ABSTRACT FORM - Sample is below

Call For Abstracts

General Information

  1. Complete the Abstract Submission Form online or use the PDF
  2. The number of abstracts an individual may submit may be limited depending on space availability. One of the authors must deliver the oral presentation. In the case of a poster, one of the authors must be present at the poster session that poster is assigned to.
  3. Accepted abstracts will be published in the meeting abstract book and on a CD. Editorial changes will be accepted at the discretion of the scientific committee.
  4. Abstracts should relate to one of the five themes of the meeting:
    1. Programme design/Quality Management
    2. Multi-Residue Methods of Analysis & Validation
    3. Current International (Global) Initiatives
    4. Novel Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Residue Control
    5. Risk Assessment/ Risk Management for Residue Programmes
  5. The abstract does not have to be from a completed piece of work. Works in progress will also be considered.


Presentation Format

  1. Technical – Oral presentations
  2. Oral presenters will be scheduled for a 15 minute presentation, with a two to four minute discussion period. LCD projectors will be available and computers will be supplied. Presentations must be prepared in PowerPoint 2010
  3. Poster

Free standing boards will be provided for poster presenters. The boards will be portrait format 36” high x 55” wide (90 cm x 140 cm). Handouts may be used, but audiovisual equipment will not be available. Some pins will be available, but presenters are encouraged to bring their own.
All posters should include the title and author information.
Poster set up is Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and posters will remain up throughout the workshop. Removal is at noon on Friday. There will be two poster sessions, one on Weednesday and one on Thursday. Presenters must be present at their allotted time.

Instructions for preparing Abstracts

  1. All abstracts must be written in clear and concise English.
  2. Title – should be short and descriptive. The title should be in bold font
  3. Authors – All the authors should be listed, with first (given) name or initials followed by surname. The presenting author should be in bold font.
  4. Presenter name and address. Please list the full name and title of the presenter, along with their full postal address, including department, institution and full postal address (including postal code). Telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses should also be included.
  5. Format preferred. Please indicate whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred. The scientific committee reserves the right to make the final determination of the presentation format.
  6. Theme. Five themes will be used by the scientific committee to organise the posters and technical sessions. Please indicate which theme the abstract is most suitable for. The themes are: 
    1. Programme design/Quality Management
    2. Multi-Residue Methods of Analysis & Validation
    3. Current International (Global) Initiatives
    4. Novel Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Residue Control 
    5. Risk Assessment/ Risk Management for Residue Programmes
  7. Abstract length. The abstract is to be on more than 250 words. If submitted using the on-line form, the abstract will be truncated at 250 words. No matter the submission method used, abstracts over 250 words will be returned to the submitting author for editing. Re-submissions will be accepted until the deadline for abstracts (February 27, 2015). Re-submissions after this date will not be considered.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts will be received until February 27, 2015. Abstracts may be submitted online or by using the PDF, and e-mailing it to Saskval@inspection.gc.ca.  An e-mail confirming receipt of submission will be sent, and notification of acceptance will be sent by February 27, 2015.

Abstracts submitted to the SaskVal workshop will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.

Abstracts should be in the following format:


Provides background, statement of problem, or basis of the study.

2-3 sentences


State purpose or objectives of the study

2–3 sentences


The methodology described should be specific enough that researchers in the same field would understand the basic experimental design or approach.

2-3 sentences


Summarize the results obtained in the study.

2-3 sentences


State the significance of the findings at they relate to the specific theme of the meeting

1-2 sentences

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the abstract being rejected.






Family Name or SURNAME
Title: First or Given Name
Full Mailing Address
City Province / State
Postal / Zip Code Country
Tel Fax
Title of paper
Presentation type requested Oral Poster
Workshop Theme


Abstract Title
(250 Words)