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2024 APSA Northeast Regional Conference 

March 2, 2024
Tufts University
School of Medicine & Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Registration now open! (Deadline 2/9/24)
Abstract submission now open (Deadline 1/12/24)
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mark D. Johnson

Dr. Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD is a distinguished professor and surgeon-scientist with a translational research focus on brain tumor pathogenesis and treatment. Dr. Johnson is the founding chair of the UMass Chan Department of Neurological Surgery, as well as the co-director for career development and mentorship in the UMass Chan MSTP program and a founder of the UMass Chan Leadership Institute for Growth, Health and Transformation (LIGHT).


After earning his MD and PhD at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Johnson completed neurosurgical residency at the University of Washington before returning to Harvard Medical School to serve as an assistant professor of surgery and as an associate surgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Dr. Johnson is passionate about mentorship and diversity within medicine and scientific research. He has personally mentored dozens of successful surgeons, physicians, and researchers across all stages of education, including early-career faculty. He is particulary excited to attend the 2024 APSA Northeast Conference as the keynote speaker to share his experience and advice with the next generation of physician-scientists.



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Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: January 12th, 2024
Registration deadline: February 9th, 2024

There are limited funds available to offset the cost of travel. Please contact for more details.

About the 2024 APSA NERM

About Us

2024 APSA NERM Organizing Committee


Abraham Bayer

Editor in Chief


Abby Lemons

Tufts University

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Brandon Theall

Tufts University

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Nicole Wolter

Tufts University


Maria Brouard

Tufts University

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Zach Robbe

Tufts University

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Ted Carrigan-Broda

University of Massachutes

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Gavin Piester

University of Rochester


Jillian Belgrad

University of Massachutes

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Juli Buchwald

University of Massachutes

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Gavin Bond

 Jefferson University

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Ankita Saxena

SUNY Upstate

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Bethany Berry

Tufts University


Diana Lee

Hofstra University /Northwell


Jess Zhang

Tufts University


Alexsandra Terrio

Tufts University

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