Message from the Program Officer
Greetings! By all accounts the January 2007 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona was a huge success. The selection of the Hyatt and the Phoenix Convention Center by Burk and Associates made for easy movements between oral sessions, posters, and meetings. All of the symposia were very interesting, diverse and well-attended. Building on that success, we are already hard at work preparing for the 2008 meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Nine symposia have been selected and for the first time, we will be entertaining ideas for late-breaking symposia or themed half-day sessions. The goal here is to accommodate time-sensitive ideas. If you are interested in submitting a topic for late-breaking symposia, please contact me and please have ready a title for the symposia and a list of 4-7 speakers who have committed to presenting. The deadline for late-breaking symposia will be the same as the deadline for abstracts for the 2008 meeting (late August or early September). Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all in Texas!