Organization of the Conference
In order to provide a corporate memory and to maintain quality the conference, the participants of the 1998 meeting voted to form an organizing committee called the “Weinstein Committee”. The makeup of the committee is comprised of representatives from each of the three previous local organizing committees, representatives from the next two proposed meeting sites, and two “At Large” members voted upon by the conference participants. The “At Large” members will serve a three-year term. The charge to the Committee is to assist the local organizing committee with meeting arrangements and organization and to help secure funding.
In addition, the Committee is charged with soliciting nominations for future meeting sites and hosts. Such nominations will then be brought up for a vote by the attendees during the business meeting. Meeting sites will be selected by vote such that the local organizing committee will have a two-year lead-time. In the event that multi-year funding is sought from the National Institutes of Health or other national sources, the Weinstein Committee will participate in this process.