Canada's first and only thrombosis research conference

Dear colleagues and friends, 

We are thrilled to invite you to the 4th Annual Conference on October 17 and 18, 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto, ON. This meeting will provide an invaluable educational and networking experience. Do not miss the opportunity to interact with and learn from top Canadian researchers in the field and to connect with more than 100 CanVECTOR members, including research trainees, basic and clinical research professionals, patient partners, healthcare providers, and industry and public agency partners. 

We look forward to hosting you at the Conference!

Deborah Siegal & Colin Kretz
Conference Co-Chairs 


Scientific abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentation at the conference.

Important dates

Abstract submission and registration opens: June 2019

 Abstract deadline: August 30, 2019

Abstract Submission Guidelines


1.     At least one of the authors must be a CanVECTOR member.

2.   The research/study should be in line with one of CanVECTOR's Science platforms: Clinical Trials & Shared Platforms, Quality of Care & Effectiveness Research, Translational/Basic Science Research.

3.  Feel free to submit abstracts that have been/will be presented at an international meeting (e.g., ISTH or ASH), but abstracts that have been presented at another national meeting are not eligible.

Submission Process

To submit an abstract, you must be registered to attend the conference. You can then navigate to 'Abstract Submissions' or submit through your Dashboard once logged into your account.

1.     To register to attend the conference, navigate to 'Register'.

2.     There is a $25 CAN submission fee.

3.     The presenting author is responsible for ensuring that the submitted abstract:

a.     has been reviewed and proofed by all authors

b.     does not include tables, figures or citations within the abstract text

c.      includes full names and affiliations for all authors, checked for accuracy and conformity to the requested format 

Abstract review

A committee of senior investigators will review the submitted abstracts and select four for oral presentation during the conference. Selected presenters will be notified at least four weeks in advance of the conference.

Abstract publication

The selected abstracts will be simultaneously published in the Thrombosis Research Journal SupplementIf you wish to opt-out from publication, contact us at 


All the submitted abstracts are eligible to be considered for poster presentation.

Instructions for posters 

  1. The poster boards will be in horizontal orientation only.
  2. Your poster must fit within the dimensions of the board, which is 4' x 8' (121 cm x 243 cm). Pins will be available on each board.
  3. Each poster will be assigned a number, which will be sent prior to the conference.
  4. The poster set up and tear down schedule will be sent to presenters via email before the conference. 
  5. It is expected that you stand by your poster during the poster session and share/discuss your work with those interested.
  6. Please ensure to use CanVECTOR branding on your poster. The CanVECTOR logo is available in various formats (abbreviated or full name, colour or black and white, transparent or white background, PNG or JPG). These may be accessed through the Members Portal or requested by email to Individuals who hold a CanVECTOR fellowship or Studentship award or an ERLI award must acknowledge support by the CanVECTOR Network in all oral and poster presentations.


University of Alberta
University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa
Memorial University
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Jewish General Hospital


Jewish General Hospital
University of Michigan

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225 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2X3

Our Event Apps

Using the event app, attendees can:
  • Sign up using the registration form
  • Update their profile
  • View program, attendees and speakers
  • View submitted abstracts
  • Manage their personal schedule and check-in to sessions
  • Set up 1-to-1 meetings with fellow attendees
  • Engage in discussions on the forum

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