2016 APSA South Regional Meeting
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2016 APSA South Regional Meeting
2016 APSA South Regional Meeting

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When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Where: The University of Texas Medical Branch
William C. Levin Hall
1006 Market St.
Galveston, Texas  77550
United States
Claiborne Fant

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 1/28/2017

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in biomedical research is invited to attend. In particular, MD/PhD students, DO/PhD students, MD or DO students, PhD students, residents, undergraduates and high school students interested in medicine and biomedical research are encouraged to participate.

Registration Information

Registration will be available on this site up to the day of the conference. You are not required to have an APSA account for registration. For problems or issues with registration please email Claiborne Fant at cmfant@utmb.edu.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be sent via email to cmfant@utmb.edu. The American Physician-Scientists Association reserves the right to cancel any program and assumes no responsibility for personal expenses.

Registration Costs

FREE FOR ALL REGISTRANTS. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 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.


The APSA regional meeting will highlight and reward the outstanding achievements of our undergraduate, graduate and medical student researchers. We encourage all residents, high school, medical, graduate and undergraduate students attending the meeting to submit an abstract. A panel of faculty will judge the posters and award a prize for the best posters (1st place receives a $50 Starbucks gift card and two runners up receive a $25 Starbucks gift card). The organizing committee/faculty will select 2 abstracts for an oral presentation. Each Oral Presenter will be awarded a $50 Starbucks gift card. Please submit your abstract as early as possible to ensure the best chance for it to be selected for an oral presentation.

TO SUBMIT: Click here to download the submission form, and send it completed to mdphd@utmb.edu.

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Eligibility: Any attendee to the APSA South Regional Meeting is encouraged to submit an abstract proposing a poster and/or oral presentation. 

Abstract Guidelines:  Please limit the abstract to 500 words, excluding title, authors, and affiliations. List the presenting author first. Please include the purpose, methods, results, and a discussion/conclusion. Define abbreviations the first time they appear. References are not necessary for abstract submission.

Please note that the Abstract Book may be made available online prior to the conference. 

Presentation Type:  Applicants may indicate if they wish to be considered for a poster presentation, oral presentation, or both. Only the top abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Applicants giving an oral presentation will also have the opportunity to present a poster. Applicants will be notified in December the type(s) of presentations they have been selected for. 

Oral Presentations: The top abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Presenters will have 5 minutes to present the highlights of their work. These presentations should focus on the overall impact of the research and should emphasize “the big picture” of the findings. Presentations will be judged on impact, innovation, and clarity. Top presenters will be awarded prizes.

Poster Presentations: Posters must fit on a 4’x6’ size presentation board. Presentations will be judged on impact, innovation, and clarity. Top presenters will be awarded prizes.


Poster Session

Poster numbers, presenting authors, and abstract titles will be posted here.

Please follow these very important guidelines:
Poster size 4 feet by 4 feet (48" x 48"). Please DO NOT EXCEED THIS SIZE. Each poster board will have 2 posters mounted on one board.



 9:00-9:30  Registration
 9:30-9:50  Welcome/Introduction/APSA rep
 9:50-10:35  Keynote Speaker 1
 10:35-10:45  Break/Poster Set-up
 10:45-11:45  Poster session
 11:45-12:45  Lunch and Breakout Session 1
 12:45-1:00  Break/Presentation set up
 1:00-2:00  Oral Presentations
 2:00-2:10  Break
 2:10-2:50  Breakout Session 2
 2:50-3:05  Break
 3:05-3:45  Keynote Speaker 2
 3:45-4:00  Wrap up/thank you/awards

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change


Speaker Information

Joan E. Nichols, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
J. Palmer Saunders Professor
Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pathology

We ask you to please dress appropriately

Professional business or Business Casual Attire

The following suggestions are provided as guidelines for professional business and business casual attire.

Professional Business Attire



Suit or jacket and pants or skirt

Suit - or jacket and slacks

(Skirt length - knee length or below);

Shirt - traditional shirt with collar

Tailored dress; Blouse


Shoes - comfortable low heeled pumps, loafers or boots

Socks (of course)

Simple Jewelry

Dress Shoes & Matching Belt

Business Casual Attire

Yes, Business Casual

Not considered Business Casual

Shirt with collar or polo style

T-Shirts and jeans


Shorts or mini-skirts

Chinos or Dockers - pressed

Bare midriffs or low-cut garments (back or front)


Flip flops, sneakers, or sandals

Blazer or sweater

Athletic wear or leggings

Loafers or lace-up shoes



Financial Support

Special thanks to APSA National; Texas A&M HSC Office of the C.E.O., MD/PhD Program and College of Medicine; Houston Methodist Hospital; Texas Brain and Spine Institute; Marr Eye Center and Brazos Valley Urgent Care.


Meeting Organizers

Liam Guthrie

Anita Mantri

Evan Cherry

Karen Doersch

Shelby Steinmeyer


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