|April 14, 2014
CSM President’s Newsletter April 2014
Dear fellow microbiologists,
With less than 4 months to go before our annual meeting, I would like to bring to your attention the following:
CSM awards nomination
We are extending the Awards nomination deadline to April 20. Numerous awards are offered each year by the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. For an overview of the various awards nomination details and forms, please refer to the CSM Awards Page. I encourage you to nominate the microbiologists you believe should be considered for an award.
At the same time, I would like to inform you that the joint 2014 IUMS Congresses-CSM Conference is promising to be a success as long as our members get involved. CSM has invested time, effort and money in this special congress. It is thus important that as Canadians we support this scientific event. More than 2000 abstracts were received and great scientific and social events are being planned. A late-breaking abstract submission will be announced shortly. Please help us market the IUMS Congress, by contacting your Canadian and American colleagues and encourage them to register for the IUMS Congress and submit an abstract. Making a success of this joint congress will constitute a great Canadian microbiology showcase and will assure exciting future CSM conferences.
Nominations for Executive and Council Positions
Each year Executive and Council positions are open. This year, after 3 years of much appreciated service, Ayush Kumar will step down as Secretary-Treasurer leaving this position vacant. We are also looking for a 2nd Vice President, a representative on the Education and Careers committee, and a Chair for the CSM Murray Award for Career Achievement position.
- 2nd Vice President
- Graduate Student Representative
- Vice Chair - Applied & Environmental Microbiology Section
- Vice Chair - Infections & Immunity Section
- Vice Chair - Molecular Genetics & Cellular Microbiology
- Education committee representative
- CSM Murray Award Committee (2 positions; one for 2014-2015, deadline for nomination, April 20, 2014; one for 2015-2016, deadline for nomination, May 15, 2014)
Please feel free to contact me or any member of the Executive to express your interest. The nomination form in Word format can be found at: http://www.csm-scm.org/english/about_exec_nomform.asp. Please click this link to download the CSM 2014 Positions Nominations Form in PDF format. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2014.
In closing, I would like to wish you a nice spring and encourage CSM members to take an active role in the running of the society. Your support and involvement in the CSM is much appreciated!
J. Daniel Dubreuil
President Canadian Society of Microbiologists