SonhosDaVida

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I was accepted for an oral presentation at ABRCMS (one of the biggest undergraduate conferences) and I also have the option of presenting a poster at AACR (huge professional cancer research conference). Which should I choose, assuming I can only choose one? Cost isn't an issue. I am still waiting to hear back on travel awards. Assuming that I received a travel award to ABRCMS, should I go to that conference and not go to AACR this year? Thanks.
 

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Bruh, AACR. Much more respected. This is one of those few research things you do in college that can go in a residency app.

Never heard of ABRCMS.
 
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If you have a travel award just go to both.
 

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Just go to AACR. But that's just my advice.
 

aldol16

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Do the professional society one. Undergrad conferences aren't all that important. At professional ones, you can begin to network and get known as well.
 

seeinghowitgoes

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First author publication* >> Middle author publication* >/= Professional conference oral session** > Professional conference poster session > doesn't matter > undergrad conference

*assuming it's at least an ok journal (pubmed or JSTOR indexed and such).

**depends on the conference, but if you have oral session a lot of the time you should publish a paper anyway

In my opinion. So I'd go with the professional conference
 
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