2023 Research Forum: Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Breast Cancer Symposium 2025 presents the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Forum. A showcase of breast cancer research from across Canada! High-quality, clinically relevant research in breast cancer is being completed all over Canada, and we want everyone to know about it. The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Forum is now accepting applications for poster presentations. Our goal is to highlight research from across the country that has already been acknowledged through peer review.

Important Dates

Friday, March 28, 2025 Submission Deadline
Friday, April 11, 2025 Notifications of Acceptance
Friday, May 2, 2025 Notification of Willingness to Present
Friday, May 23, 2025 Poster Presenters must have paid and registered to attend
Friday, May 30, 2025 Accepted posters must be received be submitted to CPD

Inclusion Criteria for Abstract

Please submit your research if, since April 1, 2022; it has been:

  • Accepted/presented as a poster or presentation at a provincial, national or international meeting.
  • Published in a peer-reviewed journal.

*Invitees may also submit a request to present an update on a multi-center trial or advertise a clinical trial.


  • Research is welcome on all topics related to breast cancer care
  • For this forum, we are only accepting submissions from within Canada. Presenting authors are allowed to present up to 2 poster abstracts. Abstracts must be submitted in 350 words or less.
  • Abstracts should contain the title, authors, background, methodology, results, and conclusion and be presented or published.
  • Presenters must register for the Symposium at the time of acceptance to present.
    • Note: registration for presenters who are residents and fellows will be waived
  • Final electronic posters will be requested after the Notification of Acceptance.

Electronic poster format

Poster format

Final posters can be in PDF (one page)

PDF posters

All posters must:

  • Fit on one page in portrait style (11” wide x 17” high).
  • Be in PDF format, include the following headings: Title, authors, acknowledgements
  • Background Methodology Results Conclusion

Video presentations will only be requested for the top 3 abstracts. The top abstracts will be selected by the Symposium Committee and presenters will be notified prior to the Symposium.

Video presentations

  • A pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation that must: be a maximum length of 3 minutes
  • be submitted in MP4 video format contain slides in 16:9 format
  • contain a maximum of five slides with content as follows:
    • Title, authors, acknowledgements
    • Background Methodology Results Conclusion