AMBGC 2022!

The Experimental Medicine Graduate Students’ Society (EMGSS) is thrilled to announce the official launch of the 22nd Annual McGill Biomedical Graduate Conference (AMBGC) and invites abstract submissions for oral presentations, short talks, and graphical abstracts! AMBGC is free for all attendees as it remains a conference for students by students that provides graduate students engaged in biomedical research across Montreal the opportunity to present and discuss their work in an encouraging environment. To ensure the safety of all our participants, this event will take place in a completely virtual format via the cellphone/desktop apps Whova and Zoom on Tuesday, March 22, 2022Please see below the abstract submission guidelines.  

We are excited to announce Dr. Pamela Silver as our Keynote Speaker, who is an Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silver is a distinguished and decorated scientist at the forefront of systems biology and biological engineering. As a postdoctoral fellow, she helped discover one of the first nuclear localization signals within GAL4 in yeast. Dr. Silver’s current research interests are extremely diverse and involve leveraging synthetic biology systems for medical applications. This includes using computational methods to create synthetic therapeutic proteins that mirror natural systems and avoid the unwanted off-target effects of traditional small molecule therapeutics. For her scientific contributions, Dr. Silver was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

To register to attend or to submit an abstract for a oral presentation, short talk, or graphical abstract, please click HERE, or copy/paste the following link to your browsers: https://whova.com/portal/registration/ambgc_202210/ 

Abstract guidelines:

  • The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, February 18th, 2022 at 11:59 pm 
  • An email notification of your submission will be sent to you. Notification of acceptance of oral presentation will be emailed to you the week of Monday, March 7th, 2022.
  • Only 1 abstract may be submitted per first author.
  • Please indicate if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation (10min in stand-alone session), a short talk (7min in the sub-category sessions), or a graphical abstract.
  • Only abstracts selected for an oral presentation or a short talk will have the opportunity to present their work live. Graphical abstracts will be published in our abstract booklet. 
  • For oral presentations and short talks, the first author is considered the primary and presenting author.
  • Please select the appropriate category:
    • Oncology
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • Endocrinology and Metabolism
    • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
    • Genetics and Gene Expression
    • Epidemiology and Bioethics
    • Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Therapeutics
    • OMICS, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    • Neuroscience
  • Abstract word limit is 250 words, excluding the title and author’s names and affiliations. 
  • When listing the authors, follow the format: Author 1 (1), Author 2 (1,2)
  • When listing the affiliations, follow the format: 1. Affiliation 1, 2. Affiliation 2
  • Abstracts exceeding the 250 words limit will be cut to length without notice. 
  • Whenever possible, follow the structure of an abstract: 
    • Background
    • Methodology
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at AMBGC 2022!

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