In this year’s iPitch Competition, you will be defending an opinion based on a situation or problem that relates with the work areas of our hosts: Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Case Clinical) or Neuroscience (Case Research)!

The Pitch Checklist

  • Must be in video format (.wmv, .mp4, .avi)
  • In English
  • Should not exceed 3 minutes

What you should send to our email (

  • The Pitch
  • Proof of High Education Enrolment for the academic year of 2023/2024
  • The desired internship (clinical or research)
  • Phone number
  • Email

The Internship

The iPitch awards winners with an internship programme, in a renowned European Centre, hosted by a speaker of a previous edition of the iMed Conference® with the duration of 2 weeks. The programme offers either Clinical or Research background, depending on the host’s field of work.

This year’s lucky winners will have the opportunity to win an internship with one of these hosts!

Sam Mathewlynn

Sam Mathewlynn, MD

Sam Mathewlynn is a consultant obstetrician at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, leading advancements in digital health for maternal care. Sam is currently pursuing a DPhil project that explores the use of 3D ultrasound and AI for forecasting pregnancy complications. Dedicated to improving maternal and fetal health results, he merges clinical expertise with digital progress.

Lucía Chávez-Gutiérrez

Lucía Chávez-Gutiérrez, PhD

Researcher specialized in proteolytic mechanisms and Alzheimer’s disease. Her fascination for proteases and the connection with brain function motivated her to investigate the γ-secretase intramembrane proteases and their pathogenic involvement in Alzheimer‘s disease, offering insights for therapeutic interventions.

The Pitch

The Pitch must be in video format (.wmv, .mp4, .avi), in English, and should not exceed 3 minutes. It must be sent to The submission period starts on March 3rd and ends on May 6th. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Along with the video, participants must send Proof of High Education Enrolment for the academic year of 2023/2024, desired internship placement, as well as their email and phone number at which they can be contacted.

You may find the Rules of Procedure of the iPitch competition, as well as the models for the documents needed to apply here. If you have any questions or require more information, please send an email to:

iPitch FAQ'S

What are we looking for?

Your content should reflect specific objectives, answering the main appointed questions. Your answers should be relevant and exact regarding the internship. Motivation is something hosts hold dearly and as such should also be taken into account.

As to clarity, a fluent and coherent pitch with appropriate vocal placement and pronunciation is generally essential to convey your message.

Charismatic pitches are a sure way to grab attention so be sure to look confident and decisive. Creativity is valued since you’ll be competing with many others for the same internship. Also, don’t forget to be careful with your body language.

Can I apply to both?

Each Pitch may only be directed at a single internship vacancy. In case the participant intends to apply for both vacancies, two different pitch submissions are required. Preference of internship must be appointed as the applicant may only win one internship. In case both submissions pass to the final phase, in Jury B, only the preferred destination may be presented.

What are the accepted video formats and what email adress should I send it to?

The accepted video formats will be .wmv, .mp4, and .avi. You must send the video to

What happens next?

After submission, the video will be assessed by Jury A, responsible for finding the 5 best videos for each internship, subject to the Host’s approval. Three of these will pass on to the final competition, on the iMed Conference ®, where you’ll have to present your pitch to the audience and jury B, in charge of rewarding the winning pitches, one for each internship.

When will the internship take place?

The start date of the internship will be decided according to both the student’s and the Host’s availability.

Can the internship duration be extended?

The duration of the internship is by default two weeks, however, its extent may be subject to change as long as both parties involved, the Host and the participant, agree with such terms.

iMed Conference 15.0 iPitch Competition Winners

Clinical Internship

Maria Manuel Saraiva

Research Internship

Sirid Wihlborg