APSA is coming to Houston!

Register now for the Southern Regional Meeting of the American Physician Scientists Association!

Register Now!

Registration deadline is September 20th!

Join us in the world's largest medical center!

The Baylor College of Medicine MSTP will host the 2018 APSA Southern Regional Meeting in Houston, TX on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Registration is open to current and prospective medical students and dual-degree candidates, as well as residents, fellows, and faculty. The meeting will include several keynote scientific and career development talks, student posters and oral presentations from many different institutions and departments, and breakout sessions on topics relevant to multiple stages of training. Check out the schedule here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Keynote Speakers

Dr Parsons

Donald W. Parsons, MD, PhD

Program Director, Pediatrician-Scientist Training and Development Program
Director, Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics
Co-Director, Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program
Co-Director, Brain Tumor Program
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

Dr Chao

Hsiao-Tuan Chao, MD, PhD

Associate Program Director, Basic Neuroscience Track, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Child Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
American Academy of Neurology Research Training Scholar
NIH Child Neurologist Career Development K12 Scholar
MSTP Alumna, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr Vyas

Jatin Mahesh Vyas, MD, PhD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
MSTP Alumnus, Baylor College of Medicine


Dr Burns

Audrea Burns, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatrician-Scientist Training & Development Program
Associate Program Director, Developing Investigative Scholar’s Program
Director of Special Projects, Section of Immunology, Allergy, & Rheumatology
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr Marian

Ali J. Marian, MD

Professor and Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Dr Lin

Charles Y. Lin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
Co-Director THINC@BCM
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr Halvorsen

Erik Halvorsen, PhD

Director, Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute
Director, TMCx Accelerator
Board Of Directors, FAR Biotech
Member, Forbes Technology Council

Dr Arur

Swathi Arur, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Division of Basic Science Research
Recipient of MD Anderson Distinguished Research Faculty Mentoring Award
Sabin Fellow
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr Wang

Meng Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Huffington Center On Aging
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Co-Director, Molecular and Human Genetics Graduate Program
Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Heidelberger

Ruth Heidelberger MD, PhD

Frederic B. Asche Chair in Ophthalmology
Co-Director, MD/PhD (now MSTP) Program
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth)

Jay Patel

Jay Patel

MSTP Admissions Committee
MD Admissions Committee
MSTP Student, Baylor College of Medicine


The best parking garage for the APSA Southern Regional Meeting is TMC Garage 15. Take the elevator down to the first floor and cross into the connected MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School. We will have signage and conference personnel there to greet & direct you further.

Alternatively, you may also find additional parking in TMC Garages 2 and 6. These are only a short 5 minute walk from the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School.

Conference Map

Platinum Tier Donors


Pediatrician-Scientist Training & Development Program at
Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine


Houston Methodist Research Institute

Gold Tier Donors


American Physician Scientists Association


Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at
Baylor College of Medicine

Silver Tier Donors


Houston Aggie Medical Society

Planning Committee