The 2020
Annual Meeting

June 19-20, 2020
We are Coming to YOU!

The 2020 COA / CORS / CORA Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts is closed.

Submission Guidelines

  • Step 1 of Submission Process = DISCLOSURE FIRST
    • You must complete your disclosure form first before submitting an abstract (this step only has to be completed once and will apply to all abstracts where you are listed as an author, coauthor or presenter).


    • If the disclosure button is RED, click on it to complete and submit your disclosure form. Once this has been completed, you will be directed to submit your abstract.
    • If the button is GREEN, you have completed this step and already submitted your disclosure form.  You may proceed with your abstract submission.
  • Submission requires full names and valid email addresses for all authors. All abstracts require a presenting author.
  • Maximum word count of 500 for all content sections combined (Purpose, Method, Results and Conclusion).
  • Accepted abstracts will be displayed in the online program in the format entered, therefore capitalize appropriate words. Use capitals for proper names, titles, geographical names, trade names. NO CAPS LOCK.
  • Numbers should be set out as follows:
    1. One to nine in words, with larger numbers printed numerically (e.g. 10, 52, 120).
    2. Use the percentage sign e.g. 20%.
    (not ‘percent’ in words, unless the number is also written in full at the beginning of a sentence).
    3. When a sentence begins with a number, write it out in full (e.g. ‘Eighty-five percent’).
  • Proofread before submitting.
  • Submission deadline: October 28, 2019, 23:59 EDT
  • Submissions will be blindly reviewed by members of the Program Committee.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent to the submitter in December 2019, including further instructions regarding author and abstract title edits.
  • Submitters are responsible for communicating with presenter and all co-authors.
  • If your abstract is accepted, the presenting author will attend the meeting or find a replacement presenter and notify the COA accordingly.
  • Complete conditions, rules and regulations are listed on the abstract submission site. Please read them carefully when you submit your abstract.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Halifax for an outstanding program.  

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