The applicant must be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Postdoctoral applicants should have no more than four years of postdoctoral training. Physician-scientists are eligible to apply. The program has no geographic restrictions. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. The applicant is required to submit an abstract of his/her research
  2. The applicant is required to present the corresponding poster at the meeting
  3. Accepted abstracts will be published as part of the conference book or the website


  1. A single registration to attend the conference
  2. Opportunity to present a poster at the conference
  3. Name recognition in the program and on the conference website
  4. Opportunity to record the poster presentation to be published electronically (see examples here)
  5. Opportunity for three of the scholars to present their work in a 10 minute oral presentation.

Congratulations to the recipients of the ADDF Young Investigator Scholarships! These scholarships recognize the early achievements of talented young investigators by offering them the opportunity to attend this conference and present posters or podium presentations. Please visit their poster presentations during the breaks, lunch and networking reception.

Three Young Investigator Scholars have been selected to present their work in a 10-minute podium presentation on Monday, September 16, at 4:35 pm. The recipients of this opportunity are:

Nicole Kasica, PhD (cand.), Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Christina Tognoni, PhD, Boston University/VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, United States
Shanshan Wang, MD, PhD, USCD, San Diego, CA, United States

The 2019 Young Investigator Scholars who will be present posters are:

Jessica Dennison, PhD (cand.), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States
Ruben Gomez-Gutierrez, PhD (cand.), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Manoj Govindarajulu, PhD (cand.), Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, AL, United States
Krupal Jethava, MS, PhD, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Rachel Knopp, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Goodwell Nzou, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Sindhu Ramesh, PhD (cand.), Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, AL, United States
Natalie Ricciardi, PhD (cand.), University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Chinedu Udeh-Momoh, MS, PhD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Zhiyu Wang, PhD (cand.), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Yulong Xu, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

2018 Young Investigator Postercasts


Review the 2017, 2016, 2015 Young Investigator postercasts at our Postercasts page.