APSA is coming to Rochester!

The abstract deadline is September 30th.
Submit your abstract beginning August 1st.

Register now for FREE!


The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will host the 2019 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting in Rochester, MN on October 5, 2019!

Registration is open to anyone with an interest in medicine, research, or a career as a physician scientist. The conference welcomes all trainees in MD/PhD, DO/PhD, MD, DO, health sciences graduate programs, as well as undergraduate students interested in learning more about medical careers and research.

All interested participants at all institutions are Welcome regardless of APSA membership. Click HERE to register. Registration for the conference is FREE for all attendees. If you decide to cancel your registration, please email the conference team at least 10 days prior to the conference. Find us on Facebook for conference updates and roommate connections! Search "APSA Midwest Conference 2019" or follow this link.


Dress Code: Business Casual

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday Night Social

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration, Poster Set-up, and Coffee
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Director's Welcome
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
APSA Welcome
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Oral presentations from selected conference attendees
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bench to Bedside: Highlighting Translational Research at Mayo Clinic
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakout Session #1
  • Advocacy in Science and Medicine
  • Entrepreneurship in Science and Medicine
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote Address: Dr. Andre Larochelle
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Session #2
  • Research in Residency -- Next Steps for Clinician-Scientists
  • Applying to MD and MD/PhD Programs
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Poster Session with Coffee and Refreshments
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Session #3
  • Translating from Bench to Beside
  • Big Data and Biology: The Future of Science and Medicine
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Presentation of Poster Awards
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Abstracts and Posters

All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the conference poster sessions. Presenters will also have the option to be considered for an oral presentation. Cash awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place best poster in the categories of MD and MD/PhD students, Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates. Abstract submission will open August 1st and the deadline is September 30th. Posters will be arranged into several categories based off judges’ expertise:

- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Neuroscience
- Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
- Pharmacology and Physiology
- Clinical Research
- Social Sciences and Humanities

Abstracts should have a maximum of 300 words
Abstract submission is in the registration form
Please try to keep your poster around 30'' X 40'' in size

Lodging and Food

We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate within walking distance of the conference (code and registration instructions included following registration) which includes free parking. If you are experiencing financial hardship and are concerned about the cost of housing, please email the conference team.

A light breakfast will be provided on site October 5th, with light morning and afternoon refreshments as well. Lunch will be catered, please indicate in your registration any food allergies, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten needs.

Location and Parking: The event will be taking place in the Mayo Clinic's Siebens Building, Philips Hall (100 2nd Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902). Free parking is available downtown within several blocks of the conference center at:

  • 2nd Street parking ramp, 14 2nd St. SE
  • Center Street parking ramp, 11 W. Center St.
  • Civic Center parking ramp, 1st Ave. SE

Financial Support

The Mayo Clinic APSA Executive Board is grateful for the support from the following: