Message from the President:
Despite my original intention to provide a monthly message about ASM activities, it looks like the newsletter is quickly becoming a bi-monthly effort!
I’d like to update you on some of the emerging plans for our 2015 annual meeting, which will take place 12-16 June in Jacksonville, Florida. As many of you know, the model for ASM meetings has undergone a number of changes in recent years, including changes in venue type and changes to the meeting program. This is a work in progress as the Society continues to define the structure and content of its annual meetings. Detailed information regarding our next meeting will be available soon on the ASM website.
In 2015, one of the more conspicuous changes to the program will occur at the end of the meeting. Rather than hold the traditional, formal sit-down banquet, we will conclude the meeting with an informal social that includes our annual awards ceremony. The intent is to greatly reduce the cost of this event, thereby increasing participation if our closing celebration. The Program Committee has worked hard to organize an evening that will include extensive hors d’oeuvres and drinks for no more than $25 per person. We are also working to arrange for a bit of entertainment during the closing social. We hope that you will join us and help us to inaugurate this new style of celebrating the conclusion of our annual get together.
- Eileen A. Lacey, ASM President