Following on the success of its first ever virtual symposium on November 13, the Association of Clinical Scientists has scheduled its first ever virtual Annual Meeting for Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, with each day’s program beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT. The Program Committee, chaired by Jonathan B. Hoyne, PhD, has developed an excellent program for the two half days.
The Thursday program will consist of the Claude P. Brown Memorial Lecture, followed by short papers solicited from young scientists under the auspices of the Association’s Young Fellows Section. Following the short papers from young scientists, at 4:00 pm CDT, the Association will hold its annual Business Meeting. This meeting will open to all, members and non-members alike.
The Friday program will consist of the Abraham J. Gitlitz Memorial Lecture, followed by two other lectures also in the general area of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and laboratory medicine.
The Association’s Annual Awards, which had previously been selected by the Awards Committee, but were not presented in Banff due to the cancellation of the 2020 meeting, will be presented virtually over the two days. On Thursday, the Young Clinical Scientist Award will be presented to Amanda Haynes, D.O. On Friday, the Clinical Scientist of the Year Award will be presented to Keri J. Donaldson, MD, MSCE. Also, on Friday, the F.W. Sunderman, Jr. Diploma of Honor will be presented to Robert W. Hardy, PhD.
The other members of the Program Committee for the 2021 Annual Meeting include Joshua A. Bornhorst, PhD, Chris Crutchfield, PhD, Keri J. Donaldson, MD, MSCE, Alexander Feldman, MD, Shuko Harada, MD, Robert Hardy, PhD, Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, M. John Hicks, MD, PhD, DDS, Stephen M. Roper, PhD, Consolato M. Sergi, MD, PhD, and Roland Valdes, Jr., PhD.