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APSA Annual Meeting abstracts due in 1 week!

The 12th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the ASCI and AAP will take place on April 15-17, 2016 in Chicago. The deadline to submit your abstract for consideration for is December 15th, 2015, which is lone week away. Abstract submission will occur here. Please note, you will be required to create an account prior to submission. All abstracts will be considered for awards with our partner! ing organizations, including Emergency Medicine from the SAEM, Pathology from the ASIP, and Cardiovascular Disease/Physiology from the AHA, so plan accordingly when developing your submission! Visit our meeting website and check back as we update our meeting agenda!

Apply today for Experimental Biology travel awards sponsored by SEBM

The Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) is proud to offer up to 10 grants of $500 each to undergraduate/graduate students and/or individuals within 5 years of receiving doctoral degrees to attend the Experimental Biology 2016 meeting. The applicant must submit an abstract to the Experimental Biology Meeting, abstracts close November 5th! The deadline for award application submission is December 15th and announcement of awards will be made by January 31st. For more information see http://www.sebm.org/young-investigator.

Mark your calendars for the next interactive session!

Interactive session with Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 5, at 9 PM EST for an interactive session with Dr. Laurencin, Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Laurencin’s research involves tissue engineering, biomaterials science, nanotechnology and stem cell science and a new field he terms, regenerative engineering.  

Apply today for the ASN Kidney TREKS Program!

Participants in the 2016 Kidney TREKS Program will:
1.     Attend the Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratories "Origins of Renal Physiology” course on June 11–18, 2016. Tuition, a travel stipend to Maine, and room and board are provided by ASN.
2.     Become connected with a nephrologist mentor who will interact with the student over the course of medical school training, graduate school, or postdoctoral fellowship.
3.     Attend ASN Kidney Week during 3rd or 4th year of medical school or graduate school with travel support and participate in the ASN Kidney STARS program.
4.     Receive complimentary ASN membership, including access to website resources for students.
To be eligible for the 2016 Kidney TREKS, applicants:
·         Must be a medical student who has complete at least one year of medical school, a graduate student pursuing a PhD, or a postdoctoral fellow within one year of receiving a PhD. Please NoteThere is a separate program for nephrology fellows.
·         Must reside in North America due to limited travel funds.
For more information and application requirements, please visit the ASN Kidney TREKS webpage at http://www.asn-online.org/education/training/students/treks/
The deadline is Friday, January 22, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Thank you and if you have any questions please contact ASN Staff Assistant at kleight@asn-online.org.

Travel awards from the Society for Investigative Dermatology

Are you interested in Dermatology? Does your research focus on dermatologic diseases and processes? APSA is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). SID will award up to three $750 travel awards to its 2016 Annual Meeting (http://www.s! idnet.org/2016annualmeeting) on May 11-14 in Scottsdale, AZ exclusively to APSA members! If you are interested in this opportunity, do not delay; abstracts are due January 12th. When submitting your abstract, you MUST also apply for any the Kligman Fellowship.  Once your abstract and award application are in, you *MUST* email info@physicianscientists.org with the title of your abstract so that SID can ensure your abstract is considered for the APSA-exclusive travel awards.

Take a look at what our outstanding local chapters are up to!

On Thursday November 12th, the UAB chapter of APSA held its 2nd biannual Drinks with a Physician Scientist, an informal social event designed to increase interactions between UAB's physician scientists and the greater Birmingham community. The event, which attracted over 40 attendees, was headlined by Drs. Anupam Agarwal, Christopher Willey, Nancy Tofil, Amit Gaggar, and Trent Tipple and hosted by the Cahaba Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama.

Check out the mHealth Conference Recap

The past 5-10 years have produced an explosion of new scientific tools ranging from nanotechnology to shotgun sequencing that have allowed for more individualized patient care and disease management. Most recently, we have seen an exponential growth in the development, accessibility, and utilization of mHealth tools, a multibillion dollar sector. Curious about how these mHealth tools are revolutionizing medicine and biomedical research potential? Check out the link below for APSA Policy Chair, Dr. Jennifer Kwan's synopsis of the recent Transforming Medicine: Evidence-Based mHealth Conference hosted by Scripps, co-authored w/Director of Digital medicine at Scripps, Dr. Steven Steinhubl. Check out the full article here