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  Mail: Cure Blau Syndrome Foundation 1138 Old Esquimalt Rd.   Victoria, BC  Canada V9A4X6

Request for Speaker Proposal

Blau Syndrome Symposium June 25 - 27, 2020

We are accepting proposals for symposium speakers. Researchers, medical doctors, community members, and patients are encouraged to share their research, expertise, and experience.

I. General Information:

The Cure Blau Syndrome Foundation and associated sponsors are hosting the inaugural Research Symposium at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Patients, medical doctors, scientists, and advocates will be collaborating on pertinent issues including quality of life, advancements in treatment, disease progression, and advocacy.


II. Guidelines for Submission and Deadlines:

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST on March 1st, 2020 to Please consider the Guidelines for Submission prior to submitting your proposal. Presenters will be scheduled on June 25 or June 26, 2020.

III. Notification

 Only the proposal organizer will receive an email confirmation when a proposal has been successfully submitted online. If you do not receive a confirmation email message, contact  The lead presenter will be the only person notified of the decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the proposal by March 15th, 2020. The lead presenter must notify all participants of the proposal’s acceptance, scheduled time and date of the session, and other relevant information when this information is received.

IV. Types of Submissions

The following types of proposal submissions will be accepted. Please indicate your preference and we will do our best to accommodate your selection:

Lecture Session: This 45-minute lecture session is open to those interested in presenting their scholarly, research-based, or creative activities. Please provide 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end of the session.

Poster Session: This 45-minute poster session is open to those interested in presenting their scholarly, research-based, or creative activities. Graduate or undergraduate students are asked to identify their affiliation with a college professor/faculty member in the presentation. Presenters must display their work on provided poster boards and answer attendee questions.

Panel Speaker: Participate in a 45-minute panel session with a panel of speakers with a related interest.

Round Table:  Lead a small group discussion on your scholarly, research-based, or creative activities in a ten-minute table discussion. Multiple groups will rotate through to learn about your topic.


V. Review of Proposals and Criteria

All proposals will be reviewed by Cure Blau Syndrome Foundation Board Members and the Medical Advisory Board. 
General criteria for review:

1. Significance to the field

2. Clarity of proposal

VI. Presenting at the Conference

All presenters are expected to make well-organized and coherent presentations on their specific content. Professional dress is required.  If presenting a poster, it is recommended that posters be 30x40 but power point slides displaying research data are acceptable.

Please fill in the download form fill pdf file below  and email your proposal to by midnight on March 1st. 

Call for Speaker Proposal 2020.pdf