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Exciting Opportunity in Infectious Diseases

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 22 February, 2015

Are you interested in Infectious Diseases (ID)? The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), an APSA partner, and the National Institutes of Health are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting in Bethesda, MD. Held from June 4 - 6, 2015, this meeting will bring ID fellows and medical students together with distinguished ID physician-scientists from around the world. Presentations and discussions will focus on the practical aspects of developing a successful career in ID research. Lodging and travel costs will be provided to all attendees, but attendance is limited. Applications are due March 13, 2015. APSA encourages all its members interested in ID to apply today!


Rheumatology Travel Award Opportunity from ACR

Posted by the Partnerships Committee on 5 February, 2015

APSA invites all physician-scientist trainees interested in rheumatology to apply for travel awards to the 2015 Rheumatology Research Workshop being held from June 26-27, 2015 in San Diego, CA. Organized by the American College of Rheumatology, this two-day workshop includes scientific lectures, oral abstraction presentations, poster sessions, and opportunities for young investigators to interact with senior investigators to exchange your boundless ideas. Travel awards includes 2 night hotel stay and round-trip airfare. The deadline to submit an abstract is February 16th, 11:59 PM EST. Abstract submission and acceptance is required for all meeting attendees. Get your abstract in today!


Join APSA and ACTS for Translational Science 2015 and Capitol Hill Day

Posted by the Policy Committee on 31 January, 2015

Is biomedical research important to you? Join APSA and the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) for Translational Science 2015 from April 16 - 18. The meeting will include workshops and panels on topics including grant writing, advocacy, and scientific policy. Hot topics include the latest on role of mobile health technologies in biomedical and clinical/translational research.

A highlight of the meeting is Capitol Hill Day, taking place on April 16th. During Translational Science 2015, APSA and ACTS members will visit Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of science and medicine to members of the House and Senate and their staff. Participants will receive Advocacy Training from 8:00 am to 9 am EST and visit the US Capitol from 9 am to 1 pm EST to speak to members of Congress. ACTS has agreed to waive registration and payment for nine APSA members to join this important effort. Please note that this waiver does not include registration for the remainder of the Translational Science 2015 meeting. Space is limited; applications are due March 2, 2015.


Announcing the 2015 Policy and Biomedical Science and Technological Innovation Panels

Posted by the Policy Committee on 31 January, 2015

APSA's Policy Committee has been hard at work developing two eye opening and insightful panels for the 2015 APSA Annual Meeting. Are you wondering how we can increase success of translational research efforts and funding? How you can impact the future and progress of biomedical research and your own careers? Join the conversation and get insights from physician scientists bridging the gap between research and clinical practice at the 2015 Policy Panel. Topics discussed will include a) how to get involved with translational medical, science advocacy and policy; b) Government and FDA initiatives to promote translational research; and c) key steps and challenges in the drug/therapeutics approval process. Panelists include NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD; FDA Chief Scientist Stephen Ostroff, MD; Novartis Head of Translational Medicine, New Indication Discovery Unit Lloyd Klickstein, MD, PhD; and Humetrix VP and cardioDx Founder Christopher Burrow, MD.

If you are interested in understanding the tech transfer process for your own biomedical research discoveries and taking the latest technological innovations and applying them to your research and clinical care, the Technological Innovation in Biomedical and Translational Research panel is for you! It is critical that physician-scientists continue to enhance their skillsets by learning about and implementing the latest technological advances into their research and clinical care and how to recognize and identify opportunities to translate your work. In this session, the panel will go over case examples of translating one's work and discussing key issues relating to intellectual property (IP) and patenting in biomedical research (even at the trainee level!), gain insights into the ever-increasing presence of mobile technology in medicine and research and IP issues involved in its use, accessibility, information, data rights and security.

We invite you to join these important discussions: if not able to attend, comment, ask us questions for these panel topics and we will do our best to pose them to our panelists at the live events.


Award Opportunity for SNMA Members

Posted by the Membership Committee on 31 January, 2015

Are you a member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) interested in a career as a physician-scientist? APSA is pleased to announce that it is joining with SNMA to offer several $500 travel awards to SNMA members to attend the 2015 APSA Annual Meeting! APSA's Annual Meeting is the premier gathering of physician-scientists at all levels of training and all career stages. Do not miss this opportunity; visit the application page today to learn more about how to apply.


Join APSA, Lawrence "Skip" Brass, MD, PhD, and Kerry O'Banion, MD, PhD on March 16th

Posted by the Membership Committee on 24 January, 2015

APSA is excited to announce an upcoming interactive session with Lawrence "Skip" Brass, MD, PhD, Director of the MSTP at the University of Pennsylvania, and Kerry O'Banion, MD, PhD, Director of the MSTP at the University of Rochester. The session, being held on March 16th at 9 PM EST, promises to be a great event for those interested in academic medicine, undergraduates applying to MD/PhD programs, and all those on a physician-scientist career track. More information about the session will be shared soon!

To join the conversation on March 16th, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/951046565 from your computer, tablet, or smartphone or call +1 (571) 317-3131 and use access code 951-046-565.


Apply Today for Exclusive APSA Travel Awards to Translational Science 2015

Posted by the Policy Committee on 20 January, 2015

APSA is excited to announce that the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) has reserved two travel awards to Translational Science 2015 exclusively for APSA members! Taking place in in Washington, DC from April 16-18, 2015, Translational Science 2015 promises an outstanding lineup of workshops and panels on topics including grant writing, advocacy, and scientific policy. Hot topics include the latest on role of mobile health technologies in biomedical and clinical/translational research. Abstracts and award applications are due Monday, January 26th, so get your submission in today! Please note on your award application that you are an APSA member. Contact apsa@physicianscientists.org with any questions.

Also happening at Translational Science 2015 is Capitol Hill Day, where ACTS and APSA members will visit Capitol Hill to advocate for biomedical research to their elected representatives. Ten slots will be reserved for APSA members, and information on how to apply will be released soon. Stay tuned!


Interactive session with Mukesh Jain, MD, rescheduled for February 16th

Updated by the Membership Committee on 20 January, 2015

APSA's Interactive Session with Mukesh Jain, MD, has been rescheduled for the 16th of February, 2015, at 8 PM EST. Dr. Jain is Director of the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University and the Ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair & Distinguished Scientist University Hospitals-Case Medical Center. Dr. Jain's laboratory investigates cellular differentiation and function in the cardiovascular system and has elucidated the importance of a family of factors termed Kruppel-like factors that regulate critical aspects of heart, blood vessel, and immune cell biology. The current President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Dr. Jain is a prominent advocate for biomedical research and the physician-scientist.

Trainees interested in cardiology, academic leadership, and the physician-scientist career will not want to miss this session. To join the conversation on February 16th, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/222456149 from your computer, tablet, or smartphone or call +1 (215) 383-1013 and use access code 222-456-149.


Travel Award for Future Pathologist/Laboratory Medicine Physician-Scientists

Updated by the Partnerships Committee on 4 January, 2015

Are you interested in Pathology/Laboratory Medicine? APSA is pleased to announce that the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) is providing up to five $850 travel awards with at least one guaranteed for an APSA member to attend Lab Medicine 2015 in Minneapolis, MN on May 28-30, 2015.

Abstracts are due February 27, 2015 and must be sponsored by an ACLPS member (for assistance in identifying an abstract sponsor, please contact Dr. Robin Lorenz). Visit the abstract instructions and application forms page to apply, and be sure to check the MD/PhD box on the application to make sure that you are considered for this award!