Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)



Congratulations to UCLA's 2015 ABRCMS Best Poster Award Winners:
Carmine Chavez (CARE Scholar)
Dianne Lummaquin (HHMI/IMSD Scholar)
Tien Phan (MARC U *STAR Scholar)
Karen Wong  (AMGEN Scholar)
Arielle Tripp (MARC U*STAR Scholar)
Nancy Morones (MARC U*STAR Scholar)
Jacob Bogdanov ( UC LEADS Scholar)
Luke Batty (CARE Scholar)



Conference Description


Now in its 18th year, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for biomedical and behavioral students, including mathematics, attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including 1,700 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1200 faculty, program directors and administrators. Students come from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students' success. 

During this four day conference, there are scientific sessions, professional development workshops, poster sessions, exhibits and many networking opportunities.

This conference is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

ABRCMS 2018 will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on November 14th-17th.

Abstract Submission & Travel Award Application Site Opens: April 10th, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 7th, 2018

Discount Registration Deadline: October 17th, 2018

For more information visit the conference website at

Contact Information

2121 Life Sciences Building