Active Participation (Presenting)

If you are attending LIMSC 2017 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 (e.g. Powerpoint, Prezi etc.)
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 has to fall into one of the research profiles of our medical university centre. These are: 

Profileringsgebied_cardiologie_goede_size-01 Vascular and Regenerative Medicine

Profileringsgebied_immunologie_goede_size-01  Immunity, Infection and Tolerance

Profileringsgebied_neurologie_goede_size-01 Translational Neuroscience

Profileringsgebied_oncologie_goede_size-01 Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy

Profileringsgebied_ageing_goede_size-01 Ageing

Health_innovation_goede_size-01 Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care

Biomedical_imaging_goede_size-01 Biomedical Imaging

 More information about the LUMC’s research profiles can be found here.

How can I become an active participant?
If you are interestedin being an active participant at LIMSC 2017, you have to hand in an abstract of your research here on our website between the 12th September 2016 and the 11th November 2016 (extended deadline).

You can find the criteria for the abstracts allowed to be submitted for LIMSC 2017 here.


What happens next?
After we have gathered all abstracts submitted up until the 11th of November 2016, the scientific committee of LIMSC 2017 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 2017 to present their research as an oral presentation.

The next 100 students on the ranking list will be invited to come to LIMSC 2017 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 were accepted as an active or a passive participant before the 15th December 2016**.

If you would like to accept the invitation to LIMSC, you have to register here on our website in the time period between the 15th December 2016 until the 15th January 2017.

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 2017?
As an active participant you are allowed to take part in all scientific and social programme indicated on our schedule. (Be aware that there are some activities that require you to register and where we only have limited spaces!)

If you were invited to LIMSC 2017 to present an oral presentation, you will be assigned to present your powerpoint or other form of presentation in one of the foreseen “oral presentation” slots. Oral presentations take 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 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. Also at one point, our jury will stop by and you will be expected to give a 4 minute presentation of your research.

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?
To find out the fees to be paid to attend LIMSC as an active participant, please check our “Fees and Payment” page.

For anyone that would like to attend LIMSC as an active participant, but has not got the funds to pay for it, check out our “Travel Grant” criteria to see whether you are eligible for one of our few grants.

If you have received the invitation to be an active participant at LIMSC 2017, 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.