Call for Abstracts

We are launching abstract submission for the 16th annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference on November 1, 2017

Stay tuned for more information.

How to Submit an Abstract

  • Abstracts must be submitted by visiting
  • The submission deadline will be announced in Fall 2017.
  • There is no cost to submit an abstract for consideration.

Abstract Eligibility

  • Abstracts can be submitted by students at any level of study, including graduate, professional, post-doctoral, and undergraduate.
  • Abstracts can be submitted on any topic related to health and wellness, including any topic addressing one of the Social Determinants of Health.
  • Abstracts can be submitted outlining any of the following project types:
    • research project proposals
    • ongoing research projects
    • completed research projects
    • evidence syntheses
    • secondary data analysis projects
  • Successful abstracts must be presented at the Crossroads Conference.
  • Submitters may only submit one abstract for which they were the sole or primary author.

Submission Formatting

  • The formatting requirements for abstracts are included in the submission form.
  • The university affiliation, degree program, and e-mail contact of the submitting author is required.
  • The submitting author must select whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred.
  • In some cases, two authors may present a research poster. An optional second presenter may be included in a submission for a poster presentation.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • The abstract title must be no more than 100 characters in length.
  • The abstract body must be no more than 1800 characters (approximately 250 words) in length.
  • Abstracts must follow a structured
  • Four headings must be used in the structured abstract. The Introduction and Methods must be included in abstracts for all project types. Depending on the type of project (eg. proposed or completed), the remaining headings can include Results or Anticipated Results, and Conclusions or Significance.
  • Abstract headings must be followed by a colon.
  • Five to seven keywords must be included in the abstract submission. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) are preferred wherever possible.