2020 Women in Medicine and Science Symposium
September 30, 2020, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

2020 Women in Medicine & Science Symposium

May 1 - June 15, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Zinner Breakout Room & Shapiro 1st Floor Lounge at 70 Francis St.

*Will be held in-person, or virtually as circumstances allow


Celebrating Women in Medicine and Science Month

The Women in Medicine and Science Symposium will highlight the collaborations and achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare. The program will focus on the collaborations of women faculty and trainees across different disciplines - including basic science, clinical innovation, and translational research projects - with the goal of building community.


Symposium Website: cdi.brighamandwomens.org/wmss





The call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations is open to all women faculty and trainees (instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, professors, residents, clinical fellows, research fellows) in a BWH-affiliated department. Authorship should include all project team members. All faculty and trainees are encouraged to attend, whether they make a presentation or not. Since this is not considered a national or regional meeting, previously presented talks are admissible. Furthermore, presenting at this meeting is not a deterrent for future national/regional meetings. 



The review committee will select four abstracts to be given as oral presentations and six to be displayed as poster presentations at the Women in Medicine and Science Symposium on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Please note that there are not separate categories for the submission of abstracts for presentation - the Selection Committee reserves the right to choose which abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations and which will be selected for poster presentations. Submitted abstracts may be included in an event booklet. 



  1. Prepare Abstract - All abstracts must adhere to 200-word limit and be a ".doc" file. Basic science research, clinical research, translational research, and clinical innovation project abstracts are welcome.  Please structure your abstract with the 4 sub-sections: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.  Any abstracts not in this format will be returned for editing.
  2. Prepare Personal Statement - All personal statements must adhere to a 100-word limit and be typed into the application. The personal statement should include why you feel it's important to participate in the Women in Medicine and Science Symposium. Please include your research/clinical/innovation interests.
  3. Complete Online Application - Click "Submit Abstract" below.


Submit Abstract


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, June 15, 2020



Applicants will be notified by August 2020 by email for both oral presentation and poster presentations.


The oral presentation session will take place following the keynote address from 3:30-5:30 pm. Presentations slides must be submitted by Monday, September 21, 2020 (in PowerPoint style). Oral presentations will be 10 minutes maximum, followed by 5 minutes for question/answers. Contact bwhcdi@partners.org with questions.



Six abstracts will be selected for the poster session, which will take place during the reception portion of the event from 5:30-6:30 pm. Presenters must be available to stand beside their posters during this time. The maximum size for posters is 4 ft. x 4 ft., but they may be smaller – anything larger cannot be accommodated. Presenters are encouraged to utilize as much of the 4 ft. x 4 ft. space as possible. Contact bwhcdi@partners.org with questions.



 Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) 

 Office for Women's Careers (OWC)

 Office for Research Careers (ORC)

 Brigham Research Institute (BRI)

Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology



Center for Diversity & Inclusion /bwhcdi@partners.org  

Applications accepted from 05/01/2020 1AM to 06/19/2020 11PM.