Stanford CARE Research Summer Symposium

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) invites undergraduate and graduate students at Hong Kong University (HKU) School of Public Health and HKU School of Medicine to submit Asian public health research abstracts for the Stanford CARE Summer Research Symposium 2020 to be hosted virtually on Friday August 14, 2020 (Pacific Time). This is not an opportunity open to faculty.

Invitation to Submit Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 24, 2020

HKU student Asian public health research abstracts will be competitively reviewed, and up to 4 research projects will be selected on the basis of relevance to Asian public health, health impact, scientific rigor, and generalizability. Here, public health is broadly defined, but generally does not include basic science abstracts (unless direct public health relevance is demonstrated). Finalists will present at the Stanford CARE Summer Research Symposium. Semi-finalists will feature their research as a poster on the Stanford CARE Fall Symposium website and receive a letter of commendation from Stanford CARE.

Submission Criteria

  1. Submission Format: Research abstracts should be structured, at 500 words maximum. Abstracts should include:  background, population, setting, funding source, innovation/methods, results, limitations, discussion.  No charts or tables should be included in abstract submission.
  2. Presentation Format: Abstract competition finalists will present at virtual podium for 5-minutes (with slides), with 3-minutes of Q&A. 
  3. Training: Abstract finalists must attend 2 speaker training sessions (virtually) with Stanford CARE Faculty 2 weeks before the Research Symposium.
  4. HKU Mentor: Each student abstract submission must have a HKU faculty mentor.
  5. Language: Abstract submitters must have excellent English language proficiency, in case their project is chosen for Symposium presentation.

Finalists (podium presentation) and semi-finalists (featured posters) will be notified by August 1, 2020. Questions may be directed to Nora Sharp, CARE SRI Program Manager,