The next meeting of the ISTR EC committee will be on 20 November 2018 (the day before the November Symposium).
The agenda can be found here. If you would like any other matter to be considered please contact the ISTR Secretary.
The EC has also decided to make available abridged versions of the minutes of the previous two EC meetings in order for members to see the range of items covered in EC meetings and the decisions that are made. These can be found with the agenda. If members find this useful the EC will endeavour to do this after each meeting in the future.
Aurora Health Physics Services are offering 10 free places (first come, first served) to ISTR Members on their Expert Event 'Radiation Protection –Looking to the Future'. This is taking place on 27 November in Newcastle upon Tyne. More information can be found here.
If you are interested in attending please contact Angela Yeadon at Aurora directly quoting your ISTR membership number.
Suggested guidance for institutions to get around their internal fraud procedures that fail due to the Treasurer's email address being configured as receive only address. The Treasurer cannot respond from that address to any incoming mail. Banking details and guidance available here (membership login required).
Bookings are now open for this Autumn's Symposia on Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV), to be held at the Manchester Conference Centre.
ISTR Members booking before 22 October can take advantage of the Early Bird rates with savings between £30-£70 depending on ticket type.
A second Members' Workshop will be run during 2019 on the topic of Human Factors and Ergonomics. The Workshop will be held at the Engineering and Science Learning Centre, University of Nottingham.
Make sure you save the date of Tuesday 25th June 2019 and look out for more information on the website from mid-September 2018.
THis year's theme is Local Exhaust Ventilation and we will be looking a wide range of associated topics. More information can be here and booking arrangements will be announced in due course.
At the AGM held on 24 June 2018 it was decided that membership fees would increase to £30 per year from 1 January 2019 and the AGM would be held in future at the November symposium.
Liz McMinn was elected as 'Chair Elect', Mark Hoare was re-elected to and Lawrence Dixon elected to the Executive Committee. Phil Ballie was elected as ISTR Membership Secretary and Catherine Davidge was elected as a Fellow of ISTR.
Presentations given at the Summer Symposium held in Edinburgh 25 June are available
The HSE press release on Help GB Work well features the work of the ISTR Biosafety Steering Group and their latest publication entitled 'Safe Working with Arthropods' which covers containment and control for work with uninfected, infected and transgenic animals in research
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