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Preliminary Program

  • Friday, April 24
  • Saturday, April 25
  • Sunday, April 26
  • Friday, April 24
    8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. APSA Business Meeting Moulin Rouge
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. APSA Session I International Ballroom
    12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Jeff Kline, MD
    Indiana University
    International Ballroom
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Poster Setup Imperial Ballroom
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session I: Understanding Disease Mechanisms to Improve Human Health
    Moderators: Christine Seidman, Mukesh Jain, Dan DelloStritto
    International Ballroom
    1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Michael Welsh, MD
    University of Iowa
    Origins of cystic fibrosis lung disease
    International Ballroom
    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jeffrey Leiden, MD, PhD
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    Mutations to medicines:  A precision medicine approach to cystic fibrosis
    International Ballroom
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ASCI and AAP New Member Presentations International Ballroom
    2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. AAP New Member Presentation International Ballroom
    2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ASCI New Member Presentation International Ballroom
    2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. AAP New Member Presentation International Ballroom
    2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ASCI New Member Presentation International Ballroom
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Women in Medicine Panel Moulin Rouge
    3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break  
    3:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Plenary Session II: Understanding Disease Mechanisms to Improve Human Health
    Moderators: Paul Rothman, Mukesh Jain, Andrew Harrison
    International Ballroom
    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ASCI/Harrington Prize Lecture
    Douglas Lowy, MD
    National Cancer Institute
    International Ballroom
    4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. APSA Keynote: Mitch Lazar, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvannia
    International Ballroom
    4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. JCI Editor Update International Ballroom
    4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ASCI Presidential Address
    Mukesh K. Jain, MD
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    International Ballroom
    5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. ASCI/Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award Lecture
    Louis J. Ptáček, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    International Ballroom
    5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. APSA Keynote -- Lasker Foundation Award Lecture
    Alfred Sommer
    Peregrinations of a Physician Scientist: on Sight and Life
    International Ballroom
    6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ASCI President's Reception Gold Room
    6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Poster Viewing Imperial Ballroom
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AAP Offsite President's Dinner  
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  APSA Dinner Outing: Interest groups
    Groups will meet by the Registration Desk at the Fairmont Hotel
    Local Restaurants
    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  ASCI Annual Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony
    Speaker: Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
    Duke University
    Moulin Rouge
    9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. APSA Welcome Reception
    APSA Presidential Address
    Saturday, April 25
    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. AAP Council Meeting State Room, 2nd Level
    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Mentoring Breakfast Moulin Rouge
    8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Plenary Session III: Understanding Disease Mechanisms to Improve Human Health
    Moderators: Linda Fried, Levi Garraway, Stephen Chrzanowski
    International Ballroom
    8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University
    New insights into vascular biology in the eye and brain
    8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Autism: at the interface of neuroscience genetics and genomic medicine
    9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. APSA trainee Oral Abstract Presentation
    Ayumi Nakamura
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    miR-29: A molecular timer that accelerates aging
    International Ballroom
    9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. John A. Kessler, MD
    Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
    Nanotechnology and regenerative neurology
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break International Ballroom Foyer
    10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Plenary Session IV: Understanding Disease Mechanisms to Improve Human Health
    Moderators: Paul Rothman, Levi Garraway, Jennifer Kwan
    International Ballroom
    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Jennifer Doudna, PhD
    University of California, Berkeley
    The biology and biotechnology of CRISPRs
    11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. APSA Trainee Oral Abstract Presentation
    Jung Park
    University of Iowa
    Tcfap2c Potentiates Tumorigenesis and Cancer Growth in an Activated Neu Model of Mammary Carcinogenesis
    11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Rudolf Jaenisch, MD, PhD
    Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    iPS technology, gene editing and disease research
    11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Poster Session with Lunch Imperial Ballroom
    12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Poster Reviewer Meeting Regal Room, level B2
    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Poster Dismantle  
    1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Plenary Session V: Understanding Disease Mechanisms to Improve Human Health
    Moderators: Stanley Lemon, Vivian Cheung, Peter Mittwede
    International Ballroom
    1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. APSA Keynote Speaker:
    Craig B Thompson, MD
    Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center
    International Ballroom
    2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  William Crowley, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Genetic insights from a human disease model to define how the brain controls puberty and reproduction
    2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD
    Rockefeller University
    Leptin and the neuronal control of glucose metabolism
    3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Best Poster Awards  
    3:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Break International Ballroom Foyer
    3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. AAP Business Meeting International Ballroom
    4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. AAP Presidential Address
    Paul Rothman, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    International Ballroom
    4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kober Lecturer
    Philip Fred Sparling, MD
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    A Doctor's Dilemma: Choices Amidst Change
    5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Kober Medal Presentation
    Recipient: Francis Collins, MD, PhD
    National Institutes of Health
    Presenter: David Ginsburg, MD
    University of Michigan Medical School
    International Ballroom
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    ASCI Reception for New Members and Young Physician-Scientist Poster Session
    Speaker: Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP
    National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Invitation only

    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. APSA Dinner Speaker:
    Adel Mahmoud, MD, PhD
    Princeton University
    Moulin Rouge
    7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  AAP Reception and Dinner
    Speaker: Peter Agre, Johns Hopkins University
    From Lake Wobegon to Stockholm
    Imperial Ballroom
    10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dessert Reception (open to all attendees) Imperial Ballroom
    Sunday, April 26
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. APSA Program International Ballroom
    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Interest Groups
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Society Leadership Wrap Up Meeting
    9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. APSA Keynote Speaker: Richard Ehman, MD
    Mayo Clinic
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. APSA Session Panels
    Social Sciences/Humanities
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel – Post-Graduate Opportunities
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Residency Luncheon