stage and will include a brief Q&A session. A hybrid option is available, but speakers are encouraged to present in person.  

Please note that depending on the amount of interest for the oral or rapid fire presentations, trainees may be asked to present a poster instead. If you have any questions or if you are unsure which category, you should submit an abstract to, please email halabis2@student.ubc.ca. 

We will be presenting several Gynecologic Cancer Initiative Trainee Presentation Awards. More information on the awards will follow.  

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstract submissions must not contain more than 400 words (not including the title and authors)
  •     -Structured abstracts for oral presentations should include: Title, Objectives(s), Study methods, Results ( not expected for Rapid Fire presentations),Conclusion(s)
  •     -Structured abstracts for posters should include: Title, Background, Study methods, Relevance
  • Abstract should be single-spaced and typed in 12-point size Times New Roman font.
  • Include authors’ names and affiliations immediately under the title with the presenter’s name underlined.
  • Spell out in full the first mention of any abbreviations, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  • No graphs or tables are allowed.
  • Do not include references in your abstract.

EXTENDED Abstract Submission Deadline:

May 20, 2024 @11:59pm PST