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Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD15)

Event Details:

Date: Friday May 17, 2024 8:15am- 4:00pm

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

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

View MHAD15 program outline here

View MHAD15 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 form [docx]

Completion of this form is required if you intend to attend MHAD15 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, MSc and PhD students, as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows) on any topic related to muscle (skeletal, cardiac or smooth), exercise, health, disease, injury/rehabilitation including topics of blood flow, neuromuscular physiology, metabolism, genetics, endocrinology, etc. 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. We request an abstract word limit of 350 words. 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 an Undergraduate, MSc or PhD program, or be a Post-Doctoral Fellow, and your abstract must be submitted by MONDAY MAY 13th,2024 at 12:00pm (noon). All abstracts submitted by this date and time will be considered for the 1 of 9 available 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 MHAD15 Conference Proceedings, abstracts must be submitted by MONDAY MAY 13th, 2024 by 12:00pm (noon). Abstracts submitted after this time WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Here are the criteria for the MHAD15 poster award competition [PDF]

Speaker list and profiles

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

  • Dr. Nicolas Dumont, Associate Professor, Universite de Montreal
  • Dr. Daniel Keir, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Robert Bentley, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Julia Creet, Professor, York University, Athlete, Filmmaker
  • Michael Modica, PhD Candidate, York University
  • Zach Weston, CEO Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
  • Dr. Tom Hazell, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Dr. Lora Giangregorio, Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Andrea Josse, Associate Professor, York University

Learn more about our speakers here [PDF]