The History of our Society

1928 – CSCR was founded; held its first meeting; budget ~$1,500; Dues: Active Members, $3.00; Adjunct Members, $4.50; Emeritus Members, $0

1934 – CSCR employs the assistance of an independent auditor to review the finances

1936 – 2002 – Annual meetings were held at the Drake Hotel, Chicago

1928 – 1940 (14th Annual Meeting) Meeting registration free for all attendees

1941 – Annual Meeting guests were charged $0.50, non-members $1.00, members still free

1946 – Took over the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine (dues raised to $10.00)

1950 – Active members reached 229; Emeritus members reached 228

1960 – Bylaws amended to include the central provinces of Canada: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

1962 – CSCR approached by the MWAFMR in to hold a joint meeting

1966 – Incorporated as a Not for Profit Corporation in the State of Illinois

1969 – CSCR & MWAFMR (AFCR at that time) holds their first combined annual meeting 

1972 – Annual dues for Active Members: $35.00

1981 – Established an endowed Lectureship Fund to honor John Hickam with a $15,000 grant from Indiana University

1983 – Virginia Donaldson, MD named first female president

1996 – Contracted with EDI to provide association management services

2003 – Canceled annual fall meeting

2004 – Began holding annual spring meetings

2006 – Changed name of journal to Translational Research: The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine

2012 – Changed name to Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR)

2020 – Canceled annual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2021 – Annual meeting held entirely online

2022 – In person annual meetings resume; CSCTR's relationship with the Translational Research: The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine concludes

Last updated: July 17, 2023

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