Abstract Submission

CRHRS conference has been changed

Because of unforeseen challenges, this year's scientific conference of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society will not be going ahead as planned. Instead, we are going to hold a virtual mini-conference via webinar on Monday, October 24th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (EDT).  The webinar will feature presentations by the conference's three planned keynote speakers along with Q &A sessions. The webinar will conclude with the Society's Annual General Meeting. In addition, we will be curating a special, enhanced issue of our e-newsletter in which we will, if their authors give us authorization, publish the presentations and posters that would have been presented at the conference. If you wish to have your presentation or poster web-published in this fashion, please let us know by the end of July. We will then be in touch with you about the logistics for submitting your final version to us. We would be grateful if any presenter who is working with co-investigators on a presentation or poster can inform them of this change in plans.

Conference Topics

  • Environmental and Social Impacts on Rural and Northern Health
  • First Nations, Metís, and Inuit Health
  • Health Professionals in Rural & Northern Locations
  • Innovation in Rural Research Delivery & Strategies
  • Knowledge Translation Strategies
  • Multicultural Health and Rural Populations
  • Physical and Work Environments
  • Rural and Northern Health Front Line Workers
  • Rural and Northern Health Services Delivery
  • Rural Communities and Health
  • Rural-Urban Interface
  • Vulnerable Populations (e.g. Rural Senior’s and Children’s Health)
  • Other

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts are limited to 350 words. Please follow the requested format for title and authors as well. The web-based form will guide you through. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Submissions from students are actively encouraged.

Abstract Preparation Instructions


  1. Abstract must be in English, a maximum of 350 words. This limit includes the title and authors/affiliations. Your abstract must begin with the TITLE (capitalized), followed by the author(s) and affiliation(s) on the next line. The first author listed should be the one who will present the paper. Indicate the name and address of the institution where work was conducted.
  2. Scientific/technical abstracts should cover objectives, methods, results and conclusions. Do not include references. (It is NOT satisfactory to state: “The results will be discussed.”)
  3. Non-technical abstracts should contain objectives, discussion and conclusions.
  4. If you include tables, charts or figures in the abstract, you must reduce the number of words in your submission accordingly so that the final size of your abstract is similar to a 350-word abstract.
  5. All abstracts should be submitted electronically via web (www.usask.ca/pgbc.2013) If you cannot submit electronically, please contact the conference office for further instructions.
  6. Check off under which topics your proposed abstract presentation fits.


  1. Scientific/technical and non-technical abstracts will be evaluated in terms of relevance to the conference theme, originality and quality.
  2. Submission of overlapping or redundant abstracts from the same research group with closely related data is discouraged.
  3. Abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published or presented at a major national or international meeting prior to this conference.
  4. The Conference Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts on the basis of the submission criteria and on relative merit of the abstract.
  5. The Conference Scientific Committee will decide on the presentation format (oral or poster) of accepted abstracts. All Committee decisions regarding abstract programming are final.