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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) 494-4857
Fax: (503) 418-4266


Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Symposium Director

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

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Abstracts and Travel Awards - Deadline for Submission: July 1


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.

Abstract Guidelines

  • 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.
  • Indicate if you or another author would like to be considered for a travel award (details below).
  • Submit as a Word attachment via email to the Montagna Symposium Administrative


For SID 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 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. An abstract submission is not required to be considered for a Director's Award.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (2 R13AR009431-54) from the National Institute Of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and all cofunding support provided the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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