Biophysical Society Bulletin | April 2021
Officers President Frances Separovic President-Elect Gail Robertson Past-President Catherine A. Royer Secretary Erin Sheets Treasurer Kalina Hristova Council Henry Colecraft Michelle A. Digman Erin C. Dueber Marta Filizola Gilad Haran Kumiko Hayashi Francesca Marassi
Annual Meeting and experienced a number of glitches as we all adjusted to the online plat- form, the speaker transitions, the differences between the Q&A functionality and the chat feature, etc. Despite the hiccups, the science was deemed excellent and the attendance was similar to in-person Subgroup Saturdays. Sheets met with Subgroup Chairs the day before New Council and was able to share their feedback and thoughts with Council. With two new Subgroups being added to the list for 2022, Council briefly discussed the future of Subgroups, including the optimal number of groups, feasibility of supporting them, and membership requirements. This discussion will continue at Spring Council and a survey of Subgroup leadership, and poten- tially full BPS membership, to help inform the discussion is being planned.
Council noted that this year Annual Meeting Workshops and Biophysics Week will occur virtually before the end of March. Many BPS Committees that usually meet in person during the Annual Meeting will convene via Zoom in March and April. Additional virtual events are under consideration for the Fall. While the details of the next Annual Meeting will be an important agenda item for Spring Council, Council certainly hopes we will all be together again in San Francisco for BPS 2022! As always, we welcome your feedback and input on how BPS can best support you — our members. Please reach out to us at any time: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org — Frances Separovic, President — Jennifer Pesanelli, Executive Officer
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