1) When will ISC 2023 take place and where?

The annual International Student Conference 2023 in “Health and Social Sciences” will take place on March 27th-28th, 2022 and this year the conference will be held onsite and will be part of RSU Research Week 2023.

2) Where can I register and how to use ISC conference platform?

Registration for participation will begin November 1th, 2022.

Registration will be made through ISC conference platform.

3) What is the difference between an active and a passive participant?

An active participant takes part in the conference by presenting his/her own research paper or case report with an oral or poster presentation. The active participant must register and submit their abstract until 13th January 2023. All active participants receive a certificate for participating with an oral or poster presentation.

A passive participant is someone who is not presenting within the conference but would like to attend the sessions, workshops, tours and ceremonies provided by the conference. All passive participants receive certificates for attending the conference.

4) What are the registration deadlines for active and passive participants?

You may submit your abstract for active participation until January 13th, 2023.

You may register for passive participation anytime including the days of the conference. However, fees may vary. For more information, please visit sub-section Fees.

5) Do I have to pay for participating in the conference?

Active and passive participation for students of Rīga Stradiņš University is free of charge. For non-RSU and international students, the fees for active and passive participation can be found in the sub-section Fees.

6) Can I participate with more than one presentation?

Yes, one active participant can submit an unlimited number of abstracts in all sessions, but only one case report in each topic group could be submitted. Each abstract has to be submitted separately.

7) How should I format my abstract?

Abstract formatting instructions can be found in the sub-section Abstract requirements. As well you can take a look at previous years abstract book in Past conferences section.

8) What is the maximum number of authors for one abstract?

There may be one first or leading author and an unlimited amount of co-authors.

9) May I submit my abstract in a language other than English?

All abstracts must be submitted in English. Abstracts submitted in other languages will not be considered.

10) May a co-author present my work in case I, the first author, am not available to attend the conference?

Yes, a co-author is allowed to present instead of the first author. However, you must inform the Participant coordinator about these changes prior to the conference.

11) I am a PhD student. May I participate in your conference?

Only students studying in Bachelor or Master degree programmes may participate. Abstracts submitted by others will not be accepted. However, this year you have a chance to apply for RSU Research Week 2023 and submit your abstract until 30th of December HERE.

12) Do you offer grants for funding fees such as accommodation and travel expenses for active participants?

Yes, we will pay back 50% or up to 60 EUR of traveling costs and we will provide an opportunity to stay at some of RSU student place. Follow or social media platforms and stay tuned, information about this will come.

13) Are transportation and accommodation fees covered by the Organising Committee?

No, transportation and accommodation fees are not covered by the Organising Committee. However, there is a chance to get your money back for part of your transportation costs.

14) Where can I stay in Riga?

Riga offers a variety of hostels and hotels, so you will be sure to find one for you liking. It is also possible to stay in one of the Rīga Stradiņs Univerity’s Student Hostels for the duration of the conference. For information about accommodation, please visit the sub-section Accommodation.

15) Which transport should I take to Rīga Stradiņš University once I’m in Riga?

Riga has a highly developed public transport system, which include trams, trolleybuses and buses. It is also possible to order a taxi or rent a car, wherever you need to go. For information about travelling in Riga, please visit the sub-section Logistics&Transport.

16) Who can I contact in case I have any more questions?

In case you have any questions about the conference, feel free to contact info.isc@rsu.lv. If you have any questions about your session, please contact the Participant coordinators. All contacts can be found in the section: Contact us.