This event was a unique opportunity for young investigators to engage with thought leaders in clinical and translational research in a forum setting. Featured guests included: Dr. Sven Enerbäck, MD, PhD, Dr. Ron Margolis, PhD, NIDDK, Dr. Karen Freund MD MPH, and Dr, Clifford Rosen, MD, Center for Clinical & Translational Research at MMCRI.   The event was sponsored by the Metabolic Networks COBRE, Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network, and Maine Medical Center Research Institute.