All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking
— Albert Einstein

We invite all who are participating to share their work and submit an abstract of no more than 500 words as part of the registrations. This symposium caters towards both basic and translational biomedical research. 

Participants are encouraged to present a poster of their research and certain abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations.

Awards will be given out for best posters and presentations. 

This year we are proud to present two keynote speakers at the symposium. Dr. Howard Fine is a world renowned neuro-oncologist who was recently named the founding director of the New York Brain Tumor Program at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. David Sabatini is a Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biology at the Whitehead Institute/MIT. Together these speakers will embody the spirit of this symposium and the great promise at the intersection of medical practice and medical research. 

Last year we had participants from all across California as well as out-of state. This is a wonderful opportunity to be able to meet fellow graduate researchers, especially considering the rich biomedical research environment of Southern California which is home to UCLA, USC, Caltech, City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai, UCSD, UCI, The Scripps Research Insititute, the Salk Institute, the Sanford Burnham Institute, and more. 

This symposium is hosted and presented by the Graduate Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Here at Cedars we have a PhD program in Biomedical Sciences & Translational Medicine. The symposium is planned and conducted entirely by the graduate student body here at Cedars. It is our belief that this symposium by students, for students, is a unique thing which is hard to find and we hope to continue to foster inter-institutional relations all across Southern California and beyond through programs such as this. 

Again, Thanks for your interest and hope to see you and your research this year.