I am a Manitoba Participant, how do I enter the National Poster Competition?
I am a CIHR (National) Participant, how do I register?
How do I apply for travel funding?
How do you decide who receives travel funding?
What if I am not selected to receive travel funding?
How will I receive my travel funding/what is required for payment?
What size will the poster boards be?
Will there be internet access at the forum?
What is Eduroam?
How to use Eduroam
What's the catch...how can all this good stuff really be free?
How do I apply and submit my abstract?
Is there a specific format the abstract must follow?
Major Awards
    Who is eligible for a Major Award? 
    How do I apply for a Major Award? 
    How do I apply for the Drewry Award?


 

I am a Manitoba Participant, how do I enter the National Poster competition?
Students from Manitoba are selected from the participants in the Manitoba Poster Competition.

I am a CIHR (National) Participant, how do I register?
You must be selected by your Faculty for participation in the CIHR National Poster Presentation - please contact your Associate Dean of Graduate studies to be considered for selection. Your nominator must complete a nomination form on your behalf. A link to the nomination form can be found on the 'CIHR Poster Presentation' page prior to registration each year.

How do I apply for travel funding?
All national participants' who have submitted their registration form and abstract prior to the deadline will be considered for travel funding.  Every national participant will receive an email indicating if they have been selected to receive travel funding or not.

How do you decide who receives travel funding?
In an effort to keep this process as fair as possible, CIHR helps by selecting participants from across the breadth of their institutes and across the country.

What if I am not selected to receive travel funding?
If a participant is not selected to receive travel funding from us, we suggest they contact their home institution as many have funding set aside to help offset travel costs.

How will I receive my travel funding/what is required for payment?
If you are selected to receive funding, please book your travel and accommodations as indicated on our 'travel' page. You will receive a cheque in the mail to the address provided during registration following the event. There is no receipt submission required to receive your funding however you must check in at the registration desk prior to the CIHR Poster Presentation.

What size will the poster boards be?
The post-able size of the poster boards is four feet high by four feet wide (4' x 4') for each participant. Please ensure your poster does not exceed 4' wide or you will encroach on the next participant's space. You may attach your posters with tacks or velcro (not provided).

Will there be internet access at the forum?
Yes, participants will be able to access their wireless using Eduroam.

What is Eduroam?
Eduroam (education roaming) is a roaming wireless access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, faculty and staff from participating institutions to securely access the Internet when visiting other participating institutions using their home credentials.

How to use Eduroam?
Please visit the Eduroam website for instructions on how to get set up.

What's the catch… how can all this good stuff really be free?
Our sponsors, and most notably the CIHR, know the importance of recognizing excellent research trainees in the Health Sciences, providing a venue for their interaction and making it accessible. Please thank them for their valuable support (without it, this would not be possible)!

How do I apply and submit my abstract? 
Please visit either the Manitoba Presentation & Awards or CIHR (National) Presentation tab. These pages will be updated prior to registration opening to include the registration links.

Is there a specific format the abstract must follow?
Please follow example of sample formatting below*:


Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Reovirus-Infected Cells

Alicia R. Berard1, 2, John P. Cortens2, Oleg Krokhin2, Alberto Severini1, 3, Kevin M. Coombs1, 2

1University of Manitoba
2John Buhler Research Centre
3National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Introduction: Lacking independent metabolism, viruses require a host cell to provide necessary components for replication…

Methods: The SILAC method allows for a more complete determination of the cell's proteome. 293 cells were adapted into different SILAC media and infected with the TIL strain of reovirus at MOI of 7 PFU/cell. Infected cells were harvested…

Results: The 2-D LC/MS method identified 3001 and 3079 proteins, respectively, from the 6 and 24hpi T1Linfected samples – approximately 3-fold more than were identified by the SDS-PAGE method. 356 proteins were found to be…

Conclusion: SILAC is an effective way of generating an overview of the host cell and viral interactions, which can lead to particular host cell pathways that are spe…

*Please do not use "all caps" or other auto-formatting techniques such as footnotes.

 


Major Awards (MB Students only)

Who is eligible for a Major Award?
 - all applicants must be registered at the University of Manitoba in the College of Medicine;
 - all applicants must have been or are currently registered in the current year. (the current academic year of the deadline);
 - both M.Sc. and Ph.D. students are eligible.

How do I apply for a Major Award?
Major Awards are restricted to Manitoba students. Please review the Terms of Reference then download and complete the application form by the deadline date indicated. Your thesis abstract should be a separate document. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Please ensure the application is as up-to-date as possible at the time of submission, we are not able to accept updated information after the submission deadline.

Regarding Publications: Please provide a list of publications and your specific contribution to each paper, as well as a copy of the first page of each publication with the title and author's name.

Regarding Letters of Reference: The letters should be addressed to: Chair, Major Awards Committee, 753 McDermot Avenue, Room A203, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 in a sealed, endorsed envelope. Alternatively, a PDF copy of the letter will be accepted if emailed directly from the Referee to srforum@umanitoba.ca

How do I apply for the Drewry Award?
The Drewry awardee is chosen from amongst the Major Award winners. Applicants for a Major Award will automatically be eligible for consideration for the Drewry.

 

 

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