American Federation for Medical Research
Western Region

Chair's Message

Kevin D. Deane, MD, PhD, Chair, Western Section Council Welcome to the Western American Federation for Medical Research (WAFMR)! Our organization is working to foster the development of biomedical investigators of today and the future through a variety of ways. These include providing opportunities to report your research, opportunities for mentorship and collaborations, and promoting biomedical research on a national level. In particular, the AFMR journals, the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) and its 'sister' journal JIM-High Impact Case Reports (JIM-HICR), provide an excellent venue for your research findings. Furthermore, our Western Medical Research Conference (WRMC) held annually in beautiful Carmel, California is a fabulous place to present your research and learn more about how to forge a career in research. Our 2018 meeting was a great success with one of the highest attendance rates on record, and a lot of terrific science presented. Start planning now to submit your research abstract this summer and attend the conference January 24-26, 2019! Also, if you would like to participate more in WAFMR through leadership at your institution or other ways, please contact the National Office.
Kevin D. Deane, MD, PhD, Chair, Western Section Council
Kevin D. Deane, MD, PhD
Chair, Western Section Council

Important Dates
2018
July 30Abstract Submission Opens
August 31AFMR National Award Application Available
September 28Abstract Submission Deadline
November 7Abstract Notifications Sent
2019
January 7Outstanding Investigator Award Application Deadline
January 11Discounted Pre-registration Deadline
January 24Online Registration Deadline
January 24-25Western Medical Research Conference
 
Geographical Region
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
Alberta
British Columbia
Asia
Australia
New Zealand
Philippines

Partner Societies:
California Thoracic Society
Western Association of Physicians
Western Society for Pediatric Research
Western Student Medical Research Forum and Residents Forum