Student Mini-Conference 2013

June 26, 2013
8:00 AM

Attention all graduate students!

The 5th annual CU@EMBS Student Mini-Conference will be held on June 26th, at Carleton University. Registration and coffee at 9:30 AM, opening remarks at 9:45 and presentations begin at 10:00. The conference will be held in 4494 Mackenzie Building.

The Student Mini-Conference is an opportunity for students to prepare a research paper and presentation in a topic related to biomedical engineering, and to gain valuable feedback from an audience of student peers and faculty members.


Important Dates

Friday, June 7 – Initial Paper Submission Deadline
Sunday, June 16 – Review of Initial Paper
Friday, June 21 – Final Paper Submission Deadline
Tuesday, June 25 – Presentation Submission Deadline
Wednesday June 26 – Presentation at Student Mini-Conference

Papers will be reviewed from a technical writing perspective. Presentations will be judged. A prize for best paper & presentation will be awarded!

The Student Mini-Conference is also an excellent opportunity to practice for upcoming conferences.

Students at all stages of their research are encouraged to participate. Note: It is not necessary that you have collected results yet.

OCIBME students are also encouraged to participate.

To participate:
(1) Prepare a 3-4 page paper. Save your paper as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF with the filename: lastname_firstname_title. The format of your paper should follow the IEEE conference proceedings article template (US Letter):

(2) Submit your paper by email to (with the subject line “Mini- Conference Initial Submission”) by Friday, June 7.

• Please include the following information in your email: name, program, year, school, supervisor. Your paper will be reviewed from a technical writing perspective.

(3) Prepare an 8-minute presentation. The content of your presentation should reflect the content of your paper.

(4) You will receive a review of your paper by Sunday, June 16. Make changes to your paper as necessary. Comments provided by reviewers are recommendations and are not mandatory.

(5) Submit your final paper by email to (with the subject line “Mini- Conference Final Submission”) by Friday, June 21. Your final paper will be printed and included in the proceedings of the 2013 CU@EMBS Student Mini-Conference.

(6) Submit your presentation (as .pdf or .ppt) by email to (with the subject line “Mini-Conference Presentation”) by Tuesday, June 25.

(7) Student presentations will take place at the CU@EMBS Student Mini-Conference on Wednesday, June 26 at Carleton University, location, time and schedule to be finalized. Please bring your presentation on a USB drive as a back-up. You will have 8 minutes for your presentation, followed by 2 minutes for questions.


“How to Write a Paper” by Mike Ashby (Engineering Department, University of Cambridge)