Women in Medicine & Science Symposium

The ninth annual Women in Medicine & Science Symposium (WMSS) was held on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 and highlighted the achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s Hospital by focusing on collaborations across various disciplines including basic research, clinical research, translational research, clinical innovation and medical education – with the goal of building community.

Selected Oral Presentations

Selected Poster Presentations

Application Process

The call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations is open to all women faculty and trainees (instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, professors, residents, clinical fellows, research fellows) in a BWH-affiliated department. Authorship should include all project team members. All faculty and trainees are encouraged to attend, whether they make a presentation or not. Since this is not considered a national or regional meeting, previously presented talks are admissible. Furthermore, presenting at this meeting is not a deterrent for future national/regional meetings. 

The review committee will select four abstracts to be given as oral presentations and six to be displayed as poster presentations at the Women in Medicine & Science Symposium on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Please note that there are not separate categories for the submission of abstracts for presentation – the Selection Committee reserves the right to choose which abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations and which will be selected for poster presentations. Submitted abstracts may be included in an event booklet. 



  1. Prepare Abstract – All abstracts must adhere to 200 word limit and be a “.doc” file. Basic science research, clinical research, translational research, and clinical innovation project abstracts are welcome.  Please structure your abstract with the 4 sub-sections: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.  Any abstracts not in this format will be returned for editing.
  2. Prepare Personal Statement – All personal statements must adhere to a 100 word limit and be typed into the application. The personal statement should include why you feel it’s important to participate in the Women in Medicine and Science Symposium. Please include your research/clinical/innovation interests.
  3. Complete Online Application –  Applications for WMSS  2020 are now closed. Click here to apply 


Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) 

Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) 

Office for Research Careers (ORC) 

Brigham Research Institute (BRI)

Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology

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