2016 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting
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2016 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting
2016 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting

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11/4/2016 to 11/5/2016

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University of Nebraska Medical Center
Michael Sorrell Center
649 S. 42nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska  68105
United States
Cindy Chou

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The 2016 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting will be held on Friday, November 4th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and on Saturday, November 5th from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  

Who Should Attend:  Anyone with an interest in medicine, clinical research, and a career as a physician scientist. The conference welcomes all trainees in MD/PhD, DO/PhD, MD, DO, health sciences graduate programs, as well as undergraduate students interested in learning more about medical careers and research.

Registration Information:  Registration is open to all interested participants at all institutions regardless of APSA membership. Registration will open on August 1st, 2016 and closes October 22nd, 2016. Click HERE to register.  Registration for the conference is FREE for all attendees. If you decide to cancel your registration, please email CIndy Chou at apsa@unmc.edu at least 10 days prior to the conference.


Abstracts and Poster Sessions:  All participants are encouraged to submit poster abstracts for the conference poster sessions. Posters will be automatically entered into a judging competition with cash prizes for winners. Interested participants may submit abstracts beginning August 1st, 2016 and ending October 22nd, 2016. Abstracts are limited to one per registrant and the registrant must be the first author. Please limit abstracts to 300 words, and include title, authors, and affiliations. We recommend posters no larger than 32" x 48." Registrants may request to enter posters into one of the following categories for judging purposes:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Cancer Research
  • Neuroscience Research
  • Clinical Research and Social Sciences
  • Bioengineering and Drug Delivery

 To submit an abstract, CLICK HERE.  

Lodging, Transportation, and Food:  Group-rate hotel rooms are available at the Element Omaha Midtown Crossing Hotel, 3253 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68131.  The group rate is available until October 14, 2016 and is subject to availability.  To book your overnight room, CLICK HERE or call 877-element (353-6368) and ask for the APSA Regional Meeting group room. Hotel shuttle services to and from all event locations will be available and breakfast and lunch on the day of the conference will be provided.




November 4th, 2016:

07:00-11:00 PM            Evening social


November 5th, 2016:

07:30-08:30 AM           Registration, poster setup, and breakfast

08:30-08:45 AM           Welcoming remarks

08:45-09:00 AM           National APSA officer remarks

09:00-09:45 AM           Keynote 1: Dr. Angela Hewlett - Ebola Treatment and Nebraska Biocontainment Unit

09:45-10:30 AM           Keynote 2: Dr. Kayla Pope - The Career and Life of an MD/JD

10:30-10:45 AM           Break

10:45-11:45 AM           Poster session 1

11:45-12:45 PM           Lunch

12:45-01:45 PM           Breakout session 1
                                         -  Biocontainment Unit Tour
                                         - Technology Transfer and Scientific Entrepreneurship
                                         - Career and Life of Women Physician Scientists

01:45-02:00 PM            Break
02:00-03:00 PM            Poster session 2
03:00-04:00 PM            Breakout session 2
                                         -  Early Career Development for Physician Scientists
                                         -  Ethics in Research and Medicine
                                         - Translational Research in the Modern World
04:00-04:15 PM            Break
04:15-05:00 PM            Keynote 3: Dr. Kelly Caverazagie - Public Policy and Healthcare
05:00-05:30 PM            Closing Remarks and Awards


Financial Support:  The UNMC 2016 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting is grateful for the support of Dr. Bradley Britigan and the UNMC College of Medicine Dean's Office as well as Dr. Jennifer Larson and the UNMC Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research.



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