Hi Everyone, The summer after my first year of med school I had the opportunity to do some research for the first time in my life. My supervisor and I wrote a paper which is still in preparation, although my supervisor is quite sure that it will be published in a good journal with me as first author. Yesterday, I just heard from my supervisor and he told me that he submitted an abstract of my research to a meeting and that I may get to go to the meeting. My question is this: what exactly does this mean? I don't want to look stupid if front of him asking all these questions, so I hope someone out there has some experience and can help me out. If I go to the meeting, does that mean I have to present my research? Do I have to pay for the trip myself or does the hospital pay my way? What exactly goes on at these scientific meetings? Thanks for helping me out. I know these questions sound basic, like I said, I'm new to the whole research thing, and really don't want to be too ignorant when I go talk to my supervisor.