Call for Abstracts

Have you heard? The 2023 Lupus Ontario Annual Symposium Call for Abstracts has launched!

Our annual event brings together our diverse Ontario lupus community including:

  • Rheumatologists and Family Physicians
  • Nurses & Allied Health Practitioners
  • Researchers, Patients & Caregivers

The theme this year is Caring for All. Known as the disease of a thousand faces, we will highlight the disparities in diagnosing and treating lupus including:

  • Ethnicity and issues of race in lupus diagnosis
  • Caring for lupus patients in northern and rural Ontario
  • Growing-up with lupus: Transition from pediatric to adult care
  • Improving Access and Enhancing Care: Physician Education and Best Practices
  • And more!

Abstracts are being accepted for:

Panel & Discussion presentations:

Panel and discussion presentations provide a relaxed format where presenters exchange ideas and information in discussion for attendees. Discussions can range from the struggles of diagnosing lupus as a physician, research supporting treatment options and/or target a sub-group of the lupus community such as university students. Duration is a maximum of 30 minutes with a maximum of 5 presenters on the panel.

Oral Presentations:

Sessions up to 15 minutes in length for a maximum of 2 presenters to share experience, knowledge, research.

Poster Presentations:

Poster presentations allow for one-on-one conversations between poster authors and symposium attendees. Poster presentation will be on display in our virtual Exhibitor Hall where authors and attendees can also interact virtual to exchange ideas, research and more!

Date of Symposium: October 21st, 2023
Deadline for symposium submissions: August 11th, 2023

If you cannot present at the symposium in October but still would like to submit an abstract, we would love to invite you to submit and be part of our webinar and/or podcast events!

Please submit abstracts to:
Email subject line: “2023 Abstracts”

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  • Abstracts will be accepted in English;
  • Headings: Abstract title, Authors and Affiliations, Introduction/Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion, and References;
  • The total length of the abstract should not exceed 750 words (word limit applies to the Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion; Title, Authors and References are excluded from the word count). Text only (no graphics, images or tables are allowed in the abstract body);
  • Supporting files (up to 3) – only images (jpg, jpeg, or png with resolution 300 ppi, up to 10 MB) and videos (WMV video file – up to 50 MB) will be accepted for uploading.