July 2010

Dear CSE Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

New 2010 CSE President Christing LaineThis monthly e-message is one way we hope to keep you informed about Council of Science Editor Activities. Remember, if you have comments or suggestions related to CSE activities, please contact me at claine@acponline.org.

Here’s what’s happening:

CSE’s Flagship Publication, Science Editor

Although July and August are slow, sleepy months for many, they won’t be for Rebecca Benner. I am very please to announce that Rebecca, the first choice of CSE’s Science Editor Search Committee, has accepted the position as the new editor of Science Editor. Rebecca has along history of CSE service and leadership and many of you know her as the current CSE Secretary. Rebecca has a wealth of experience in scientific publishing. She has been the Managing Editor of Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 6 years and is currently finishing up an advanced degree in Publishing at The George Washington University. Look for exciting changes in Science Editor over the coming months and years.

2011 CSE Annual Meeting: Program Committee

Although it seems like many of us were just at the 2010 CSE meeting, next year’s Program Committee is already busy planning for next year’s meeting, which will be held April 29- May 3 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. If you have suggestions for workshop topics, the Program Committee Co-Chairs, Mary Beth Schaeffer (mschaeffer@acponline.org) and Glenn Landis (glenn.landis@asco.org), are eager to hear from you.

Monta Greenfield

CSE Staff Update

Monta Greenfield 2010We are pleased to announce that Monta Greenfield has joined our staff team as the new account executive for CSE. Monta will be working with a number of the CSE committees, managing the annual conference, and working closely with the executive director to coordinate all aspects of the association. Monta comes to us with an excellent background in association management having spent the last seven years working with the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. There she was responsible for numerous meetings, assisting with their annual conference, coordinating and managing the activities of their Board of Directors and committees, marketing of the events, and working with their foundation for various fundraising activities. Her background, experience, and “make it happen” approach are valuable assets. We look forward to introducing her to you in person at upcoming CSE events.

CSE Social Networking

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CSE Web Site Committee

With increased technical support from CSE’s new management staff, volunteers will now be able to focus on updating current content and adding new content to the site. The CSE Board approved the following updated description and charge of the Web Committee. If you are interested being the Chair or a member of the new Web Site Committee, please send an e-mail to CSE’s executive Director, David Stumph.

CSE Website News

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Christine Laine, CSE President