The conference in September at Hershey, Pa., under the auspices of the A. M. A. Board of Trustees' Committee on Scientific Activities was a unique and rewarding experience, the positive value of which it is anticipated will become appreciable during the period ahead.
The conference was developed around a group of 20 invited ad hoc advisers from the field of medicine and allied scientific areas, each selected for outstanding competence in his or her area of scientific interest. Others in attendance included members of the A. M. A. Board of Trustees, executive officers, and division directors, together with the responsible administrative personnel and representatives of each of the councils and committees within the division of scientific activities. Résumé background material concerning past, current, and projected activities of the division had been studied by all participants well in advance of the meeting. The entire conference was conducted in the spirit of