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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'.



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 opens on 16th November 2020, and the submission deadline is January 8th 2021 at 23:59PM GMT.


Successful applicants will be contacted in early January 2021, and will be invited to present their project online at The Summit on February 6th.



At this stage, individual participants will be asked to design a research poster that will be feature in an online gallery. In addition, each participant will be required to create a 4 slide, 5 minute oral presentation for the judges on the day.


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 22nd 2021. 

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



In 2021 we are excited to announce that we have partnered with BMC proceedings to publish our conference abstracts.

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