SRM 2024The LA CaTS Center is proud to announce our partnership with this year’s Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI). The meeting will be held February 22-24, 2024 in New Orleans. The LA CaTS Center will host a symposium focused on the clinical and translational work through our collaborations, and will have dedicated LA CaTS section at the SSCI Poster Session.

Please see the important deadlines for abstracts and nominations for awards below. Abstract submissions open August 10th. All currently active LA CaTS Center funded pilot investigators and scholars are expected to submit abstracts for the poster session. This is a wonderful opportunity for investigators and trainees to have a published abstract in the American Journal of Medical Sciences.

Questions regarding the LA CaTS Symposium & poster session can be sent to

SRM 2024 Information and Deadlines

 SRM 2024 Abstract Deadline – October 6

Information on SRM 2024 and abstract submission can be found at and the Call for Abstracts is attached.

SRM 2024 abstract submission link is  https://srm2024.abstractcentral.comPlease note that the abstract submission website will be open from August 10 – October 6, 2023.  

Also note that the SSCI offers several special awards and travel awards for eligible students, trainees and junior faculty.  Please take note of these opportunities in the Call for Abstracts and be sure to submit the supporting documentation upon abstract submission.

SRM 2024 - Southern Regional Meetings – February 22-24, 2024 – InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans

            Registration will open on August 10

            Hotel reservations link is

Please encourage your faculty, trainees and students to submit and attend!

SSCI Deadlines

SSCI Fellow Nominations Deadline – Extended to September 15

The SSCI Membership Committee and Council have revised the Fellow Nomination forms to make them more streamlined and the process easier.  Because of the new process taking a bit longer than expected to get online, the deadline for the SSCI Fellow nominations has been extended to September 15.  Please review your faculty roster for new Fellows as well as contact colleagues at other institutions for possible nominations.  Please click on the link below for further information regarding the fellowship nomination process.  This is a very simple online process. Membership - The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (

SSCI Tinsley Harrison Scholars Deadline – October 6 – NEW INITIATIVE!!

These prestigious awards are for investigators (both clinical and basic research) at the level of postdoctoral fellow or instructor but before starting a tenure-track position. The purpose of these awards is to facilitate networking and career development among a community of young investigators as well as engagement with more senior leaders in SSCI who can serve as career sponsors and advisors. Airfare (tourist class), registration, and hotel expenses (up to $1,500) will be reimbursed for the individuals chosen for these awards.  Tinsley Harrison Scholars are expected to attend all required programming events in order to receive reimbursement for their travels. You do not need to be a SSCI member to apply, but if selected, you will need to join.

To apply, please send Joan Kemp ( an updated CV and a statement (300 words or less) detailing your career goals and how participation as a Tinsley Harrison Scholar fits with these goals. You must also submit an abstract of your original research for presentation to SRM 2024 for consideration of this award.

SSCI Early Career Awards – October 15 – NEW AWARDS!!

The SSCI would like to recognize outstanding early career faculty who are members of our organization and who have demonstrated success in research, education or clinical service and are committed a career in academic medicine. Moreover, this individual has demonstrated a commitment to participation in the SSCI or Southern Regional Meeting (SRM). Eligible faculty members must be six years or less from completing their training and be nominated by a SSCI fellow in good standing. A monetary award and one year of membership to SSCI will be given to the awardees.  One award in each of the Research (basic science or clinical investigation) and Clinician Educator/Service categories will be awarded.  Information on the Early Career Awards can be found at

SSCI Early Career Council Nominations – October 15

The SSCI Early Career Council is seeking to add three additional members to the Council. We are soliciting interest from members who are six years or less from completing their training to serve on the Council. Early Career Council members will serve 3-year terms, with the possibility of serving a 4th year as Chair of the Council. The Council’s goal is to engage and grow the early career membership of the SSCI, and we are looking for members who have ideas about how to increase early faculty membership in the SSCI.  Those who are interested in serving on the Council should submit an application consisting of a CV, a personal letter of intent, and a letter of recommendation from a current SSCI Fellow.  These applications will be reviewed and voted upon by the Early Career Council and Membership Committee with final approval by the SSCI Officers and Council.   Applications should be sent to Joan Kemp at   The deadline for applications is October 15.

SSCI Mentor of the Year Awards Deadline – October 31

Awards will be presented in the Junior Faculty, Postgraduate, and Student categories.  These awards recognize outstanding mentors who are members of our organization and who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to mentoring students, trainees, and/or junior faculty. Moreover, through their positive impact on the mentee's careers, they have advanced medical education and research for the benefit of the community at large.  Information on the Mentor of the Year Awards can be found at