CHSI Annual Retreat 2024

Please join us for a full day of fascinating scientific discussion and get to know more of your fellow CHSI members. We have some exciting speakers and activities planned for this event, as well as a poster session for attendees to present some of their latest research.

Venue: Apella by Alexandria in RTP (12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709). Free on-site parking will be available.


Registration deadline: 5:00pm, May 15, 2024 (required)

Please click below to access the online form for registration.

Abstract Submission (Closed)

Abstract submission deadline: 11:59pm, April 19, 2024

File should be named: CHSI2024_Abstract_LastName_FirstName  

Please include following information in your abstract:

  • Abstract title
  • Author list and affiliations
  • The following suggested sections
    • Background
    • Hypothesis
    • Methods & Results
    • Conclusion

Please note:

  • Limit your abstract to 500 words.
  • Abstract title, authors and affiliations do not count towards the 500 word limit.
  • Submissions will print exactly as submitted. One abstract will be allowed per person.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English with a quality of spelling and grammar suitable for publication.

*Please review the CHSI retreat abstract submission example.

Event Agenda

Retreat program will include:

  • CHSI division updates
  • Showcase of faculty recruits and early-stage investigators
  • Selected flash talks
  • Poster sessions
  • CHSI community building activities

*A detailed agenda will be included here closer to the retreat date.

Contact Us

Please contact us at for questions about the retreat or if you have any special accommodation requests (e.g., access to lactation spaces, information on handicap-accessible resources, etc.).