Challenging competitions

Research Challenge Competition

The Research Challenge is an observational internship programme designed to offer the iMed Conference® 9.0 participants the opportunity to have a unique learning experience in a renowned European Research Centre, with some of the iMed Conference’s previous speakers.

Based on the importance of role models and mentors, this programme aims to motivate and inspire talented young scientists.

The Internship

During 2 weeks, you will be able to observe how scientific research of excellence is conducted, to develop your own research skills and share your innovative ideas with experienced researchers.

The Host Researchers

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The Selection Process

The Research Challenge follows a competition model, divided into 2 different quizzes accredited by a panel of acknowledged scientists:

1. One is the General quizz which intends to assess overall scientific knowledge and is equal for every contestant;

2. The other is the Specific quizz which intends to evaluate what the student learned regarding the host researcher of his/her choice (after consulting an article provided by the researcher).

At the end of the process, there will be 3 awarded students, each assigned to a different Research Centre.

The Quizzes

General and Specific The General Quiz is designed to assess overall scientific knowledge, research techniques and health-related topics concerning this year’s iMed Conference 9.0 main subjects: Medical Sexology, Surgery & Critical Care, Cardiology and Innovative Approaches.

The Specific Quiz intends to evaluate particular scientific research topics regarding the internship programme and the Research Centre you selected.

There will be 3 different Specific Quizzes, one for each Research Center. A list of bibliographic references will soon be made available to help you prepare for the General and Specific Quizzes.

The quizzes will take place in one of the first 2 days of the iMed Conference

The Selection Process

In order to participate in this competition, you must read the Rules of Procedure of the iMed Research Chalenge.

In order to apply for the internship, you need to enrol in the Research Challenge Competition and indicate each Research Centre you wish to apply for in an e-mail to


The deadline for the enrolment in the Research Challenge Competition is 20th October 2017.

Astrazeneca Innovate Competition

The Innovate Competition is part of the iMed Conference® 9.0 Lisbon 2017. Every year, the iMed Conference® encourages young colleagues and scientists to present their work and findings to a panel renowned scientists and our participants.

Maria Mota

Executive Director at IMM Lisboa


Can I enrol in this competition?
If you are an undergraduate college or master’s degree student and you are involved in a scientific research project in life sciences and have plenty of innovative ideas, then this competition is for you!

What do I need to send for my application?
In order to participate in this competition, you must read the Rules of Procedure of the Innovate Competition and fill in the application form according to the following requirements:
· Abstract based on the results obtained with your integrated research project (500 words without references, in English);
· Abstract of the idea on which was based your new line of research (500 words without references, in English);
· Proof of enrolment in a higher education institution in the academic year of (in digital format: PDF, PNG or JPEG);
· Letter of recommendation signed by the person in charge of your research project. It must state that, should your project win the Innovate Competition, your research group will commit to embrace the realisation of your idea (in digital format: PDF, PNG or JPEG).
When can I enrol?
There will only be a single enrolment period in the Innovate Competition. It will take place until the 15th of July.

Who will evaluate my application?
The Competition Jury consists of acknowledged scientists and it will be chaired by  António Jacinto, PhD, Professor at NMS|FCM NOVA and investigator at CEDOC.

How will my application be evaluated?
Evaluation of the submitted projects will be made in accordance with the criteria defined under Annex I. The Innovate Competition application does not guarantee that your project will be selected for oral or poster presentation. Please refer to the Rules of Procedure (link) for further information.

When will I know the results?
The selected projects for oral and poster presentations will be announced on the 1st of September. After the publication of results, the selected participants have until 20th September to enrol in the iMed Conference® 9.0 Lisbon 2017 and sign the Term of Responsibility (Annex II). After this deadline, the participant will be excluded from the list of selected candidates.For further information, please refer to the Innovate Competition Rules of Procedure.


The deadline for the enrolment in the Innovate Competition is 8th September 2017.  For further information please contact us at

Boehringer Ingelheim Clinical Mind Competition

The Clinical Mind Competition is back! Pair up to solve another challenging clinical case, this October at the iMed Conference! The 3 top teams will receive a grant for an internship in an international cooperation mission in Africa along with opportunity to participate in the project “Saúde para Todos” with medical teams from Instituto Marquês Valle Flôr.

The registration for the competition will start on 25th June at 9:30 p.m. (21:30).

Now it’s time to put the skills you developed during the Warm-Up clinical cases to the test with the real Clinical Mind Competition.

Join us to explore the exceptional!

For further information please contact us at

Clinical case provided and presented by

Dr. Lisa Sanders

Medical Consultant of "House, MD"

Contact us

+351 218 803 095
Associação de Estudantes da NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 130
Lisbon 1169-056