I am a Manitoba Participant, how do I enter the National Poster Competition?
I am a National Participant, how do I register?
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 National Participant, how do I register?
You must be selected by your Faculty for participation in the 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 'National  Poster Presentation' page prior to registration each year.

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 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 visit the 'Manitoba Presentation & Awards' tab on our website to review the Terms of Reference and download the application documents. 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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