Sunday November 17 was the third annual ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards Competition. It was extraordinarily well attended and we witnessed some great talks by our nominees. Ali Keramati gave a great talk on the involvement of Dyrk1B as a predictor of obesity and atherosclerosis. This was followed by a presentation on the role of p90RSK activation, endothelial dysfunction, and atherosclerosis via SENP2 by Kyungsun Heo. Unfortunately, the IT department experienced some technical difficulties at the end of the presentations, but our competitors kept calm and cool and our audience was resilient. The last two presentors, Tomoyuki Honjo and Soochong Kim gave excellent presentations on the modulation of Th17 in abdominal aortic aneurysm and the role of RhoG regulation of GPVI in platelet activation and thrombus formation, respectively. Together, it was a great serious of presentations and we thank our presentors for doing the ATVB committee proud. Don't forget that they will be recieving their awards at the Annual Awardes and Business Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday November 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Reunion room A. A box lunch will be provided. We hope to see all of our ATVB early career members and ATVB committee members there to support our awardees.