The Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) is a joint achievement, sponsored by the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation and its partnering organizations. For the SRM, each year, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation joins with the southern regional chapters of 4 national organizations: the Southern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (SAFMR), the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine (SSGIM), the Southern Society for Pediatric Research (SSPR), and the Southern region of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). The SSCI is pleased to announce a new partner to the 2012 meeting, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
Although the organizations differ with regard to membership and focus of interests (internists/adult physicians versus pediatricians; subspecialists versus generalists; mid-career to senior faculty versus early career onward), all are united by their commitment to academic medicine, to the advancement of medical knowledge and to the fostering of the careers of the next generation of physician scholars. These organizations also share the common goal to put together a valuable meeting each year.
The February, 2012 Southern Regional Meeting had just shy of 700 registrants, comprising of medical students, residents, fellows, and academic faculty in pediatrics, general internal medicine, internal medicine, and all medicine subspecialties. This number does not include the over 200 attendees of the SSGIM portion of the meeting. The three-day meeting includes workshops, symposia, a mentored poster session, oral abstract sessions, state-of-the-art lectures, awards ceremonies, business meetings, and social events including a welcoming reception, SSCI New Member reception, subspecialty dinner-symposia and concluding with everyone’s favorite: the Jazz Luncheon.
At this year’s meeting, we had 555 abstracts, 304 oral presentations and 251posters.