2015 Northeast Regional Meeting
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2015 Northeast Regional Meeting

The 2015 Northeast Regional Meeting will take place on October 17th, 2015 in conjunction with the Tri-Institutional Research Conference organized by SUNY Upstate Medical University, the University of Rochester, and the University at Buffalo.

10/17/2015
When: 10/17/2015
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Avenue
Weiskotten Hall Ninth Floor
Syracuse, New York  13210
United States
Contact: Krystal Ripa
315 464-7719

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The 2015 APSA Northeast Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday October 17th, 2015 at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY (766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse NY 13210). For questions please contact Krystal Ripa at SmithKry@upstate.edu.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 28TH!

Who Should Attend?

Everyone with an interest in becoming physician scientists! But in particular MD/PhD students, DO/PhDs, MD or DOs interested in research pathways, or current PhD students with an interest in medical school.

Registration Information

Registration is open to all students at all institutions whether you have an APSA account or not. Please follow the direction on the registration page and fill in all required lines. If you wish to submit an abstract at a later date post registration BUT PRIOR TO THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE please email Krystal Ripa at smithkry@upstate.edu

Registration Costs

FREE FOR ALL REGISTRANTS. Upstate Medical University is committed to having all interested students attend the conference without the extra burden of registration costs. Regardless or whether or not you are an APSA member, there will be no registration fees for this conference.

Cancellation Policy

Please email us at smithkry@upstate.edu at least 15 days prior to the conference if you have registered but decide not to come. This will help us better plan our conference and ensure that it remains free in the future.

Abstracts and Poster Session

The poster session at this APSA regional meeting will highlight the outstanding research and hard work of the students who attend. We encourage everyone attending the meeting to submit an abstract for the poster session.

Abstracts are limited to one per registrant and the registrant must be the first author on the abstract.  Please limit your abstracts to 300 words, and abstracts must include title, authors, and affiliations. The deadline for abstract submission will be August 28th with no exceptions. We hope to accept each and every abstract submitted for the poster session. However, if too many abstracts are submitted, selection of the most worthy abstracts may take place. If this is the case emails will be sent out to everyone who submitted an abstract informing them of whether or not their abstract was selected. Hopefully this is not the case and all abstracts are accepted with registrants notified by email of their acceptance.

During the poster session, a panel of judges drawn from physicians and scientists at Upstate will evaluate each poster and determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries. Each one of those students will be awarded a prize sponsored by the Upstate College of Graduate Studies.

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 28th

Notified of Abstract Acceptance: September 2nd

Abstracts and Presentations

There are three (3) 30 min slots for student speakers. Three students will be selected from those students who submit an abstract and indicate they are interested in giving an oral presentation about their research. Decisions regarding who is selected for those slots will be decided following the abstract submission deadline. Each student selected to give an oral presentation will be awarded a prize sponsored by the Upstate College of Graduate Studies. 

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 28th

Notified of Speaker Selection: September 2nd

 

Meeting Schedule

8:00AM – 9:00AM – Breakfast and Registration

9:00AM – 9:15AM -  Welcome from Dr. Eastwood, President of Upstate University

9:15AM – 10:15AM – Keynote Speaker - Andy Minn, MD/PhD – University of PA

10:30AM - Student Speaker #1

11:00AM - Student Speaker #2

11:30AM - Student Speaker #3

12:00PM – 1:30PM   Lunch & Poster Session

1:30PM - 2:30PM - Workshop #1

2:30PM – 3:30PM -  Workshop #2

3:45PM – 4:45 PM – Keynote Speaker - Douglas Kwon, MD/PhD – Harvard

4:45 - 5pm - APSA Presentation, Alexander Adami

5PM – Closing Remarks – Dr. Andras Perl, MD/PhD Program Co-director

5:30PM- Happy Hour at Faegan's Pub, Sponsored by the Upstate MD/PhD Program

Workshop Series

Work/Life Balance Panel

Applying to Residency- Dr. David Fernandez, MD PhD

Innovation in Biotechnology

Writing a Training Grant- Dean Mark Schmitt, PhD

Transitioning Back to the Clinic- Dr. Amit Dhamoon, MD PhD

Research Collaborations- Dr. Mehdi Mollapour, MD PhD

 

  Directions

From the West: Take I-90E to exit 39 and follow signs for I-690E towards Syracuse. Take the exit for I-81S towards Binghamton. Merge on to I-81S and take Exit 18 toward Harrison/Adams St. Keep left at the bottom of the ramp and follow signs towards Adams St. Turn left on Adams and continue straight past the hospital and up the hill. Turn right on to Irving Ave at the top of the hill at the traffic light. Weiskotten Hall is on the right just past Crouse Hospital.

From the East: Take I-90W to Exit 36 and merge on to I-81S towards Binghamton. Take Exit 18 toward Harrison/Adams St. Keep left at the bottom of the ramp and follow signs towards Adams St. Turn left on Adams and continue straight past the hospital and up the hill. Turn right on to Irving Ave at the top of the hill at the traffic light. Weiskotten Hall is on the right just past Crouse Hospital.

Lodging

Rooms have been blocked off at the Sheraton Hotel (sheratonsyracuse.com) on University Avenue for a special conference rate of $100 per night. Please make sure to ask for the APSA rate when you reserve your room. The number of rooms that can be reserved at this rate is limited so make sure to book early!