Thursday, April 20

10:00 am – 7:00 pm   Registration open

10:00 – 11:00 am       AFMR Council Meeting

11:30 am – 3:00 pm   CSCTR Council Meeting
                                      11:00 - 11:45 am Councils of CSCTR & AFMR Meeting
                                      11:30 am Lunch available
                                      12:00 - 3:00 pm CSCTR Council Meeting   

1:00 – 4:00 pm          Poster Session A Mount

1:00 – 2:15 pm           MWAFMR Career Development Workshop
                                     Academia to Industry and Back Again!                                    
                                     Dr. Vince’s presentation will touch on his transition from academia to industry and back again,
                                     and advice to attendees on guarding their intellectual property.
                                     Moderators: Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine;
                                     Dawn Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison
                                     Geoffrey Vince, PhD, Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic

2:15 – 2:30 pm           MWAFMR Award Recognition
                                     Moderators: Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine; 
                                     Armand Krikorian, MD, FACE, University of Illinois at Chicago/ Advocate Christ Medical Center

2:30 – 4:00 pm           MWAFMR Scholar Award Presentations
                                     Moderators: Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine;
                                     Joumana Chaiban, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago/ Advocate Christ Medical Center

4:00 – 4:15 pm           CSCTR Annual Business Meeting
                                     All invited as Roy Silverstein, MD, President and Terry G. Unterman, MD, Secretary / Treasurer
                                     report on CSCTR activities over the last year.  Installation of Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH, as
                                     President and Debra Romberger, MD, Secretary / Treasurer-elect.
                                     Roy Silverstein, MD, President, Medical College of Wisconsin
                                     Terry G. Unterman, MD, Secretary / Treasurer, University of Illinois at Chicago VA West Side Medical
                                     Center
                                     Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH, President-elect, NYU Lutheran
                                     Debra Romberger, MD, Secretary / Treasurer-elect, University of Nebraska Medical Center

4:15 – 5:00 pm           New Investigator Session
                                    
Moderator: Roy Silverstein, MD, President, Medical College of Wisconsin
                                     Award recognition and presentations of:
                                     2017 Outstanding Young Investigator
                                     2017 Early Career Development Award Recipient(s)

5:00 – 6:30 pm          Poster Session A & Opening Reception
                                    2017 Outstanding Young Investigator and Early Career Development Awardees also on display.

6:30 – 7:30 pm          Poster Session A Strike

6:30 – 8:00 pm          57th Annual Max Miller Lecture in Diabetes Research at the Metabolism Club
                                    Moderator: Terry G. Unterman, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

                                    6:30-6:50: Reprogramming Beta Cell Metabolism to Rescue Type 2 Diabetes
                                    Matthew J. Merrins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism,
                                    Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

                                    6:50-7:10: Rethinking the Role of Adipose Tissue Macrophages in Obesity and Type 2
                                    Diabetes

                                    Lev Becker, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ben May Department for Cancer Research, The University of
                                    Chicago

                                    7:10-8:00: Lipid Signaling in Diabetes Mellitus
                                    Clay F. Semenkovich, MD, Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor, Chief, Division of Endocrinology,
                                    Metabolism & Lipid Research, Washington University, St Louis, MO

7:00 – 10:30 pm        Social Event with American Physician Scientists Association
                                   
Beacon Tavern

Friday, April 21

7:30 am – 3:30 pm     Registration Open

7:30 – 8:30 am           Mentor Breakfast

  • Sticking up for yourself: Communication and negotiation
    Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Medicine & Gastroenterology Department, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Becoming an independent investigator: How do I separate myself from my mentor(s)?
    Timothy B. Niewold, MD, Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic
  • Navigating authorship: Tips from behind the scenes of a journal
    Jeffrey Laurence, MD, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Funding your research: Writing successful grant applications
    Roy Silverstein, MD, Department Chair, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Setting priorities: When to say yes and how to say no
    Debra Romberger, MD, Department Chair Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Getting involved at the local, regional, and national level: Why is it important and how do I do it?
    E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Choosing the right first academic position: How do I manage short term realities with my long term goals?
    Victoria Fraser MD, Chairman of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
  • The balancing act for women as physician-scientists
    Kristina Bailey, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

8:00 – 11:00 am        Poster Session B Mount

8:30 – 9:30 am           AFMR Keynote Presentation
                                     From Bench to Bedside: Role of S-Adenosylmethionine in Liver Disease and Treatment
                                     The MWAFMR/CSCTR Program Committee is enthusiastic to have Dr. Lu present her exciting
                                     translational work on the role of SAMe and liver cancer.
                                     Moderator: Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine
                                    
Shelly Chi-Loo Lu, MD, Division of Gastroenterology Director at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

9:30 – 10:30 am         Department Chair Session I
                                     E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair Dept Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

  • Brian O'Neill, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Saket Girotra, MBBS, SM, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Sailesh Harwani, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

10:30 – 11:30 am       Department Chair Session II
                                     Victoria Fraser MD, Chairman of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

  • Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine – Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Neelendu Dey, MD, Instructor, Medicine – Gastroenterology
  • Jonathan Miner, MD, PhD, Research Fellow – Rheumatology

11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Poster Session B & Lunch
                                     Oral Abstract Award recipients also on display.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Editorial Luncheon Meeting

1:00 – 2:00 pm           Poster Session B Strike

1:00 – 2:00 pm           CSCTR Hickam Lecture
                                     Moderator: Roy Silverstein, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
                                     Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine

2:00 – 3:30 pm           Poster Session C Mount

2:00 – 3:00 pm           Translational Research Featured New Investigator Lecture
                                     Moderator: Jeffrey Laurence, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Editor-in-Chief, Translational
                                     Research Journal

                                     Award and presentation
                                     Sickle Cell Disease Biochip: a Functional Red Blood Cell Adhesion Assay for Monitoring
                                     Sickle Cell Disease

                                     Umut A. Gurkan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University

3:15 – 4:15 pm           Oral Abstract Session I
                                     Moderator: Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine

3:15 – 4:15 pm           Oral Abstract Session II
                                     Moderator: Mohammad N. Uddin, PhD, FAHA, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare/Texas A&M Health
                                     Science Center

3:15 – 4:15 pm           Oral Abstract Session III
                                     Moderator: David J. Kennedy, PhD, The University of Toledo

4:15 – 5:45 pm           Poster Session C & Closing Reception

5:45 – 6:15 pm           Poster Session C Strike