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APSA Meeting 2005: Chicago, IL (April 15-17, 2005)


The inaugural APSA meeting will be held in Chicago, IL on April 15-17, 2005.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with the ASCI / AAP Joint Meeting.  Attendees will have the opportunity to present their scientific research at the ASCI Poster Session.  APSA views the ASCI meeting to be an integral part of attending the APSA meeting as it equally values the interactions between budding physician-scientists and current leading physician-scientists.  Below you will find the combined tentative agenda for the meeting.

Each event is labeled with its sponsoring organization.  Please note that the ASCI Meeting will take place at the Fairmont Hotel (April 15,16) while the APSA Meeting will take place on Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (April 17).  These two locations are about 3/4 of a mile apart in downtown Chicago.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL (APSA, ASCI/AAP)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (APSA)


April 15-17, 2005

Registration Fee:

$32.00 (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, eCheck accepted via PayPal)

Hotel Accommodations:

Please visit ASCI's (Fairmont Hotel) or CSCR's (Hyatt Regency) meeting pages for more information.



Abstract Submission Deadlines: Upon confirmed meeting registration, an email with details on submitting your abstract will be sent to you.  Feel free to email for any questions prior to registration.  The deadline is March 18, 2005.
Friday, April 15, 2005
ASCI 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm Poster Setup
ASCI 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm Registration (ASCI & APSA)
ASCI 03:00 pm - 05:45 pm

Trainee Events
Panel 1 (1 hr): Work/life balance
Panel 2 (1 hr): Finding/being a mentor
Keynote Address: Michael Brown, MD (Bio)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1985)

ASCI 03:00 pm - 09:30 pm Poster Viewing
ASCI 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm ASCI Welcome Reception
ASCI 07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

ASCI Annual Dinner:
Introduction of New Members
Dinner Address: Stuart H. Orkin, MD (Bio)

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Saturday, April 16, 2005
ASCI 07:00 am - 08:15 am

Meet the Professor Symposium

ASCI 08:30 am - 10:45 am

Nobel Plenary Session

ASCI 08:30 am - 09:00 am

Joseph Goldstein, MD (Bio)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1985)

ASCI 09:00 am - 09:35 am

Peter Agre, MD (Bio)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2003)

ASCI 09:40 am - 10:10 am

Sidney Brenner, DPhil (Bio)

Salk Institute

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2002)

ASCI 10:10 am - 10:45 am

Stanley Prusiner, MD (Bio)

University of California, San Francisco

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1997)

ASCI 10:45 am - 11:00 am


ASCI 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

ASCI and AAP New Member Presentations

ASCI 12:20 pm - 02:00 pm

Poster Session with Lunch

ASCI 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Technology Plenary Session

ASCI 02:00 pm - 02:40 pm

Topic: RNAi
Phillip A. Sharp, PhD (Bio)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1993)

ASCI 02:40 pm - 03:20 pm

Topic: Bioinformatics
David Searls, PhD


ASCI 02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Poster Tear Down

ASCI 03:20 pm - 03:45 pm


ASCI 03:45 pm - 04:15 pm

Topic: Chemical Genomics
Stu Schreiber, PhD (Bio)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University

ASCI 04:15 pm - 05:00 pm

Topic: Imaging
Elias Zerhouni, MD (Bio)

National Institutes of Health (Director)

ASCI 05:00 pm - 05:30 pm

ASCI Presidential Address

Dr. Leonard Zon (Bio)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Children’s Hospital Boston

ASCI 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

ASCI/AAP Dessert Reception

Sunday, April 17, 2005
APSA 08:30 am - 08:45 am

Opening Remarks

APSA 08:50 am - 09:40 am

Keynote: Bert Shapiro, PhD

Chief of the Cell Biology Branch, NIGMS Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics

MSTP Program Director, NIH/NIGMS

APSA 09:45 am - 10:35 am

Keynote: “The Challenges of Drug Development 2005”

Nora Zorich, MD, PhD (Bio)

Vice President of New Drug Development, Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals

APSA 10:35 am - 10:50 am


APSA 10:50 am - 11:40 am

Keynote: "Developing a general medicine service as a laboratory for applied social science research: an illustration of integrative research in health and the social sciences"

David Meltzer, MD, PhD (Bio)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Chicago

Director, Center for Disease Control Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics

Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Co-Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

APSA 11:45 am - 01:15 pm

Luncheon (Table Topics)

APSA 01:20 pm - 02:50 pm

Panel: Post-Graduate Opportunities

APSA 02:50 pm - 03:05 pm


APSA 03:05 pm - 03:55 pm

Keynote: "Molecular Diagnostics: Changing Pathology and Medicine (and trying to keep your research and clinical focus on the same page)"

Karen Kaul, MD, PhD (Bio)

Professor, Department of Pathology and Urology, Northwestern University

Director, Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Evanston Hospital

Director, Pathology Residency Program, Evanston Hospital Department of Pathology

APSA 04:00 pm - 04:50 pm

Keynote: Eric Fearon, MD, PhD (Bio)

Professor, Dept. Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Oncology, Pathology, University of Michigan

Associate Director for Basic Science, University of Michigan Cancer Center

President-Elect, American Society for Clinical Investigation

APSA 04:50 pm - 05:00 pm

Closing Remarks

You are invited to attend the Central Society for Clinical Research (CSCR) / Midwestern Section American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR) Combined Annual Meeting, April 15, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. CSCR and MWAFMR are offering complimentary registration to APSA attendees who are students, trainees or fellows.

The theme of the 2005 Combined Annual Meeting is "Translation Research: Bench to Bedside." Five research plenary sessions, which cross subspecialty lines, will be moderated by Department Chairs from various Midwestern institutions. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Please visit or call (414) 273-2209 for complete details regarding the 2005 Combined Annual Meeting. To register, simply complete the registration form, indicate that you are attending the APSA Meeting and submit your registration without payment.