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Please be aware and plan ahead - The Scholar One system for the 2024 Western Medical Research Conference will go down on September 21 from 4:00 p.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m. EDT. The abstract deadline is September 22.

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Deadline: Friday, September 22 at 11:59 PM PST

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Chair's Message

David Stevenson, MD, Chair, Western Section Council Welcome to the western section of the American Federation of Medical Research.

AFMR is an organization working to develop and mentor tomorrow’s leaders in medical research. Our western section provides opportunities for scientists at all levels of their career. There are many benefits of being a member of our organization. One gains access to a network of individuals with similar interests in biomedical research. Furthermore, one has the opportunity for career building leadership with opportunities to become a local and national leader in medicine and science. AFMR also has multiple awards that recognize the work of their members, social media that highlights the achievements of its members, partnerships with FASEB and Research!America that advocate for science at the national level, two outstanding journals including the Journal of Investigative Medicine and the Journal of Investigative Medicine - High Impact Case Reports (JIM-HICR), among many other member benefits.

Our Western Medical Research Conference (WRMC), held annually in beautiful Carmel, California, is a unique place to present your work and develop collaborations. We encourage established researchers and their mentees to prepare to submit work for our next annual meeting in January 2024.

We want to continue to grow our western meeting, which is a great venue to present cutting edge research in a supportive environment. The meeting has historically had a strong mentorship program to help trainees in the early stages of their research careers. We also have opportunities for leadership and encourage individuals to join AFMR and play a role in shaping future meetings through these positions. If you would like to participate more in WAFMR through leadership, please contact WAFMR.


David A. Stevenson, MD, FACMG
Chair, Western Section

Sebastien Fuchs, MD, PhD, Western Section Chair-elect
Sebastien Fuchs, MD, PhD
Mimi Kim, MD, MSc, Western Section Secretary-Treasurer
Mimi Kim, MD, MSc
Ricardo Correa, MD
Ricardo Correa, MD
Past Chair

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California Thoracic Society
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Western Society for Pediatric Research
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