Workshops, Conferences, and Seminars

BLaST has supported undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff in support of providing biomedical and One Health research opportunities as well as professional development. Please see these opportunities as a chance to enrich your lives and your work!

NIH Regional Seminars - Grant Funding Opportunities
These regional U.S. seminars are offered by National Institutes of Health on how to apply for and learn the processes of grant funding. Dates and locations vary upon opportunities available.
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Alaska Native Health Research 5th Annual Conference
October 16, 2017 Research Ethics Training Pre-Conference Workshop
October 17-18, 2017 Main Conference - Capt. Cook Hotel, Anchorage, AK
Hosted by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Health Research Review Committee. The conference provides a forum to share current health research projects within the Alaska Native communities. BLaST is a gold-level sponsor for this conference and will have an exhibit table present.
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Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science Conference (SACNAS) 2017
October 19-21, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT

For over 40 years SACNAS has been the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the country. Since its inception, our SACNAS family has grown from the number of people who can fit in to an elevator to over 25,000 SACNISTAs (members, partners, and friends).


6th Annual Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit 2017
October 21, 2017 UAF - Murie Building

Free event but registration required. For more information see website and contact Carolyn Chapin at


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Nov 1-4, 2017 Phoenix, AZ
When you attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), you join one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and strategies for facilitating student success. 

During the four-day conference, over 1,800 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve STEM disciplines. All undergraduate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline will be given an award during the closing banquet.