To submit an abstract, please visit our web form 

Poster Session 

Open to 1st year Ph.D. students and MSc. students in their final term.

Guidelines for creating your research poster:

  1. Each poster board will have an area of  5′ x 3′ (152 cm by 91 cm)
  2. Less is more when it comes to text! Any text you do have needs to be legible from ~6 feet away.
  3. Include a title and all authors at the top of your poster
  4. Present a brief introduction, goals, experimental details, conclusions, and references in a logical and clear sequence. Keep it as concise as possible.
  5. A poster should contain the highlight of your work. Therefore, more photos/figures and diagrams (with legible axes and titles) are preferred over texts.
  6. Make it visually appealing: colour is preferred over black and white. Use accessibility-friendly colours, e.g. avoid pairing red and green elements.


Click on the link below to see a sample poster template

DESC Poster_Template


Oral Presentations

3rd through 6th+ year Ph.D. students

The oral presentation will be 12 minutes long with 3 minutes for a Q&A period after each presentation.

The deadline to submit your abstract is June 6, 2024, at 11:59 pm. 

Optional Figure Submissions:

Along with your written abstract, you can also submit a figure (diagrams, graphs, flow charts, equations, etc), as a single file less than 30MB that provides a graphical description of your research. These must be in black and white.

Submission web form