Call for abstracts – CLOSED

A poster session complements the plenary sessions and workshops that make up the IBTN Conference. Poster abstracts will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

The IBTN Conference will be held from May 16 to 18, 2024, and is open to anyone registering to attend. The conference will include a poster session.

Authors whose posters have been selected will be asked to accept and confirm their attendance at the conference (either virtually or in person). Presenting Authors will then be required to register for the conference before the conference registration deadline (April 26, 2024).

  • Accepted Authors may be required provide a video or audio walk through of their poster presentation (no longer than 3 minutes). This recording will act as a guided presentation for attendees to watch or listen to while viewing the poster.
  • Posters will be available to view on the IBTN website with the option to leave and view comments.
  • Authors attending the conference in person may be asked to present their posters at specific times during the poster session(s). Dates and times to be announced.
  • IMPORTANT: Presenting Authors are encouraged to immediately inquire about the time required to obtain a visa from their country to travel to Canada, and plan their visa application accordingly.
  • All abstracts must be presented. If you are not able to attend, a coauthor can present the abstract on your behalf.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the best abstracts submitted by students. If you are a student and the person who presents your abstract is not a student, you will not be eligible for a student award.
  • Please note that the decision to accept an abstract is based on a peer-review process.

Timeline and Deadlines

Call for poster abstracts
October 30, 2023
Poster abstract submission deadline
January 26, 2024, 11:59PM Eastern time
Early bird registration period
January 29 to February 23, 2024
Notification for acceptance of poster abstracts
Week of February 19, 2024
Poster abstract author’s deadline for confirmation
March 11, 2024, 11:59PM Eastern time
Deadline to register for the conference
April 26, 2024

The deadline to submit an abstract has now passed.

Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or French (for those submitting in French, please refer to the Publication section)
  • Abstracts can be submitted in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .odt, .ott, .pdf, .rtf
  • The total length of the abstract should not exceed 1,750 characters (including spaces and excluding the authors and their affiliations).
  • All abstracts presenting a protocol must include the word “Protocol” in their title, and have the name of the trial registry, and the trial registration number included at the bottom of the abstract submission page. Unless they are registered protocols, abstracts need to include at least preliminary results. Non-registered protocols or abstracts without any results will not be accepted.
  • The name of the Presenting Author must be indicated in bold and the name of the Corresponding Author must be indicated with an asterisk.
  • Names of authors should be listed as “First Name” and “Last Name” followed by superscript numbers to refer to their affiliations, followed by their degree.
  • Affiliations must contain the following information in this exact order:
    1. Name of the university department, research center, and/or hospital center
    2. Name of the university
    3. City, Province/country
  • Corresponding Authors should also be clearly designated by name at the bottom of the page (not only at the top with an asterix).
  • The abstract must include the following clearly identified headings:
    • Abstract title
    • Authors, Author Titles and Affiliations
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Download a sample (PDF format) to help you prepare your submission. Or view the abstracts presented at the 2020 conference published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

The submission deadline is January 26, 2024, 11:59PM (Eastern time).

Publication of Abstracts

  • Abstracts will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • Authors submitting a French-language abstract can present their abstract in French or English at the conference. However, if they wish to have their abstract published, they will need to submit an English translation with their submission.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the IBTN team at