Sunday is the major "kickoff" day for Scientific Sessions, and the challenge of time management begins. While you always need to carefully peruse the scientific program for sessions that are relevant to your area of research, there should be three key "to do" events on your docket for today:
1) carefully look over the poster sessions--this year there is a reduction in the amount of concomitant programming, addition of "poster professors", and increase in the total number of posters, all of which will make the poster area a terrific opportunity to see great science and network with your colleagues
2) make sure to attend the ATVB Early Career Competition at 3:45 in room C140--attendance at this competition continues to grow, so make sure you get there early to see great presentations by outstanding young investigators in our council!
3) don’t be a stranger! Introduce yourself to the ATVB Leadership, and if you are interested in serving on a committee, express your specific interests to myself or others. We are always looking for motivated people to get involved, make a difference, and further the mission of AHA.
Jordan D. Miller, PhD
Department of Surgery
Department of Physiology &