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COSC 9th Meeting
June 1st -3rd, 2016
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON

Abstract Deadline Extended to April 30th, 2016

Registration Fees:

Early Registration  
Ends April 30th, 2016 
Late Registration
As of May 1st, 2016
Principal Investigator (PI)  Registration $400 $450
Student/Post Doc/ Emeritus $225 $275
Guest Banquet ticket: $65 $65

Please note that the Banquet ticket is included in the registration fees.  You need to purchase a banquet ticket if you will be accompanied by a guest.  Registration fees include Opening Reception, the Banquet, lunches and coffee breaks.

Register now and pay by credit card

Register now and pay by cheque

If paying by cheque:

Please make the cheque payable to: Rofail Conference and Management Services – COSC 2016 Meeting.

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

Rofail Conference and Management Services – COSC 2016 Meeting
17 Dossetter Way
Ottawa, ON   K1G 4S3

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 extended to  April 30th, 2016. 

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 Mrs. Wafaa H. Antonious, COSC 2016 Meeting Organizer  to advise her that you are submitting more than one abstract.  For issues related to the registration or abstract submission please contact Wafaa by email or phone 613 421 7229.

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 2016 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 Ninth 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 April 15, 2016.
  • Send by email to Dr. Jim Uniacke:  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.