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The Student Medical Summit is an opportunity for students to present their research on a national level.

It provides students with the chance to showcase their results in front of some of the country's leading academics and a large audience of their peers, while simultaneously competing to be named 'Irish Undergraduate Medical Researcher of the Year'.

Abstract submission is now open and closes on December 31, 2023 at 17:00 GMT.

IMPORTANT: Please review the information below and the abstract guidelines prior to submission. Abstracts not properly formatted will be rejected without review.

Click here for abstract guidelines & submission



To participate in this conference you must be a registered student in an undergraduate course in any 3rd level institution in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.



Any research related to health and medical science is welcome, which includes (but is not limited to) the following fields: Medical Science, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Food Science, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Dental Science, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering.


The presenting student must have completed this research during the course of their undergraduate studies including summer projects.


Research completed at any stage in the last 5 years is eligible. 




Submissions will be reviewed by a panel, headed by Prof Donal O'Shea and Dr Marguerite Clyne.


Prof O'Shea is Professor of Endocrinology at UCD, and an experienced adjudicator of competitions at every level of academia, and has served on the chief adjudication panel of the BT Young Scientist for many years.

Dr Clyne is UCD School of Medicine Associate Dean for Research and Innovation.


The call for abstracts is now open and submission deadline is December 31st, 2023 at 17:00 GMT.


Successful applicants will be contacted in early January 2024, and will be invited to present their project at The Summit on February 17th.



At this stage, individual participants will be asked to design a research poster that will be featured in the gallery. Poster templates will be circulated upon abstract acceptance.


Following presentations to the judges, 5 finalists will be announced and asked to present again to the conference and a final panel of judges.



The five finalists will then be given seven minutes to present their project. From these presentations, the Final Panel of judges will select the winner of the 'Irish Undergraduate Medical Researcher of the Year'.



There is no initial abstract submission fee. 

Successful applicants are required to pay a €20 registration fee by January 15th 2024. 

This fee contributes to the cost of event hosting and abstract publication.



We are hoping to publish our conference abstracts as we have in previous years. Our partnership with a publishing organisation is pending and we will post updates as they become available.

If you do not wish for your abstract to be published, please indicate this on your abstract submission form. 


If you have any additional queries, please contact


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