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APSA Annual Meeting 2007: Chicago, IL (April 13-15, 2007) Last Updated: April 27, 2007

American Physician Scientists Association

3rd Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL (April 13-15, 2007)

REGISTRATION is now AVAILABLE (Click Here To Register)

Meeting Information will be updated as it becomes available.  Posted information are tentative and subject to change.

From the APSA Meeting Planning Committee,


APSA is pleased to invite you to its 3rd Annual meeting to be held in Chicago, IL on April 13-15, 2007.The APSA Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the American Society for Clinical Investigation, 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 Friday, April 13, 2007.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 14, 2007.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 Hard Rock Hotel (which is 2.5 blocks from the Fairmont Hotel).

On behalf of the 2007 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 Nobel Laureates, Albert Lasker Laureates, Wolf Prize Recipients, National Medal of Science Recipients, NIH Institute Directors, Department Chairs, and Howard Hughes Medical Investigators.

Registration is now available through our website: 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.


Dylan Dodd, 2007 Meeting Planning Committee Chair

Freddy Nguyen, 2007 Meeting Planning Committee co-Chair

Nicholas Andrews, Kristina Bray, Rahul Davé, Kurt Fisher, Stephanie Graves, Eric Hudgins, Jennifer Kim, Nicolas Kummer, Kelly Lauter,Christopher Miller, Eric Schauberger, Jared Silver, Michelle Stephens

From the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting Planning Committee,


The American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians are pleased to invite you to the 2007 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting in Chicago. This is the third occasion for the ASCI and AAP to meet together with the APSA, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to hear from scientific leaders and to receive high-level feedback about your work. It's also an excellent mentoring environment: the meeting offers two Mentorship Breakfasts and panel sessions addressing a range of topics of special interest to M.D./Ph.D. students. You'll be able to interact with other M.D./Ph.D. students, young faculty, Department Chairs, Deans, and leading members of industry. And your attendance is free. We hope to see you at this exciting meeting.

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


Barbara L. Weber, 2006-2007 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 2007 Combined Annual Meeting April 12-13, 2007 at the Hard Rock Hotel 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

Two plenary sessions, which cross subspecialty lines, will be moderated by Steven D. Shapiro, MD, Chair of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, Chair of Medicine at Washington University. Each Department Chair has invited three outstanding research trainees and/or junior faculty from their institutions to present their research.

The 2007 CSCR Hickam Lecture will be presented by Edward J. Benz Jr., MD on “Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care.” Dr. Benz is President of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology at Harvard Medical School.Further, the MWAFMR Keynote speaker at the 2007 meeting is Dr. David Schwartz, Director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program.

You can view the preliminary program, submit an abstract and register for the 2007 Combined Annual Meeting by visiting the CSCR web site reserve a hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, please call (312) 334-6767 and mention the CSCR/MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting.

For more information, please

We look forward to your participation!

Tentative Agenda

Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL (APSA, ASCI/AAP)
Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago, IL (CSCR/MWAFMR)

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

April 13-15, 2007

Registration Fee:

$35.00 (Early Registration ends on March 25)

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

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

Registration Deadlines:

Early Registration Deadline: March 25, 2007
Late/Onsite Registration available based on funding and space availability.

Abstract Submission Deadlines:

CSCR/MWAFMR Poster Session: December 8, 2006
ASCI/AAP Poster Session:February 28, 2007 (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 $200 for trainees from the City of Chicago and surrounding area and $500 for those outside the surrounding area and the state of Illinois.  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 15, 2007.

Financial Support: We would like to thank the following organizations for their financial support of the APSA 3rd Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
Friday, April 13, 2007 (The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL)
APSA 07:00 am - 01:00 pm

APSA Registration (Fairmont Hotel)

APSA 08:00 am - 08:15 am

Opening Remarks by the APSA President, Freddy T. Nguyen

APSA 08:15 am - 09:00 am

Keynote: “Career Pathways for Physician-Scientists”

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD (Bio)

Irving S. Cutter Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Member, Medical Advisory Board, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

APSA 09:00 am - 09:45 am

Keynote: TBA

Sally Berry, MD, PhD

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development

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

ASCI Poster Setup

APSA/ASCI/AAP 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Registration (APSA & ASCI)

APSA 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

APSA Leadership Workshop

Topic: Laboratory Leadership in Science

Speaker: TBA

ASCI/AAP 03:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Poster Viewing

ASCI/AAP 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Young Investigator Reception

ASCI/AAP 03:00 pm - 05:45 pm

Opening Plenary Session

ASCI/AAP 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Keynote: "NIH: State of the Agency. Challenges and Opportunities"

Elias Zerhouni, MD (Bio)

National Institutes of Health (Director)

ASCI/AAP 05:00 pm - 05:45 pm

Eric S. Lander, PhD (Bio)

Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Member, Whitehead Institute
Founding Director, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member, National Academy of Sciences (1997)

ASCI/AAP 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

ASCI Welcome Reception

ASCI/AAP 07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

ASCI Annual Dinner (space limited for APSA Members)
Introduction of New Members

Dinner Address:

Speaker: Brett P. Giroir, MD (Bio)

Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

APSA 07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

APSA Social Events: Alternate Dinner

APSA 09:30 pm - 11:00 pm

APSA Welcome Reception

APSA 11:00 pm

APSA Social Events

Saturday, April 14, 2007 (The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL)
ASCI/AAP 07:00 am - 08:15 am

Mentorship Breakfast

APSA 07:00 am - 08:15 am

APSA Business Meeting (To Be Attended by Executive Council, Institutional Representatives (current and potential future))

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

Poster Viewing

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

Plenary Sesion: Global Health / Vaccines / Infections Disease

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

Tadataka Yamada, MD (Bio)

President, Global Health Program

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Former President, Association of American Physicians (2005)

Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Member, Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)

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

Eliav Barr, MD

Senior Director of Clinical Research

Merck Laboratories

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


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

Paul Offit, MD (Bio)

Chief, Division of Infections Diseases

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Henle Professor of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

ASCI/AAP 10:55 am - 11:15 am

JCI: Five Years at Columbia University

Andrew R. Mark, MD (Bio)

Chairman, Department of Physiology

Director, Center for Molecular Cardiology

Professor of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Medicine

Columbia University

ASCI/AAP 11:15 am - 01:05 pm

Poster Session with Lunch

ASCI/AAP 01:05 pm - 03:05 pm

Plenary Session : Micro RNAs

ASCI/AAP 01:05 pm - 01:45 pm

Markus Stoffel, MD, PhD (Bio)

Institute of Molecular Systems Biology

ETH Zurich

ASCI/AAP 01:45 pm - 02:25 pm

Gary Ruvkun, MD (Bio)

Professor of Genetics

Harvard Medical School

ASCI/AAP 02:25 pm - 03:05 pm

Akshay K. Vaishnaw, MD, PhD (Bio)

Vice President, Clinical Research

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Member, Royal College of Physicians, UK

ASCI/AAP 03:05 pm - 03:20 pm


ASCI/AAP 03:20 pm - 04:40 pm

ASCI and AAP New Member Presentations

ASCI/AAP 03:20 pm - 03:40 pm

John M. Maris, MD (Bio)

Professor, Department of Medicine

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

ASCI/AAP 03:40 pm - 04:00 pm

Wylie G. Burke, MD, PhD (Bio)

Chair, Department of Medical History and Ethics

University of Washington, Medical School

ASCI/AAP 04:00 pm - 04:20 pm

S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD (Bio)

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Vascular Medicine, Nephrology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School

ASCI/AAP 04:20 pm - 04:40 pm

Herbert W. Virgin, IV, MD, PhD (Bio)

Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology

Washington University School of Medicine

ASCI/AAP 04:40 pm - 05:10 pm

ASCI Presidential Address

Barbara L. Weber, MD (Bio)

Vice-President, Translational Medicine


APSA 05:10 pm - 05:25 pm


APSA 05:25 pm - 06:10 pm

Keynote: "Sialic Acids, Humans & Apes: Enjoying the Life of a Physician-Scientist"

Ajit Varki, MD (Bio)

Professor of Medicine

Co-Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center

Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Training

University of California at San Diego

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Former President, American Society for Clinical Investigation (1999)

APSA 06:10 pm - 06:55 pm

Keynote: TBA

Stephen Katz, MD, PhD (Bio)

Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH

Chief of Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute

Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

APSA 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

APSA Social Event

ASCI/AAP 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

ASCI/AAP Presidential Dessert Reception

Sunday, April 15, 2007 (The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, IL)
ASCI/AAP 06:45 am - 07:45 am Mentorship Breakfast
ASCI/AAP 08:15 am - 09:00 am

The Stanley J. Korsmeyer ASCI Award Lecture

D. Gary Gilliland, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

Director, Leukemia Program

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Best Poster Awards Presentation

APSA 09:20 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: “Ubiquitin, Protein Degradation and Human Disease”

Alan Schwartz, MD, PhD (Bio)

Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharamacology

Washington University at St. Louis

Pediatrician In-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

ASCI/AAP 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Kober Medal Presentation

Recipient: Anthony Fauci, MD (Bio)

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Member, National Academy of Sciences (1992)

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Council Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Presenter: John I. Gallin, MD (Bio)

Head, Clinical Pathophysiology Section

Director, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

APSA 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Keynote: “The intersection of medicine and philosophy at the individual and institutional level”

Lainie Ross, MD, PhD (Bio)

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine

Section Chief of Community Health Sciences, Institute for Molecular Pediatric Sciences

Associate Director, MacLean Center for CLinical Medical Ethics

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

APSA 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Luncheon with Medical Residency Directors

Carl Bates, MD


Pediatrics Integrated Research Pathway

Columbus Children’s Hospital

Eric Boberg, PhD

Director of Research Development

Department of Medicine

Physician-Scientist Training Program

Northwestern University

Alfred L. George, Jr., MD

Director, Institute of Integrative Genomics
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Physician-Scientist Training Program

Vanderbilt University

Mark Ginsberg, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Physician-Scientist Training Program

University of California, San Diego

Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath. (Bio)

Chairman, Department of Pathology

Alice Hogge and Arthur Baer Professor of Pathology

Pathology Residency Program

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

William Lowe Jr., MD

Vice Chair for Research

Department of Medicine

Director, Physician-Scientist Training Program

Northwestern University

Anthony J. Muslin, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

Physician-Scientist Training Pathway

Washington University, St. Louis

Paul Rothman, MD

Chairman, Department of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency

Physician Scientist Training Pathway

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

William Schnaper, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Director, Physician-Scientist Training Program

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Alan L. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Pediatrics Residency Program

Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology

Washington University at St. Louis

Pediatrician In-Chief, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Member, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Eric Svensson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Physician Scientist Development Program

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Diane B. Wayne, MD

Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Northwestern University

Charles M. Wiener, MD

Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine

Director,Osler Medical House Staff Training Program

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

Fred A. Zar, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Vice Head of Education, Department of Medicine
Chief, Inpatient Medical Service, University of Illinois Hospital
Physician-Scientist/Clinical Investigator Pathway, Internal Medicine Residency

University of Illinois at Chicago

APSA 12:45 pm - 12:55 pm

American Medical Association Foundation Remarks

Barney R. Maynard, MD

AMA Foundation Board Member

APSA 12:55 pm - 02:25 pm

Panel: Post-Graduate Opportunities

Jay M. Edelberg, MD, PhD

Director, CVU Biomarkers


Audiey Kao, MD, PhD (Bio)

Vice President, Ethics Standards

American Medical Association

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

The University of Chicago Hospital

Elise C. Kohn, MD (Bio)

Head, Molecular Signaling Section, Laboratory of Pathology
Head, Medical Ovarian Cancer Clinic
Co-Chair, Breast and Gynecologic Oncology Faculty
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Acting Director, Medical Education Program
Office of Intramural Training and Education
Office of Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD (Bio)

Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Research

Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Lab

APSA 02:25 pm - 02:30 pm

Closing Remarks