This year Ferring sponsored production of a USB Stick allowing delegates to search all the ICS 2009 Abstracts and for the first time watch all abstract videos at their leisure.
This was incredibly popular, allowing delegates to take home the entire proceedings of the annual meeting in their pocket. Many delegates voted with their feet for the “green” option and returned their bulky printed delegate books when they found out what it could do.
Online Workshop Applications
This year a new online Workshop submission system was created so that workshop application for ICS/IUGA 2010 can be made online. The deadline for submissions was 1st December 2009.
The new Committee Gallery allows you to see all the ICS Committees at a glance, and allows you to drill down the Committee structure to find out more about the activities of the ICS.
Committee Forum Email Alerts
In response to your requests – the Committee discussion forums now send email alerts to committee members when discussions are updated – you no longer have to visit the webpage to check what’s been posted!
Committee Forums Rollout – Collaborate Online
Committee forums have been in use by the Board of Trustees and Standardisation Committee for six months now and proved a valuable communication and collaborative tool for our committees. We are now rolling this out to all committees – if your committee wants to benefit from your own secure dedicated workspace for discussion and collaborate on documents please contact Daniel Snowdon, the Committee Coordinator [firstname.lastname@example.org] to find out more.