Introducing the ABRCMS Graduate Symposium

Important Deadlines

  • Graduate Student Travel Award Deadline: August 17
  • Graduate Student Abstract Submission Deadline: September 9

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About the Graduate Symposium

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) introduces its inaugural ABRCMS Graduate Student Symposium, designed for graduate students (master’s-level and doctoral-level) from 12 STEM disciplines. The goal of the symposium is to:

• Highlight graduate students' research through oral presentations,
• Build graduate students' scientific networks with STEM and career professionals, and
• Strengthen graduate students' professional development skills.

The symposium will be held November 8–9, 2022 (one and a half days) in Anaheim, CA prior to the ABRCMS conference.


 Tuesday, November 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Welcome & Overview
9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. General Session
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mentoring Session
1:00 p.m.  - 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Student Oral Presentations
3:25 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. General Session
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
5:25 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. General Session/Discussion
 Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. General Session 
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Student Oral Presentations
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
11:25 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Networking Lunch 
1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. General Session & Closing

How to Register

All participants must be registered for the main ABRCMS conference.

Register Now 

Note: The symposium is first come, first serve as there are only 150 slots available.


How to Submit an Abstract

Don't miss your chance to be part of the inaugural ABRCMS Graduate Symposium and connect with peers, leading experts, faculty, and established researchers from a national audience who share your scientific interests. The abstract submission site is open to all graduate students (masters’-level and doctoral-level).
Note: Master-level graduate students are (also) eligible to submit an abstract for poster presentation during the main ABRCMS conference.

Abstract Submissions are Now Closed.


Need Travel Funds to Attend?

ABRCMS is offering travel awards to help offset the costs of attending the conference. 

Travel Award Applications are Now Closed.

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