As the planning for AFMR’s four Regional Meetings is well underway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each Section Chair and Council for working diligently to make sure that they run smoothly! From inviting speakers to crafting sessions, our AFMR volunteers have wasted no time in creating a set of incredible educational programs and networking opportunities for our attendees across multiple medical disciplines. If you’re interested in participating in your region’s council, we invite you to learn about our leadership and get involved! We are always looking to have our members active in growing and developing the organization. The AFMR offers a number of member benefits, including a complimentary print and online subscription to the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM), the AFMR’s official journal. In addition, AFMR members are exempt from page charges in JIM and receive a discount on the fee to publish case reports in the Journal of Investigative Medicine – High Impact Case Reports, AFMR’s Open Access journal. If you’re not already a member, consider joining AFMR and contribute to bridging the gap between basic science and patient-oriented research. As my colleagues and I can attest, you will find that the professional network at the American Federation for Medical Research will keep you motivated and encourage you to stay active in biomedical research!
Armand Krikorian, MD, FACE