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Graduate School Events

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a diverse range of events and activities that cater to different interests and career goals. From departmental seminars and institute symposiums to specialized training programs, there is something for everyone. These events provide valuable opportunities to expand knowledge, network with professionals, and explore leading-edge research in various fields of medicine and health care.

Explore Our Events

You can supplement your classroom learning with lectures from experts, explore areas of interest through classes and research, and network with peers and experts from other programs, disciplines, and academic institutions by attending our seminars and symposia.


SINAInnovations, the School’s biggest symposium, is a 3-day event that brings together guest speakers and international thought leaders from a wide variety of scientific fields including Pharma and Biotech. In addition, attendees have access to venture capitalists and policymakers who teach innovation, as well as ISMMS faculty, who are themselves leading innovators. Attendance is required for graduate students, and postdocs are strongly urged to attend. Featured topics will contain important information about professional opportunities, so it will be worth your time.

Basic Sciences and Neuroscience

Our Departments, Centers and Institutes offer a diverse range of seminars and symposia in the basic sciences and neuroscience, including:

Clinical, Translational, Public Health, and Health Leadership

We also offer a range of seminars and symposia in clinical and translational medicine, public health, and health leadership:

Research Days and Retreats are important parts of your graduate school training. They enable you to showcase your research, practice your presentation skills, receive feedback on your projects, and find out about the research work of faculty and the research interests of your peers.

  • We invite MSTP (MD/PhD) graduate students to submit abstracts and posters and have their work judged by faculty during Medical Research Day in April. MD/PhD students can also showcase their work during the MSTP Retreat in September.
  • Throughout the year, many of our MTAs and Institutes also offer Research Days, often combined with Retreats, such as the Friedman Brain Institute Neuroscience Retreat and the Cancer Biology Annual Retreat. At these events, graduate and dual-degree students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty share their investigatory work with abstracts, posters, and presentations. Many laboratories also host their own retreats.
  • Public Health students present their research and capstone projects at The Public Health Research Day in June.
  • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) has a Research Day and poster session in August. Our Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) scholars enjoy their own Research Day in May.

We provide a multitude of informal forums, educational workshops, special interest groups, and other learning resources to help you hone your skills and/or develop new skills. Some of our many learning resources include: