Call for proposals

The 96th Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) Annual Conference will be held in Toronto, June 6-8, 2019. Attendees include paediatricians and child and youth health professionals. The 2019 Annual Conference Committee is seeking submissions that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice and cognizant of issues of diversity and inclusion.

Please be sure to read the instructions for submission very carefully and prior to submitting.


Deadline: September 15, 2018

Notifications will be sent by November 2018.

The committee will review all submissions and make its decisions based on experience of the presenter(s), timeliness and relevance of the topic, general quality of the submission, usefulness of information, and potential to attract and engage conference attendees. In seeking to maintain an overall balance of topics, it is inevitable that the committee will be unable to accept some excellent submissions.

NOTE: A separate site is available for Section submissions. Contact to obtain the link.


Deadline: November 1, 2018

Notifications will be sent by January 2019.

Submission fee: A fee of $35 (CAD) will be charged for each scientific abstract submission.

NOTE: This call is for scientific, clinical and quality improvement abstract submissions. This does not include clinical case reports. Submissions that promote individual programs, institutions, or commercial materials are considered inappropriate.

Platform and Poster Guide



Prizes are awarded at the CPS Annual Conference to the best trainee research presentations in two categories. Principal authors must be present to receive these awards. To win, the principal (presenting) author must have had a key role in the design and execution of the work and be eligible under one of the following categories at the time research was completed:

Category 1. She/he is a: 

  • resident in the first three years of core paediatric training (PGY1, 2, 3 paediatrics) or a fourth general paediatric year (PGY4 paediatrics).
  • resident who has entered a fourth year of subspecialty training (PGY4 paediatric subspecialty) but completed research in core paediatric training years.
  • medical student. 

 Category 2. She/he is a:

  • resident in paediatric subspecialty training (PGY4, 5 or 6) or a clinical fellow in paediatric subspecialty training who has done this research as part of their program.


Awards are also available for the best subspecialty research abstracts presented by a trainee in the following areas: adolescent health, child and youth maltreatment, developmental paediatrics, mental health, neonatal-perinatal medicine, paediatric emergency medicine and respiratory health. Principal authors must attend the annual conference to receive their award.

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