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Invitation Letter

Dear Invitee,

It is with great pleasure that the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus invites you to attend the 32nd Annual National MD/PhD Student Conference.  The Conference will take place July 14-16 in Keystone, Colorado.  For more than 30 years, the conference has brought MD/PhD students from across North America to Colorado to share their research, hear featured speakers, participate in small groups, interact with a career panel and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.  Participants have the unique opportunity to network with their fellow MD/PhD students, meet leading researchers, and consider the evolving role of the physician scientist.

As in the past, we have invited a diverse group of accomplished scientists and role models conducting research programs with relevance to basic science and translational medical research. In addition, student oral presentations and poster sessions will ensure that a wide spectrum of topics are discussed including, but not limited to, cancer biology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, bioengineering, developmental biology, and public health. There will also be a number of career improvement breakout sessions intended to help students to be successful as clinician scientists.

The program includes free time to enjoy the spectacular surroundings of the conference venue. Summit County and the nearby cities of Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne and Breckenridge allow for outdoor exploration, shopping and social gatherings after hours. There are a wide variety of outdoor adventure activities conveniently located near the conference site and several are incorporated into the conference.

Ten Diversity Travel Awards will be given to conference attendees. We strongly encourage students to apply for these up to $1000 awards that cover registration and travel expenses.

In addition, there will be three Outstanding Abstract Awards this year in the form of $500.

We invite you to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the National MD/PhD Student Conference with us and hope that you will find it as valuable as past attendees have.


The 2017​ Organi​zing Committee