It’s been a busy six months at the CCMG! All of us have been buried under work – and many of us under snow as well. Now that spring is finally greeting all of us (not just you tanned west-coasters) here is an update on the numerous initiatives that are moving forward thanks to the dedication and volunteerism of CCMG fellows.
The September 2015 Ottawa conference is coming together beautifully. We have finalized our conference contract with CAGC, and regular combined CCMG-CAGC executive teleconferences are ensuring that both organizations are fully engaged and informed. We have also finalized our 2015 and 2016 conference contracts with our office in Kingston, Events Management Plus. Our Treasurer, Sean Young, proposed and negotiated a new remuneration formula that rewards increased sponsorship dollars as well as increased delegate counts. David Chitayat and our Scientific Program Committee have been collaborating with the CAGC to put together another high quality, relevant scientific program. Jenny Oh and our team at Events Management Plus are hard at work courting sponsors and are already ahead of last year’s record-breaking numbers. We have a jazz trio lined up for our reception. Sarah Nikkel is working with our conference manager, Donna Dennison to finalize the “CCMG Gala” dinner location. Ottawa is beautiful in September, and the meeting venue is right beside the canal, the Byward market and Parliament Hill. Registration is open.
We have also made progress on the 2016 conference, to be held in partnership with the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists in Edmonton, and the 2017 meeting, to be held in Montreal. Save the dates: June 19-21, 2016 (Edmonton, AB) and May 1-3, 2017 (Montreal, QC).