The ATVB Council is dedicated to providing young investigators with networking and career advancement opportunities, as well as providing outstanding trainees with opportunities for national recognition through awards competitions. This year at the 2011 Scientific Sessions is particularly exciting for early career investigators for two reasons.
First, we will again host our Early Career Networking and Poster Session on Tuesday night at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. This will be our largest session to date, with more than 70 of the highest-scoring posters being presented, and an anticipated attendance of more than 200 junior and senior investigators. This is an outstanding opportunity for young investigators to meet the leadership of the ATVB Council, as well as network with leading junior and senior investigators interested in arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology.
Second, new to this year’s Scientific Sessions, the ATVB Council is sponsoring a Young Investigator competition. Our selection committee has identified 5 outstanding finalists based on an abstract, CV, and manuscript. These finalists will present their work on Sunday, November 13 at 3:45pm in Room W307bcd. We expect that this will be an excellent competition, and encourage all ATVB Council members to attend these presentations of cutting-edge science by future leaders in our field.
Finally, we are already planning for the 2012 ATVB Spring meeting. Every year, we have two Early Career Events that focus on topics relevant to issues faced by young investigators. If you have any topics that you would like to specifically see addressed at one of these sessions, please post it to this thread or send me an email directly (firstname.lastname@example.org
I will hope to see all of you at the meeting, and will look forward to meeting many of you at the ATVB Early Career events at the 2011 Scientific Sessions.
Jordan D. Miller, PhD
Vice-Chair, ATVB Early Career Committee