The Sixteenth Annual New England Science Symposium (NESS)

The Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP) and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) will hold the sixteenth annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Harvard Medical School Joseph B. Martin Conference Center located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur in Boston, Massachusetts.

NESS, established in 2002, provides a forum for postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and ·graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly for African­American, 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. There will be awards for oral and poster presentations in different categories. The NESS sponsors are: the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP).

We are asking for your help in identifying postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) involved in biomedical or health-related scientific research who would benefit from presenting their research projects at the Symposium.

Each abstract must include the following information and be submitted by January 5, 2017:

  1. Name of the author(s)
  2. Suffixes (degree obtained): B.S., M.S., Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D., M.D.IPh.D., D.M.D./D.D.S. or other
  3. Contact information: mailing and e-mail addresses -phone numbers
  4. Institution, academic level and expected year of graduation/program completion
  5. Funding source(s)/research sponsor(s)
  6. Research title
  7. The abstract (not to exceed 400 words in total) must demonstrate the scientific problem and must contain:
    • Statement of the Problem/Background
    • Research Question/Hypothesis
    • Research Design/Methods Used in the Investigation
    • Results/Summary of the Investigation
    • Interpretation/Conclusion of the Investigation

There is no registration fee for this Symposium, but pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

To submit an abstract or to register: www.NewEnglandScienceSymposium.org.

Continental breakfast and lunch on March 25, 2017 will be provided to all participants. Please see the brochure and tentative agenda:

Brochure

Tentative Agenda

If you are aware of colleagues who may have access to students/fellows who meet the above criteria, please share the information with them.

For further information, please contact Rodolfo Ramos at 617.432.5580 or rodolfo_ramos@hms.harvard.edu.