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Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting
April 24-25, 2023
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

The leadership of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR) invite you to participate in the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting, which has a rich annual tradition of providing a forum for young investigators, fellows, and associate/assistant professors to present their research to leaders in their fields. This is one of the few multi-specialty meetings with a broad focus where the attendees can learn about research techniques used in other medical specialties and apply those techniques to their own research.

Chair's Message

Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD Welcome to the Midwestern Region of AFMR (MWAFMR)!

I am excited to serve as Chair of the Midwestern region this year as we continue to fulfill our mission of fostering the career development of tomorrow’s medical researchers. This mission is more important than ever as we navigate these unprecedented times in biomedical science. Regardless of career stage, we can all benefit from experiences that allow us to broaden our horizons, acquire fresh perspective and form vital connections with colleagues outside our disciplines or specialties.

The Midwest Clinical and Translational Research Conference is an excellent opportunity to achieve those goals. With the generous partnership of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research, we held a successful in-person conference in 2022 featuring an outstanding program that included our AFMR Keynote lecture, Career Development Workshop and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium. We look forward to working with CSCTR to organize an exciting and inclusive program next spring in Chicago. Stay tuned!

I hope you will join us for the Midwest conference as a new (or renewing) AFMR member. I encourage you to take a look at what AMFR membership can offer to support your career development in biomedical research, whether that be through our virtual education portal, career awards, social media promotion or publication in our journals Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) and Journal of Investigative Medicine-High Impact Case Reports. We also very much encourage involvement in our organization by serving as regional council members and future leadership, please inquire directly for more information.


Jen Alexander-Brett, MD PhD
Chair, Midwestern Section

Anupam Kotwal, MBBS, Midwestern Section Chair-elect
Anupam Kotwal, MBBS
Jeffrey Salomon, MD, Midwestern Section Secretary-Treasurer
Jeffrey Salomon, MD

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