New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership 2020
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership 2020
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership 2020
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
New England Science Symposium | Harvard Medical School | Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

New England Science Symposium - NESS

The 21st  Annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) will take place virtually on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April, 30, 2022.

Please click here to submit your abstract by January 14, 2022.

NEW! Abstract Feedback Session - December 4, 2021.  This session is designed for individuals who wish to receive feedback on their abstract from advisors and peers before submitting it. The meeting will be set-up in small groups (5-7 individuals) where students will give 2-4 minute elevator pitch to the group. Please click here to register by November 16. Participating in this session is not required, nor does it guarantee acceptance.

Download flyer pdf

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PURPOSE

The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks.


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstract submission portal is now live! Students/fellows may now submit abstracts for presentation consideration. Please click here to submit your research. 


REGISTRATION

Registration for the general public will open Spring 2022. More information to come.


AGENDA

Event agenda is currently being finalized and is subject to change.


PROGRAM FLYER

Click here to download 2022 NESS program flyer pdf


FAQ

Please click here for frequently asked questionspdf

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Rodolfo Ramos at rodolfo_ramos@hms.harvard.edu


PRESENTATION RESOURCES  (Videos)

  1. Introduction on the Beginning Stages of Creating a Poster
  2. Getting Started on Creating a Poster (Format, Templates and Softwares)
  3. Transferring Your Abstract into a Poster (Step by Step Guide)
  4. How to Present Your Poster and Practice Your Presentation
  5. Poster Presentation Outline (Summary)

Additional Resources

How To Make Great Online Presentations In The Virtual Era
Guidance and Tips on Writing an Abstract


AWARDS

Awards for outstanding oral and poster presentations in various disciplines and categories are: Ruth and William Silen, M.D. Awards, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Awards, Postdoctoral Awards, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Neonatology Award, TACS BIO Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Award, American Cancer Society Awards, and Predicine Translational Research Award.

For description of the awards and list of award winners, please click here.


SPONSORS

Harvard Medical School
Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP)

The Minority Faculty Development Program (Established 1990) of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (Established 2002; originally named Faculty Development and Diversity) sponsors programs for the development of Harvard Medical School faculty and trainees, with an emphasis on mentoring and leadership, as well as programs that are designed to reach out to the pre-college, college, graduate and postdoctoral populations with the goal of bringing outstanding students from groups underrepresented in medicine into the biomedical science pipeline.

Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP)

BSCP was founded in 1991 by MFDP in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Board of Higher Education to identify, inform, support and provide mentoring for academically outstanding minority students and fellows ranging from high school to postdoctoral level.


SUPPORTER

Vertex Logo

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.


CONTACTS

For more information please contact:
 
Rodolfo Ramos
Program Manager - New England Science Symposium
Harvard Medical School
 
Hollie Borek DeSilva
Executive Director
Biomedical Science Careers Program