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Abstracts & Posters

2015 abstract submission site is now closed. ABRCMS is not accpeting late abstracts. eNotifications will be e-mailed by September 28.

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, postbaccalaureates, and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), are invited to submit abstracts for the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from Wednesday, November 11, to Saturday, November 14.

2015 Call for Abstracts
Sample abstract

Important Dates & Deadlines

    • May 5, 2015 - Abstract Submission and Student Travel Award Site Opens
    • September 11, 2015 - Abstract Submission Deadline
    • September 28, 2015 - Notification Email Distribution
    • October 12, 2015 - Online Abstract Database Available
    • October 19, 2015 - Withdrawal Deadline

Additional conference dates & deadlines

General Information

Abstract Submission Site

The abstract submission site is now closed. ABRCMS is not accepting late submissions. eNotifications will be e-mailed by September 28.

New for 2015

    • Only undergraduate presentations will be judged at the conference. Postbaccalaureates and graduate students are welcome to submit an abstract but are ineligible to participate in the judging program.
    • Acceptance Policy - In order to participate in the judging program, individuals must “accept” their invitation to present. Presentation date/time will not be provided to presenters until they have accepted. 
    • No Show Policy - If an individual accepts to present and does not show up to present, they will not be able to participate in next year’s judging program.
    • ABRCMS Student Travel Award application and Abstract application are in separate submission sites.

Interdisciplinary Science

ABRCMS continues its focus on interdisciplinary science, which draws on multiple research disciplines. Using data analytical approaches, strategies, tools, perspectives, concepts and/or theories from two or more disciplines changes the way we approach problems and allows for a more advanced scientific understanding, which in turn promotes transformative discoveries.

In presenting their projects, students should consider (i) which scientific disciplines are brought together by their research, (ii) what research methods and/or data analytic approaches are used from other scientific disciplines, (iii) how scientists from other departments or scientific disciplines are involved in ones’ understanding about science and development as scientists, and (iv) how ones’ scientific findings may impact other disciplines.

Online Abstract Database

Use the Online Abstract Database to look up an abstract by name, search for abstracts in a particular discipline and create an online conference itinerary. The 2015 Online Abstract Database will be available October 20, 2015.

Previous ABRCMS Presentation Awardees 

Previous ABRCMS Abstract Databases

Check out photos from the conference on our facebook page.

Family/Guest Presentation Pass

Accepted student presenters are encouraged to bring family members and/or guests to attend their assigned presentation session. Guest passes are available at no cost to the guest and give access to the presentation session only. Student must be accepted to present and registered to attend the conference in order for a guest to request a guest pass. Contact for more information.

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