2021 Women in Medicine and Science Symposium
September 22, 2021, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

2021 Women in Medicine & Science Symposium

10th Anniversary


May 11 - June 16, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 3:00-5:00 PM

*Will be virtually or in a hyprid setting as circumstances allow

Celebrating Women in Medicine and Science Month

The Women in Medicine and Science Symposium will highlight the achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare. The Symposium will celebrate the accomplishments of women faculty and trainees across different disciplines - including basic science, clinical and translational research, clinical innovation, and education - with the goal of strengthening the BWH 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 22, 2021. 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.


Wednesday June 16, 2021



Applicants will be notified in August 2021 by email for both oral presentation and poster presentations.


The oral presentation session will take place following the keynote address from 3:30-4:30 pm. Presentations slides must be submitted by Monday, September 7, 2021 (in PowerPoint style). Oral presentations will be 10 minutes maximum, followed by 5 minutes for question/answers. Contact bwhcdi@partners.org with questions.



If the symposim is virtual, each of the 6 presenters will have 5 minutes to present their work with Q/A for 2 minutes.  Determinations will be held in person or virutally will be decided in the Summer 2021.  Contact bwhcdi@partners.org with questions.



Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) 

Office for Women's Careers (OWC)

Division of Women's Health

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 05/11/2021 1PM to 06/16/2021 11PM.