I attended my first AGITG ASM in 2020, which was condensed into a one-day virtual meeting. Despite the change in format, the passion and collegiality of AGITG just flowed through the online platform. It was both impressive and educational to hear of AGITG trial updates and successes, particularly during these current challenging times. I presented at the New Concepts Symposium and was honoured to receive the runner-up award, along with extremely valuable feedback which will help to shape and progress my trial concept. I look forward to joining many more ASMs in the future, and would highly recommend it, especially to those early on in their research career for encouragement and inspiration.