APSA 5th Annual Meeting
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We invite you to attend the 5th Annual Meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association in Chicago, Illinois from Friday, April 24th, 2009 until Sunday, April 26th at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, IL. The largest meeting of physician-scientists from the student, to the resident/fellow, the the young investigator, to the professors, students, researchers, managers, CEO’s, investigators, and clinicians will be in a unique environment combining academia, industry, and government into three days of interaction.

As this meeting coordinates with the Association of American Physicians (AAP), and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), there will be ample opportunity to expand your knowledge on an expansive number of topics. Additionally, you will be able to find yourself face to face with some of the top physician-scientists in the country, those who oversee millions of dollars in funding, thousands of people, and direct our country’s scientific ambitions.

Additionally, we hope that our APSA student members will be able to find themselves shoulder to shoulder with the top minds in the country by presenting their research at a number of poster sessions throughout the weekend. Please submit your abstract by the deadline to be considered for the various Travel Awards made available by APSA and its partner organizations.

Lastly, the Annual Meeting Committee has been diligently working on many social activities to take place over the weekend. Ranging from mentorship breakfasts, to hot topic discussions, to receptions, and to the various dinner opportunities, we hope you will be able to build and expand your network as you meet up with old colleagues, meet new friends, and establish new mentorship relationships. We are anticipating a large turnout as we celebrate APSA's 5th year in existence and hope you will join us in strengthening APSA now and in the future with your support.

2009 APSA Annual Meeting Committee

Location:

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

Partnering Meeting Info:

ASCI / AAP Joint Meeting Website
CSCR / MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting Website

Date:

April 24-26, 2009

Early Registration Fee:

Late Registration Fee:

$35 APSA Members || $55 Non-Members
$50 APSA Members || $70 Non-Members
(American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, eCheck accepted Google Checkout)
Your registration fee covers registration to all three meetings: APSA, ASCI/AAP, CSCR/MWAFMR

Hotel Accommodations:

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL
Room Rates: $260.00 / room / night (exclusive of all taxes and fees)
The ASCI/AAP Joint meeting offers the block room rate through the Fairmont Hotel.  You can make your reservations by going to this website.
Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Room Rates: $240.00 / room / night (inclusive of all taxes and fees)
APSA has a limited number of rooms blocked off through the Union League Club of Chicago.  To request a room at this rate, please fill out the form here.  Rooms will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Meeting attendees have the opportunity to post their findings for other nearby hotel accomodations and can be found here.  Click here to find affordable options posted by other meeting attendees.

Registration Deadlines:

Early Registration Deadline: April 10, 2009
Late/Onsite Registration available based on funding and space availability.

Abstract Submission Deadlines:

CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session: December 12, 2008 (11:59 PM EST)
ASCI/AAP Poster Session: Februrary 13, 2009 (Midnight EST) Click for More Information

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. A total of 6 Poster Awards will be awarded (3 by the ASCI/AAP and 3 by the APSA)

Travel Awards:

APSA Travel Awards (TBA)
ASCI/AAP Travel Awards (TBA)
CSCR/MWAFMR 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.

Guest Registrations:

Registrations to the meeting for guests of attendees is allowed and encouraged but should follow the following guidelines in order for us to make the appropriate accomodations:
1) If your guest will be attending the APSA Welcome Reception, please click here to register your guest. Note you must be logged on to your APSA account to have access.  There is no extra fee for this event
2) If your guest will be attending the APSA Dinner on Saturday Evening, also click here to register your guest. Note you must be logged on to your APSA account to have access.  The regular price of $20.00 will also apply to your guest
3) If your guest will be attending any other portions of the meeting or any other meals of the meeting, then your guest must register fully as an attendee to the meeting.

Financial Support:

The American Physician Scientists Association would like to gratefully thank the following funds, programs, corporations, and organizations for their financial support for APSA's 5th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

National Cancer Institute - NIH

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant Number: 1R13CA136301-01A1 from the National Cancer Institute.   The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
 

5thAnnual APSA Meeting Agenda

Friday – April 24th, 2009

APSA

08:15 am – 07:00 pm

On-Site APSA Registration

APSA

08:30 am – 01:20 pm

APSA Business Meeting

APSA

08:30 am – 08:50 am

Opening Remarks & Introduction to Procedures
James Pauff, APSA President

APSA

08:50 am – 09:45 am

APSA Standing Committee Reports

APSA

09:45 am – 10:15 am

APSA Executive Council Candidate Speeches

APSA

10:15 am – 11:45 pm

APSA Lunch & External Presentations

APSA

11:45 pm – 12:45 pm

APSA Breakout Sessions
Hot Topics on Issues Facing Physician-Scientist Trainees

APSA

12:45 pm – 01:00 pm

Closing Remarks
David Braun, APSA President-Elect

APSA

01:15 pm – 01:30 pm

Welcoming Remarks
June Yowtak & Jarish Cohen

APSA

01:30 pm – 02:15 pm

Keynote Speaker
Diane Havlir, MD (Bio)
Professor of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco
Chief HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital
Chair HIV/TB Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership

APSA

02:15 pm – 03:00 pm

Keynote Speaker
Mary Dinauer, MD, PhD (Bio)
Director, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Nora Letzter Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Associate Chair Basic Research, Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine, Indiana University

APSA

03:00 pm – 04:00 pm

Women and Medicine Panel & Discussion:
"Life in the Fastlane: insights from the journeys of Women Physician Scientists."
Diane Havlir, MD
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Mary Lou Schmidt, MD

ASCI/AAP

04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Poster Setup

ASCI/AAP

07:00 pm – 09:30 pm

Poster Viewing

ASCI/AAP

03:00 pm – 04:00 pm

ASCI/AAP Young Investigator Reception

ASCI/AAP

04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Opening Plenary Session: Basic Stem Cell Biology

ASCI/AAP

04:00 pm – 04:55 pm

Speaker
George Daley, MD, PhD (Bio)
Title: Patient Specific Pluripotent Stem Cells
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and of Pediatrics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston Childrens Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research

ASCI/AAP

05:00 pm – 05:55 pm

Speaker
Elaine Fuchs, PhD (Bio)
Title: Skin Stem Cells: Biology and Clinical Promise
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
The Rockefeller University

ASCI

06:00 pm – 07:00 pm

ASCI Welcome Reception

ASCI

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

ASCI Annual Dinner
(Limited Space - By Invitation for APSA Members)
Introduction of New Members Dinner Address
Speaker
Title: Translational Research: Converting the Valley of Death into the Garden of Eden
Barry S. Coler, MD (Bio)
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Physician-in-Chief
David Rockefeller Professor
Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology
The Rockefeller University
Robert M. Califf, MD (Bio)
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Duke University School of Medicine
Former Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Head, Duke Translational Medicine Institute

APSA

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

APSA Dinner Outings (On Your Own)
Groups will meet by the Registration Desk at the Fairmont Hotel

APSA

09:30 pm – 12:00 am

APSA Welcome Reception - Presidential Address (APSA Name Tags / Badges Required)
Joffey Tower

8 E Randolph St 
Chicago, IL 60601

Saturday – April 25th, 2009

ASCI/AAP

07:00 am – 08:15 am

Mentorship Breakfast

ASCI/AAP

07:00 am – 11:15 am

Poster Viewing

APSA

08:00 am – 08:30 pm

Q/A with APSA Leaders
How to Get Involved in APSA
Engage APSA Leaders on the organization's goals and priorities

ASCI/AAP

08:30 am – 11:30 am

Plenary Session: Tissue-Specific Stem Cells

ASCI/AAP

08:30 am – 09:25 am

Speaker
Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA (Bio)
Title: Skeletal Tissue Engineering
Professor, Department of Surgery - Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor
Director, Children’s Surgical Research
Department of Surgery
Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford University School of Medicine

ASCI/AAP

08:30 am – 10:20 am

Speaker
Rob Wechsler-Reya, PhD (Bio)
Title: Stem Cells, Progenitors and the Origins of Brain Tumors
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine

ASCI/AAP

10:20 am – 10:35 am

Break

ASCI/AAP

10:35 am – 11:30 am

Speaker
Amy Wagers, PhD (Bio)
Title: Reversing Dysfunction of Aged Stem Cells
Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Core Co-Director: Flow Cytometry
Harvard Medical School

ASCI/AAP

11:30 am – 11:50 am

ASCI/AAP Distinguished Public Service Awardee
US Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Title: A Call to Action to Accelerate Cures
Introduction by Elliott Kieff MD, PhD; President, AAP

ASCI/AAP

11:50 am – 01:30 pm

Poster Session with Lunch

ASCI/AAP

01:30 pm – 03:00 pm

Poster Dismantle

ASCI/AAP

01:30 pm – 03:30 pm

Plenary Session: Innate Immunity

ASCI/AAP

01:30 pm – 02:10 pm

Speaker
Shizuo Akira, MD, PhD (Bio)
Japan Science and Technology Agency

ASCI/AAP

02:10 pm – 02:50 pm

Speaker
Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD (Bio)
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Yale University School of Medicine

ASCI/AAP

02:50 pm – 03:30 pm

Speaker
William H. Hauswirth, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Molecular Genetics
Powell Gene Therapy Center
University of Florida Genetics Institute
University of Florida College of Medicine

APSA

03:30 pm – 03:35 pm

Break

APSA

03:35 pm – 04:20 pm

Keynote Speaker
Griffin Rodgers, MD (Bio)
Director
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Molecular & Clinical Hematology Branch
National Institute of Health

APSA

04:25 pm – 04:55 pm

Career Development Workshop Sessions
Mentorship – How to Find a Mentor and Be a Good Mentor
Moderator: David Engman, MD, PhD (Bio)
Associate Professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology
Past President, American Association of American Medical Colleges - Graduate Research, Education, and Training Group (GREAT) - MD-PhD Section, National Association of MD-PhD Programs
Sources of Funding as a Student and Post-Graduate
Moderator: Toni Scarpa, MD, PhD (Bio)
Director
Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
Residency for the Physician Scientist 101
Moderator: Nancy Brown, MD (Bio)
Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Scientist Development
Robert H. Williams Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine & Professor of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

APSA

04:55 pm – 05:05 pm

Break

ASCI/AAP

03:30 pm – 03:45 pm

Break

ASCI/AAP

03:45 pm – 05:05 pm

ASCI and AAP New Member Presentations
AAP - Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Title: Toll Like Receptors, dendritic cells and the modulation of immunity
ASCI - Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Title: Programming chromatin states by long noncoding RNAs
ASCI - Levi A. Garraway, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title: Elaborating "Druggable" Dependencies Linked to Genomic Alterations in Human Cancer
AAP - Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Title: Next Generation of Gene Fusion Discovery in Cancer

ASCI/AAP

05:05 pm – 05:35 pm

AAP Presidential Address
Elliott Kieff, MD, PhD (Bio)
Title: Physician Scientist Creativity, Unknowns, and Three-legged Stools
AAP President (2008-2009)
Co-Director, Channing Laboratory
Harriet Ryan Albee Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School

ASCI/AAP

05:35 pm – 06:05 pm

ASCI Presidential Address
Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD (Bio)
Title: Can we keep 'academic' in academic medical centers?
ASCI President (2008-2009)
Dean, School of Medicine
Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center

APSA

06:45 pm – 09:15 pm

APSA Dinner (Black Tie Optional)
Keynote Speaker: James R Gavin, III, MD, PhD (Bio)
CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village Inc.
Board of Directors, Baxter International Inc.
Board of Directors, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Board of Directors, Nuvelo Inc.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University
Past President, Morehouse School of Medicine
Past Senior Officer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Past Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program
Past President, American Diabetes Association

AAP

09:15 pm – 10:00 pm

AAP Annual Reception and Dinner (Black Tie Optional)
(APSA Members attending the APSA dinner above will be invited to hear Dr. Farmer's speech at the AAP Dinner at 9:15 PM)
Dinner Speaker: Paul Farmer, MD, PhD (Bio)
Title: Poverty and Sustainable Health Care
Founding Director, Partners In Health,
Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology
Department of Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School.
Duke University Humanitarian Award
Margaret Mead Award, American Anthropological Association
American Medical Association’s Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award
Heinz Humanitarian Award
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award”

ASCI/AAP
APSA

10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Dessert Reception

Sunday – April 26th, 2009

ASCI/AAP

06:45 am – 07:45 am

Mentorship Breakfast

APSA

07:30 am – 08:00 am

Q/A with APSA Leaders
How to Get Involved in APSA
Engage APSA Leaders on the organization's goals and priorities

ASCI/AAP

08:15 am – 09:00 am

Kober Medal Presentation
Presenter: Michael Welsh, MD (Bio)
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Carver Trust-Roy J. Carver Biomedical Chair in Internal Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Recipient: Francois M. Abboud, MD (Bio)
Edith King Pearson Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Cardiovascular Research Center
Associate Vice President for Research
Former Head, Department of Internal Medicine (1976-2002)
University of Iowa College of Medicine

ASCI/AAP

09:00 am – 09:20 am

Best Poster Awards Presentation
Bridge Grant Awards Recognition

ASCI/AAP

09:20 am – 10:20 am

Kober Lecture
Michael Welsh, MD
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Title: Pursuing Cystic Fibrosis

ASCI/AAP

10:20 am – 11:00 am

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer ASCI Award Lecture
Recipient: Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Title: Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism

APSA

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Keynote Speaker:Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD (Bio)
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Director, Starr Center for Human Genetics
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
The Rockefeller University
2007 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal
2004 Gairdner Foundation International Award
2004 Passano Foundation Award

APSA

10:45 am – 11:30 am

Keynote Speaker:Lorraine Fitzpatrick, MD
Group Director, Musculoskeletal Diseases
Clinical Development
Cardiovascular Metabolic MDC
GlaxoSmithKline

APSA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Post-Graduate Opportunities Panel
Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD (Bio)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Dennis Ausiello
, MD (Bio)
Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board of Directors, Pfizer Inc.
Past President, Association of American Physicians
Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD (Bio)
Assistant Professor
Section of Rheumatology
Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago
Pamela Schwartzberg, MD, PhD (Bio)
Head, Cell Signaling Section, Genetic Disease Research Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), NIH

APSA

12:30 pm – 02:30 pm

Luncheon with Medical Residency Directors (Confirmed, more TBA)
  1. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program
  2. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Physician Scientist Development Program
  3. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Pathology Residency Program
  4. Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program
  5. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Pathway
  6. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Residency Training Program
  7. Yale School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program
  8. Virginia Commonwealth University Internal Medicine Research Pathway
  9. University of Iowa Residency Program in Internal Medicine

APSA

02:30 pm – 04:00 pm

Executive Council Meeting
Attendance required for incoming and outgoing Executive Council Members

Travel Awards

1 April 2009

Congratulations to those of you who have gotten your abstracts accepted to the Poster Session bringing a record number of 146 accepted posters with 118 of those submitted by APSA members making up 81% of the posters presented compared to 82/107 (77%) in 2008. Congratulations to all and best of luck as you compete for the six $1000.00 Poster Awards (3 by ASCI/AAP and 3 by APSA).

Congratulations to the following APSA members who received $750.00 ASCI/AAP Travel Awards this year (the first time APSA members have become eligible, previously only K awardees were eligible to apply). All 100% of the awards this year have gone to APSA Members. Congratulations!!!

  • Thomas Flood - University of Massachusetts
  • Helena Jonsson - Washington University St. Louis
  • Jennifer Kim - Brown University
  • Sandhya Ravichandran - University of Utah
  • Cecinio Ronquillo - University of Utah
  • Frances Saccoccio - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Daniel Schneider - University of Texas Houston
  • Meera Sridharan - St. Louis University
  • David T. Terrano - University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
  • Suzanne Thibodeaux - University of Texas Health Sciences
  • Michael Valentino - Thomas Jefferson University
  • Christopher Welch - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Fiona Young - University of British Columbia
  • Monica Walker - Washington University St. Louis

Congratulations to the following APSA Members / Students who received the $500.00 CSCR Trainee Travel Awards.

  • Samuel Bakhoum - Dartmouth Medical School - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Joan Beckman - University of Minnesota - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Katie Bullinger - Wright State University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Stuent
  • Jennifer Delfs - University of Iowa - MD-PhD Student
  • Dylan Dodd - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Collin Ellis - University of California Davis - APSA Member / PhD Student
  • Ahmara Gibbons - Thomas Jefferson University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Uma Goyal - Arizona University - Medical Student
  • Aleksandar Krbanjevic, MD - University of Illinois Chicago - APSA Member / PhD Student
  • Farah Laiwalla - Brown University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Bonnie Lau - Brown University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Prem Premsrirut - Stony Brook University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Michael Valentino - Thomas Jefferson University - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student

Congratulations to the following APSA Members / Students who received the MWAFMR's Scholars Program Awards.

  • Joan Beckman - University of Minnesota - APSA Member / MD-PhD Student
  • Justin Ellet - Medical University of South Carolina - MD-PhD Student