We are pleased to announce that the 2021 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day will take place online on Thursday June 3rd 2021! In previous years, the UBC Psychiatry Annual Research Day provided an opportunity for Department members from across various sites, disciplines and experience levels to listen, learn, network, and interact.

With physical distancing measures still in place due to COVID-19, our 2021 Virtual Research Day event will once again bring Department members together online, and showcase all the exciting and innovative research being conducted across Department and beyond.




We ask faculty, residents, fellows, students and trainees who wish to present an electronic poster for Research Day to please submit their abstracts using the  online Abstract Submission Form by the closing date of Sunday April 25th, 2021 (11:59 PST).

Please note: This year, abstracts will NOT be circulated or published online.


  • Go to the online Abstract Submission Form and upload a copy of your abstract as a single PDF file by Sunday April 25th, 2021
  • Your abstract must include:
    • A descriptive title
    • All authors and their affiliated institutions
    • Funding source (if applicable)
  • The body of your abstract should not exceed 300 words, and should include:
    • Research Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions


  • Lighting Talk Presentations are short presentations, with a brief Q&A session from attendees to the presenters (usually 3.5 minutes of speaking plus 1.5 minutes for questions)
  • 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 also prepare a brief PowerPoint presentation with a maximum of 3 presentation slides (plus 1 cover slide). Please submit Lightning Talk slides to margaret.koshi@ubc.ca by the May 16th deadline.
  • If selected for a Lightning Talk, the presenter may opt out of presenting an ePoster.

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.