Scientific programme

The scientific programme of the conference lasts 3 full days, you will be enlightened by 5 renowned guest speakers, a great variety of inspiring workshops during 3 workshop rounds and interesting research presentations by fellow students. Furthermore, the scientific programme offers you networking opportunities, in the form of a tour through the Leiden Bio Science Park and several LUMC Departments, a speed date lunch with researchers from the LUMC and a Career & Internship Fair.

Oral sessions & poster presentations

Oral sessions and poster presentations will take place on the Friday and Saturday of the conference. Students can submit their research abstract to get a chance of presenting their research during LIMSC.

The research you would like to present will have to be assigned to one of the research themes of the Leiden University Medical Center:

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, Bioinformatics & Research Methodology

Researchers from the LUMC will grade the abstracts in the field of their interest. The 200 students that submitted the best abstract in their field will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation during an oral session. During each oral session 5-6 students will present their research about one of the 12 research themes. A jury consisting of researchers and students will grade and rank the participants. During the finale on Saturday, the three best scoring participants will present their oral presentation once again for the entirety of the conference, to battle for the reward of €1000.

Many students that are not invited to present their research during the oral sessions are still able to do so during the poster sessions that take place on the Friday and Saturday of the conference. The three best poster presentations will be rewarded with a prize as well.

More information about becoming an active participant can be found here

Speed Date Lunch

During the Speed Date Lunch on Thursday, you will get the chance to network with renowned researchers from the LUMC, in an informal way. You can ask them anything: about internships, PhD programmes or about studying in Leiden. Of course you can also just chat about a medical topic of your interest. Take your chance to make new connections! All of this while enjoying a nice lunch.