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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 418-4273
Fax: (503) 418-4266


Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Symposium Director

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Symposium Directors Emeriti

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Late-breaking abstracts continue to be accepted.
Abstract Deadline: July 1, 2017

A limited number of posters selected from submitted abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the meeting, and submissions for short oral presentations will be selected from abstracts to create the final program of meeting speakers.

Members of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) younger than 40 years of age are encouraged to apply for one of two JSID Travel Awards of 100,000 JPY each to attend and present a poster.

Students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply for one of 9 Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Eugene M. Farber Travel Awards of $1,200 each to attend and present a poster.

Young investigators and bright stars in the field of precision dermatology whose focus is Epidermolysis Bullosa are encouraged to apply for an Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation Travel Award of $1,200 to attend and present a poster.

Young investigators who are members of a traditionally underrepresented group are encouraged to apply for a Montagna Symposium Director's Award, a travel fellowship designed to encourage underrepresented scientists from a variety of scientific backgrounds to get involved in skin research.


  • Do not exceed 200 words.
  • Include all authors' full names and their institutions.
  • Briefly summarize the study's background, purpose, results, and conclusions, in that order and without headings.
  • Write with a general scientific audience in mind, and avoid nonstandard abbreviations, acknowledgments of support, footnotes, or references.
  • Submit as a Word attachment via email to the Montagna Symposium Administrative
  • Indicate in your email if you wish to be considered for an SID Farber Travel Award, a JSID Travel Award, or a Montagna Symposium Director's Award. If a lab head or mentor is submitting the abstract, please indicate who the presenting author will be.

    For Farber Award: Please confirm that you are currently in training (student, postdoc, resident, fellow) OR that you received a doctoral degree no more than 7 years ago and are not PI of NIH R01 or equivalent research funding.

    For JSID Award: Please confirm that you are a member of JSID and younger than 40 years of age.

    For the Montagna Symposium Director's Award: please submit 1) a letter via the email address above describing your background and goals and any efforts you've made to encourage other underrepresented young investigators in science and 2) a current CV. An abstract submission is not required to be considered for a Director's Award.