Attendees are invited to contribute abstracts of presentations for the scientific program. All presentations should report the results of original research. Presentations that promote commercial interests will not be accepted. Presenters are encouraged to report on recent work or work in progress. In order to facilitate the discussion of new work, there will be no formal publication emanating from the IHCON conference. Contributed abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance/rejection in the program. Accepted abstracts will be designated either for oral or poster presentations.
Abstracts for all invited and contributed presentations are required and must be received no later than May 11, 2020, for inclusion in the conference program. Do not expect the submission deadline to be extended.
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection will be made June 22, 2020. Note that the submission and acceptance/rejection dates are approximately one month earlier than the dates for previous IHCON conferences. This change is intended to allow international attendees adequate time to obtain passports and/or visas.
An electronic means of submitting abstracts will be required for IHCON 2020. Detailed instructions will be posted here soon.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and medical students and residents are welcome to apply for scholarships. Female students, under-represented minority students, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. All student scholarship applicants are required to submit an abstract for presentation at IHCON (see instructions above). Individuals who have received a student scholarship to attend a prior IHCON conference are not eligible. Student scholarships will provide a travel stipend and cover accommodations within the room block reserved for students at Granlibakken. The number of scholarships awarded per laboratory or research group may be limited, depending on the availability of funds.
IHCON scholars will be assigned student housing outside the regular room allocation for all conference participants at Granlibakken. If you are a student applying for a scholarship and are willing to pay and attend the conference even if not awarded the scholarship, you should file an Accommodation reservation with Granlibakken. This will be the surest way to provide space for all conference participants.
Scholarship applications must also be received no later than May 11, 2020, for review by the Scholarship Committee. Do not expect the submission deadline to be extended.
Applications for student scholarships will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the Steering Committee, and will include representatives of the international research community. Notification of scholarship awards and abstract acceptance/rejection will be made on or around June 22, 2020. As noted above, the submission and acceptance/rejection dates are approximately one month earlier than the dates for previous IHCON conferences. This change is intended to allow international attendees adequate time to obtain passports and/or visas.
Detailed instructions on how to apply for a scholarship will be posted here soon.
In addition to the oral presentations in the scientific program, there will be several sessions devoted to poster presentations. A continuing priority of IHCON is to make poster presentations an integral part of the general scientific program, while still allowing for productive interaction and exchange that can go on among small numbers of individuals during poster viewing. Posters will be available for viewing during the 24-hour period commencing at 5 p.m. the day before the scheduled session, and ending at 5 p.m. the day of the poster session. Poster boards (4 ft high X 6 ft long) will be provided by the conference center.