Respiratory Research Day

30th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day
Monday, June 3, 2019

Christie Lecture by Dr. David Gozal, University of Missouri School of Medicine
“Exosomes in Sleep Apnea: Personalized Biomarkers or Effectors of Morbidity”

Drs. Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre & Elspeth McConnell Atrium
1001 boul. Décarie, Montréal, QC, Block E

RSVP Deadline: May 30th
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15th


Clinical Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows & Graduate Students
Members of the MUHC Respiratory Division and RI-MUHC Respiratory Program

The aim of this research day is to provide a forum for the presentation of clinical, basic, and translational research by clinical and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. A prize will be awarded to the best presentation in each category. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected for either an oral or a poster presentation. 

All clinical fellows are welcome to present. Second year fellows are expected to present their results from their 6 months of research experience. New trainees are encouraged to present their research project proposals.

Oral Presentations:
Each presenter will have 15 minutes for their powerpoint presentation. Plan for ~10 minutes for your presentation which should cover an intro, hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions. Leave ~ 3-5 minutes for questions. Please come with your presentation on USB. Note: all orals will be judged together – so remember to make your presentation ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE and AVOID JARGON. Explain all clinical terms (fellows: remember to explain diseases and clinical procedures). Explain all scientific methods (basic trainees: not everyone does flow cytometry, so remember to describe your experiments and methods clearly). Your talks will be judged by PIs from a wide range of backgrounds.

Poster Presentations:
Poster pitch: The posters will be grouped into separate categories. During the poster session, each presenter will have 3 minutes to “pitch” their poster. PRACTICE THIS PITCH! The goal is not to read the poster, but to use this time to introduce yourself, your research, and your major outcomes in a succinct and clear manner.Each presenter will then have 3-4 minutes to answer questions and provide additional details about their research project. All posters are judged by your peers in your poster category. In essence, all presenters within a group will move from poster to poster together and take turns presenting and evaluating the poster. Once again, remember to make your presentation ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE and AVOID JARGON.

Maximum recommended poster size is 45”wide x 45”high. If your poster is already printed with larger dimensions, please let us know immediately.

Contact inga.murawski@mail.mcgill.ca if you have any questions