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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 418-4273
Fax: (503) 418-4266


Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Symposium Director

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Symposium Director Emeriti

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Abstracts and Travel Awards


Late-breaking abstracts will be considered for poster presentation through the end of September. The travel award application window has closed.


  • Do not exceed 200 words.
  • Include all authors' full names and their institutions.
  • Briefly summarize the study's background, purpose, results, and conclusions, in that order and without headings.
  • Write with a general scientific audience in mind, and avoid nonstandard abbreviations, acknowledgments of support, footnotes, or references.
  • Submit as a Word attachment via email to the Montagna Symposium Administrative



Each applicant is eligible to receive only one award. Criteria for each award are as follows.

For PASPCR Award: Eligibility for travel awards is limited to individuals who are the first and presenting authors (of poster or oral presentations) and are PASPCR members (membership can be initiated at the time of application and abstract submission). Priority will be given to applicants at an early stage of their training/career, including students, postdocs, and junior faculty. The criteria for receiving a PASPCR travel award are:

  • Must be a member of the PASPCR
  • Must be a presenting author on an abstract submitted for the meeting
  • Must not hold terminal doctoral degree for more than 5 years
  • Must be in one of the following three groups:
    • Graduate Student
    • Postdoctoral fellow
    • Instructor or Assistant Professor and/or less than 5 years after last postdoc.

For Farber Award: Please confirm that you are currently in training (student, postdoc, resident, fellow) OR that you received a doctoral degree no more than 7 years ago and are not PI of NIH R01 or equivalent research funding.

For JSID Award: Please confirm that you are a member of JSID and younger than 40 years of age.

For the Montagna Symposium Director's Award: Please submit a letter via the email address above describing your background and goals and any efforts you've made to encourage other underrepresented young investigators in science. An abstract submission is not required to be considered for a Director's Award.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (2 R13AR009431-53) and (1 R13AR07429-01) from the National Institute Of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and all cofunding support provided the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.