Active Participation (Presenting)

PLEASE NOTE: Abstract submission for the 11th edition of LIMSC has been closed. If you wish to attend LIMSC 2019, please register as a passive particpant!

If you are attending LIMSC 2019 as an active click here for important information!

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:
1)      Oral Presentation (Powerpoint)
2)      Poster Presentation 

Who can be an active participant?

If you want to be an active participant, you must fall into one of each of the three following categories:

Degree Stage

Degree Programme


  1. Bachelor
  2. Master
  3. PhD
  1. Medicine
  2. Biomedical Sciences
  3. Other related Life Sciences
  1. Research Project
  2. Dissertation
  3. Other ongoing research

The research you would like to present will have to be assigned to one of the newly formed research themes of our medical university center. These are:

  1. Academic Pharmacology
  2. Cancer
  3. Cardiovascular disease
  4. Genetics
  5. Neuroscience
  6. Infection
  7. (Auto-)immunity
  8. Lifecourse & Ageing
  9. Cell, Tissue & Organ (Transplantation)
  10. Prevention & Lifestyle
  11. Biomedical Imaging
  12. Data Science, Bio-informatics & Research Methodology

Do not worry if your research does not 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.


-        Systematic reviews & meta-analyses are allowed to be submitted

-        Case reports will NOT be accepted


How can I become an active participant?

PLEASE NOTE: THE ABSTRACT MODULE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. You can submit your abstract the following edition.


What happens next?

After we have gathered all abstracts submitted up until the 21st of October 2018, the Scientific Committee of LIMSC 2019 will grade all abstracts and create a ranking list. They will give the students of the best 200 abstracts the opportunity to come to LIMSC in March 2019 to present their research as an oral presentation.The next 120 students on the ranking list will be invited to come to LIMSC 2019 and to present their research as a poster presentation.

Applicants whose abstracts are not selected will be notified and invited to participate in LIMSC as passive participants.You will receive an email if you are accepted as an active or a passive participant before the 10th of December 2018. If you would like to accept the invitation to LIMSC, you have to register here on our website in the time period between the 17th December 2018 until the 13th January 2019.

When registering, you will be able to sign up for the limited spaces offered at our workshops, accommodation and social activities.


What happens during LIMSC in March 2019?

As an active participant you are allowed to take part in all scientific and social program indicated on our schedule. (Be aware that there are some activities that require you to register and pay separately and where we only have limited spaces!)

If you were invited to LIMSC 2019 to present an oral presentation, you will be assigned to present your powerpoint in one of the foreseen “oral presentation” slots. Oral presentations will be taking place in class rooms and lecture halls. These oral presentations should be no longer than 8 minutes and are then followed by 2 minutes of discussion and questions by the jury and visitors.

Students who come to 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 all other poster presentation students. This gives you the opportunity to present your research to bypassing visitors. Furthermore, at one point, our jury will stop by and you will be expected to give a 3-minute poster presentation followed by 1 minute of questions and discussion.


What are the benefits of being an active participant at LIMSC?

Next to practicing how to present your research to a large, international research community and expanding your network, you can seize the opportunity to win large prizes. Click here to find out what they are.


What else?

The fees to attend LIMSC as an active participant, can be found under the “Fees and Payment” page.

If you have received the invitation to be an active participant at LIMSC 2019, but need a visa, please check our “Visa” page to see how we can help.

Furthermore, we offer limited spaces in our arranged hotel, but also give suggestions for many other places you can stay at. To find out more, click here.