Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport Conference

Call for Poster Abstracts

TISS invites abstract submissions for poster presentations. We welcome submissions of innovative research within sport science, sports medicine, and/or sport analytics.

Submissions are encouraged by trainees, researchers, clinicians, professionals, members of government, and community organizations conducting research with an aim to advance science in sport.

Abstract Guidelines

Submitters are asked to submit a structured abstract that includes introduction, methodology, results, and discussion/conclusion. Abstracts will not be accepted if they are in the development stage:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Target audience (e.g., academia, clinicians, fitness &/or training, coaching, athletes, industry, policy, etc.)
  • Content (max. 300 words):
    • Introduction: This section should briefly introduce the purpose of the research and describe relevant background information.
    • Methods: This section should briefly describe what research was done, how it was completed and who was involved.
    • Results: This section should describe what findings resulted from the study with relevant details (e.g., statistics), as appropriate.
    • Discussion/Conclusion: This section should briefly summarize the implications of the results and why it is important.
    • Supporting information: tables/figures/pictures as needed.

Abstract Evaluation

All submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Relevance to conference target audiences and topic streams.
  • Demonstration of evidence-based, innovative and/or emerging approaches.
  • Clarity and completeness of submission (e.g., use of plain language)

Presenter Responsibilities

  • At least one author of each accepted abstract must register to the conference.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • Attendees are expected to cover registration fees.
  • Where applicable, prior to submitting an abstract, confirming with their employer/supervisor/agency that participation in the conference will be supported.
  • The presenting author will be asked to confirm that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission as submitted; and that all authors consent to publication of the submitted abstract (e.g., on website, program materials, etc.).
  • Declaring any commercial or financial interests.
  • Willingness to present on both days of the conference.


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 of Toronto’s Fair Dealing Guideline.

If it is still unclear whether a particular use is likely to constitute fair dealing, please contact the University of Toronto Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian for assistance.

Important Dates

  • Call for abstracts closes: July 2nd, 2024 (extended)
  • Notification of poster acceptance: July 15th, 2024
  • Confirmation of presenter acceptance: August 1st, 2024

We thank everyone for applying to present posters
at the 2024 TISS Conference.