Students who are selected to present their research during the plenary sessions have a chance of winning one of the three plenary awards. The first prize consists of €1250, the second prize of €750, and the third prize of €250, which you can spend on visiting a (bio)medical congress of your choice. You also win a one-year paper subscription to the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine and your abstract will be published on Science Open!
The winners will be chosen by a selected jury of renowned medical scientists and bio-medical students.
Please note, these prizes should be claimed within a maximum of three years after this 26th edition of ISCOMS. The prizes should be spent on visiting (bio)medical congresses.
Plenary presentation: audience award
The winner of this award will be determined by the audience. The presenter appreciated most by the audience will receive €150 and a one-year paper and online subscription to Nature.
Plenary presentation: first year jury award
This is a special award, as the jury consists of first year biomedical students only. They will judge the plenary presentations free of any expectations, as they do not have a lot of experience in research. The winner of this award receives a one-year paper and online subscription to Nature.
Oral research award
This prize is awarded to the best orally presented research selected out of all the oral sessions, judged by the ISCOMS session supervisors. The winner will receive a one-year subscription to the Lancet and the abstract will be published on Science Open.
Poster research award
This prize is awarded to the best research presented in a poster session, judged by the ISCOMS session supervisors. The winner will receive a one-year subscription to the Lancet and the poster will be published on Science Open.
Oral and Poster Performance award
These awards are for the best oral and poster performance out of all the different oral and poster sessions. The winners of these two awards will be selected by the ISCOMS organisation supervisors. These awards focus on the aspect of good presentation skills. The winner of the Oral Performance award will receive a one-year subscription to the Lancet and the winner of the Poster Performance award a one-year online subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine.
The best abstracts will be awarded with either an abstract award for the clinical sciences or the basic sciences. Our official jury will select two winners out of all different topics. Winners will receive a prize of a €150, a one-year subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine and their abstract will be published on Science Open.
In each poster and oral session the best presentation will be selected. All session winners will receive an official certificate.
World Health Award
To stimulate and acknowledge students in the research of global health issues and their contribution to global health in general, the WHO supported World Health Award was created seven years ago.
At the 26th edition of ISCOMS, a student will be awarded with the World Health Award. This is a prize for the best research concerning global health and/or performed in a developing country. This means that either the presenter comes from a developing country or the subject of the research affects developing countries. The winner will be rewarded with a one-year subscription of the WHO bulletin.