Active participation (presenting)
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What is an active participant?
Active participants are national and international students that are invited to LIMSC to present their own research.
An active participant can present his or her research in two ways:
- Oral Presentation (Powerpoint)
- Poster Presentation
Who can be an active participant?
You can become an active participant if you are a bachelor, master or PhD student in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Technology, Pharmacy or other related life sciences. You can submit any recent research project, except for case studies. Meta-analyses and systematic reviews are allowed.
The research you would like to present will have to be assigned to one of the research themes of the Leiden University Medical Center. These are:
- Academic Pharmacology
- Cardiovascular disease
- Lifecourse & Ageing
- Cell, Tissue & Organ (Transplantation)
- Prevention & Lifestyle
- Biomedical Imaging
- Data Science, Bioinformatics & Research Methodology
Don’t worry if your research doesn’t fit entirely into one of these themes. It will still be possible to submit your research to LIMSC. More information about the LUMC’s research themes can be found here. If you have any doubts about the themes, please email us.
How can I become an active participant?
The abstract submission will open mid/end of 2022, and will close about 2 months later. This will be possible via a link on our website.
What happens next?
After all abstracts are submitted, they will be graded and ranked by the Scientific Committee of LIMSC 2023. The 200 best submitters will be invited to present their research as an oral presentation during LIMSC. The next 120 students on the ranking list will be invited to come to LIMSC 2023 and to present their research as a poster presentation.
You will receive an email about whether you are accepted as an active participant or not. Please note that if you have been invited to present your research, you will still have to register via the link we will send you per email. Applicants whose abstracts are not selected will be invited to participate in LIMSC as a passive participant. More information about the registration process can be found in your invitation mail.
While registering, you will be able to sign up for our workshops, accommodation and social activities. All limited spaces will be divided on a ‘first-come-first-served’ principle, so early registration is highly recommended.
What happens during LIMSC in March 2023?
As an active participant you are allowed to take part in all scientific and social programme activities. However, be aware that there are some activities with limited spots that require you to register and pay extra fees.
If you are invited to LIMSC 2023 to give an oral presentation, you will be assigned to present your research in one of the foreseen “oral presentation” slots. This will be taking place in classrooms and lecture halls. Oral presentations should last no longer than 8 minutes and are followed by 2 minutes of discussion and questions by the jury and visitors.
Students who will present a poster of their research, will be assigned to one of the “poster presentation” slots in the schedule and will present their poster in a large hall with other poster presentations. This gives you the opportunity to present your research to visitors. Furthermore, at one point, our jury will stop by and you will be expected to give a 3-minute presentation of your poster followed by 1 minute of questions and discussion.
For more details about the criteria and the course of events, please read ‘IMPORTANT INFORMATION’ below.
What are the benefits of being an active participant at LIMSC?
Next to gaining experience in presenting your research to a large international research community and expanding your network, you can seize the opportunity to win large prizes. 2250 euros of prize money and several other prizes will be divided over the winners of LIMSC 2023. Click here for an overview of all prizes.
Below, you can find the criteria for an oral presentation.
- You will get a time limit of 8 minutes for your presentation. If necessary, you will be stopped by one of our crew members.
- After your presentation, there will be 2 minutes for questions and discussions from the jury. This will be part of your assessment too. Please answer the questions shortly and concisely, since there is a 2 minute time limit.
- We ask you to bring along a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation of your abstract on a USB drive. Please make sure to put a name tag on your USB stick so we know to whom it belongs. Please make sure that this drive contains no other documents and is compatible with Windows computers. You have to hand in the USB at the registration desk so we can make the sessions go as smoothly as possible. Your USB will be returned to you at the end of your session.
- Please note that there is no possibility to edit your presentation once you have handed it in.
- During the Finale & Closing Ceremony on Saturday March 13th, the three best participants will present their research once again in front of the entire LIMSC audience. After these presentations, the jury will decide on the winner who will be awarded a prize during the closing ceremony.
- Your presentation cannot exceed 3 minutes.
- You will have 1 minute for questions and discussions.
- Please make sure to bring your poster in an A0 format (1189 x 841 mm) or smaller, printed vertically. There is no possibility to print your poster at the conference. Please make sure to put a name tag on your poster holder so we know to whom it belongs.
- Please ensure that your poster is packed correctly to prevent any damage during your travels. We cannot be held accountable for any damage done during the conference.
- Hand in your posters in time at the Scientific Desk. We advise you to do this a day before your presentation and not later than at 9.00 o’clock on the day of your presentation.