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2016 APSA Northeast Regional Meeting
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2016 APSA Northeast Regional Meeting
2016 APSA Northeast Regional Meeting


When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Where: University at Buffalo - SUNY
103 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, New York  14260
United States
Beth White

Phone: 716-829-3399

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

The 2016 MSTP Tri-Institutional Research Day and APSA Northeast Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), 103 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260.  The Center for the Arts is located on the University’s North Campus. For questions please contact either Beth White (; 716-829-3399) or Dr. Suzanne Laychock (; 716-829-3398).




Who Should Attend?

Our core attendees will be MD/PhD students and faculty from the University at Buffalo, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the University of Rochester, since this meeting continues our tradition of an annual tri-institutional research day. We are excited to broaden the event to include other MD/PhD trainees and faculty in the APSA Northeast Region.


Registration Information

Registration is open to all interested participants at all institutions whether you have an APSA membership or not. Registration will close on October 15th, 2016.  Registration for the conference is FREE for all attendees.  If you decide to cancel your registration, please email Beth White at at least 10 days prior to the conference.


Abstracts and Poster Session

All participants are encouraged to submit poster abstracts for the conference poster sessions. Interested participants may submit abstracts in the registration form text box beginning August 15th, 2016, and ending October 15th, 2016.  Abstracts are limited to one per registrant and the registrant must be the first author. Please limit abstracts to 300 words, and include title, authors, and affiliations. We recommend posters no larger than 36" x 48".


Meeting Schedule

 Welcome and Introductions 
 Short Talks by MSTP Students
 Student oral presentation 1
 Student oral presentation 2
 Student oral presentation 3
 POSTER SESSION and Coffee Break
 Keynote Speaker - "Measles in the 21st Century"
   Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
 University Distinguished Service Professor
 Alfred and Jill Sommer Chair, W. Harry Feinstone Department of
 Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 Lunch and Roundtable Discussion for MSTP students
 Short Talks by MSTP students
 Student oral presentation 4
 Student oral presentation 5
 Student oral presentation 6
 PSTP Programs: What Is Their Value and How To Find Them?
John Tomaszewski, MD
   Professor and Chair, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
   University at Buffalo
 - Paul Knight, MD, PhD
   Distinguished Professor, Anesthesiology
   University at Buffalo
 - Siavash Sedghi, MD
   University at Buffalo
 F30 Application Preparation: Student’s with F30 Awards Share Experiences  
Lauren Burkard-Mandel (PhD Student, Buffalo)
 Josh Gordon (PhD Student, Buffalo)
 Irina Lerman (PhD Student, Rochester)
 Scott Minchenberg (PhD Student, Upstate)
 Nadav Weinstock (PhD Student, Buffalo)
 Wrap Up
 Evening activities on your own.


Lodging, Transportation, and Food

A block of group-rate rooms has been reserved for Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 10 Flint Rd., Amherst, NY 14226; please call 716-689-4414 to make your reservation in this block.  The hotel is located very close to the UB North Campus; hotel shuttle services will be provided to and from the event on Saturday, and the hotel also will provide a free airport shuttle if needed. The rate is $112/night. To ensure room availability, the deadline for booking your room is Oct. 7th.


Breakfast and lunch on the day of the conference will be provided.  For information on traveling to Buffalo and UB, click here.


Financial Support:

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the JSMBS Office of Research and Graduate Education and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Department of Immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Dr. Suzanne Laychock, PhD, Director of the UB Medical Scientist Training Program.



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