Next year’s Midwestern AFMR Meeting will take place at the Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites on April 26-27, 2018. The AFMR gratefully acknowledges the management and generous support of the CSCTR for the highly successful 2017 Combined Annual Meeting. In conjunction with the AFMR Career Development Workshop, this year the 9 AFMR Scholar Awardees were given the opportunity to showcase their work with oral presentations. Therefore, I invite you to submit your abstracts this fall, apply for AFMR awards, attend the 2018 meeting and get involved in the American Federation for Medical Research! I welcome your input on how we may serve you – please contact the AFMR National Office to provide your ideas.