Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented
situation. The global coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our families,
our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, I
wanted to reach out and update the membership as to how we, the New York State
Histotechnological Society, plans to move ahead.
and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus,
either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who were
sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery.
During this unfortunate time, we cancelled our annual
Spring meeting, as
we were focused on the health and safety of our members, families and
communities. We know that it is very important for us to provide our membership
and our student members the opportunity to apply for and receive an educational
scholarship as well as providing the opportunity to gain knowledge. We are very
regretful that did not happen. We apologize for your disappointment and not
being able to provide scholarships as our 2020 Spring meeting was
cancelled. We will have something in
place in the future to ensure that scholarships can be given out even if
meetings are cancelled.
are in the process of planning an in-person meeting in April of 2022. Our goal is to offer our membership
educational opportunities and advancing histology as a profession. As we move
forward, we will keep you updated. If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
you for your continued support!
New York State Histotechnological Society President
Our vision as the New York State Histotechnological Society,
since inception in 1972, has been to serve our members as a resource for
educational opportunities. We have historically offered yearly Spring
Symposium’s and maintained a newsletter that is published twice a year.
To say 2020 has changed the face of our world is a
tremendous understatement, and with that in mind your Board of Directors have
tasked themselves with asking how we can best serve you moving forward.
To that end we are asking you to respond this short survey
by May 24th, so that we can plan our path forward as we reach our 50th
year. Upon completion of the survey we will thank you by renewing your
membership for the year 2021-2022.
Here are the survey questions, just fill you answers in
after the question and send it back via email response. Thank you in advance
for your input in these challenging times, we truly are all in this together.
Are you interested in attending a NYSHS Spring
2022 Symposium? If yes, what would be your preferred venue: in person, virtual
or a hybrid with both in person and virtual?
If you chose in person what safeguards would you
like to see in place to assure that the risk of Covid was addressed?
As we approach our 50th Anniversary
our vision has always been to enhance your educational experiences, how best
can we help you going forward?
Are there speaker topics you would like to see
Optional Fun Question: Did you hoard anything during Covid
and if so what???
Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey,
the information you share with us will greatly help us to meet your needs
NYSHS is happy to announce that we are still offering vendor-sponsored Educational Scholarships this year! After the unfortunate cancellation of our annual spring meeting our vendors have graciously decided to still contribute to the Educational Scholarships that we award our members. We are truly grateful for their continuing support in these uncertain times and look forward to seeing them all in 2021.
We have extended the application date until March 31, 2020.
Sarah Mack New York State Histotechnological Society President
NYSHS is in the middle of an unprecedented time in our 48 year history with the current COVID-19 situation. After careful consideration we, as your Board of Directors, have come to the decision to cancel our Spring 2020 Symposium on April 25th at del Lago Resort. We have worked closely with del Lago and they have been incredibly cooperative and have allowed us to cancel our contract without financial penalties. If you have already reserved room with them please call and cancel your reservations. As registrations arrive we will return your checks uncashed as soon as possible. We are working through the details on how to proceed with our Vendors and Speakers, but we wanted to get this word out quickly as many institutions have imposed travel and conference restrictions.
We greatly appreciate the support the you as members have all shown NYSHS over the years, and we promise to make next years’ meeting the best yet. To our Speakers we wish to express our sincere gratitude for your willingness to take time out of your busy schedule to present to our members. Lastly, we wish to thank our Vendors, without each of you we would not be able to continue our meetings and offer the myriad of scholarships that you support to our students.
In this time of unknowns, we as your Board, wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you all in 2021! Please stay tuned for details to follow, and if you have any questions please contact any of us, our information can be easily found on our website: www.nyhisto.com.