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Conference Registration Fees
Member - $65
Non-Member - $75
Trainee/Student - $55

The AFMR would like to thank the following companies for their support of the Southern Regional Meeting:

Foundation Medicine

AFMR Southern Awards

AFMR members are eligible for two national awards: Junior Physician Investigator Award and Outstanding Investigator Award. Find out more and join today to apply!

Chair's Message

Viranuj Sueblinvong, MD, Chair, Southern Section Council Welcome to the Southern Section of the American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR).

The current, unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic presents us with many challenges, but we believe that with them come opportunities for advancement in medical research. The Southern Section Council continues to promote AFMR’s mission “to develop and mentor tomorrow's leaders in medical research”. We invite you to join with us to promote the mission and goals of AFMR.

As a S-AFMR member, you will be able to collaborate and network, as well as showcase your research and interesting case reports. AFMR is a unique multidisciplinary society and offers one of the friendliest forums for medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty to present their work and get feedback from senior faculty members and colleagues.

Given the pandemic, we are working hard to plan a 2021 Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) which will provide safe and valuable programing for our members. The tentative theme of the meeting will be "Confronting the New Realities of the COVID-19 Era and Beyond." I invite you to submit your highest quality research and case reports. All abstracts will be published in the AFMR's signature journal, the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM).

AFMR members can also apply for AFMR Awards — Henry Christian and Best of Abstracts awards. Member benefits include discounted meeting registration, as well as subscriptions to our two journals: JIM and JIM-High Impact Case Reports— both PubMed and Medline indexed. You can also get involved by serving on a committee.

We are looking forward to a successful year and to meeting new researchers and colleagues!

Viranuj Sueblinvong, MD
Chair, Southern Section Council

Geographical Region
Kentucky (Lexington)
North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia
Puerto Rico
West Indies
Central America
South America

Partner Societies:
Academic Pediatric Association
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
Southern Society for General Internal Medicine
Southern Society for Pediatric Research

AFMR is continuing to monitor the developments daily on the Coronavirus and the recommendations of the CDC and WHO. We are still planning for our (upcoming) Annual Meeting. If conditions change, we will post notice on our website and also reach out to our members and meeting registrants. For the most up to date information please visit the CDC Website.