Call for Abstracts & Travel Awards

Call for Abstracts

CSEM Endocrine Resident Clinical Vignettes and Research Projects Session

What: You can submit either of the following:

  1. a clinical vignette (interesting case) for oral (7-minute presentations with 3-minute period for questions) or poster presentation (for clinical trainees)
  2. an overview of a proposed or in-progress basic science or clinical/translational research project for poster presentation (for research trainees, including PhD candidates)

Note: Completed research projects or clinical series should be submitted through the general Diabetes Canada/CSEM abstract submission route.

When: During the 2017 CSEM/Diabetes Canada Professional Conference and Annual Meetings, Edmonton, AB. Exact time and venue to be announced.

Where: Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre Exact venue to be announced.

How: To submit an abstract, use the Resident Abstract Submission Platform. This platform includes: (1) abstract submission form, (2) travel assistance form, and (3) disclosure of conflicts of interest form.

Deadline: Midnight, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 with no exceptions!

Why: Great fun, stimulating discussion, good practice, professional development, as well as the chance to win a Dr. Sonia Salisbury Award for the oral session, and either the Dr. John Dupré Award or the Dr. Charles Hollenberg Award for the poster sessions!

History: Abstracts from past Resident Clinical Vignettes and Research Projects are available here.


Travel Assistance for Attendees and Presenters

For 2017, travel assistance will be available for subspecialty residents who are wishing to attend the 11th Annual Residents Review Course and the 2017 CSEM Professional Conference and 20th Annual Meeting.

Travel funding is available to residents in accredited Endocrinology & Metabolism training programs in Canada who are CSEM members. To join the CSEM (free for residents!), please follow this link.

Priority for travel assistance will be given to those subspecialty residents who will be presenting a poster or oral abstract for the Resident Clinical Vignettes and Research Projects session (see above).

Requirements for applicants:

  1. applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Endocrinology & Metabolism training program in Canada at the PGY4 or PGY5 level
  2. applicants must be registered to the 11th Annual Residents Day Review Course
  3. applicants must be outside Alberta
  4. applicants must be a CSEM Member (resident membership is free, click here)

How: To apply for travel assistance, use the Resident Abstract Submission Platform. This platform includes: (1) abstract submission form, (2) travel assistance form, and (3) disclosure of conflicts of interest form. Contact the CSEM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any question about eligibility.

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, October 1, 2017 with no exceptions!

The amount for the travel assistance will be dependent on the number of attendees and will be prorated for distance traveled. The maximum amount of travel assistance will be determined closer to the time of the conference. The resident will be required to save all original travel receipts, boarding passes and hotel bills and submit them to the CSEM. The deadline for sending in receipts for reimbursement is Wednessday, January 3, 2018 with no exceptions!

Please note that Diabetes Canada also offers travel assistance for trainees (MDs and PhDs) who will be presenting a scientific poster or oral presentation at the 2017 CSEM/Diabetes Canada Professional Conference and Annual Meetings. Further information is available on their website.