The annual National MD-PhD Student Conference is a unique assembly that unites MSTP students, alumni, and faculty from across the country to explore the intersections of research and medicine, focusing on diverse careers, healthcare policy, and scientific breakthroughs. The conference offers prestigious keynote speakers, student oral and poster sessions, a diverse career panel, and breakout sessions that encompass various topics of interest to MD-PhD students. Every year, this is a great event to meet colleagues and mentors, learn about opportunities available to MD-PhDs, and discuss exciting science.
Register by June 4 to be considered for a talk and by June 25 to submit a poster.
Registration fee: $75.
Please note that diversity awards are given as refunds of the registration fee;
details regarding abstract submission and diversity awards are available via the registration form.
Questions? Concerns? Contact the 2021 conference planning committee: email@example.com.
David H. Koch Institute Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Investigator, Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Deputy Director, Vaccines & Human Immunology
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Director, Pediatric Diabetes Research Center
University of California San Diego
Director, NeuroTechnology Center
(all times in MDT)
10 AM — Opening remarks
10:30 AM-noon — Keynote: Robert Langer, ScD (extended Q&A begins at 11:30 AM)
11:30 AM-12:30 PM — Poster session #1
1-2 PM — Student speakers #1
2-3 PM — Poster session #2
3-4:30 PM — Keynote: Kandice Tanner, PhD (extended Q&A begins at 4 PM)
4-5 PM — Student social hour
10-11:30 AM — Keynote: Lynda Stuart, MD, PhD (extended Q&A begins at 11 AM)
11 AM-noon — Student speakers #2
12:30-2:30 PM — Breakout sessions featuring Jean-luc Doumont, PhD, on communicating data visually; Matthew Wynia, MD, on research ethics and opportunities during public health emergencies; Raimond Winslow, PhD, on computationally-informed medicine; career panel
2:30-4 PM — Keynote: Maike Sander, MD (extended Q&A begins at 3:30 PM)
3:30-5 PM — PSTP showcase and breakout rooms
9-10 AM — PSTP showcase and breakout rooms
10-11 AM — Student speakers #3
11 AM-noon — Diversity panel
noon-12:30 PM — Diversity small groups
1-2:40 PM — Keynote: Rafael Yuste, MD, PhD (extended Q&A begins at ~2:10 PM following closing remarks)