Dr. Danielsen was recently appointed GUMC’s senior representative to the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS). This new council gives a strong voice to all faculty, junior and senior. With 241 attendees, the first ever CFAS spring meeting in Nashville sent a strong signal about this constituency’s hunger for engagement and input into the forces transforming academic medicine. Attendees alternated between hearing from inspiring thought leaders and working sessions to help shape CFAS priorities. AAMC had a record 17 staff on hand to hear from these new voices and lay the foundation for bi-directional communication. Dr Danielsen commented that CFAS is a fantastic opportunity for Georgetown to help shape the national priorities of the AAMC and thus the course of transformation of academic medicine in the U.S.