The Annual Postdoctoral Science Symposium (APSS) was initiated on August 4th 2011, by the MD Anderson Postdoctoral Association to provide a platform for talented postdoctoral fellows to present their work to a wider audience.


APSS organizes a scientific symposium that incorporates all Texas Medical Center affiliated institutions. Our goal is to provide postdocs across the entire Texas Medical Center a unique opportunity to learn, interact and foster new collaborations.


Our Keynote Speaker this year will be James Allison, PhD.  Our invited speakers are Alessandro Grattoni, PhD and Ilya Levental, PhD. In addition, each year we have breakout sessions during lunch that cover topics of interest for postdoctoral fellows.  For example, last year our breakout sessions were: "Lessons on responding to peer review" and "Communicating, promoting science: using social network platforms to discuss science".  This year the topics covered will be:  "Negotiation skills for your career and a better work-life balance" and "Grants:  Funding opportunites and insights on how to prepare an application".



Monetary Awards for first place Oral/Poster winners in each category!

Abstracts will be published in the TMC Online Library system.











Parking is available in garage 10.  Campus Map


October 2 2018

Hickey Auditorium, 11th floor Main Building (R11.1100)
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas
United States, 77030

Registration deadline

Tuesday, July 31 2018 - 23:45

Submission deadlines

Poster: Tuesday, July 31 2018 - 23:45
Oral: Tuesday, July 31 2018 - 23:45

Contact organizers