Greetings, The Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum (WSMRF) is pleased to announce the Western Medical Research Conference (formerly Western Regional Meeting), January 25-27, 2018 in Carmel, CA.
In recent years, WSMRF has evolved to become the largest faculty mentored student and resident research meeting in the U.S., with over 450 abstracts presented from students, residents, and faculty each year. We have developed full partnerships with several prominent medical research societies including the Western Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), Western Society for Clinical Investigation (WSCI), Western Association of Physicians (WAP), and the Western Society for Pediatric Research (WSPR). Student and resident presenters are fully integrated into sub-specialty sessions moderated by faculty from academic medical centers in the western region. All student and resident abstracts presented on-site are published in The Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Student and resident-focused activities in 2018 include the Welcome Reception and Poster Session, which will be held on Thursday, January 25 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Carmel Mission Inn, refreshments provided. All attendees for the Western Medical Research Conference are welcome and encouraged to attend. Shuttles will be available from the Sunset Center for all attendees and presenters.
Students and residents are also required to attend the annual Plenary Session, which showcases nationally recognized speakers presenting their latest research as well as the annual Junior Faculty Research Award winners. The Plenary takes place this year on Friday, January 26, 2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, at Carmel Woman's Club (new location, directly across street from Sunset Center).
The 2018 Western Medical Research Conference is an excellent venue for students and residents to showcase research from their institutions. Students and residents gain valuable experience as participants and presenters in a vibrant setting focused on mentoring young research careers.
Please contact Mary Lou Siebert, 2018 WSMRF Project Administrator, for any questions regarding the website, or meeting logistics such as hotel and agenda: firstname.lastname@example.org; 206-643-2502.
Feel free to contact me, or Jorge Nieva, MD, if you have further questions regarding the 2018 Western Medical Research Conference. Hope to see you in Carmel!
Laurel Desnick, MD Co-Executive Director, WSMRF email@example.com 406 222-3541 (Mountain Time) Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Department of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA
Jorge J. Nieva, MD Co-Executive Director, WSMRF firstname.lastname@example.org 323-865-0421 (Pacific Time) Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA