Dear student,

Are you conducting (bio)medical research and are you interested in presenting your work on an international platform? Or are you simply interested in learning about the latest (bio)medical research?

The International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) is one of the world’s leading student congresses in the field of (bio)medical sciences. Last year, 720 participants from more than 50 countries attended the 24 th edition of ISCOMS. This year, the 25 th edition will take place from the 4 th until the 8 th of June 2018 in Groningen.

Students can visit the congress both as a presenting and non-presenting participant. ISCOMS offers a scientific programme with a pre-course on mastering your research, student presentation sessions (plenary, oral, and poster), engaging workshops, and an interactive surgical operation.

You can also acquire information on working and performing research in Groningen during our networking lunch, where you will be able to integrate with companies interested in recruiting ambitious international students. To celebrate the 25th edition of our congress, we have added an additional congress day with more speakers, increased workshops, and an extended social programme.

Moreover, students can explore PhD opportunities at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) with our ISCOMS Research Fellowships (IRF). The IRF are a challenging two week programme in which students are expected to actively participate in research at one of the UMCG

Research Institutes and gather a great deal of knowledge related to the topic of research. As a student you get the chance to perform research at a leading institute, meet top-researchers, and – more importantly – learn about the possibilities of doing a PhD-programme in the Netherlands. There are many foreign students who have been able to start a PhD-programme in the UMCG due to the IRF. The IRF are available for presenting participants only.

On top of all this, we will feature an exciting social programme, including a formal dinner, the amazing World Wide ISCOMS Night and a Post Congress Tour.

Are you interested in presenting your research at ISCOMS? Send in your abstract! The abstract submission will be open from the 30th of October until the 8 th of February 2018. Each student is allowed to submit up to 2 abstracts. Abstracts can be submitted on our website

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Kind regards,
Daan de Kort
International Contacts