Sessions

The abstract selection procedure will be carried out by the ISCOMS organisation with the help of experienced researchers and professors of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). After the selection procedure, the selected abstracts will be divided over the three different types of sessions: plenary, oral or poster sessions. Oral and poster sessions will be chaired by an experienced researcher or professor from the UMCG and a student from the ISCOMS organisation.

Plenary presentations

From all submitted abstracts, the top eight abstracts will be selected for a plenary presentation. Those presentations will be performed in the main lecture hall, which has a capacity of approximately 400 people. The jury of ISCOMS 2016 will select and award three of the plenary presentations with an official Plenary Award. Additionally, the audience will vote who will be awarded with the Plenary Audience Award. 

Oral presentations

The oral presentations will take place in a smaller setting. This allows for a lot of interaction and opportunities to ask questions. There will be about twenty oral sessions spread out over two days. The sessions will be divided into different categories to cover all different research topics. Experienced researchers who have a special interest in the particular research fields together with a student from the ISCOMS organization will supervise the various sessions. At the end of the session, the session chairs will announce the winner of the session. The winner can compete for the over-all Oral Presentation Award and Oral Performance Award.

Poster presentations

In our poster sessions, presenters will present their poster in front of a small audience. We offer about thirty poster sessions in two days. Each session has its own research subject and will be chaired by an experienced researcher in that particular field together with a student from the ISCOMS organisation. At the end of the session, the session chairs will announce the winner of the session. The winner can compete for the over-all Poster Presentation Award and Poster Performance Award.

Special session: GIPS-M, Groningen International Program for Science in Medicine

GIPS-M organises scientific fellowships for Dutch medical students during their master’s phase in top-institutes abroad. The programme requires a thorough preparation including writing an introductory paper as well as producing an excellent report of the performed scientific research. During this session the GIPS-M programme will be discussed, the best reports of last year’s students will be presented and a jury will appoint the winners of the annual GIPS-M prices.

The GIPS-M Session will be held during poster session II on Thursday the 9th of June from 9:45-10:50.

Awards

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