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'.





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.


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 will be in October 2019, and the submission deadline is November 29th 2019 at 5PM.

The abstract submission guide is available under the 'Register' Tab.


Successful applicants will be contacted in early January 2020, and will be invited to present a research poster on February 15th, at the summit itself.



At this stage, individual participants will be asked to design and present a scientific research poster (Size A0).

Each participant will be given their own board to attach their poster to. Participants will be expected to print their own posters and also submit an electronic copy.


After poster presentations, the judges will select 8 finalists who will progress to the final round. In addition to the main competition, there will be a number of smaller awards that students will be eligible for.



The finalists will then get five minutes to present in front of the entire conference. A final panel of judges will decide who will be named Irish Undergraduate Medical Researcher of the Year.



There is no initial abstract submission fee. 

Successful applicants are required to pay a €25 registration fee by January 26th 2020

The registration fee is non-refundable.



The book of abstracts will be published in the URNCST Journal (

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 


You can get in contact with the organisers of the conference at: