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March 27, 2020

2020 Symposium:

The 4th Annual OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium will be in the Samis Education Center at the OU Health Sciences Center on March 27. The Symposium is aimed to bring together the biomedical science and engineering community from the Norman campus and the clinicians and scientists from the Health Sciences Center campus in unprecedented fashion. The symposium will engage clinicians, entrepreneurs, basic scientists, engineers, and key players from the bioscience industry, all aligned in the collective vision of building new partnerships and spreading awareness. Leadership of the Symposium includes members of both campuses, including clinical input to ensure a welcoming and enabling environment for clinicians to attend. 

At the heart of the conference organization is the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and the OU Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Technology (IBEST). High-level presentations and focused research talks will both showcase the exciting new capabilities and State-wide developments in the areas of biomedical engineering and healthcare

Click below button  for registering to the 4th Annual OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium.


Anne Pereira
Lacey McNally
Stavros Stavrakis
Dr. Zachary Smith
Mary Beth Humphrey
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia
Hibah Awwad
Mukherjee Priyabrata
Tom Wavering
Jason Sanders
Rheal Towner

The 4th Annual OU-OUHSC Biomedical Engineering Symposium will take place at the Samis Education Center in the Children's Hospital on the OUHSC Campus.

Parking: Parking for non-OUHSC affiliated attendees is available at Children's hospital. Spaces are limited, so please consider carpooling. Parking codes and a map to parking will be distributed by email to registrants that indicated they are not affiliated with OUHSC a few days days prior to the symposium date. If you were expected to receive a parking code and map but do not receive an email 48 hours prior to the conference, please email Cherie at

Poster submissions are open to all institutional research participants (faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students), although student posters will be given priority. 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 13th, 2020

Deadline for Poster Submission: March 19th, 2020

Student Poster Competition

All UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students are eligible to participate in the Student Poster Competition. The above deadline applies for poster competition submissions. 


The student should be listed as the first author (corresponding author) and the student’s advisor as the second or the last author. Other individuals may be listed as co-authors, if appropriate. A student may submit only ONE entry for the Student Paper Competition, but may submit additional poster abstracts for presentation, as space allows.

Faculty poster abstracts are welcome and will be accepted as space allows. They will not be included in the poster competition.

For the format for the poster abstract, see To submit your abstract, see

To submit the poster, click here

Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and winners selected based on the merits of submissions. Based on submitted PDF's of accepted posters, 10 finalists will be selected for poster judging on-site by a judge panel. At the symposium, the judges will visit and rank the 10 finalists & their posters. Finalists must attend the symposium for lunch time judging and to receive their awards at the end of the event. First, second and third place winners will be selected and these winners will receive a certificate and monetary awards ($300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place). All finalists will receive certificates.

Poster Dimensions
Self-standing cork poster boards will be on-site for you to display your poster. 

Poster dimensions should not exceed 44” x 68” Push pins will be available for you to affix your poster to the display boards