Join us for the ASPBP 2023 Annual Conference!
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - Thursday, October 5, 2023

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The Association of STEMM Pathway and Bridge Programs (ASPBP) would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Virtual Conference, to be held October 4-5. The ASPBP conference provides opportunities to connect with and learn from others who share the same passion for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion essential for STEMM disciplines. The annual ASPBP conference will provide you with new approaches, ideas and resources across the pathway programs ecosystem, from K-12 programs to post-bacc and Master's degree programs. Our theme is "Pathways and Bridges: Opportunity. Connection. Equity. Success."

For additional information or any questions you may have, please feel free to contact us at

Dr. Allison Empey
Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Allison Empey (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the OHSU Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and works there clinically one day per week.

Her professional interests include Native American child health, community engagement, mentorship for underrepresented minorities in healthcare, and increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce. She is passionate about the role of the pediatrician in helping children grow up in healthy environments and gets to help advocate for children through her role as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health. She also serves as the Director of the Wy’east (traditional name for Mt. Hood) Post- Baccalaureate Pathway, part of the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence with the mission of increasing the number of Native Americans in healthcare. Wy’east is designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) scholars thrive in their journey through medicine by providing a holistic, culturally-specific framework for the successful recruitment, training and retention of AIAN medical students.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Empey enjoys running, hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and hanging out with her family.

Dr. Ebonie Woolcock
Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Ebonie Woolcock, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She is an alumna of the university, having earned both her MD and MPH at the school of medicine. She is also the Associate Clerkship Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. For the School of Medicine, she is an Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of the early assurance pathway program, the Early Medical School Selection Program. Before being appointed to her current position, Dr. Woolcock was an Instructor of Obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, a Biodiversity Fellow at The Partnership Inc., and was an attending physician at The Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership.

Important Deadlines



May 15, 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 2023


September 5, 2023

Presenter Registration Deadline

October 4, 2023

ASPBP Annual Virtual Conference Begins

Registration Fees

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ASPBP Member


ASPBP Non-Member
Your registration fee will be used to cover your membership with the ASPBP!