ICPHSO INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
PLANNING COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS WANTED
The time has come for us to convene the Planning Committee to help us bring together our 2018 International Symposium in Brussels in November. The Symposium will be held during the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week. The theme for the Symposium is “Alignment and Inclusion in a Divergent World.” The call for submissions deadline is July 4, 2018, and the submissions are rolling in–so there is already some work for us to do.
Planning Chair and Board Member, Rod Freeman is looking for volunteers to be part of the planning Committee. Some of you have already expressed interest in supporting the event and I encourage you to respond to this notice if still interested.
We know that those of you who volunteer will want to help with tangible tasks, and this year we are taking steps to help ensure that you have the opportunity to do so. In particular, our Committee members will be asked to support specific workstreams, including:
• Logistics and general event planning
If you are interested in joining the Planning Committee for Brussels, please email the Chair of the Planning Committee, Rod Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 6 July to let him know. When considering if you would like to volunteer, please keep in mind that this will be a working Committee. While the expectations of each volunteer should not be too onerous, you will be expected to make tangible contributions to the specific workstreams assigned to you. You will also generally be expected to participate on our planning calls as often as possible and be prepared to contribute by reporting on progress within your workstreams.
ICPHSO Planning Committees make major contributions to our programs, is one of the key benefits afforded to ICPHSO members, and play a key role in the success of our events. We hope that this structure will help ensure that participation is a rewarding experience for each volunteer. Your participation is greatly appreciated–we look forward to working with you! If you want more information on becoming an ICPHSO member, check our website for details.
Marc J. Schoem