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Call for Abstracts--National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly Annual Knowledge Exchange Student Poster Competition

Deadline (Extended) April 26, 2017

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is sponsoring a student poster competition at the 2017 Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange.

Toronto, Ontario
May 10, 2017
Hart House, University of Toronto

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a poster competition, presenting their graduate studies and/or research in aging. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified to present their poster to the audience during a 'poster viewing' session during the Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange, May 10th, 2017.

Posters will then be judged with students in attendance (mandatory) on the following criteria (criteria 1 to 4 being equally weighted):

  • Quality of the Research (clarity of theoretical¬† perspectives, method, sample, findings, discussion, limitations)
  • Merit of the Research (validity of conclusions, relevancy to field of aging, potential for application)
  • Quality of Abstract and Content (coherence, logical flow, grammar, spelling, concise abstract)
  • Demonstrated Understanding of the Student (recognition of limits of the study, familiar with research context)
  • Special Merit marks will be awarded for innovative, novel research projects.

Prizes will be awarded to the best Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD/ Professional Student poster. The winning posters will be posted on the NICE website. Professional students include those students from medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health and other programs.

To enter the competition, please submit your abstract through the ANKE Student Posters Webpage:

The deadline for submitting your abstract is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive notification by April 28th, 2017.

Please note that the maximum size for posters is 3' wide by 3' high. Accepted posters larger then this size will be disqualified from the poster competition.

A special reduced cost for poster printing has been negotiated with and Alicos Copy Centre. Printing costs of posters will not be covered. For further information on the poster competition or special printing costs please contact Raza M. Mirza via email at or via telephone at 416-978-2197.