Poster Presentation Awards Program

We are inviting students and respiratory therapists to submit a poster presentation to be displayed during the CSRT Annual Education Conference in Vancouver May 24-26th! We are accepting 15 entries in each category (student and RT). The top two posters will win $500 each. Abstracts may be published in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy (CJRT) at the discretion of the editorial board.

Why should I enter? The presentation of your work at an educational conference (and publication in a peer-reviewed journal) is very prestigious, and an acknowledgement of your professional status. It will enrich your personal and professional development, and the work will provide you with credibility in the field. Being a presenter and a published writer is a marketable skill and it looks great on your résumé, helping to advance your career.

How do I get started?

Step 1: Check out the rules below, and make sure you will be available to present should you be accepted.
Step 2: Write an abstract
Step 3: Submit your entry form by April 3rd 2018
Step 4: Create your poster
Step 5: Present your work in Vancouver May 24-26th!




Submission Criteria

Submissions from students must have been completed during the educational period and must be entered while enrolled in an RT education program. Submissions from respiratory therapy students must include at least 80 per cent of their direct input/work. Assistance from faculty or other RRTs must be acknowledged and these individuals may be listed as co-authors.

Submissions from respiratory therapists must include at least 80 per cent of their direct input/work. Assistance from any commercial firm must be acknowledged.

Presenters are responsible for covering expenses related to the preparation and presentation of posters as well as cost associated with travel, accommodations and registration. No expenses will be covered by the CSRT.

Please note that due to space restrictions, we can only accept 15 posters in each category. If we receive more than 15 application in either category, the judges will assess the merits of each entry according to the criteria below, and select the best 15 posters in each category to be accepted to present at the conference.

Eligibility Exclusions

The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the poster presentations: members of the CSRT Board of Directors, association employees, and CSRT members who are employed by manufacturers of medical equipment, accessories or supplies in the field of respiratory technology.

Submission Process

Please complete the entry form by April 1st, 2018. You may submit by email, fax (613-521-4314), or mail:
Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
Attn: Poster Presentation Awards Program
201-2460 Lancaster Rd.,
Ottawa ON K1B 4S5

Withdrawal from Competition

Applicants who for any reason must withdraw from the Poster Presentation should advise at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the conference.


Entries are examined by a panel of three volunteer judges. To ensure impartiality, the identity of judges is kept confidential. A minimum of 75 percentage points must be attained before a winner will be declared. Individual critique forms will be completed to assess:

Area (Grading)

Educational Value (40%)
Technical Accuracy (25%)
Logical Presentation (15%)
Originality of Presentation/Visual Impact (20%)

Poster Creation and Display

Participants are responsible for their poster presentation. Posters will remain on display for the duration of the CSRT Annual Education Conference. Presenters are required to install their own exhibits or, if unable to comply with this requirement, may delegate the responsibility to another individual (except exhibit judges). Instructions regarding the exact times that exhibits must be installed and dismantled will accompany the acknowledgement of your acceptance to the program. We ask you to spend some time by your poster during the coffee and lunch breaks so that you might be able to answer questions from delegates and judges.


Exhibitors assume full responsibility for their exhibit and the CSRT is not responsible for any loss or damage. CSRT will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of exhibits while on display.

Presentation of Poster Presentation Awards

The Poster Presentation Award winners will be announced at the Presidents’ Banquet. If more than one person is involved with the development of a winning exhibit, a letter of congratulations will be mailed to all co-authors.

Submission of a poster presentation signifies acceptance of the regulations and of the intent of the regulations. Failure to comply with regulations could result in disqualification.

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