The Call for Abstracts has now closed.

We invite Family Physicians/Primary Care Practitioners, Specialists, Nurses, Mental Health Workers, Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Workers, Policy & Public Health Specialists, Refugees, Researchers, Students, Settlement Workers and other Professionals interested in refugee health who do work focusing on refugee health use to submit an abstract.

  • Advocacy
  • Chronic Disease COVID-19
  • Global Refugee Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • LGTBQI Health
  • Mental Health & PTSD
  • Migration and Resettlement
  • Nutrition
  • Paediatric Health
  • Refugee Educational Development
  • Refugee Screening
  • Research
  • Vaccination
  • Women’s Health

*All presenters must be registered by this date in order to have their abstract published and receive a scheduled time to present at the conference.

Inclusion Criteria for Abstract

  • Abstracts must be submitted in 250 words or less.
  • Correspondence will be with submitting author ONLY. All submitted abstracts will be anonymized and peer-reviewed by 3-4 individuals.
  • Submission of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Abstract submission may be accepted in the original format submitted or moved to another category. For example, an abstract can be rejected as a workshop but accepted as an oral presentation.


A reminder that content for PowerPoint presentations, websites and printed materials should not contain copyright-protected work. However, if the materials are deemed essential, the application of Fair Dealing may apply.

For further assistance in considering the application of the fair dealing exception in any given case, please consult the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.

If it is still unclear whether a particular use is likely to constitute fair dealing, please contact Bobby Glushko, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, at copyright@library.utoronto.ca for assistance.

Patient Confidentiality

A reminder that all presentations must comply with patient confidentiality agreements. Patient names should not be used, and images must not contain identifiable features (e.g., institutional location of scan, date of scan, patient date of birth, MRN, photography that shows facial or other identifiable features etc.).

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually accredited or jointly accredited educational programs.

Speakers and/or planning committee members, participating in University of Toronto accredited programs, are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains but is not limited to relationships within the last FIVE (5) years with not-for-profit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of facts.

It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interests may reflect a possible bias in either the exposition or the conclusions presented.

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstract Opening
    Tuesday, February 26, 2021
  • Submit Abstract Deadline
    Monday, May 3, 2021 (Extended)
  • Acceptance Notification
    Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • Counter Acceptance
    Friday, June 25, 2021*