American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin YPS


AAPI MSRF YPS Winter Medical Conference - 2017

Event Start Date: February 10th, 2017

Event End Date: February 12th, 2017

Event Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

A Message from the YPS/MSRF Board

The WMC provides a forum where our next generation AAPI leaders can network, exchange innovative ideas, and help shape the national dialogue on the future of medicine. It is a  must attend event with interactive social and clinical content created specifically for our Young Physicians.

 

The upcoming WMC will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Encore Hotel

During Valentine's weekend, Friday February 10th – Sunday February 12th 2017

 

Deadline for discounted room rates is Feb 8, 2017




The 4th Annual Winter Medical Conference is scheduled for the 2017 Valentine's weekend. It will be the premier event that is not to be missed. 

 

Registration Package

Attendee

Type

Super Early Registration ** (through October 26)

Early Registration (through Dec 12 - 12 Noon CST/1 pm EST)

Regular Registration (through Jan 31  - 12 Noon CST/1 pm EST)

Late Registration

(Feb 1 -8 - 8 pm CST/9 pm EST)

Onsite Registration

Feb 9 onward

MSRF

$87

$117

$157

$180

$200

YPS

$108

$178

$208

$250

$300

AAPI Member - Non YPS/MSRF  N/A $210 $250 $300 $350

Non Member

$169

$220

$259

$330

$400

 

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"WMC registration will include meals, access to conference events, lectures, and leadership workshops.  In addition to all official daytime conference activities, registrants will also be granted access to evening events and entertainment at premier venues on the Las Vegas strip. Each registration is valued at over $450, register early to get the lowest price and best value possible. Pricing will change as noted, discounted rates will only be available through the dates listed."

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Please note:

Non members can become members online. Membership valid thru June 30, 2017.

Membership Registration Fees are as follows:

  • MSRF Annual Membership - Free
  • YPS Annual Membership - $50
  • AAPI Physician Annual Membership - $100
  • AAPI Life Membership - $250

 


WINTER MEDICAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

 

Event

Location

Friday, February 10 2017

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Open

Tables in front of Chopin Ballroom

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free time

 

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome Mixer at Lavo Casino Club

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

11:00pm onwards...

Tao Night Club (Guest list entry)

The Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Saturday, February 11 2017

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Open

Tables in front of Chopin Ballroom

9:30 am- 10:30 am

Breakfast

Foyer outside Chopin

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Harvard-Based Leadership Training: Part I

Chopin 1-4

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Dina Titus

Chopin 1-4

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch & Research Symposium

Chopin 1-4

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Panel: Young and Successful under 40

Chopin 1-4

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Pat Basu and Dr. Sachin Jain

Chopin 1-4

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Harvard-Based Leadership Training: Part II

Chopin 1-4

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free time

 

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dinner at Tamba Indian Restaurant

3743 S Las Vegas Blvd #205, Las Vegas, NV 89109

10:30 pm onwards…

 

VIP experience at Marquee Night Club

YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE MARQUEE WITH AAPI BY 11:00PM sharp for guaranteed entry

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Sunday, February 12 2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast

Foyer outside Chopin 1-4

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Matching into Residency:

Winning the Game

Chopin 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mock Residency Interviews

Chopin 4

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Practice Essentials for the Aspiring and Young Physician

Chopin 1-3

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

Chopin 1-3

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Succeeding at Startups in Healthcare

Chopin 4

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Singles Mixer

Chopin 1-3

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WMC Wrap Up Mixer

Chopin 1-3

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free time

 

10:00 pm onwards...

TBD

 

SINGLES MIXER

Disclaimer: Registrants MUST be registered for the WMC 2017 conference to participate and there will be ID and registration checks on-site. The event is limited to the first 25 men and 25 women who register for the singles event.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEMALE REGISTRANTS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MALE REGISTRANTS

 

AAPI YPS/MSRF Sponsorship Packages

Diamond - Tier 1 Package - $15,000

The Diamond Package is the highest level of Sponsorship with the most comprehensive reach to the YPS/MSRF membership and network.

The Diamond Package includes

  • YPS/MSRF formal event sponsorship with strategic ads placement in highest traffic areas
  • 15 minute presentation/face time in between speakers during conference time
  • Email advertisements and correspondence will be sent on your behalf to all AAPI YPS and MSRF members, with the full endorsement of AAPI
  • These correspondence will not include any other sponsors, providing a unique opportunity to present a captive audience with marketing material tailored to you
  • Corporate Logo will be included on all  YPS/MSRF National Convention materials including advertising and event signage
  • Corporate Signage at YPS/MSRF Registration Counter
  • Corporate Signage at YPS/MSRF Exhibit Hall and Banquet Registration areas
  • Premium booth space in YPS/MSRF Exhibition area

 

Platinum - Tier 2 Package - $10,000

The Platinum Package is the 2nd highest level of Sponsorship providing quality opportunity to present your message to our membership and network during the conference.

The Platinum Package includes: 

  • Corporate Signage at YPS/MSRF Registration Counter
  • Corporate Signage at YPS/MSRF Exhibit Halls and Banquet Registration areas
  • Premium booth space in YPS/MSRF Exhibition area
  • One advertising slide to be used at all YPS/MSRF conference events
  • 5 minute presentation time in between YPS/MSRF speakers during conference time


Gold - Tier 3 Package - $ 5,000

The Gold Package is the next highest level of Sponsorship providing quality opportunity to display your message to our membership and network during the conference.

The Gold Package includes: 

  • Corporate Signage at YPS/MSRF Exhibit Halls and Banquet Registration areas
  • Booth space in YPS/MSRF Exhibition area
  • One advertising slide to be used at all YPS/MSRF conference events

 

Silver - Tier 4 Package - $ 2,500

The Gold Package is the next highest level of Sponsorship providing quality opportunity to display your message to our membership and network during the conference.

The Silver Package includes:  

  • Corporate Signage at YPS/MSRF Exhibit Halls and Banquet Registration areas
  • Booth space in YPS/MSRF Exhibition area


Digital Marketing Sponsorship

Spotlight Digital Sponsor Package - $5,000:

  • This package allows for a dedicated corporate sponsorship digital marketing campaign tailored to you, sent via email to our actively updated YPS/MSRF membership base
  • This package is included as part of the Diamond Tier 1 Sponsorship package as well

Group Digital Sponsor Package - $1,000: 

This package allows you to be included amongst other sponsors in a strategic corporate marketing group.  The group’s marketing campaign, collectively will be sent out via email to our actively updated YPS/MSRF membership base.

 

Official YPS/MSRF National Convention Guide:  

We are offering two advertising options to interested parties:


  • Full page printed Ad: $1,000
  • Half page printed Ad: $500
 YPS BOARD
Dr. Aaditya Desai  President, AAPI-YPS
President@aapiyps.org
Dr. Roshan Shah Vice President, AAPI-YPS
Vicepresident@aapiyps.org
Dr. Smitha Arekapudi Secretary, AAPI-YPS
Secretary@aapiyps.org
Dr. Praveen Arla Treasurer, AAPI-YPS
Treasurer@aapiyps.org
Dr. Rupak Parikh Past President, AAPI-YPS
PastPresident@aapiyps.org
Dr. Stella Gandhi Convention Co-Chair, AAPI-YPS
Dr. Saya Nagori Convention Co-Chair, AAPI-YPS

 

MSRF BOARD
Dr. Atul Nakhasi  President, AAPI-MSRF
President@aapimsrf.org
 
Dr. Pooja Kinkhabwala President Elect, AAPI-MSRF
PresidentElect@aapimsrf.org
 
Dr. Afroz Hafeez  Vice President, AAPI-MSRF
Vicepresident@aapimsrf.org
 
Manan Upadhyaya, MS  Secretary, AAPI-MSRF
Secretary@aapimsrf.org
 
Dr. Amar Shah  Treasurer 
Treasurer@aapimsrf.org
Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali Past President, AAPI-MSRF
PastPresident@aapimsrf.org
 
Dr. Sanam Lathief
Regional Director 
Dr. Praveen Deshmukh  Regional Director 
Dr. Krushangi Patel  Community Services Co-Chair, AAPI-MSRF
CommunServ@aapimsrf.org
Dr. Steffi Sharma  Community Services Co-Chair, AAPI-MSRF
CommunServ@aapimsrf.org
 
Dr. Heera Prasad IMG Liaison Chair 
Dr. Krunalkumar Patel  IMG Liaison Co-chair
Dr. Saumay Garg Health Tech Task Force Chair 
Dr. Abhishek Vadher Health Tech Task Force Chair 
Milisha Lal, MS  Public Relations Chair 
Dr. Nikhil Mulchandani  Public Relations co-chair 
Dr. Kunj Patel  Advocacy Chair 
Dr. Janaki Saoji  Membership Chair

 

Terms and Conditions


AAPI will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure. AAPI will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if there is negligence or AAPI or an authorized AAPI representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both. AAPI YPS nor any officers nor authorized representatives will not be liable for any changes to the program, conference agenda, location of venues, or delays resulting from inclement weather, speaker cancellations, or other unforeseen circumstances. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you to the extent that applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. AAPI's total liability to you for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort (including without limitation, negligence), or otherwise) will not be greater than the amount you paid to access this site.


Any fees paid for registration for the AAPI YPS/MSRF Winter Medical Conference are non-refundable. Registration for the AAPI YPS/MSRF Winter Medical Conference for those registering as a member of AAPI, AAPI YPS, or AAPI MSRF will be contingent upon proof of identification, proof of registration, and proof of membership with AAPI, AAPI YPS, or AAPI MSRF. Registration for the AAPI YPS/MSRF Winter Medical Conference for those registering as a non-member of AAPI, AAPI YPS, or AAPI MSRF will be contingent upon proof of identification and proof of registration. If sufficient proof can not be provided or verified, registration will be subject to cancellation with forfeit of any money paid. AAPI, AAPI YPS, and AAPI MSRF will not be held liable for any losses, damages, or inconveniences that may incur to registrant due to cancelled or forfeited registration. AAPI, AAPI YPS, and AAPI MSRF will not be held liable for any loses, damages, injuries, or inconveniences that may result if registrant is found to be behaving inappropriately or acting in a manner that would be considered anti-social, hostile, and potentially harmful to others or themselves. Registration will be subject to cancellation if registrant is found to be behaving inappropriately or acting in a manner that would be considered anti-social, hostile, and potentially harmful to others or themselves. AAPI, AAPI YPS, and AAPI MSRF will not be liable or responsible for damages or injury caused by any unlawful act that may be perpetrated by registrant. Additionally, if registrant is found to be possibly behaving in an unlawful manner, registrant's registration and participation in the AAPI YPS/MSRF Winter Medical Conference from February 10 through February 12, 2017 will be subject to cancellation with removal of registrant from the AAPI YPS/MSRF Winter Medical Conference.

Call For Abstract Submission

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 13
  • Notification of Abstract Submission: No later than Monday, December 21
  • Click here for  abstract submission 

AAPI WMC 3 Research Symposium Guidelines for Submission and Participation

Participant qualifications:

All medical student (includes medical students enrolled in joint degree programs, e.g., MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.), resident, fellow and international medical graduate (ECFMG-certified candidates who are awaiting residency) and physicians are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific research. You must be present to discuss your research during the symposium. Another individual may not present in your place.


  • By submitting an abstract and/or poster, you certify that 

(1) The research, abstract and poster are your original work or original work conducted by you and other authors; and 

(2) All co-authors are appropriately credited for their contributions and have been informed of the submission. Violation of these requirements will result in disqualification from the symposium.


All deadlines are 11:59 PM Eastern time on December 13th, 2015, as stated on the AAPI website. Abstract criteria: Once an abstract is submitted, it cannot be modified (i.e., an updated version will not be accepted later, even if it is before the submission deadline). Please thoroughly proofread your abstract before submitting it. Only the first author will be able to present if accepted; co-presentations will not be allowed.


Research will be submitted in one of three categories. Choose the single most appropriate category from the segment to which you belong: 

  • Basic science
  • Clinical vignette 
  • Clinical medicine.

Format:

Submitted abstracts must conform exactly to the formatting guidelines listed below (also see abstract format example, on page 4). Abstracts that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. Font and spacing: The entire abstract must be composed in 10-point, Arial font and must be doublespaced with 1”margins.


Further instructions for format for abstracts in clinical medicine or basic science categories: Reports of original data should include an abstract of no more than 300 words using the headings listed as below. For brevity, parts of the abstract may be written as phrases rather than complete sentences. Each section should include the content listed below. If there are sections that are not applicable, please mark as N/A.

 

Category: Indicate category of research. Choose the single most appropriate category from the segment to which you belong: 


  • Basic science  
  • Clinical medicine

Title: Center and bold the abstract title.


Author information: List authors and their affiliations under the title. The member presenting the abstract must be listed as the first author; the principal investigator must be listed as the last author. Include your phone number, most frequently checked email address, and yearinschool (e.g., M3) or program year immediately below the author information.


Importance/Background: The abstract should begin with a sentence or two explaining the clinical (or other) importance of the study question.


Objective: State the precise objective or study question addressed in the report (e.g., “To determine whether…”). If more than one objective is addressed, the main objective should be indicated and only key secondary objectives stated. If an a priori hypothesis was tested, it should be stated.


Design/Method: Describe the basic design/methodology of the study. State the years of the study and the duration of follow-up. If applicable, include the name of the study (e.g., the Framingham Heart Study). As relevant, indicate whether observers were blinded to patient groupings, particularly for subjective measurements.


Setting: Describe the study setting to assist readers to determine the applicability of the report to other circumstances, for example, general community, a primary care or referral center, private or institutional practice, or ambulatory or hospitalized care.


Results:The main outcomes of the study should be reported and quantified, including baseline characteristics and final included/analyzed sample. Include absolute numbers and measures of absolute risks (such as increase/decrease or absolute differences between groups), along with confidence intervals (for example, 95 percent) or P values. Approaches such as number needed to treat to achieve a unit of benefit may be included when appropriate. Measures of relative risk also may be reported (e.g., relative risk, hazard ratios) and should include confidence intervals. Studies of screening and diagnostic tests should report sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratio. If predictive value or accuracy is reported, prevalence or pretest likelihood should be given as well. All randomized controlled trials should include the results of intention-to-treat analysis, and all surveys should include response rates.


Conclusions and relevance/Discussion and Conclusion:Provide only conclusions of the study that are directly supported by the results. Give equal emphasis to positive and negative findings of equal scientific merit. Also, provide a statement of relevance indicating implications for clinical practice or health policy, avoiding speculation and overgeneralization. The relevance statement may also indicate whether additional study is required before the information should be used in clinical settings.


Trial registration:

For clinical trials, please include the name of the trial registry, registration number and URL of the registry, if available.


An example abstract can be found by clicking here.


Further instructions for format for abstracts in clinical vignette category: Reports should include an abstract of no more than 300 words using the headings listed as below. For brevity, parts of the abstract may be written as phrases rather than complete sentences. Each section should include the content listed below. If there are sections that are not applicable, please mark as N/A.

 

Category: Indicate category of research. Choose the single most appropriate category from the segment to which you belong: 


Basic science 

Clinical vignette 

Clinical medicine.


Title: Center and bold the abstract title.


Author information: List authors and their affiliations under the title. The member presenting the abstract must be listed as the first author; the principal investigator must be listed as the last author. Include your phone number, most frequently checked email address, and yearinschool (e.g., M3) or program year immediately below the author information.


Importance/Background: Provide a brief introduction to your case Presentation of the case: Briefly describe your case


Discussion and Conclusion: Discuss why your case is relevant and in one or two sentences, describe your conclusion


An example abstract can be found by clicking here.

 

Criteria and judging:During the scheduled poster session, authors must be available for questions during this time and must prepare a 2–4 minute overview of their posters for the judges. Presenters should also be prepared to answers questions about their research. Evaluation of abstracts and posters will be based on the following criteria:


  • Clarity of hypothesis. 
  • Clear organization of the project. Effective use of the scientific method is evident.
  • All significant variables have been identified. Efforts to eliminate bias between control and experimental groups are clear. 
  • Results include a discussion of relevant data. 
  • The conclusion is consistent with the data and/or observations. Potential pitfalls of the methodology or interpretation have been addressed. The potential significance of the experiments is placed in the proper perspective. 
  • The project demonstrates a novel approach and/or idea. 
  • Abstract is in required form and organized, including meeting word count limit. Abstract is well written, concise and readable.

Poster presentation Preparation :Abstracts chosen for poster presentation at the symposium must be prepared in advance on a poster board, and fit in a space of 45"wide x 45"high. Posters may be in a single sheet or in multiple panels, as long as they adhere to the size restrictions.


Display: Poster presentation participants must be present to discuss their research during the scheduled viewing. Review the event schedule online for the full schedule, including set-up times and awards presentation.


Removal: All posters must be removed immediately after the poster viewing.






 

Registration for AAPI YPS MSRF Winter Medical Conference is now Open.

Registration Package

Attendee

Type

Super Early Registration ** (through October 26)

Early Registration (through Dec 12 - 12 Noon CST/1 pm EST)

Regular Registration (through Jan 31  - 12 Noon CST/1 pm EST)

Late Registration

(Feb 1 - 8- 8 pm CST/9 pm EST)

Onsite Registration

Feb 9 Onward

MSRF

$87

$117

$157

$180

$200

YPS

$108

$178

$208

$250

$300

AAPI Member - Non YPS/MSRF N/A $210 $250 $300 $350

Non Member

$169

$220

$259

$330

$400

 

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"WMC registration will include meals, access to conference events, lectures, and leadership workshops.  In addition to all official daytime conference activities, registrants will also be granted access to evening events and entertainment at premier venues on the Las Vegas strip. Each registration is valued at over $450, register early to get the lowest price and best value possible. Pricing will change as noted, discounted rates will only be available through the dates listed."
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AAPI Young Physician members (Qualifications are those that are in their first 8 years out of training from residency/fellowship.) 

For Young Physicians: Confirmation of YPS status is required in the form of a training completion certificate. Please UPLOAD residency/fellowship graduation certificate to aapiypswmc@gmail.com, and bring photocopy with you to event registration

Please click on the button Above to Register.


AAPI Medical Students, Residents & Fellows (Please bring letter from school with year of graduation or Medical Student/ Resident Fellow ID badge.)

For Medical Students: Confirmation of Medical Student status is required in the form of a school letter on official letterhead with start date and projected end date, along with valid medical school ID.  Please UPLOAD valid ID and bring ID with you to event registration.

For Residents/Fellow: Confirmation of Resident status, including program name/location, specialty, start date & projected end date in the form of a letter from residency coordinator on official letterhead along with valid Resident ID is required. Please UPLOAD valid ID and bring with you to event registration.

Please click on the button Above to Register.

If you are a parent AAPI member you can still Register for the Winter Medical Conference. Please Click on the button Above to Register.

If you are a non-member you can still Register for the Winter Medical Conference. Please Click on the button Above to Register.

SINGLES MIXER
Disclaimer: 
Registrants MUST be registered for the WMC 2017 conference to participate and there will be ID and registration checks on-site. The event is limited to the first 25 men and 25 women who register for the singles mixer.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FEMALE REGISTRANTS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MALE REGISTRANTS


 HOTEL REGISTRATION 

Find more information about hotel registration by clicking on the button below.

The Encore of Las Vegas

 

  • Highlights:
  • Expansive one-of-a-kind private terraces and spacious interiors give the feel of a luxurious urban residence.
  • The Restaurant Collection features a roster of the country's top chefs never before seen in Las Vegas.
  • A 100,000 square-foot casino featuring the latest in gaming technology.

Deadline for discounted room rates is Feb 8, 2017

Wynn | Encore
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US
Indulge in the intimate yet luxurious accommodations at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Incredible amenities include the only on-site 18-hole, par-70 golf course on the Las Vegas Strip. Take a journey into the spectacular world of “Le Rêve – The Dream.” Relax the day away poolside or revel in lavish pampering at award-winning spas, plus discover the finest in dining and shopping. Whatever your passion, an extraordinary guest experience awaits you at these Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star resorts.