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Conference ISCOMS 2023 – Call for abstracts

Are you conducting (bio)medical research and are you interested in presenting your work on an international platform? Or are you simply interested in learning about the latest (bio)medical research?
The International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) is one of the world’s leading student congresses in the field of (bio)medical sciences. Last year, over 600 students from more than 60 countries attended the 29th edition of ISCOMS. This year, the 30th edition will take place from the 5th until the 8th of June 2023 in Groningen.

Students can visit the congress both as a presenting and non-presenting participant. ISCOMS offers a scientific programme with a pre-course to master your research skills, student presentation sessions (plenary, oral, and poster), workshops and a surgical operation. You can also acquire information on working and performing research in Groningen during our network lunch, which gives you the opportunity to integrate with companies interested in recruiting ambitious biomedical students.

In addition, students can explore PhD opportunities at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) with our ISCOMS Research Fellowships (IRF). The IRF consist of a challenging two week programme in which students are expected to actively participate in research at one of the UMCG’s Research Institutes and gather a great deal of knowledge related to the topic of research. As a student, you get the chance to perform research at a leading institute, meet top-researchers, and – more importantly – learn about the possibilities of doing a PhD-programme in the Netherlands. There have been many foreign students who were able to start a PhD-programme in the UMCG due to the IRF. The IRF are available for presenting participants only.

On top of all this, we will feature an exciting social programme, including a formal dinner, the amazing World Wide ISCOMS Night and a Post Congress Tour.

Are you interested in presenting your research at ISCOMS? Send in your abstract! The abstract submission will be open from the 16th of October 2022 till the 29th of January 2023. Each student is allowed to submit up to two abstracts. Abstracts can be submitted on our website

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Kind Regards,
Tessa van Delden and Daniel Dias dos Santos
International Contacts