Symposium 2017


April 20th and 21st 2017 

4th Annual Health Science and Medicine Symposium 

Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine

Davis Auditorium and Seminar rooms

1470 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Information about registration, keynote speakers, and hotel reservations can be found at:

Call for Poster Session 


The focus of this year’s symposium is Access in the Clinic. Posters allow for schools to highlight a specific program, project, innovation, system, problem, solution, population, accommodation, or educational intervention. Special areas of interest include, but are not limit to: accommodating learners with disabilities, building infrastructure, training staff and faculty, use of documentation, and transitioning students. Priority will be given to proposals and posters that are of interest to members of the Coalition. We strongly encourage collaboration on proposals between attendees and among different perspectives.

Poster sessions will be held Thursday, April 20th from 5-6:30 p.m.  Posters will be on display throughout the meeting. We encourage you to have business cards and an 11x17 reproduction of your poster to hand out to attendees.


The audience will consist of disability professionals across disciplines, administrators, deans, learning specialists, residents and students and other healthcare professionals dedicated to improving access for students with disabilities in post-secondary health science programs.

Honoraria and Expense Reimbursement: Speakers and poster participants are responsible for registering in advance of the conference, registration fee is waived for those presenting posters; however, participants must pay for travel and lodging.


Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to health science programs and disability
  2. Clarity of writing and organization of ideas
  3. Relevant and adaptable to all programs (e.g., Medicine, Nursing, etc.)
  4. Creativity and Originality
  5. Theme [Does this fall in to theme of “Access in the clinic"]


Poster Format: Posters should not be larger than 3’ x 4’ and should not be mounted.

Poster presenters should consider all possible audience participants when creating the poster, including those who are blind or have low vision, those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those with mobility or physical challenges.


If submitting multiple proposals please submit each proposal individually. You must receive a confirmation email for each proposal.


Submission Information: All submissions must be emailed to