At this time, we are inviting submissions for posters that address or explore challenges and opportunities for health system research and improvement through collaboration-based work that shows how learning communities were involved.


Submissions are welcomed from anyone who engages with any of the following groups:

  • researchers in universities, communities and clinical settings (including SPOR-funded entities and networks)
  • trainees
  • patients, including family representatives and informal care providers
  • health care professionals
  • health system administrators
  • health professional organizations
  • Indigenous communities and organizations


Successful submissions will outline:

  • how the above groups were engaged in the project
  • how the above groups collaborated to explore and find solutions for a health problem (i.e. How learning communities were considered, built and/or utilized in the project)
  • key learnings, enablers, and barriers encountered
  • how project findings were or will be implemented


Please note:

  • Students are encouraged to participate with their projects.
  • Submissions can be made for team-based projects during any stage of the project life cycle (i.e. conceptual, starting, midway, completion, implementation).
  • Selected posters will be displayed during the conference.
  • The submission selection committee will select a Winner, Runner Up and Honourable Mention to present on the conference main stage.
  • All applicants meeting submission criteria will be acknowledged in the conference program booklet.
  • Although we welcome multiple submissions, please note that only one submission per primary presenter will be successful.

More details




Call for submissions announcement Week of June 3, 2024
Submission portals open Week of June 17, 2024
Submission deadline August 11, 2024, 11:59pm PST (late submissions will not be considered)
Adjudication completed by the Submission Selection Committee September 20, 2024
Notification of acceptance September 26, 2024


Winner, Runner Up and Honourable Mention recipients will receive further instructions to prepare their presentations on this date.

Conference date November 14, 2024


Selection criteria

Each abstract will be adjudicated on:

  • Project background is clearly presented: definition of problem, methods, analysis, findings, implementation strategies.
  • Significance: the submission clearly demonstrates the relevance of the problem as it impacts the health and/or health research ecosystems.
  • How the different groups are engaged and work together to address the problem.
  • Mobilization of knowledge or implementation: the submission clearly identifies how learnings from the project were applied (or will be applied) and briefly identify its ultimate impact.
  • Completed projects or projects in-progress are welcome.

Adjudication process

Adjudication will be undertaken by a team comprised of the BC SUPPORT Unit’s four key partnership groups: patients, researchers, health care providers, and health system decision-makers.


Must be no longer than 600 words without charts or tables – text only. The 600-word count does not include the title of your project, your team members’ names/affiliations, abstract subheadings, acknowledgements, and references. More information about the sections to be included in the abstract will be available the week of June 17.