American Federation for Medical Research
2019 Program

Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 AM
EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
7:15 - 7:30 AM
AFMR INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
Oana Sandu, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
Chair, AFMR Eastern Section Council
7:30 - 8:30 AM
ASK AFMR - CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Table 1: Research Career Paths in Academia and the Nonprofit Sector
Nicole Bjorklund, PhD
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, New York NY

Table 2: Advancing Your Career as an International Scholar:
Finding the Right Mentor/Opportunities and Overcoming Visa Challenges

Amit Dey, MBBS
NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda MD

Table 3: Navigating Patient Center Oriented Research:
Lessons from the ADAPTABLE Study - Montefiore Site

Gisselle Alvarado
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY
8:30 - 10:30 AM
SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
12 Abstract Oral Session / 7-8 mins & 2-3 mins Q&A
10:30 - 10:45 AM
BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AM
AFMR KEYNOTE LECTURE
The Role of the Brain and the Liver on the Regulation of Metabolic Disease

Meredith Hawkins, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
PLENARY LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Update on Good Old and Novel Therapeutic Options for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Moderators: Allison B. Reiss, MD
NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola NY

Elvira Gosmanova, MD, FASN
Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany NY

Pros of Metformin in Treating Diabetic Patients with CKD
Elvira Gosmanova, MD, FASN
Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany NY

Cons of Metformin in Treating Diabetic Patients with CKD
Aidar R. Gosmanov, MD, PhD
Albany VAMC, Albany NY

Novel Hypoglycemic Agents for Diabetic Patients with Moderate CKD
Erika Brutsaert, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY

1:00 - 3:00 PM
AFMR SCHOLAR SCIENTIFIC SESSION II: TOP ABSTRACTS
Moderator: Oana Sandu, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY

10 Abstract Oral Session / 2 mins award, 8 mins talk, 2 mins Q&A
3:00 - 4:00 PM
MODERATED POSTER COMPETITION

10 Abstract Poster Session / 6 mins per author
4:00 - 4:15 PM
BREAK
4:15 - 4:30 PM
MODERATED POSTER AWARD PRESENTATION
Shireen Atabaki, MD
Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Chair-Elect, AFMR Eastern Section Council
4:30 PM
ADJOURN