TAPF Annual Meeting 2020

TAPF Annual Meeting 2020 is Canceled

Dear TAPF members and abstract authors,

In the current circumstances that the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating and affecting people worldwide, the TAPF 2020 Annual Conference will be canceled and rescheduled to May 29-30, 2021 (the Memorial Day weekend) at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

While an incredible amount of work went into planning this year’s educational program, the TAPF Meeting Organizing Committee felt it was necessary to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting in order to protect the health and safety of attendees. TAPF will provide full refunds for registration fees. Those who arranged travel and/or hotel reservations (including Mandalay Bay), please contact the airline and/or hotel directly to arrange the cancellation.

We understand that the abstract authors have put immense time and energy into preparing their presentations. The TAPF Meeting Organizing Committee is discussing a possibility of inviting the authors (who previously submitted abstract) to present their work to TAPF Meeting faculty in a virtual format and receive feedback (no fees). More information to follow by early May.

The TAPF wishes to sincerely thank everyone for their patience throughout this decision-making process. If there are questions or concerns, please contact us at TAPF.net@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in May 2021!
Panida and Alisa
Panida Sriaroon, MD
Alisa Likhitsup, MD
Chairs, TAPF Annual Meeting Organizing Committee

We have several great news!!

Due to the many requests, we have decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for the TAPF 2020 meeting to Friday March 6. Results of abstract acceptance will be announced by Friday March 13.


New at TAPF 2020!
All registered attendees will get complimentary CV and personal statement reviews by faculty. Not sure what to put in? Fear of including too much irrelevant info? Get yours ready! Submit your prepared documents to tapf.net@gmail.com.
  • Deadline for personal statement is April 30
  • Deadline for CV is May 7
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. At this time, the plan is to continue with the meeting as scheduled. TAPF will update as soon as there changes in the travel advisory.
We hope to see you in Las Vegas on May 23-24!

Thai-American Physician Foundation Annual Meeting 2020

Career Development Workshop for International Medical Graduates

May 23 – 24, 2020
Mandalay Bay Resource and Casino
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Mandalay Bay Hotel

General Information

This annual education program is organized by the Thai-American Physician Foundation. This year, we are presenting a workshop with a focus on “Career development for foreign medical graduates”. There will be abstract presentation sessions, where students and medical trainees will have an opportunity to present their research projects.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore physician career paths in the US
  • Prepare a competitive residency and fellowship application
  • Develop skills for effective job interview
Highlight Presentations:
  • My Journey: From Thailand to Academic Medicine in the USA
    Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH
  • Life after Medical School: Residency in the US and How can I Succeed?
    Panida Sriaroon, MD
  • Toolkit for Residency and Fellowship Interviews
    Tossapol Kerdsirichairat, MD
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Patompong Ungprasert, MD
  • How to Prepare Your CV
    Sirichai Pasadhika, MD
Abstract Submission

The program will feature oral and poster presentations. The presenters whose abstracts are selected for presentation will each receive travel award (amount to be announced). There will be special awards for the best abstract presentations in each category. Abstracts from trainees (medical students, residents, fellows, and postdocs) will receive a selection priority. We also encourage submissions from junior faculties (within 3 years after completed the last training).If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please download the abstract form and submit it to tapf.net@gmail.com 

Abstract submission Deadline is February 28, 2020    Friday March 6, 2020

Abstract acceptance will be notified by March 6, 2020    Friday March 13, 2020

Note: Medical students, residents, and fellows whose abstract is accepted for presentation will need a letter of support from their institution to confirm their training status and the permission to attend TAPF meeting.


Registration Fee:

Category On or Before April 15 After April 15
Students and Medical Trainees $75 $100
General Admission $150 $175

Register online at: https://tapf2020.eventbrite.com

Important: Students/Trainees – If you submitted your abstract, please wait for confirmation from TAPF for instruction on how to purchase the ticket.


Hotel Reservation – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino: 

Special group rate is available here.