2023 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting Agenda

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023

Time                                 Function                                                 Speakers

8:00AM - 7:00PM

9:00AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 11:45AM

11:45AM - 12:15PM

12:15PM - 12:45PM

12:45PM - 1:00PM

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Registration Open
Zurich Foyer

APSA Panel: Hiring and Retention of Physician scientists

Moderators: Jennifer M Kwan MD PhD, Evan Noch MD PhD, and Alok Jha PhD, and Pearl Sutter
Zurich Ballroom

APSA Keynote Speaker - A formula to achieve your physician-scientist dream career

Moderators: Zheng Hong Tan and Pearl Sutter
Zurich Ballroom

Scientific Showcase Talks

Moderators: Daniel P. Kelly, Yentli Soto Albrecht, Sohail F. Tavazoie

APSA Presidential Address
Zurich Ballroom


Poster Setup
St. Gallen, Montreux & Vevey

Plenary Session I: New Horizons in Cancer Research and Treatment

1:00PM - 3:00PM
Zurich Ballroom

Moderators: Juanita Merchant, Yentli Soto-Albrecht, and Sohail F. Tavazoie

1:00PM -1:30PM

1:30PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM - 2:15PM

2:15PM - 2:30PM

2:30PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM - 3:00PM

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Identification of Pathways Limiting Effective Cancer Therapy

Tumor suppressive and oncogenic functions of p53 and Mdm2

ASCI New Member Presentation - Targeting KRAS in cancer: from bench to bedside and back 

AAP New Member Presentation - Adversity and Cardiovascular Health

ASCI New Member Presentation - Single cell and spatial genomics to dissect mechanisms of fibrosis in kidney and heart

AAP New Member Presentation - Chasing and treating severe combined immune deficiency


Plenary Session II

3:30PM - 6:00PM
Zurich Ballroom
Moderators: Benjamin Humphreys, Anna Huttenlocher, and Alex Waldman

3:30PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM - 4:30PM

4:30PM - 5:00PM

5:00PM - 5:10PM

5:10PM - 5:40PM

What Do Circulating Nucleic Acids Teach Us About Maternal Health?

The 2023 ASCI/Harrington Prize Lecture - Seeing the Light for Retinal Gene Therapy: From Fantasy to Reality

ASCI Presidential Address - From Avicenna to ASCI: Embracing the Challenges and Opportunities of Biomedical Research 

ASCI’s 2023 Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research

ASCI’s 2023 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award Lecture - Cell stress pathways in the brain: Not your ordinary day job

5:45PM - 7:00PM

6:00PM - 9:30PM

6:30PM - 7:30pm

7:30PM - 10:00PM

7:00PM - 9:45PM

9:00PM - 11:00PM

APSA–Trainee Open Business Meeting

Poster Viewing Only
St. Gallen, Montreux & Vevey

ASCI President's Reception
Zurich Foyer

ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction

Dinner Speaker: From Expeditions to Enhancers: Integrative Approaches to Understand Animal Bodies
Zurich Ballroom

AAP President's Reception/Dinner (Black Tie)
*By Invitation ONLY

APSA Welcome Reception


Time                                             Function                                    Speakers

7:00AM - 7:00PM

7:00AM - 8:00AM

7:00AM - 8:00AM

7:30AM - 9:00AM

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration Open
Zurich Foyer

AAP Council Meeting

APSA Mentorship Breakfast

APSA Board of Directors Meeting

Poster Session and Continental Breakfast
St. Gallen, Montreux & Vevey

Plenary Session III: Infectious Disease and Pandemics: From Origins to Present Day Solutions

9:00AM - 12:00PM
Zurich Ballroom
Moderators: Kathleen Collins, Michael Diamond, and Carey Jansen

9:00AM - 9:20AM

9:20AM - 9:40AM

9:40AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Thoughts on the Origin of Microbial Virulence

Public Health at Work: CDC’s Action-Oriented Response to Public Health

Global Vaccines and Vaccinations: The Science and The Antiscience

Panel Discussion

10:30AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 11:15AM

11:15AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM - 1:30PM


APSA Trainee Oral Abstract Presentation - Therapeutic depletion of CD8+ T-cells prevents neuropathology in Globoid cell Leukodystrophy

APSA RFJF Oral Abstract Presentation - Cellular insights into metabolically healthy and unhealthy obesity

2023 APSA~Lasker Laureate Lecture - Behind the JHU COVID-19 Dashboard: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned

Poster Session with Lunch
Poster tear down begins at 1:30 PM
St. Gallen, Montreux & Vevey

Plenary Session IV: Innovation in Therapeutics

1:30PM - 3:00PM
Zurich Ballroom
Moderators: Daniel Kelly, Heidi Kong, and Pearl Sutter

1:30PM - 1:50PM

1:50PM - 2:10PM

2:10PM - 2:30PM

2:30PM - 3:00PM

3:00PM - 3:15PM

Leveraging Gut Peptide Action For Cardiometabolic Disorders

Regenerative Engineering: Convergence and Innovation

New Drugs for Cancer, Ischemia, and Anemia Emerging from Studies of von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Panel Discussion


Plenary Session V: Mending the Broken Heart

3:15PM - 5:30PM
Zurich Ballroom
Moderators: Hossein Ardehali, Dianna Milewicz, and Zheng Hong Tan

3:15PM - 3:45PM

3:45PM - 4:15PM

4:15PM - 4:45PM

4:45PM - 5:15PM

5:15PM - 5:30PM

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Completing the Bedside to Bench to Bedside Paradigm

Engineering T Cells With mRNA in Vivo to Treat Cardiac Fibrosis

AAP Presidential Address - Replenishing the Physician-Scientist Pipeline in the Post-Late Bloomer Era

Introduced by Beth McNally, MD, PhD

Kober Medal Presentation

AAP Business Meeting

5:45PM - 7:00PM

6:00PM - 9:30PM

7:00PM - 9:30PM

7:15PM - 8:45PM

9:45PM - 11:00PM

APSA Panel: Policies and Ethics of Medical Innovation


ASCI Food and Science Evening:
Celebrating the inaugural recipients of the ASCI’s mid-career awards and the ASCI’s early-career physician-scientist awardees

ASCI Mid-Career Award Recipients:
Marian W. Ropes, MD, Award: Wendy S. Garrett, MD, PhD
Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Award: Duane A. Mitchell, MD, PhD


AAP New Member Induction Ceremony Reception/Dinner (Black Tie)

After Dinner Speaker: Managing a Pandemic: Science, Health, and the Public

Zurich Ballroom

APSA Dinner and Founder's Award Presentation

Dessert Reception Featuring: Second City
Performance begins at 10:15pm. Cash bar available

Appointed as Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response by President Biden

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023

Time                                          Function                                       Speakers

7:00AM - 3:00PM

7:00AM - 3:00PM

7:30AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM - 9:30AM

8:30AM - 9:30AM

9:45AM - 11:15AM

9:45AM - 11:00AM

11:30AM - 12:30PM

12:00PM - 2:00PM

APSA Registration
Monte Rosa

ASCI/AAIM/BWF Research Pathway Directors Annual Workshop

Workshop will begin at 7AM, breakfast included. Attendees will break at 12PM to attend the APSA Residency Luncheon.  The workshop will reconvene from 2-3PM for a networking session. Click here to register.

Specialty Interest Breakfast

Breakfast with physician scientist mentors across multiple specialties

Specialty Interest Breakfast

Featured Specialty Speaker: Microbiota and Transplant Outcomes

Society Leadership Wrap Up Meeting

APSA workshop: Labor and Advocacy in Healthcare and Research

APSA workshop: Negotiating a Job Offer

Tips and Tricks for the Developing Pre-Trainee Panel

Residency Luncheon


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Physician Scientists Association. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.