The Research Competition offers a unique setting where undergraduate and recently graduated students can experience the research world.
If your work is among the best, you will have the chance to present your research results to more than a thousand students worldwide while competing for monetary prizes and 2 week internships in renowned investigation centres!
If you join the Research Competition, you will have a guaranteed entry to the AIMS Meeting and a discount in the congress fee!
You can find the Research Competition Guidelines here.
How does it work?
There are four different phases in the Research Competition:
1 – Abstract Submission Phase
OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 22ND 2019 23:59h (GMT+0:00)
1st Step – Fill in the Registration Form.
2nd Step – Fill in the Abstract Submission Template and send it, in Word® format, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the same email, you should also send a copy of your student card or proof of enrollment in your faculty.
The abstracts will be reviewed by the jury members. All candidates will be notified if their application was admitted or rejected to the next phase, until the 12th of January, 2020.
2 – Poster Sessions
Abstracts selected will present their work in the format of our outstanding Digital Posters! You will need to send your poster to email@example.com until the 28th of February 2020.
The sessions will take place on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of March, in the morning, in the Congress venue. You will present your poster on either day to a jury composed of researchers and physicians of scientific excellence and of various backgrounds.
The best four abstracts will win a Golden Track, being automatically admitted to the Preliminary Session! (Phase 3)
3 – Preliminary Session
The four abstracts with the highest score and the six best works in the Poster Sessions will present their work in the form of a Presentation to a highly regarded jury. The session will take place on the afternoon of the 28th of March. Presenting Students will be informed of the presentations program and schedule in due time.
4 – Plenary Session
The three best presentations in the Preliminary Session will present their work in the Plenary Session, on the 29th of March.
Registration and Fees
You are going to be able to choose between two ticket options:
- 13 Lectures
- 2 Workshops
- 1 Cultural Program *
- 1 Gala Dinner *
- 3 Lunches
- 3 Coffee-breaks
- 13 Lectures
- 3 Coffee-breaks
* Subject to availability
Attention! The candidate must wait for the jury’s decision to register in the conference as a Presenting Student or a Non-Presenting Student.
Submitting an abstract to AIMS Meeting Research Competition that meets the criteria explained in Research Competition Guidelines guarantees an entry to AIMS Meeting, even if the abstract is not admitted for presentation in Poster Sessions. Even if the AIMS Meeting is sold out, you will always be able to register!
What are you waiting for? Take the challenge and submit your abstract!
Friday, March 27th
Coffee-Break at 10h45
25 – Molecular mechanisms of melanin internalization by keratinocytes
43 – Dasatinib inhibits thrombin generation of activated human platelets
74 – Targeting Mycobacterial RNases with an X-ray Machine Gun
88 – Effect of senolytic anti-aging compounds in Down Syndrome-driven senescence
108 – Effect of the Source of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSC) and Culture Medium Composition on the Molecular Profile of Therapeutic MSC-derived Extracellular Vesicles
113 – Importance of quality food products in a gluten-free diet in celiac disease patients
31 – Effect of an ARID1A-Knock Out/Inhibition on the Sensitization of Germ Cell Cancer Cells to ATR-inhibitors
48 – Non-invasive elimination of superficial tumours: a step forward
95 – Measurement of BRCA mRNA on mononucleated blood cells using droplet digital PCR: development of a screening test for variants of uncertain clinical significance
101 – Detection of epithelial cell proliferation in the unaffected colon mucosa of patients with colon adenocarcinoma
110 – Combination of local and systemic inflammatory markers to predict survival in testicular germ cell tumors
114 – Presence of tertiary lymphoid structures in the bladder carcinoma
121 – Targeting glycolysis to fight triple-negative breast cancer: a promise towards personalized therapy
127 – Insight into the autophagy regulatory function of BRCA1 and it’s interaction partners
55 – What does cause different growth rates of Plasmodium falciparum in the blood from different people – more than immunity?
117 – Effect of antiretroviral therapy on whole organism vaccination against malaria
15 – The knowledge and experiences of pregnant women regarding physical activity during pregnancy
57 – Discriminatory Attitudes and Practices by Health Care Providers Towards HIV Patients In Saad Abu-Alelaa Teaching Hospital of obstetrics and gynecology in 2018-2019
79 – Influence of psychosocial factors on the effectiveness of infertility treatments
126 – Travelling in pregnancy
Lunch at 13h10
14 – Impact of Interleukin-17 on early Alzheimer’s disease
38 – Long-time Tamoxifen therapy effects in the hypothalamic circuitry that regulates female sexual behaviour
52 – Stoichiometry of adenosine A2A/A1 Receptors Heteromerization in transfected neurons
53 – An automated protocol for morphometric analysis of injured peripheral nerve section in a free-open source software.
56 – Effects of Hypoxia-Ischemia induced Preterm-birth: A Combined Behavioral and Morphological Approach
61 – Bioenergetic regulation of neural stem cell secretome: a novel strategy to combat neurodegeneration
73 – Striatal dendritic spine plasticity upon motor learning
80 – On the role of astrocytic signaling in Aβ-triggered synaptic deficits
81 – Understanding the impact of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease mutations on BIN1
96 – Intracellular Fragment of BDNF Receptor, TrkB-ICD: Impact on Genetic Expression
97 – Sensorimotor contingencies in the Mirror Game and Turing test on human motion data
100 – Does Urocortin-2 induce changes in neurogenesis and in the GABAergic system of the hippocampal formation of rats with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction?
120 – Cranioplasty implants and 3D printing: a perfect fit
137 – Dissection of the molecular players required for the spatial and temporal orchestration of synaptic bouton formation
143 – Decorin as a Possible Mediator of Amyloid β Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease
23 – N-acetylcysteine (NAC) Addition To Anaesthetic Solution Decreases Wound Size, Promotes Wound Healing, Activation Of Hif1-alpha And Growth Factors – An Animal Model Study
47 – Drug repurposing against malaria parasites
103 – Exploring the combination of doxorubicin and menadione in treatments of human leukaemia cells – a new therapeutic strategy?
112 – A Structure-based Drug Design Approach to Fight Tuberculosis – Developing New Inhibitors Targeting the Phosphatase PtpA
119 – A new approach to ovarian cancer treatment – application of functional carb-pharmacophores.
124 – Doxorubicin impairs the redox status and the BAX expression on the brain of adult mice: an in vivo ‘chemobrain’ study on clinically relevant doses
136 – Cyclophosphamide main metabolites altered the metabolome of human cardiac cells at clinically relevant concentrations
139 – Targeting of the Unfolded Protein Response signaling pathway as a novel therapeutic approach for colorectal cancer
11 – POPPI Study: Perspectives of Portuguese caregivers on off-label prescription and clinical trials in Pediatrics
102 – Burnout in Medical Students at FMUL
123 – Adverse reactions caused by corticosteroids: analysis of reported notifications to the Portuguese Pharmacovigilance System
129 – Dietary vitamin D intake in the older population
140 – The importance of herd immunity from a geographic and demographic viewpoint
Saturday, March 28th
Coffee-Break at 10h10
28 – Atrial fibrillation and stroke or stroke and atrial fibrillation?
34 – Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis and protein levels as a diagnostic predictor for Lyme neuroborreliosis in children
35 – Clinical features, etiology and treatment of children with sepsis and bacterial meningitis hospitalized in years 2016-2018
37 – Measuring the slow-to-see phenomenon in children with nystagmus using a novel tablet-based app
54 – Methodological innovations in fMRI-based preoperative mapping and optimization for clinical use
58 – Holter-ECG based Apnea-Hypopnea Index in cryptogenic stroke patients
64 – The quality of life in patients with obturative sleep apnea
70 – The Effect of Verbal abuse on the mental health of children
91 – Predictive Factors of Benzodiazepine Use Among University Students
99 – Investigation of the effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the functional connectivity of patients with treatment-resistant depression.
142 – Nusinersen: A pioneer in treating spinal muscular atrophy. Efficacy and outcome measurement
10 – Minithoracotomy vs. full sternotomy for isolated aortic valve replacement – a propensity score matched analysis
12 – Orthopedic treatment and early weight-bearing for bimalleolar ankle fractures in elderly patients: Quality of life and complications
22 – Sialendoscopy in strictures of salivary ducts – conclusions of two-year follow-up.
26 – The role of prophylactic axillary dissection in angiosarcomas of the breast
68 – Force-Velocity Profiling Does Not Differ Between Artificial Turf and Concrete
111 – Pilot study of Femtolaser-assisted keratoplasty vs Conventional keratoplasty
Lunch at 12h40
4 – Bleeding events due to warfarin use
7 – Alterations in the cardiovascular system in patients with cirrhosis – assessment of a haemodynamic profile
16 – Feelings of children during medical procedures – the matter of their age, sex or experience?
36 – Watching glucose levels at pupil size
41 – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: do we know the difference?
42 – Are young South Asian women with hypertensive parents at particular risk of future cardiovascular disease?
51 – Utility of salivary cortisol measurements in the diagnosis of glucocorticoid related disorders
67 – Mainz Emergency Assessment Score – Hospital de São José
71 – The effect of T follicular cell subsets on B cell immune responses in early arthritis patients
77 – The usefulness of narrow-band imaging (NBI) in the detection of primary tumor localization – CUP syndrome.
106 – Gaucher disease in Subcarpathian region – clinical characteristics and genotype-phenotype correlations
133 – Quality Improvement project on electronic documentation of venous thromboembolism risk assessment