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Submission Information


Submissions will be accepted from December 15, 2017 to February 16, 2018.  Submit your Abstract HERE. 

Poster Submission instructions are HERE. 

The oral presentations of research will be held at HSC on March 22nd, from 8:00am-noon.  The Van Liere Committee will choose the oral presentations that will present.  Presenters will have a total of 15 minutes (usually 10-12 minutes for presentation, 3-5 minutes for Q&A).  These are competitive and winners are chosen in each category, either Basic Science or Clinical and Translational Science. Oral presentations are open to all graduate students (including medical students and MD/PhD students) and residents. 

The poster session will be held at the Health Sciences Center, Learning Center Commons on March 23rd, from 9:00am-noon.  Only one abstract per person will be accepted.  The abstract should state the objective of the study and/or the hypothesis being tested, the methods used, the data obtained, the conclusions and the relevance of the studies to human health. The poster session is open to undergraduates, professional program students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral researchers.  The posters are judged by faculty and winners are chosen from each category.

The winners from the 2017 events are listed HERE.

Student abstracts should represent their own efforts, but students are encouraged to ask their advisor to review abstract organization, data interpretation and conclusions.

Be sure to include as much information (program, year, advisor, etc.) on the application as possible to ensure you are grouped correctly.

Any questions regarding the Van Liere Research Conference or abstract submission should be directed to:


Holly Legleiter
(304) 293-7207