Thanks to all the members who voted in the recent election for EPA Officers. The results are in:
Roseanne Flores (Hunter College, CUNY)
At-large Members of the Board of Directors (2021-2024):
Amy Joy (Seton Hall University)
Kimberly Cuevas (University of Connecticut)
Chris Hakala (Springfield College)
2020 - EPA's 125th Anniversary
To acknowledge and celebrate EPA’s 125th anniversary, the EPA Board of Directors has established a new category of membership, the Anniversary Society. This level of membership is available to all members and fellows. Membership in the Anniversary Society signifies a special commitment to EPA’s mission and carries a number of additional external benefits: a designation in the program as a “125th year member,” a hardcopy of the 2020 program, recognition at the meeting, and additional EPA merchandise. The cost of joining EPA as an Anniversary Society member is $125. You may select Anniversary Society membership when joining EPA or renewing your membership. You may also join or renew your regular membership or associate membership on the EPA website.
On March 3-5, we will be returning to an in-person conference with the 93rd Meeting of the EPA at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. A huge and sincere "thank you" to everyone who participated in the 2020 and 2021 virtual meetings, which despite the change in format due to the pandemic, continued EPA's tradition of bringing exciting science to our members in the form of keynote addresses, symposia, oral presentations and posters. Those meetings also featured our exhibitors who continue to support EPA and offer our members the latest information about graduate programs, new books and insurance programs. We are grateful to everyone for their patience and flexibility as the virtual formats were often a challenge, even for the generation raised on computer technology, social media and the like.
We fully expect the 2022 conference will take place in an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable. We will be meeting with managers at the Marriott Marquis to ensure that they will continue to provide sleeping and meeting rooms that meet the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort and that adhere to all CDC guidelines of safety. Moreover, during the past two years, we learned that masks are an effective and simple tool to control the flu and the common cold, as well as COVID-19. Therefore, masks will be welcome at our meeting. For any questions about our health and safety plan for the 2022 meeting, direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2022 call for programs will go out in early September.