Abstracts & Themes


Submission deadline: Friday, October 27th, 2017 noon CST

Abstract submissions must follow the guidelines posted on the website and must include a completed registration form. Abstracts can be submitted via www.cnprm.org after the summer. Authors will be notified by mid December 2017 of abstract acceptance, presentation form and time. Please click here to get in touch with us if you are not notified by the third week of December.


Oral Presentations

Presentations will be 10 minutes in duration, allowing 5 additional minutes for questions.


Poster Presentations

All accepted posters will be posted for viewing at the Wednesday or Thursday evening poster sessions. Presenters are expected to be at their posters. The format will be a mix and mingle, question and answer style. Posters must not exceed 54” wide and 36” high.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form 

All presenters (oral or poster) must complete and submit the Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Form on / before January 3, 2018. The intent of this disclosure is to promote transparency and allow the audience to have complete information with which they can make their own judgements. You will be provided with the COI Disclosure Form when you are notified of your abstract acceptance, presentation form and time.


Themes and theme conveners


Convener: Meghan Azad, Dept. of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba  


Maternal Fetal Medicine

Convener: Jon Barrett, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Toronto


Neonatal Clinical/Epidemiology

Convener: Abhay Lodha, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Calgary


Neonatal Neurosciences

Co-convener: Jong Rho, Dept. of Pediatrics, Clinical Neurosciences, Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary

Co-Convener: Gregory A. Lodygensky, Department of Paediatrics, Université de Montréal


Neonatal Physiology and Therapeutics   

Convener: Pascal Lavoie, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia


Nursing/Midwifery Research

Convener: Shahirose Premji, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary


Perinatal Epidemiology

Convener: KS Joseph, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of British Columbia


Placental & Fetal Physiology

Convener: Venu Jain, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Alberta


Reproductive Sciences

Convener: Serge McGraw, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Université de Montréal