Unlocking the full potential of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) requires embracing diversity and fostering inclusion. Throughout history, certain groups have faced exclusion from these fields, making it imperative to prioritize their representation and involvement. Embracing diversity in STEM not only fuels problem-solving and advances innovative processes, but it also ensures equitable distribution of scientific advancements across all communities.
In this way, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) provides a sanctuary for students and nonstudents in 12 Scientific Disciplines to present their research, connect with peers and mentors and discuss the challenges and obstacles that diverse students and scientists in STEM face.
Who Attends ABRCMS?
Community College Students
Undergraduate and Postbaccalaureate Scientists
Program Directors, Faculty and Administrators
4 Reasons to Submit an Abstract for ABRCMS 2023
Improve Your Research Presentation Skills. Through oral, poster and ePoster presentations, ABRCMS provides students with a safe environment to practice and hone their research presentation skills.
Gain Valuable Feedback. ABRCMS judges will provide constructive feedback to student presenters. By receiving tailored feedback, you will learn how to improve your research and presentation, preparing and refining your skills for the future.
Get Real-World Experience. By presenting at ABRCMS, you will demonstrate to graduate school admissions officers that you are committed to a STEM career and possess the skills to conduct independent research.
Connect with Mentors. ABRCMS offers a great opportunity to engage in candid conversations with active researchers and educators in your scientific discipline about pursuing advanced training or overcoming challenges as a historically excluded scientist in your field of study.
3 Ways to Present at ABRCMS
Oral Presentation. All ABRCMS oral presentations will occur in person. Speakers will be given 10 minutes to present their research and 5 minutes for questions and answers.
Poster Presentation. ABRCMS poster presentations will occur in the Exhibit Hall. Presenters are assigned to one of six poster sessions where they will discuss their research with judges and conference attendees.
ePoster Presentation. These presentations will occur during one of two ePoster sessions on Saturday, Nov. 18. Students who cannot attend the in-person conference will present their research live to judges and conference attendees through the online ePoster platform.
Take advantage of the opportunity to jumpstart your scientific career and prepare to present your scientific research in one of 12 Scientific Disciplines to esteemed and established researchers from universities nationwide.
After its successful debut in 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the ABRCMS Graduate Symposium will return in 2023. Master's and doctoral-level graduate students from 12 STEM disciplines participate in the symposium to showcase their research, build scientific networks and enhance their professional development skills. The 2023 symposium will be held November 14–15, 2023 (1.5 days prior to ABRCMS 2023) at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.