The Council recently asked the Active membership to vote on its recommendations for 2018 new members and proposed changes to the ASCI bylaws. I am pleased to write that the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of both.
The ASCI will welcome 78 new members at the upcoming AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting, April 20-22 at the Fairmont Chicago. We’ll be profiling some of our new members in the run-up to the meeting, and you can see the full list of those joining the ASCI here.
Registration for the meeting is open, and I encourage you to attend this year to experience great science, to support and mentor young physician-scientists across the career spectrum, and to connect with your colleagues.
The changes to the bylaws were focused on the Society’s publishing efforts. With these changes, the ASCI bylaws now specifically enumerate Publications and Editor Selection Committees, and they describe JCI Insight, now in its third year of publication.
Dr. Howard Rockman will remain as JCI Insight Editor through August 2019. In the coming months, the Publications Committee will be defining the application process for the next JCI Insight Editor, who will serve a five-year term beginning September 2019.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank those who contributed to the ASCI’s 2017 annual appeal, the first time the ASCI has undertaken such an effort, and to those who contributed to specific programs throughout 2017.
Beyond being grateful for this support, I am thankful for the passion and energy each of you contribute to the ASCI and the physician-scientist community in so many other ways.
I look forward to seeing you in Chicago in April.
Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD
The American Society for Clinical Investigation