President's Letter


As ICIS embraces the concept of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), we are making important progress toward the vision of a forward-looking and inclusive organization. We realize that we are just at the beginning of the journey, and the Council have set the goal to focus on improving DEI among our members in the coming years. As a starting point our meeting organizers, scientific programs and society committees are now more balanced in terms of gender and geographical diversity. Improving representation by those underrepresented in science and medicine is a major goal. To that end, we have amended our bylaws to add two Council members for Inclusion and Training elected in alternating 2-year terms. We encourage interested members to reach out to learn more about this initiative. I also encourage any members interested in participating on one of our committees and serving the society to reach out to me or Joan. [READ MORE]

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