Women in Medicine and Science Symposium

The eleventh annual Women in Medicine & Science Symposium (WMSS) will be held on Tuesday, September, 20, 2022.

The Women in Medicine and Science Symposium will highlight the achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s and Mass General Hospitals. The Symposium will celebrate the accomplishments of women faculty and trainees across different disciplines – including basic science, clinical and translational research, clinical innovation, and education – with the goal of strengthening the BWH, MGH and MGB community.

  • BWH Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) and the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC)
  • BWH Division of Women’s Health, Department of Medicine
  • Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and Office for Research Careers (ORC)
  • BWH Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology
  • MGH Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC)
  • Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) Frigoletto Committee on Physician Well-Being
  • Mass General Research Institute (MGRI) and Executive Committee on Research (ECOR)

View the 2021 WMSS Keynote Address, program, and more research by women scientists here:

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BWH Applicants:  

Please contact: bwhcdi@partners.org

MGH Applicants:

Please contact: womens.careers@partners.org

How To Apply to WMSS


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/MGH-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. 

Application Requirements

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 the Online Application


The review committee will select four abstracts to be given as oral presentations and a series of flash presentations at the Women in Medicine & Science Symposium. 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. 

Important Dates & Deadlines: 2022

Program Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
2:30 – 5:15 PM



May 6, 2022 – June 16, 2022