The Early Career Voice is a blog written by Early Career Professionals for Early Career Professionals across the globe. Our Early Career Captains will describe their thoughts and experiences as they explore the sessions, the science, and other behind-the-scenes details.

Volunteer For A Committee

As I sat in the Diabetes Committee meeting, I looked around and realized how fortunate I was to be a part of such a dynamic group.   It took me about a year to absorb the multitude of tasks that the committee prepares for the upcoming sessions.  There is so much ‘behind the scenes’ development, the extent of which I would have never known had I not been a part of this group. In addition to this preparation, constant new knowledge must be spread, so there’s always several papers and ideas afloat eager to be drafted and published.  It always amazes me to see how the passion for heart disease research never dwindles through subsequent meetings with this group.  In the discussions, you can feel the drive that these leaders have, both inspiring and contagious.  With this experience, I have gained a greater appreciation for each AHA conference and urge other early career investigators to volunteer for a committee.  I guarantee that you will have a better understanding of the process (and the diligence) that goes through planning the sessions, as well as how ideas evolve through dynamic discussions. What an incredible experience to witness such well-tuned machine that is the AHA Diabetes Committee!
Posted by Rosemay Remigio-Baker on Nov 18, 2013 11:54 PM US/Central

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