01-02 October 2020 - UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation 

Virtual event via Zoom

Plenary Speakers: 

Deborah A. Hogan
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Seamus O'Mahony 
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cork University Hospital & APC Microbiology Ireland
Author: Can Medicine Be Cured?: The Corruption of a Profession

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann
Dept. Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry
 

Abstract Calls *Now Open*

UCD Conway Festival Gold Medal Competition
The Festival committee now invite Institute researchers and collaborators at clinical sites at SVUH, MMUH, OLHSC, NMH to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2020 UCD Conway Festival. Submitting authors will be selected for either moderated or review sessions and must be available on 01 October to discuss their work. The 2020 Conway Festival Medal will be awarded for the best poster and presentation.

Submit abstracts to conway.festival@ucd.ie with '2020 Festival Gold Medal' in the subject line using the 2020 UCD Conway Festival Medal abstract template.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday, 31 July 2020
 
Shortlisted authors will give an outline of research work in an elevator pitch format (3 slides, 5 minute) to a judging panel on 01 October. Winners in each category will compete for the Gold medal in a dedicated Festival showcase session on 02 October. All other authors will give an outline of research work in an elevator pitch format (3 slides, 5 minute) to a 2-person panel composed of senior postdoctoral researchers and/or Conway Fellows.

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UCD Allergan Innovation Award
The UCD Allergan Innovation Award will again feature as part of the 2020 UCD Conway Festival with a bursary of up to €8,000 available to the early career researcher(s) whose research shows greatest innovative potential. 
The award will be made following a competitive process of abstract submission open to UCD early career researchers in the life sciences with research interests in areas aligned to those specified by Allergan namely; dermatology & aesthetics, central nervous system, eye care, women’s health & urology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular disease and infectious disease.
 
Submit abstracts to conway.festival@ucd.ie with '2020 UCD Allergan Innovation Bursary' in the subject line using the 2020 UCD Allergan Innovation Award abstract template.
Deadline: 5pm, Friday, 31 July 2020
 
Criteria for shortlisting abstracts will place emphasis on excellent research with innovative potential. Shortlisted authors will give an outline of research work in an elevator pitch format (3 slides, 5 minute) to an innovation judging panel on 02 October.
 
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