Carolyn Blommers, Lian van der Gang, Daan Haarsma, Veerle Lantinga, Rosalie Herings, Maartje Witsen

The Scientific Programme committee consists of six young and enthusiastic (bio)medical students. It is our responsibility to organise the scientific part of ISCOMS 2018. We are in charge of the keynote lectures, workshops, pre-course, interactive operation and the ISCOMS Research Fellowships (IRF). It is our aim to make the scientific programme of ISCOMS challenging and diverse. Besides this, we also supervise the abstract selection and ensure students they can present research in a plenary, oral or poster session.

During the pre-course, the Graduate School of Medical Sciences will tell you all about the research possibilities in Groningen at ‘Your Future at the UMCG’. You will have the chance to improve your research skills in masterclasses and attend interesting speed-keynotes.

On three congress days five internationally well-established researchers will share their knowledge and experiences with us in keynote lectures. There are also a lot of exciting workshops you can participate in, ranging from practical workshops to patient demonstrations and interactive ethical workshops. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend an interactive operation. So even if you are not very familiar with research yet, you can visit the lectures, participate actively in hands-on workshops and gain new scientific skills.

For students who are interested in doing research in Groningen in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), we organise the two-week ISCOMS Research Fellowships. These short internships will take place directly after the congress and brings you into contact with researchers. Another possibility in order to come in contact with researchers from the UMCG is the workshop “Speeddating with Researchers”. This workshop will be organised during the congress and will provide you with the opportunity to talk to researchers of various Research Institutes of the UMCG.

We are convinced ISCOMS is the perfect opportunity for students and young researchers from all around the world to present their recent work, meet fellow researchers and get enthusiastic about research. We enjoy creating a challenging and diverse scientific programme for ISCOMS 2018 a lot and we are looking forward to meeting you all in June 2018!

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