Electronic Poster Competition

The CSRT welcomes submission of electronic Posters in two categories:
(1) student respiratory therapists (for work done prior to entry to practice) and
(2) respiratory therapists and interprofessional colleagues in respiratory care.


Posters may present the results of a range of research approaches including original research, literature reviews, systematic or integrative reviews, quality improvement projects, reports on new programs, or case presentations. The presentation of your work at an educational conference is prestigious, and an acknowledgement of your professional status. It will contribute to your personal and professional development, and the work will provide you with credibility in the field. Poster abstracts are also considered for publication in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy. Being a presenter and a published writer is a marketable skill and it looks great on your résumé, helping to advance your career.

The winning poster in each category will receive $500. Throughout the CSRT Annual Conference, e-posters will be displayed on interactive monitors for viewing by attendees. 


Contest Rules

Submission Criteria
  1. Submissions from students must have been completed during the entry to practice educational period. Submissions from respiratory therapy students must include at least 80 per cent of their direct input/work. Assistance from faculty or other RRTs must be acknowledged and these individuals may be listed as co-authors.
  2. Work completed for degree completion after entry to practice (i.e. education undertaken as part of a post entry to practice program) must be submitted in the RT category.
  3. Submissions from respiratory therapists and their interprofessional colleagues must include at least 80 per cent of their direct input/work. Assistance from any commercial firm must be acknowledged.
  4. Names on the abstract must match the names of the authors and co-authors as they are displayed on the poster.
  5. Authors are responsible for covering expenses related to the preparation and presentation of posters. No expenses will be covered by the CSRT.
  6. At least one of the authors must be in attendance or participate in the conference at which the poster will be exhibited. Authors are responsible for registering for the conference and for expenses related to registration.
  7. Grant funded research projects are eligible provided non exclusion criteria apply.
  8. Posters must clearly disclose conflicts of interest/funding sources.

Eligibility Exclusions
  1. The following individuals are not eligible to win the poster presentation competition (however, they may submit a poster to contribute to the overall event): members of the CSRT Board of Directors, association employees, and CSRT members who are employed by manufacturers or distributers of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, accessories or supplies in the field of respiratory therapy. 
  2. Research sponsored by a manufacturer or distributer of medical equipment, pharmaceutical company, or companies involved in the manufacture or distribution of pharmaceuticals, accessories or supplies in the field of respiratory therapy is not eligible to win the poster presentation competition, however may be displayed in the poster presentation competition at the discretion of the CSRT.
  3. Posters that are not submitted in the correct format will not be accepted. Please refer to the Poster Guidelines.

Submission Process

Please complete/submit the entry form by APRIL 15, 2024. Submit by using the form below (form is only up while submissions are being accepted).

Posters can only be submitted by one of the authors.

Withdrawal from Competition

Applicants who for any reason must withdraw from the Poster Presentation should advise conference@csrt.com at least seven (7) days prior to the deadline for submissions.

Judging and Grading

Entries are examined by a panel of three volunteer judges. To ensure impartiality, the identity of judges is kept confidential.

Individual critique forms will be completed to assess the following areas:

  • Educational Value
  • Technical Accuracy
  • Logical Presentation
  • Originality of Presentation
  • Visual Impact

Poster Creation and Display

Please refer to the Poster Guidelines.


Authors assume full responsibility for the content of their abstracts and e-posters.

Presentation of Poster Competition Prizes

The Poster Competition winners will be announced in May. If more than one person is involved with the development of a winning exhibit, a letter of congratulations will be sent to all co-authors. The prize will be administered to the person who submits the poster.