Welcome to the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR). Our mission is to develop and mentor tomorrow's leaders in medical research. It's the venue for medical students, residents, fellows, junior and senior faculty to collaborate and network, all eager to share their research. The Midwestern AFMR collaborates annually with the CSCTR (Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research). Basic science, clinical research, case reports and series will all be presented at the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting. Next year's meeting will be held at the ADA Conference and Meeting Center in Chicago, IL, on April 2-3, 2020. I encourage you to attend this brain stimulating event that features a Career Development Workshop, AFMR Keynote Lecture and mentoring sessions. Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your work by submitting your abstracts this fall and applying for AFMR Awards: Henry Christian Award, Junior Physician Investigator or travel award. Get involved by joining AFMR and serving on a committee. Member benefits include discounted meeting registration, as well as subscriptions to our two journals: The Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) and JIM-High Impact Case Reports, both PubMed and Medline indexed. We are looking forward to a successful year and to meeting new researchers and colleagues!
Joumana Chaiban, MD, FACE
Chair, Midwestern Section Council
Partner Society: Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR)