Submission Deadline:

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Submit abstract using the form below via email to gsrpd@wayne.edu.

Abstract submission is open to all Wayne State University graduate and medical students pursuing a Master’s, PhD, or MD/PhD degree in any STEM field. 

To ensure the health of attendees, GSRPD 2021 will held as a virtual event on the Zoom platform.


  • Use the form at the link to the left to submit your abstract via email to gsrpd@wayne.edu. Email subject line should read: "Your name - GSRPD 2021 Abstract Submission"

  • Abstract body should be no more than 250 words. Word counts exceeding this limit will not be considered.

  • Please indicate presentation type preference:

    • Oral

    • Poster

  • If selected for an Oral Presentation, participants will be notified by January 5, 2022. Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be considered for a poster presentation.

  • Individuals may submit only one abstract for consideration as the first author and permitted to present. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may appear as a co-author on other abstracts

  • If you assembled a graduate committee, please list your PI/faculty advisor in the "Committee Members" section of the submission form. This section helps us limit any conflicts of interest when assigning judges to presentations.

Presentation Specification:

  • Oral presentations – PowerPoint or PDF format, presented from speaker's own computer. Students will have 10 minutes to present their work followed by 2 minutes for Q&A. 

  •  Poster presentations – PowerPoint or PDF file. Presentations will be in rapid-fire format in which students will have 3 minutes to present their work followed by 2 minutes for Q&A. Traditional one-slide posters are not required; students may have multiple slides, but please stay within the timeline and think about it as a "3 minute thesis"-style presentation.