Abstracts and Awards

Oral Presentation/Travel Awards (Submission deadline, Tuesday, April 30, 2019)

Students, Post Docs / Fellows, and Junior Investigators are encouraged to submit an abstract to be considered for Oral Presentation Travel Awards that will be selected through a blinded abstract review process. The top nine abstracts will win these awards which, in addition to a 20-minute speaking slot, will include free conference registration and housing, as well as a bursary to use toward travel. Winners from North America will have a maximum of $750 to use towards travel; winners coming from outside of North America will have a maximum $1500 to use toward travel.

Those whose abstracts have been accepted for poster presentation, but were not chosen to receive a travel award, will have the opportunity to finalize registration for the conference at that time at the regular rate (no late fee).

Abstracts must have no more than 250 words, including headings.

To be considered for an Oral Presentation Award, submit your poster abstract by April 30, 2019: Stem Cell TRAVEL AWARD Abstract Submission Form (deadline expired)

Abstracts not winning a travel award will be automatically considered for poster presentation (see below). 

Women-Minority-Those With Disability

This year, two of the oral presentation/travel awards will be presented to women-minority-persons with disability. The submission form will provide an opportunity to indicate whether this qualification applies.

John W. Walsh Memorial Travel Scholarship

John Walsh_Official Portrait (2)Once again, the John W. Walsh Memorial Travel Scholarship will be awarded to one oral presentation/travel award winner.

John W. Walsh was the creator and leader of several successful businesses when he became a co-founder of the Alpha-1 Foundation in 1995.

He served for more than 20 years as the Foundation's president and CEO, dedicating the rest of his life to seeking new treatments and ultimately a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. He became known as the leading voice internationally for the Alpha-1 community, as a tireless advocate for research, clinical care, and legislation to benefit people with the lung and liver diseases related to Alpha-1.

This scholarship is provided by the Alpha-1 Foundation. 

Poster Presentations (Submission deadline, Friday, May 31, 2019)

Conference Registrants of all types are encouraged to submit an abstract to be considered for poster presentation. Two abstracts will be awarded poster presentation awards based on the presentation at the conference, and registration fees will be reimbursed following the conference. Abstracts must have no more than 250 words, including headings.

To be considered for a poster presentation at the conference, without competing for a travel award, submit your poster abstract by May 31, 2019: Stem Cell POSTER PRESENTATION Abstract Submission Form

Poster Presentation Sessions

There will be two thematic poster sessions, both taking place after the Elevator Pitch Competition. If your abstract is approved for poster presentation, you will be notified of your poster session and number a few weeks before the conference. The recommended poster size is 3'x5'. Poster boards and pushpins will be available.

Two poster awards* will be decided based on a competitive scoring process at the conference. These awardees will receive reimbursement of conference fees.

Any questions about the poster sessions can be directed to the conference assistant michele.morin@med.uvm.edu.

Two Elevator Pitch awards* will be awarded based on the competition during the conference. See information about the Elevator Pitch competition.

* Participation in the poster award and elevator pitch competitions is limited to junior investigators / trainees who have not already received a travel award.