The ULF’s mission includes nurturing the future leaders of the scientific and medical sector to ensure advances in research to achieve our community’s goals: newborn screening techniques, faster diagnosis, early intervention, improved treatment options, and most importantly, a cure!

At this year’s Scientific Symposium on June 22, the ULF is hosting a Poster Presentation and welcomes anyone to submit an abstract. We are thrilled to be able to provide a $300 award for the author of the poster deemed most promising by the ULF’s Advisory Committee, and a $200 and $100 award for abstracts of merit. Printed posters will be displayed for viewing by the attendees of the Scientific Symposium, and must be no larger than 1.5 meters tall by 2 meters wide (approx. 4 feet tall by 6.5 feet wide).

The deadline to submit your abstract is May 31, 2023. We encourage you to register as a student, book your hotel room, and have travel arrangements in mind! We will reach out as we accept applicants to give you as much time as possible to plan for your trip to Itasca!

In need of travel assistance? We have limited stipends available to offset the cost of the hotel. Please reach out to Keely Mata, Director of Operations, at or by phone at 815-748-3211.

Submit your Abstract!

Please include first and last name, university/organization and affiliation, and email address.
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By submitting your abstract, you grant the ULF to share your unaltered abstract with the attendees of the ULF Scientific Symposium to be held on June 22, 2023 in Itasca, Illinois, USA.