COSC 10th Meeting
May 30th – June 1st, 2018
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Registration Deadline Extended to March 29th, 2018

Abstract Deadline Extended to April 16th, 2018

Registration Fees:

Early Registration  
Ends March 29th, 2018 
Late Registration
After March 29th, 2018
Principal Investigator (PI)  Registration $325 $400
Student/Post Doc/ Emeritus $125 $150
Each Banquet ticket: $65 $65
Daily Registration Rates $150/day $150/day

You need to purchase a banquet ticket for each person (including yourself). The conference registration fee includes all conference sessions, lunches and refreshment breaks.

Register now and pay by credit card

Register now and pay by cheque

If paying by cheque:

Please make the cheque payable to Governors of the University of Alberta with the memo COSC 2018.

Please include, with the cheque, a copy of the email received after registering and mail to:

Dr. Arno G. Siraki
Associate Professor
Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Studies
Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Alberta
2020-H Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research
11361 87 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

Abstract Submission:

Please note that abstracts can be submitted while registering, or can be submitted after registering and paying the fees, separately through the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PAGE.   Submitted abstracts will be considered after registration and payment of the fees.  Deadline for Abstract submission is April 16th, 2018. 

Please note that if you have already submitted your abstract through the Registration form, you are not to submit it again through the Abstract Submission form. Only submit your abstract through the Abstract Submission form if you did not submit it when registering or need to submit more than one abstract.  You will need to submit each abstract separately, first through the registration form then the second through the abstract submission form.  Please send an email to Dr. Arno Siraki, COSC 2018 Meeting Organizer to advise him that you are submitting more than one abstract.  For issues related to the registration or abstract submission please contact Dr. Siraki by email.

Abstract Limit = 350 words.  A maximum of 6 co-authors can be included in the abstract form.  Combine co-authors with the same affiliation if you have more than 6.

Please indicate while submitting your abstract if you want it to be considered for Oral Presentation, Student Symposium Competition, Post Doc Symposium or Travel Awards.

Policy on Gender Equality

The 2018 COSC Meeting strives to achieve gender representation in line with the gender balance in our research community at varying career stages. The conference will aim to achieve this gender balance on its Local and Scientific Organizing Committees, through its session chairs and through abstracts selected for oral presentation as well as through invitations to plenary speakers.

The Tenth COSC Meeting is the first in this series to present a gender policy and to collate information on gender balance. Therefore, we are offering an opportunity for delegates to voluntarily disclose their gender and career stage at the time of abstract submission. This will provide important information for tracking and improving gender equality over time. Our position is that research excellence in our discipline requires acknowledging achievements of all genders as well as encouraging and inspiring future research leaders of all genders.

Travel Awards:

  • Only trainees (Students & Post Docs) can apply for the travel awards.
  • Trainee needs to indicate while registering and submitting the abstract that they want to apply for travel awards.
  • Deadline for applying for Travel Awards is March 29th, 2018.
  • Send by email to Dr. Arno a half page outlining the importance of the findings/need for the travel assistance.
  • Travel Awards will range in value from $250 – $500 Canadian. The number of travel awards will be dependent on available funds.
  • Please ensure that the supervisor information on the registration form is fully completed.