APSA is coming to
St. Louis!

The abstract deadline has been extended to October 12th.
Submit your abstract today to compete for prizes!

Register now for FREE!


The Saint Louis University School of Medicine will host the 2018 APSA Midwest Regional Meeting in St. Louis, MO on October 20, 2018!

Registration is open to anyone with an interest in medicine, research, and 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.

Registration is open to all interested participants at all institutions 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 Nicole Clark at least 10 days prior to the conference.


Dress Code: Business Casual

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friday Night Social

Saturday, October 20, 2018

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Poster Set-up, and Light Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Keynote Speaker #1 - Dr. Lilei Zhang
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Speaker #2 - Dr. Audrey Odom
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
Breakout Session #1
  • Circadian Pathology and Drug Development
  • A Day in the Life of a Physician Scientist
  • Qualitative Research: End-of-Life Care
  • Research in Residency
12:05 PM - 1:20 PM
Lunch and Poster Session #1
1:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Lunch and Poster Session #2
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM
Breakout Session #2
  • Keynote Speaker Q&A Panel
  • Funding Your Research and Fellowship
  • Translating Outcomes Research to Best Patient Care
  • Conducting a Clinical Trial
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM
Coffee Break
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote Speaker #3 - Dr. Katherine Fuh
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Keynote Speaker #4 - Dr. Keith Frederick
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks -- Awards and Thank You’s

Abstracts and Posters

All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the conference poster sessions. Posters will be automatically entered into a judging competition with cash prizes for winners. Abstract deadline is October 12th. Posters will be arranged into several categories based off judges’ expertise:

- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Pathology
- 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

A block of rooms is reserved at the Drury Inn Hotel at Union Station. A subsidy of $25/night is available for the first 50 reservations. To seek a hotel subsidy, please indicate the number of nights in the registration form. Please make your reservations by Sunday, September 30, 2018 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2340412.

A light breakfast will be provided on site October 20th, 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 is will be taking place in the Learning Resource Center of SLU School of Medicine (3545 Vista Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104). Parking can be found in the Hickory East Parking Garage (3424 Hickory Street, St. Louis, MO 63104).

Financial Support

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