2014 APSA West Regional Meeting
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The 2014 APSA West Regional Meeting will take place on November 15th in Los Angeles, CA. More information will soon be posted.

When: 11/15/2014
From 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Where: University of Southern California
1975 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles, California  90033
United States
Contact: Ruzbeh Mosadeghi

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The 2014 APSA West Regional Meeting is finally back! It will take place on November 15th, 2014 at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

There is the opportunity to spend some more time getting to know your fellow trainees if you are interested in participating in some extra activites either Friday Evening (November 14th) or Sunday (November 15th) following the meeting please email the meeting organizer Ruzbeh Mosadeghi: [email protected] Hope to see you there!

Registration Information

To begin the registration process you must have an APSA account. If you do not wish to purchase an APSA membership at this time, there is the available option to create an account as a Non-Member. If at a later date, following registration, you decide to submit an abstract please email [email protected]. For problems or issues with registration email APSA at [email protected]. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of the registration fee or meal ticket less an administrative fee will be granted for all written requests received at least 15 days prior to the meeting. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date. The administration fee is as follows: All Registrations - $5 Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations may be sent via email to [email protected]. The American Physician-Scientists Association reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses. All refunds are processed within 30 days of written cancellation notice.

Registration Costs

Graduate/MD/PhD Student Non-APSA Member: $20

Undergraduate Non-APSA Member: $10

APSA Member and/or USC Student: $0


We have reserved parking for everyone at the Biggy Lot at the Health Sciences Campus. The Cost is $10. 


Abstracts and Poster Session

All abstracts not chosen for talks are welcome to be presented as posters. We will have pasteboards up for you to display you posters. 


West Regional APSA Meeting

Aresty Auditorium

Keck School of Medicine of USC

USC Health Sciences Campus

November 15, 2014


8:00 am – Check In and Breakfast

8:50 am – Introduction

Steven Mittelman M.D., Ph.D., Program Director, USC-Caltech MD-PhD Program

Stephen Chrzanowski, Graduate Student, University of Florida, College of Medicine MD-PHD

Christianne Heck M.D., Chief of Neurology at Keck Medical Center of USC  

Neal Tambe, Graduate Student, USC-Caltech MD-PhD

David Mittelstein, Medical Student, USC-Caltech MD-PhD

Devin Wiley, Medical Student, USC-Caltech MD-PhD


Bruce Dobkin M.D., Director of Wireless Health at UCLA and Professor or Neurology at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine 

Joseph Rohr, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center MD-PhD

Mark Humayun M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering at Keck School of Medicine of USC

12:00 pm  -  Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 pm  - Session II 

Neda Black M.D., Resident Physician, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dermatology

Joseph Vinetz M.D., Associate Director of the UCSD PSTP and Professor of Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine

Greg Goldgof, Graduate Student, UCSD School of Medicine, MSTP

Henry Chambers M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco General Hospital and Director, Clinical Research Services, Clinical and Translation Science Institute 


Chirag Patel M.D. Ph.D., Resident Physician, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Neurology

Arya Khosravi, Graduate Student, USC-Caltech MD-PhD

Michael Price, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center MD-PhD

Arthur Weiss M.D., Ph.D., Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professor and HHMI Investigator, UCSF School of Medicine 

5:00 pm -  Cocktail Hour 

7:00 pm -  Dinner and Night Out in Pasadena (not included in fee)

Meeting Organizers

Ruzbeh Mosadeghi: [email protected]

Andrew Clark

Dorothy Pan

Kiran Nimmagadda

David Basta

Jason Lou

Adam Kolawa

Minsoo Kim

Kenneth Yu