Having attended multiple other health research conferences where I felt overwhelmed and a little out of place, I found the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) easy to navigate, welcoming, and full of the exact type of people I wanted to meet. I was given the opportunity to present my research, both podium and poster presentations, and immediately recognized that my work was being put in front of the right people – a unique combination of peers and those from other sectors and interest areas. At each meeting, I establish new face-to-face connections that enhance by ability to stand out in the field.

I cannot emphasize enough how much I appreciate the professionalism and warmth of the AcademyHealth membership community. There’s something to be said for a comfortable environment in which you can openly share your thoughts and ideas with a group of diverse colleagues. I look forward to my network expanding over the course of my career thanks to my connection to the AcademyHealth family.

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