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Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for the Sentinel North Scientific Meeting 2019 is currently open to all. Please read the guidelines below before submitting an abstract.

The call for abstracts is now closed. Thank you!



Sentinel North welcomes any presentation that can contribute to a better understanding of the changes in the northern environment and their impacts on northern circumpolar residents and their health. The themes of the Sentinel North Scientific Meeting are closely related to the Sentinel North transdisciplinary research program, as outlined by its conceptual framework. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The complex systems and networks of the North
  • The impact of climate change on ecosystems, ecosystem services and northern infrastructure
  • Innovation in optics-photonics for monitoring extreme environments
  • The impact of light on northern ecosystems and societies
  • Microbiomes as sentinels for the environment and health in the North
  • Research in data management and predictive modeling
  • Optimizing knowledge transfer in a context of sustainable development and health in the North

In a transdisciplinarity effort, contributions involving researchers from the fields of natural sciences and engineering, health science, and humanities and social sciences are encouraged.



  • The call for abstracts is open to all (Université Laval and international researchers and students, research centres, current or potential partners of the program, private sector, etc.).

  • Each participant may submit a maximum of one abstract. Presentation formats are Oral, Poster, or both (on the same subject). Students can submit a "Blitz" abstract (3 minute oral presentation and poster).

  • Abstracts can be submitted in English or French. Please note that the meeting encourages the participation of national and international colleagues, and that English will be the working language during the event. Abstracts will not be translated.

  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent at the latest on July 10th, 2019.


Oral presentations

Oral presentations in plenary are approximately 15 minutes, including questions. Abstracts for oral presentations must be in the form of a text of no more than 500 words.


The posters are accessible throughout the meeting and are the subject of two dedicated sessions. Poster abstracts must be in the form of a text of no more than 500 words.

Graduate students registered at the meeting and whose poster abstract has been accepted may participate in the poster competition. Cash prizes of $1,000, $600 and $400 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively, and $250 will be awarded to honorable mentions. Prizes will be awarded on Wednesday's closing reception. You must indicate your interest in entering the contest at the time of submitting your poster abstract.

Student Blitz

This hybrid format is available to students only and consists of a scientific poster and a short oral presentation of it. Oral presentations in Blitz are 3 minutes long and take place in plenary. Abstracts for Blitz must be in the form of a text of 500 words maximum.



  • Submissions are made via the online submission tool (see the link below).

  • Before submitting an abstract, you will need to create a profile with valid email address and password.

  • You will be able to save your session and make changes to your abstract until the deadline, provided that it has not been submitted for evaluation.

  • An email confirming the receipt of each abstract will be forwarded to the email address provided.


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