2014 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting
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The 2014 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting will take place on November 15th in Cleveland, OH. More information will soon be posted.

When: 11/15/2014
From 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Where: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio  44106
United States
Contact: Pamela Marcott

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The 2014 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting will take place on November 15th, 2014 at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Keynote and other events will occur in the Wolstein Research Building (2103 Cornell Road Cleveland, OH 44106). 

For more information please contact the meeting organizer Pamela Marcott: [email protected]

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 CWRU Student: $0


For a detailed map of parking services in University Circle, please check the parking website.

There are several parking options in the proximity of the Wolstein Research Building:

·       Lot S-34 - most convenient to the Wolstein Research Building. Next to the Courtyard Marriot, connects to the Seidman Cancer Center.

·       Lot 55 - underground garage of the Case Health Science Campus on Circle Drive. From the Wolstein Research Building, make a right onto Circle Drive. Lot 55 is located on the right.

·       Limited street parking is also available on Circle Drive



The closest hotel (walking distance) to the Wolstein Research Building is: 

Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle 
2021 Cornell Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106  Phone (216) 791‐5678; (800) 321‐2211; Fax (216) 791‐5342

Also nearby:

Cleveland Clinic Inter‐Continental Suite Hotel    
8800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106  Phone (216) 707‐4300; Fax (216) 707‐4301. Located on the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Campus.

 The Tudor Arms Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton

10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106  Phone (216) 455-1260; Fax (216) 231-1816. Located near the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Campus.

Any students interested in staying with a student host, please contact Pam Marcott at [email protected]

Abstracts and Poster Session

The poster session at the APSA regional meeting will highlight and reward the outstanding achievements of our graduate and medical student researchers. We encourage all medical and graduate students attending the meeting  to submit an abstract.

Abstracts are limited to one per presenter and the presenter must be the first author on the abstract. Abstracts must include a title, author(s) and affiliations (school and department). Please limit your abstract to 250 words, not including the title of the abstract, authors and affiliations. There will be Two Poster Awards given for the best poster based on judging by our CWRU volunteer faculty. Please submit your abstract as early as possible. 

Poster boards are 40" by 60".

Abstract Submission Deadline: The deadline for abstract submission is November 7th


Saturday, November 15th, 2014 (Wolstein Research Building)


08:00 AM – 09:00 AM:          Registration, Poster Setup, and Continental Breakfast

09:00 AM – 09:15 AM:          Welcoming Remarks

09:15 AM – 10:00 AM:          Jonathan Haines, PhD, Chair of CWRU Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

"Genomics and translational medicine”

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM:          Anthony Ting, PhD, Senior Director, Regenerative Medicine, Head of Cardiovascular and                                                               Pulmonary R&D, Athersys Inc.

"Adult stem cell therapeutics for cardiovascular disease: navigating the translational path”

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:          Coffee break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:          Clayton Wiley, M.D. Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Division of Neuropathology                                                          

"The training of a physician scientist: an idiosyncratic career perspective with comments on                                                   future”

11:45 AM – 12:30 AM:          IDSA-Sponsored Speaker: Mary Wilson, MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine,                                                                                                            Professor of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM:            Lunch and Poster Session

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM:               Breakout Sessions #1

  • Choosing a mentor

o   Cliff Harding, M.D. Ph.D.,  CWRU Department of Pathology Chair, MSTP Director

o   Student perspective video

  • Choosing a residency

o   Bridgette Christopher, MD/PhD, University Hospitals Internal Medicine Resident, PGY3

o   Bradley Gill, MD/MS, Cleveland Clinic Urology Resident

o   Preethi Ganapathy, MD/PhD, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute Ophthalmology, PGY2

  • Diversity

o   Brandon Atkins, M.D. Ph.D., Case Cardiovascular Research Institute, Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency, University Hospitals

o   Robert Haynie, M.D. Ph.D., CWRU SOM Associate Dean for Student Affairs

o   Dr. Henry Ng, MD, Clinical Director of the Pride Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, President of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

  • Diverse career paths for physician-scientists

o   Goutham Narla, M.D. Ph.D., Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

o   Medhat Askar, M.D. Ph.D., Medical Director of Allogen Laboratories, Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic Transplantation Center

o   Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD/PhD, Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences


3:30 PM – 3:45 PM:               Coffee break

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM:               Breakout Sessions #2

  • Grant writing

o   Ian Rossman, MD/PhD, Neuroimmunology Fellow, CCF Center for Pediatric Neurology

o   Kumar Sukhdeo, 4th year CWRU MD/PhD student

  • Work-life balance

o   Goutham Narla, M.D. Ph.D., Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

o   Analisa DiFeo, Ph.D., Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

o   Cliff Harding, M.D. Ph.D., Chair of Pathology

o   Mina Chung, M.D., CCF Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Global health

o   Chris King, M.D. Ph.D., CWRU Center for Global Health and Diseases 

o   Ronald Blanton, MD, Professor of International Health, CWRU Center for Global Health and Diseases

o   W. Henry Boom, MD, Director, Tuberculosis Research Unit

o   Brenden Jenks,  M.S. Applied Anatomy, CWRU School of Medicine Class of 2018

  • Tech transfer

o   Colin Drummond, Ph.D. MBA, CWRU, Department of Biomedical Engineering


4:45 PM – 5:00 PM:               Closing remarks, poster awards

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM:               Reception

Meeting Organizers

Pamela Marcott: [email protected] 

Anna Henry

Anna Czapar            

Alex Gooding

Heather Clark

Paul Cheng

Alex McMillan

Gloria Tavera

Nischay Rege

Zachary Nevin