Frequently asked questions


When is iARC?

iARC 2018 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 8am - 6pm.

Who can attend iARC?

All students and affiliates of the University of Toronto, as well as invited guests are welcome to attend iARC. Registration is required to attend iARC, you can register here.

Who can present research at iARC?

Research presented at iARC must be performed at or in collaboration with a lab or course led by an IBBME faculty member. A list of IBBME faculty members may be found here. Only undergraduate students and graduate students are permitted to present at iARC. Recent IBBME alumni, research associates, and post-doctoral fellows are also permitted on a case-by-case basis. However, research associates and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to participate in iARC as podium and poster judges instead.

Does iARC have a dress code?

Yes, business casual.

Are you still accepting abstracts for iARC 2018?

Yes, we are accepting abstracts for iARC 2018 until March 15.

What is the abstract review process?

Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed by volunteers of the iARC Abstract Review Committee comprised of current IBBME graduate students. Two or more reviewers with expertise relevant to the abstract, as determined by the declared keywords, will judge for scientific merit, academic interest, and quality of written presentation. One or more reviewer(s) external to the research area will evaluate for clarity and appeal to the IBBME community.

I submitted an abstract, when will I know if it's been accepted?

We will send out acceptances for all abstracts in late March by e-mail.

I submitted an abstract, but I want to make changes to it, is this possible?

Kind of. The review process has already begun, but if you send your changes to us via e-mail, we can try to have those changes made before they are published in our program.

I submitted an abstract, but I no longer want to present at iARC 2018. What should I do?

Please email us as soon as possible.

How big can I make my poster?

Posters can be any size less than 6 feet wide by 3 feet tall.

Can I re-use an old poster from another conference?

Yes, as long as it fits within the size restrictions.

How are poster presentations judged?

Poster presentations will be assigned to one of the two 45-minute blocks. We ask poster presenters to be available for questions from attendees for their assigned blocks. In addition, three or more judges will circulate during the assigned block to evaluate the poster design and presentation.

How long are podium presentations?

Each podium presentation consists of a 10-minute oral presentation and 5-minute question period.