Call for Proposals
Blau Syndrome Research Symposium
June 25-27th, 2020
Royal Roads University, Victoria BC
2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
February 16, 2020
Proposals for the 2020 conference may be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM PST
March 15, 2020
Presenters will be notified on status of proposal
June 25-27, 2020
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, clinical research, and advocacy.
II.Guidelines for Submission and Deadlines
Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST on February 16, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider the Guidelines for Submission prior to submitting your proposal. Presenters will be scheduled on June 25 or June 26, 2020.
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 email@example.com. The lead presenter will be notified of the decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the proposal by March 15, 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:
This 45-minute lecture session is open to those interested in presenting their scholarly, research-based, or creative activities. Lectures will be categorized for target audiences of medical professionals/scientists and patients/advocates. Please provide 30 minutes for the lecture and 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end of the session.
This 45-minute poster session is open to those interested in presenting their scholarly, research-based, or creative activities. Graduate or undergraduate students presenting 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. Posters will be categorized as clinical, translational research or patient experience/quality of life.
Participate in a 45-minute panel session with a panel of speakers with a related interest. Panel discussions will center on 1) therapeutic challenges in Blau, 2) understanding disease mechanism, and 3) disease impact on patient and family.
V.Review of Proposals and Criteria
All proposals receive a review by Foundation Board Members and the Foundation Medical Advisory Board as needed.
General criteria for review:
Significance to the field
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.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org