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MHAD 14 (2023)

Event Details

Date: Friday May 19, 2023 8:15am- 4:00pm

Venue: Life Sciences Building, York University Keele Campus, Lobby and Rooms 101 and 103

Registration fee (paid on-site cash only): $20 for all attendees. Speakers are admitted free of charge. This fee includes light breakfast, buffet lunch and coffee breaks.

View MHAD14 program outline here:

View MHAD14 Complete Proceedings here:

Direction to Event Venue

By Car

Driving directions are provided on the York University Map [PDF]. The two best routes to campus are driving North on Highway 400 to Steeles Ave W, then heading East on Steeles Ave W to Murray Ross Pkwy, OR driving North on Keele St to Steeles Ave W, then heading W on Steeles Ave W to Founders Road. Parking lots are noted on the map, along with the location of the meeting (Building #90 on the map: Life Science Building - Lobby and Room 103).

By Subway

Take the subway (Line 1 University) to York University Station. Walk down Campus Walk towards Building #90 on the map: Life Science Building - Lobby and Room 103.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Please fill out the registration/abstract submission form [docx].

Completion of this form is required if you intend to attend MHAD14 and/or present a poster.

If you are having issues completing the form in the document, please simply email the required information in the body of the text of an email to the address below.


Poster and Abstract Submission Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

We kindly ask that the dimensions of your poster DO NOT exceed 4 feet in width and 3 feet in height, in order to fit on the poster boards at the event.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

We invite abstracts for poster presentations (from undergraduates, Master's and PhD students, as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows) on any topic related to muscle (skeletal, cardiac or smooth), exercise, health, disease, blood flow or metabolism. You may re-use posters presented within the last 12 months at any scientific meeting, or posters that are to be presented at upcoming meetings. There is no word count limit for these abstracts, however, they are typically in the 300-400 word count range. Please do not include any figures with your abstract.

Deadlines for Abstract Submission for a Poster Presentation

  • To be considered for a Poster Award, you must be currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program, and your abstract must be submitted by FRIDAY MAY 12th,2019 at 12:00pm (noon). All abstracts submitted by this date and time will be considered for the 1 of 6 available $200 Poster Awards that will be given out at the end of the day. The criteria for the selection process are available at the link below.
  • To be included in the MHAD14 Conference Proceedings, abstracts must be submitted by MONDAY MAY 15th, 2023 by 12:00pm (noon). Abstracts submitted after this time WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Here are the criteria for the MHAD14 Poster Award Competition [PDF]

Speaker List and Profiles

This is the current list of confirmed distinguished invited speakers for this years' event:

  • Dr. Tyler Churchward- Venne McGill University
  • Dr. Michaela Devries- Aboud University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Heather Edgell York University
  • Dr. Ewan Goligher University Health Network (Toronto)
  • Dr. Amy Kirkham University of Toronto
  • Dr. Nota Klentrou Brock University (St. Catherines)
  • Dr. David MacLean NOSM University (Sudbury)
  • Dr. Jamie Melling University of Western Ontario (London)

Learn more about our speakers [PDF]