The call for abstracts is now closed!

If you missed out on your chance to submit your abstract, stay tuned for next year’s edition!


The ABC Scientific Competition allows students to experience the world of research up-close.

Scientific Competition

As such, and with the spirit of encouraging and recognising achievements in scientific research, we encourage students to send us their abstracts in our five main subjects – Aquatic Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

If your work is among the best, you will have the chance to present your research results to more than five hundred students and teachers while competing for monetary prizes!

And if your abstract is one of the 20 best, you will have a guaranteed entry to the VIII AEICBAS Biomedical Congress and a discount in the congress fee!

How Does It Work?

1. Abstract Submission

Now closed!

The abstracts will be reviewed by the jury members. The candidates will be notified of the selection until the 3rd of February stating if their abstract was accepted for the Poster Presentation or the Scientific Oral Session.

2. Scientific Oral Presentations

The three abstracts with the highest score are automatically selected to the Scientific Oral Presentation to present their work at the Pentagon Sessions, on the 13th of March 2020!

All of the 3 Scientific Oral Session Presentations will be awarded a prize according to Jury’s decision at the Scientific Oral Session.

3. Poster Presentations

The other 17 selected abstracts will present their work in the Poster Presentation that will be held in the afternoon of the 12th of March 2020!

You will present your poster to a jury composed of researchers and teachers of scientific excellence and of various backgrounds, from our Scientific Commission.

Presenting students have to submit a digital file of the Poster in PDF format before 23:59h of the 6th of March and should hand in their printed work until 17:00h (GMT+0:00), 11th of March, at AEICBAS’ office.

The top 3 Posters will be awarded a prize, according to the Jury’s evaluation (1st, 2nd or 3rd place).

Registration as Presenting Student

After the candidates are informed that they will be Presenting Students, they have a week to register for ABC as a Presenting Student. They can choose to purchase one of the 2 tickets:

1. Pentagon Sessions (with 50% discount on the price of the ticket)

2. Full Scientific Program Ticket (the discount will have the value of 50% of the Pentagon Sessions’ ticket)

Competition Prizes


1º: 600€

2º: 500€

3º: 400€


1º: 200€

2º: 150€

3º: 100€

Scientific Committee

Tiago Pereira

Veterinary Medicine

Ana Lúcia Luís

Veterinary Medicine

If you missed out on your chance to submit your abstract, stay tuned for next year’s edition!

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