2023 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting Agenda

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Zurich Foyer

Registration Open

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Zurich Ballroom

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

11:00AM - 11:45AM

Zurich Ballroom

APSA Keynote Speaker - A formula to achieve your physician-scientist dream career
Moderators: Zheng Hong Tan and Pearl Sutter

11:45AM - 12:15PM

Zurich Ballroom

Scientific Showcase Talks

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

12:15PM - 12:45PM

Zurich Ballroom

APSA Presidential Address

12:45PM - 1:00PM 


1:00PM - 3:00PM

St. Gallen, Montreux, Vevey

Poster Setup

Plenary Session I: New Horizons in Cancer Research and Treatment

1:00PM - 3:00PM

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

Zurich Ballroom

1:00PM -1:30PM

Identification of Pathways Limiting Effective Cancer Therapy

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Tumor suppressive and oncogenic functions of p53 and Mdm2

2:00PM - 2:15PM

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

2:15PM - 2:30PM

AAP New Member Presentation - Adversity and Cardiovascular Health

2:30PM - 2:45PM

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

2:45PM - 3:00PM

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

3:00PM - 3:30PM


Plenary Session II

3:30PM - 6:00PM

Moderators: Benjamin Humphreys, Anna Huttenlocher, and Alex Waldman

Zurich Ballroom

3:30PM - 4:00PM

What Do Circulating Nucleic Acids Teach Us About Maternal Health?

4:00PM - 4:30PM

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

4:30PM - 5:00PM

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

5:00PM - 5:10PM

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

5:10PM - 5:40PM

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

5:45PM - 7:00PM


APSA Trainee Open Business Meeting

6:00PM - 9:30PM

St. Gallen, Montreux, Vevey

Poster Viewing Only

6:30PM - 7:30pm

Zurich Foyer

ASCI President's Reception

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Zurich Ballroom

ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony

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

7:00PM - 9:45PM


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

9:00PM - 11:00PM


APSA Welcome Reception


7:00AM - 7:00PM

Zurich Foyer

Registration Open

7:00AM - 8:00AM


AAP Council Meeting

7:00AM - 8:00AM


APSA Mentorship Breakfast

7:30AM - 9:00AM


APSA Board of Directors Meeting

8:00AM - 9:00AM

St. Gallen, Montreux, Vevey

Poster Session and Continental Breakfast

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

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Moderators: Kathleen Collins, Michael Diamond, and Carey Jansen

Zurich Ballroom

9:00AM - 9:20AM

Thoughts on the Origin of Microbial Virulence 

9:20AM - 9:40AM

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

9:40AM - 10:00AM

Global Vaccines and Vaccinations: The Science and The Antiscience

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Panel Discussion

10:30AM - 10:45AM


10:45AM - 11:00AM

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

11:00AM - 11:15AM

APSA RFJF Oral Abstract Presentation

11:15AM - 12:00PM

2023 APSA~Lasker Laureate Lecture

12:00PM - 1:30PM

St. Gallen, Montreux, Vevey

Poster Session with Lunch
Poster tear down begins at 1:30 PM

Plenary Session IV: Innovation in Therapeutics

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

Zurich Ballroom

1:30PM - 1:50PM

Leveraging Gut Peptide Action For Cardiometabolic Disorders

1:50PM - 2:10PM

Regenerative Engineering: Convergence and Innovation

2:10PM - 2:30PM

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

2:30PM - 3:00PM

Panel Discussion

3:00PM - 3:15PM


Plenary Session V: Mending the Broken Heart

3:15PM - 5:30PM

Moderators: Hossein Ardehali, Dianna Milewicz, and Zheng Hong Tan

Zurich Ballroom

3:15PM - 3:45PM

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Completing the Bedside to Bench to Bedside Paradigm

3:45PM - 4:15PM

Engineering T Cells With mRNA in Vivo to Treat Cardiac Fibrosis

4:15PM - 4:45PM

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

Introduced by Beth McNally, MD, PhD

4:45PM - 5:15PM

Kober Medal Presentation



5:15PM - 5:30PM

AAP Business Meeting

5:45PM - 7:00PM


APSA Panel: Policies and Ethics of Medical Innovation

6:00PM - 9:30PM


ASCI Food and Science Evening:
Featuring poster presentations from 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

7:00PM - 9:30PM

Zurich Foyer/Ballroom

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

After Dinner Speaker:

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

7:15PM - 8:45PM


APSA Dinner and Founder's Award Presentation

9:45PM - 11:00PM


Dessert Reception Featuring: Second City
Performance Begins at 10:15pm, Cash bar available

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023

7:00AM - 3:00PM

Monte Rosa

APSA Registration

7:00AM - 3:00PM


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.

7:30AM - 9:00AM


Specialty Interest Breakfast

Breakfast with physician scientist mentors across multiple specialties

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Featured Specialty Speaker: Microbiota and Transplant Outcomes

8:30AM - 9:30AM


Society Leadership Wrap Up Meeting

9:45AM - 11:15AM


APSA Workshop: Labor and Advocacy in Healthcare and Research

9:45AM - 11:00AM


APSA Workshop: Negotiating a Job Offer

11:30AM - 12:30PM


Tips and Tricks for the Developing Pre-Trainee Panel

12:00PM - 2:00PM


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.