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APSA Annual Meeting 2008: Chicago, IL (April 25-27, 2008) Last Updated: April 07, 2008

American Physician Scientists Association

4th Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL (April 25-27, 2008)

Registration is Now Open and Available Here!
This is a tentative agenda that is subject to change. Check back often for up to date information

From the APSA Meeting Planning Committee,

APSA is pleased to invite you to its 4th Annual meeting to be held in Chicago, IL on April 25-27, 2008. The APSA Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the American Society for Clinical Investigation/Association of American Physicians Joint Annual Meeting, the Central Society for Clinical Research, and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research. On behalf of APSA, ASCI/AAP and CSCR/MWAFMR, we are delighted to bring you a stellar meeting filled with phenomenal speakers, numerous career development and mentorship events, and several opportunities to gain an invaluable perspective on possible career paths available to physician-scientists.

APSA members will have two opportunities to present their scientific research at this combined meeting. The first opportunity will be the CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session on Thursday and Friday, April 24th-25th, 2008. Abstracts submitted for this poster session will be published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. The second opportunity will be at the ASCI Poster Session on Saturday, April 26th, 2008. At this poster session, you will be able to present your research to the ASCI and AAP members who are amongst the leading physician-scientists in the country and span across all sectors ranging from academia, to the NIH, and the industry.

Provided below is the combined meeting schedule which lists all of the events for which APSA registrants are entitled to attend. Each event on the agenda has been labeled with the sponsoring organization. There will be a diverse group of physician-scientists in attendance ranging from well-established clinical investigators to K08-holding junior faculty members and physician-scientists at all levels of training. This combined meeting will provide a unique opportunity for MD-PhD students and their MD counterparts to interact with their peers as well as with leading physician-scientists from across the country and the world. Several opportunities are available for attendees to address career development issues through informal social sessions, panel discussions, young investigator events, the leadership workshop, and the Morning Mentorship Breakfasts.

The APSA portion of the meeting along with the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting will be held at the Fairmont Hotel. The Fairmont Hotel is located on the northern edge of downtown Chicago across from the Millennium Park. The CSCR/MWAFMR combined annual meeting, where APSA registrants are also invited to attend, will be held at the Mid-America Club located in the Aon Center adjacent to the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, IL.

On behalf of the 2008 APSA Annual Meeting Planning Committee, we have worked diligently to bring you a meeting that is not only full of stellar speakers but also gives you the opportunity to be exposed to the wide myriad of career opportunities available to physician-scientists. Speakers represent every major field of medicine, academia, NIH, and industry. These renowned speakers include Albert Lasker Laureates, MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant recipient, NIH Institute Directors, National Academy of Science members, National Institutes of Medicine members, and leaders from industry and public/global health.

Registration is now available through our website:http://registration.physicianscientists.org/. We look forward to seeing all of you this spring in Chicago. Upon registration, you will receive a registration confirmation and further instructions regarding Abstract Submission information. We look forward to seeing all of you this spring in Chicago.

Nicolas Kummer, 2008 Meeting Planning Committee Chair

Eric Hudgins, 2008 Meeting Planning Committee co-Chair

Sofya Asfaw, Craig Belon, Jarish Cohen, Stephanie Graves, Arman Kilic, Jennifer Kim, Connie Lee, Athar Malik, Cecinio Ronquillo, Jared Silver, Joseph Tingling, June Yowtak, Kenneth Yu, Brandt Whitehurst

From the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting Planning Committee,

The American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians invite you to the 2008 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting in Chicago. If you haven't attended this meeting, you've likely heard about the amazing opportunity it provides -- from lectures on breaking advances in biomedicine to the close interaction it affords with leaders in academic medicine and industry. It's a chance for especially unique exposure to Department Chairs, Deans, and other high-profile members of the ASCI and AAP. We invite you to see for yourself -- and because you're an APSA member, your attendance at the meeting is free. Make the Joint Meeting a priority this April.

On behalf of the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting Planning Committee,

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

2007-2008 ASCI President

From the CSCR/MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting Planning Committee,

Dear Members of the APSA,

The leadership of the Central Society for Clinical Research (CSCR) and the Midwestern Section American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR) invite you to attend the 2008 Combined Annual Meeting April 24-25, 2008 at the Mid-America Club in downtown Chicago.

In addition to the Trainee Travel Awards, Outstanding Young Investigator and Cardiovascular Awards, CSCR is also offering 50 grants in the amount of $1,000 each to K08, K12, K23 and K30 Awardees on a first-come, first-served basis. All abstract submitters will also be considered for the Oral Abstract Session which will highlight the top abstracts in the three categories. These presenters will also receive an honorarium of $2,500 in addition to any grants they are awarded. Additional details on how to apply for a grant or award can be found at www.cscr.com. The abstract deadline is December 7, 2007.

Two plenary sessions, which cross subspecialty lines, will be moderated by Jonathan I. Ravdin, MD, Chair of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and Thomas J. Layden, MD, Chair of Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. Each Department Chair has invited three outstanding research trainees and/or junior faculty from their institutions to present their research.

The 2008 CSCR Hickam Lecture will be presented by William Tierney, MD. Dr. Tierney is a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University. Further, the MWAFMR Keynote speaker at the 2008 meeting is Richard Burt, MD. Dr. Burt, Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, will be speaking on “Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Autoimmune Disease.”

You can view the preliminary program, submit an abstract and register for the 2008 Combined Annual Meeting by visiting the CSCR web site atwww.cscr.com.

We look forward to your participation!

Tentative Agenda
Locations:

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL (APSA, ASCI/AAP)
The Mid-America Club, Chicago, IL (CSCR/MWAFMR)
Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (APSA)

Partnering Meeting Info: ASCI / AAP Joint Meeting Website
CSCR / MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting Website
Date:

April 25-27, 2008

Registration Fee:

$35.00 (Early Registration ends on April 11, 2008)
(American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, eCheck accepted via PayPal & Google Checkout)
Your registration fee covers registration to all three meetings: APSA, ASCI/AAP, CSCR/MWAFMR
Late Registration Fee is set at $50.00.

Hotel Accommodations:

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL (Use ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting promotional code GRASC1). The ASCI/AAP Room Block has rates of $250.00 / night before taxes and fees.
Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Email us at fnguyen@physicianscientists.org if you are interested. APSA Room Block is limited and the rates are $240.00 / night (inclusive of taxes and fees).

Registration Deadlines:

Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2008
Late/Onsite Registration available based on funding and space availability.

Abstract Submission Deadlines:

CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session: December 7, 2008 (11:59 PM EST)
ASCI/AAP Poster Session: February 28, 2008 (Midnight EST)

Poster Sessions:

There will be two opportunities for APSA members to scientifically contribute to this joint meeting. Please note the different abstract deadlines for each poster session. APSA members are eligible to present at both poster sessions.

The first will be the Poster Session hosted by the CSCR/MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting. Abstracts for the posters presented in this session will also published in the American Federation for Medical Research's Journal, the Journal of Investigative Medicine and will be indexed in PubMed.

The second will be the Poster Session hosted by the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting. Posters presented at this session will give APSA members the opportunity to present their research to the top leading physician-scientists from across the nation.

Funding Opportunities:
Travel Awards

The MAWFMR will be making several travel awards available to APSA members who present at the CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session in the amounts of $500 as part of the MWAFMR Scholar's Program. Awards will be based on the scoring of the submitted abstracts.

The ASCI will be awarding three poster awards in the amounts of $1000.00 at the conclusion of the meeting and will be announced on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

Friday, April 25, 2008 (Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL)
APSA 07:00 am - 01:00 pm APSA Business Meeting (open to APSA Board of Directors, Executive Council, Institutional Representatives, and Standing Committee Members)
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Friday, April 25, 2008 (The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL)
APSA 12:00 pm - 01:10 pm APSA Registration
ASCI/AAP 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm ASCI Poster Setup
APSA/ASCI/AAP 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm Registration (APSA, ASCI, AAP)
APSA 01:10 pm - 01:15 pm Opening Remarks by the Annual Meeting Chair, Nicolas Kummer
APSA 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Keynote: "The Physician-Scientist: A Value Proposition"
Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD (Bio)

Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institutes of Health

APSA 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Keynote: "Building a Biotech Company, Developing VEGF and IL1 Traps as Drugs, and Creating Veloci-Technologies for the Future"

George D. Yancopoulos, MD, PhD (Bio)

Senior Vice President of Research

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

APSA 02:45 pm - 02:55 pm Break
APSA 02:55 pm - 04:00 pm

APSA Career Development Workshop

Topic: Negotiation Skills & Conflict Resolution

ASCI/AAP 03:00 pm - 09:30 pm Poster Viewing
ASCI/AAP 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Reception for Trainees and MD/PhD Students

ASCI/AAP 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm Opening Plenary Session
ASCI/AAP 04:00 pm - 04:35 pm

Speaker: Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD (Bio)

Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry
Director, Mental Health Clinical Research Center
Member, Institute of Medicine
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Recipient, President's National Medal of Science (2000)
Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Psychiatry
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

ASCI/AAP 04:35 pm - 05:10 pm

Speaker: Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD (Bio)

Bullard Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Genetics, Program in Genomics, Children's Hospital Boston
Chief, Division of Neurogenetics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

ASCI/AAP 05:10 pm - 06:00 pm

Speaker: Edward Scolnick, MD (Bio)

Director, Psychiatry Initiative, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Former President, Merck Research Laboratories
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member, Institute of Medicine
Regents' Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley
Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 University Professor, Cornell University
Member, Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

ASCI/AAP 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm ASCI Welcome Reception
ASCI/AAP 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

ASCI Annual Dinner (space limited for APSA Members)
Introduction of New Members Dinner Address
Speaker: Jonathan Alter (Bio)

Senior Editor and Columnist

Newsweek

APSA 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm APSA Social Events: Dinner On Your Own Outing
APSA 09:30 pm - 12:00 am

APSA Welcome Reception
APSA Presidential Address: Freddy T. Nguyen
(Union League Club of Chicago - shuttles from the Fairmont will be available)

Saturday, April 26, 2008 (The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL)
ASCI/AAP 07:00 am - 08:15 am

Mentorship Breakfast

ASCI/AAP 07:00 am - 11:15 am

Poster Viewing

ASCI/AAP 08:30 am - 11:35 am

Plenary Session: Genome-Wide Association Studies/Genetics of Complex Diseases

ASCI/AAP 08:30 am - 09:10 am

David Altshuler, MD, PhD (Bio)

Associate Professor

Department of Genetics & Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Department of Molecular Biology, Center for Human Genetic Research

Attending Physician, Diabetes Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Founding Member, Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute

ASCI/AAP 09:10 am - 09:50 am

Judy H. Cho, MD (Bio)

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine & Genetics, Yale School of Medicine

Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Chair, Steering Committee NIDDK IBD Genetics Consortium

ASCI/AAP 09:50 am - 10:15 am

Break

ASCI/AAP 10:15 am - 10:55 am

Kari Stefansson, MD (Bio)

President & Chief Executive Officer, deCODE

Chairman, Board of Directors, deCODE

Former Professor of Neruology, Neuropathology, and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Former Director of Neuropathology, Beth Israel Hospital

ASCI/AAP 10:55 am - 11:35 am

Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD (Bio)

Chairman, Department of Genetics

Sterling Professor of Genetics, Medicine, and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Member, National Academy of Sciences
The Basic Science Prize, American Heart Association
Homer Smith Award, American Society of Nephrology
MSD International Award, International Society of Hypertension

ASCI/AAP 11:35 am - 01:30 pm

Poster Session with Lunch

ASCI/AAP 01:30 am - 03:00 pm

Poster Dismantle

ASCI/AAP 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Plenary Session : Breaking Science from Recent JCI Issues

APSA 03:30 pm - 03:40 pm

Break

APSA 03:40 pm - 04:25 pm

Keynote: "Genetic Susceptibility to Breast Cancer"
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP (Bio)

Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics

Director, Cancer Risk Clinic

Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

MacArthur Fellow (Genius Award - 2005)

APSA 04:25 pm - 05:05 pm

Residents & Fellows Panel Discussion

Topic: Current Residents & Fellows in Physician-Scientist Residency Tracks

ASCI/AAP 05:05 pm - 05:35 pm

ASCI Presidential Address
Charles L. Sawyers, MD (Bio)

Chairman, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award

Bristol-Myers Squibb Freedom to Discover Award

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award, American Association for Cancer Research

David A. Karnofsky Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCI/AAP 05:35 pm - 06:05 pm

AAP Presidential Address
Judith Swain, MD (Bio)

Founding Executive Director

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR

Former Chair, Department of Medicine

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Past President, American Society for Clinical Investigation

APSA 06:15 pm - 06:30 pm

"The APM Physician-Scientist Initiative: Revitalization of the Nation’s Physician-Scientist Workforce"
Andrew I. Schafer, MD (Bio)

Chairman, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Physician-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
E. Hugh Luckey Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

APSA 06:30 pm - 07:15 pm

Keynote: "Can/should you plan a career?"
Joseph P. Miletich, MD, PhD (Bio)

Senior Vice President of Research and Development

Amgen, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President of Worldwide Preclinical Development, Merck Research Laboratories

Former Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Washington University at St. Louis

ASCI/AAP 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AAP Annual Reception and Dinner (space limited for APSA Members)
Speaker: Jeffrey R. Boehm, DVM

Shedd Aquarium

APSA 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm

APSA Social Events: Dinner On Your Own Outing

APSA 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

APSA Leadership Dinner (open to APSA Board of Directors, Executive Council, Institutional Representatives, and Standing Committee Members)

Sunday, April 27, 2008 (The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL)
ASCI/AAP 06:45 am - 07:45 am Mentorship Breakfast
ASCI/AAP 08:15 am - 09:00 am

Kober Medal Presentation
Recipient: Samuel Thier, MD (Bio)

Professor of Medicine and Health Care, Harvard Medical School

Chairman, Commonwealth Fund Board

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Former President & CEO of Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Former President of Brandeis University

Former President of Institute of Medicine

Presenter: Dennis Ausiello, MD (Bio)

Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chief of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

co-Editor, Cecil's Textbook of Medicine

Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science

Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Former Director, MD/PhD Program, Harvard Medical School & MIT

ASCI/AAP 09:00 am - 09:20 am

Best Poster Awards Presentation
Bridge Grant Awards Recognition

ASCI/AAP 09:20 am - 10:00 am

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer ASCI Award Lecture
Speaker: Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD (Bio)

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and of Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine

Howard Hughes Medical Investigator

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Fellow, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences.

APSA 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Keynote: "Research-Based Advocacy - Lessons from the Field"
Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH (Bio)

Medical Director, Partners In Health

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Attending Physician, Adult Infectious Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital, & Pediatric Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital

APSA 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Keynote: "Towards Human Models of Human Cardiovascular Disease: The islet1 Cardiac Progenitor Story"
Kenneth Chien, MD, PhD (Bio)

Scientific Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Research Center

Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Professor of Medicine

Professor of Cell Biology

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

Adjunct Professor, The Salk Institute

Pasarow Foundation Award

Walter B. Cannon Award, American Physiological Society

APSA 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Panel: Post-Graduate Opportunities
Anthony Fauci, MD (Bio)

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Member, National Academy of Sciences (1992)

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Council Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Albert Lasker Medical Prize Recipient

Joe G.N. Garcia, MD (Bio)

Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor

Chairman, Department of Medicine

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Donna Hansel, MD, PhD (Bio)

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Urology

Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute

Taussig Cancer Center

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Andrew Krivoshik, MD, PhD, PE (Bio)

Medical Director

Oncology Group

Global Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Abbott Laboratories

Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD (Bio)

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Faculty in Cellular and Molecuar Biology and Cancer Center Member

University of Michigan Medical School

APSA 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Luncheon with Medical Residency Directors (tentative - subject to change)
V. Reid Sutton, MD

Program Director

Medical Genetics Residency Program

Baylor College of Medicine
John J. Bissler, MD

Associate Program Director for Research and Academic Careers

MD/PhD Postgraduate Training Program
Children's Hospital Research Foundation

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
R. Mark Payne, MD

Program Director

Morris Green Academic Scholars Program

Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Indiana University School of Medicine

Stephanie Terezakis, MD

Chief Resident

Radiation Oncology Residency Program

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Eric Svensson, MD, PhD

Co-Director

Physician Scientist Development Program / Research Pathway Program

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Anthony Chang, MD

Associate Residency Program Director

Department of Pathology Residency Program

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Joel Kline, MD

Program Director

Physician Scientist Training Pathway

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Steve Triezenberg, PhD

Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School

Internal Medicine Research Residency Program

Van Andel Institute Graduate School / Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center

Alan Davis, PhD

Research Director, Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center

Internal Medicine Research Residency Program

Van Andel Institute Graduate School / Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center
Alfred L. George, Jr., MD

Program Director

Physician-Scientist Training Program

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Michael Engel, MD, PhD

Director for Research Careers

Pediatrics Residency Program

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Anthony J. Muslin, MD

Program Co-Director

Physician-Scientist Training Pathway

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Peter S. Aronson, MD

Program Director

Physician-Scientist Residency Pathway

Yale University School of Medicine
Fred Gorelick, MD

Program Director

Physician-Scientist Residency Pathway

Yale University School of Medicine

APSA 02:00 pm - 02:15 pm

Closing Remarks

APSA 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

APSA Executive Council Meeting (open to old and newly elected executive council members)

Financial Support: We would like to thank the following organizations for their financial support of the APSA 4th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

Medical Genetics Residency Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Physician-Scientist Training Program
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA