Dear CSE Colleagues,
I hope you are all well and were able to participate in CSE’s Virtual Annual Meeting a few weeks ago. I’d like to reiterate here what I said at the business meeting: It has been a true pleasure to work with Past President Carissa Gilman over the last year. As a leader, Carissa listens first. She is thoughtful, astute, and extremely practical, and she has a wonderfully dry sense of humor. Carissa’s vision was for CSE to share what we know and to continue to educate ourselves. Under Carissa’s leadership, CSE committed to providing affordable educational offerings and free networking and mentorship opportunities to support our members’ professional development and to continuing the efforts started by Past President Dana Compton to take CSE’s products and services into the virtual space and expand opportunities for members to engage and learn. It has been an incredible honor and learning experience to work with Carissa, Dana, and President-Elect Jenn Deyton, over the past year to ensure that CSE continues to meet member needs in these challenging times and to prepare to serve as CSE President.
A tremendous thank you to our Program Committee, led by Emma Shumeyko and Brittany Swett, and the many moderators and presenters who made our virtual Annual Meeting possible. Over 440 people from 17 countries participated in CSE’s virtual annual meeting, which included 24 breakout sessions, 6 roundtables, 3 short courses, and 3 engaging general sessions. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete your meeting evaluation, which will be used to help guide the development of future content, and be on the lookout for CSE’s open call for proposals for future meeting programming.
CSE is launching what I hope will become a valuable new resource: a repository of journal and organizational statements related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many journals and publishing programs have embarked on new initiatives or renewed efforts to improve editorial board diversity and inclusion, evaluate their peer review processes for implicit bias, revise guidelines for authors, develop mentorship and training opportunities for members of underrepresented communities – and published their vision, goals, and findings – and yet many other journals are struggling to know what to do and where to start. This repository will serve as a resource to members who may be searching for new and different approaches to pursue for their journals and ways to continue learning and discussing these issues within their communities and areas of study.
Has your journal or organization issued a statement about policies and practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Please consider sharing your efforts with our community by completing our DEI Resources Submission Form.
We have more offerings in the works, including a new podcast series and more virtual short course opportunities, including the Short Course for Journal Editors. CSE’s board has approved a new section for the White Paper on Publication Ethics: Guidelines for Editor in Chief and Guest Editors of Supplements, Special Series, or Calls for Papers. This guidance will be incorporated into the White Paper and available soon. Our most recent CSE Connect event on updating clinical guidelines was very successful. It was great to see so many members in attendance! Thank you to Glenn Landis and Heather Norton Blackburn for giving such an informative presentation. As we plan future events, we want to hear from you about what topics are of greatest interest. Please submit your suggestions for future topics here.
At the recent CSE Board meeting, we welcomed a host of new and continuing CSE committee and subcommittee chairs. Our committees are the lifeblood of our organization, working to develop new ideas and content, offering opportunities to network and expand your skill sets, and serving as a pathway to future leadership. If you have an idea or simply want to get more involved, please consider joining a committee.
Our community thrives on the open sharing of ideas and information. Please feel free to reach out to me.
Welcome to the Newest Members of CSE!
CSE Members Celebrating Anniversaries!
Each month, CSE will recognize its members celebrating a milestone anniversary. We are grateful for your continued involvement in our Council!
5 Years of Membership
10 Years of Membership
15 Years of Membership