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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Discovery Day Schedule of Events

Graduate students and Discovery Day poster award winners at the dinner and awards ceremony.

Discovery Day 2021
Thursday, October 21

Discovery Day is a daylong event highlighting research by students, residents and fellows at Drexel University College of Medicine. Poster setup takes place in the morning, with judging lasting throughout the morning. A keynote speaker presents a lecture in the early afternoon, followed by platform presentations and awards presentation.

Transportation and Parking

Discovery Day 2021 will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center's Terrace Ballroom, located within walking distance of the New College Building in Center City. Enter on N. Broad Street between Race & Cherry Streets and take the elevator or escalator up.

For your convenience, there will be extra shuttles from Queen Lane to Center City (15th & Race Sts.) from 7 – 9 a.m. and from 12 – 2 p.m. Extra shuttles from Center City (15th & Race Sts.) to Queen Lane will run between 3 and 5 p.m.

Daily-rate parking is available at Gateway Parking and other garages surrounding the Convention Center. Judges: Please park at Gateway Parking Garage across from 245 N. 15th Street and ask for a voucher when you check in.

Schedule of Events

Time

Event

Location

7 to 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Poster Set-up

Terrace Ballroom III & IV

7:30 to 10 a.m.

Breakfast
Coffee, tea and a light pre-packaged breakfast will be available to presenters, judges and guests. Attendees are welcome to eat on-site in designated areas or take food outside. COVID-19 safety guidelines and precautions must be followed.

Terrace Ballroom Foyer

9 to 10:30 a.m.

Poster Presentations - Session 1

Terrace Ballroom III & IV

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Poster Presentations - Session 2

Terrace Ballroom III & IV

12 to 1 p.m.

Lunch
Boxed lunches will be provided to presenters, judges and guests. Attendees are invited to pick up their lunches and go outside or remain at the Convention Center to eat in designated areas. COVID-19 safety guidelines and precautions must be followed. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be provided.

Terrace Ballroom I

1 to 2:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker Presentation:
Azizi Seixas, PhD

Terrace Ballroom II

2:45 to 3 p.m.

Break
Intermission between presentations. Light pre-packaged snacks and beverages will be available. Attendees must eat in designated areas.

Terrace Ballroom Foyer

3 to 3:45 p.m.

Platform Presentations

Terrace Ballroom II

3:45 to 4 p.m.

Break
Intermission between presentations. Light pre-packaged snacks and beverages will be available. Attendees must eat in designated areas.

Terrace Ballroom Foyer

4 to 4:45 p.m.

Platform Presentations

Terrace Ballroom II

Poster and platform award winners will be notified directly on Friday, October 22, 2021. The results will also be posted on our website and social media.

 
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