UPDATE: Deadline for Abstracts Has Been EXTENDED to Friday September 18, 2020


Dear Department Members,

Due to overwhelming requests, the abstract submission deadline has been extended by an additional week to Friday September 18th

We ask faculty, residents, fellows, students and trainees who wish to present their work on Research Day to please submit their abstracts using the online Abstract Submission Form by the closing date of Friday September 18th.


Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Go to the online Abstract Submission Form and upload a copy of your abstract as a single PDF file by September 18th
  • Your abstract must include a descriptive title, and all authors and their affiliated institutions
  • The body of your abstract should not exceed 250 words, and should include:
      • Research Objectives
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Conclusions



Participants must also submit their electronic posters (in PowerPoint format) to Lilla Berry at psychiatry.headasst@ubc.ca by Wednesday September 30th.

ePoster Submission Guidelines

  • Your electronic poster must be in PowerPoint, for presentation on the online poster gallery and voting
  • Please send your ePoster to Lilla Berry at psychiatry.headasst@ubc.ca by September 30th. If you have a brief audio file you would like to include, please also submit this with your ePoster. Further information and instructions regarding audio files will be posted soon on the UBC Psychiatry Research Day web page.



  • Lighting Talk Presentations are short 5-minute presentations (usually 3.5 minutes of speaking, plus 1.5 minutes for questions). Click here to learn more.
  • Please indicate on the Abstract Submission Form if, in addition to presenting an ePoster, you wish to be considered to present a Lightning Talk during our Virtual Research Day.
  • If selected for a Lightning Talk Presentation, the presenter must prepare a brief PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 5 slides. Please submit Lightning Talk slides to psychiatry.headasst@ubc.ca by the September 30th deadline.



Stay tuned for the online Attendee Registration Form and further details coming soon!


If you have questions regarding submission of your abstract or ePoster, or for general inquiries regarding the 2020 Virtual Research Day, please contact Margaret Koshi, Manager of Communications and Partnerships, at margaret.koshi@ubc.ca.