Pre-forum meetings

The Lancet Low Back Pain Series Open Meeting - Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - (Register in order to join us at 12:00 for lunch) 

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval

This open meeting will discuss the background to The Lancet series, its main messages and discuss media, policy and clinician responses. Small group discussions will focus on how we can keep up the momentum generated by the series in order to reduce the burden of low back pain on a global scale. We will also outline plans for a second Lancet series that focuses on measuring progress and will include research studies that address the principal research questions outlined in the first series. 



The University is about 15-min direct drive (on boulevard René-Lévesque) from the Quebec Convention Centre (1000 Boul René-Lévesque Est, Québec, QC, CANADA G1R 2B5); A taxi would cost about 15 $; there are also frequent city buses (800 or 801) going directly from the Convention centre to the campus. The exact address is Faculty of Medicine, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry, 1050 avenue de la Médecine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, CANADA G1V 0A6. There are two entrances to the pavilion; both are fine but the West entrance is preferable; there will be an information desk and directions in the hall.

The Open Cochrane Back and Neck meeting - Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Québec City Convention Centre

Cochrane Back and Neck is a leader in the area of systematic reviews on back and neck pain and other spinal disorders. Come meet us to learn more!

Early Career Researcher (ECR) afternoon - Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Québec City Convention Centre

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and Early Career Researchers (ECR – less than 5 years in a faculty position) are invited to attend the ECR afternoon on July 3rd. This pre-forum event aims to discuss the different ways social medias and fast-developing internet technologies modify ways to conduct and translate research. Three invited speakers will address: the use of Altmetrics to build publication records; translation of research results using social medias; and the use and abuse of social medias in research. Come along to learn and meet your research ECR fellows from all around the world!

Consult the complete program for ECR afternoon here



Important Dates

Registration starts
January 7, 2019

Workshop proposals submission deadline
January 7, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
February 7, 2019 CLOSED

Workshop proposals acceptance notice
February 15, 2019

Abstract acceptance notice
March 15, 2019  Notice sent

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
April 7, 2019 CLOSED

July 3-6, 2019

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