This photo shows steam rising from hot and sterile deep azure blue water in the center surrounded by huge mats of brilliant orange algae and bacteria.
For more than two decades epidemiological studies have associated the high consumption of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables to a lower risk for human cancers
Dear ICS members:
I am writing to you in reference to the upcoming ICS elections. The Society needs to elect five new Councilors and one President-elect to serve on the ICS council. Please e-mail me your nominations for Councilors and President-elect by December 31st so that we can begin the voting process at the beginning of New Year. Each candidate must be nominated by at least two members. The names of the nominees and their statements will be posted on the ICS website and will also be sent to you by e-mail. You will be able to vote electronically on the ICS website (www.carotenoidsociety.org) shortly after nominees are identified in the first week of January and you will have until March 31st to cast your votes. To ensure the integrity of this process, I will appoint three Councilors to serve as judges who will be able to regularly monitor the vote counts. The results of the election will be posted on the ICS website in the first week of April and the members will also be notified by e-mail.
According to the by-laws of the Society any member of the Society is eligible for election as an Officer or Councilor. A Councilor is eligible for subsequent election as an Officer but, upon such election, shall cease to be a Councilor. The term of Officer consist of three-year periods running from July 1 to June 30.
The President shall serve for a term of three years beginning July 1 after service as President-Elect for three years. The President shall then remain as a member of the Council for three years as Immediate Past President. A Councilor shall be eligible to stand for re-election for one further six-year term. A Councilor is eligible for election as an Officer, but upon such election, shall cease to be a Councilor. Candidates may be nominated by Council or by members. At least one member of the Council must be affiliated with academia, and at least one member must be affiliated with the corporate sector.
Candidates' statements: The nominated candidates for Councilors and President-elect should e-mail me their statements (200 words or less) by March 31st. The candidates should briefly describe their experience and their scientific contributions in the carotenoid field and explain how the Society can benefit from their vision, creative ideas, leadership, and experience.
Prof. Dr. Hideki Hashimoto, Ph.D.
President of International Carotenoid Society
The OCU Advanced Research Institute for Natural Science and
Technology (OCARINA) / Graduate School of Science
Osaka City University
And the ICS Council is now accepting proposal from Internationally renowned carotenoid scientists who are interested in hosting the 2017 Carotenoid Symposium. The candidates are encouraged to submit their proposals to Hideki Hashimoto (email@example.com), the president of ICS, with the following information:
1) Provide the possible locations in the city such as university or convention center where you plan to hold the conference; also provide photographs and capacity of the auditorium if possible.
2) Briefly describe why hosting the symposium would benefit the Society and your experience in organizing conferences in the past.
3) Provide the names of the carotenoid researchers in your country and their area of expertise who could assist you in preparation of this conference; this could include a list of the local organizing committee.
4) Provide details of the social events and the program for the accompanying persons that you plan to offer.
5) Prepare the estimated costs for organizing the conference; this should include the scientific program, the social events, and other related costs.
Because with today’s changing economy it is difficult to predict the costs in 2017, only a rough estimate is needed.
6) Provide the potential sources of funding and sponsorship by various organizations in your city/country that could be used to subsidize the symposium.
7) If you plan to offer any post-conference activities such as social events and/or a scientific mini-symposium, provide a brief description of these activities.
The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30th, 2014. The ICS Council will carefully examine all submissions and select the top three candidates to present their proposals to the ICS Council at the 17th International Carotenoid Symposium in Utah, July 2014. Shortly after, the winner will be announced to the general membership.
I am looking forward to receiving your reply soon.
President of ICS
The 2014 International Symposium on Carotenoids will be held in Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah, USA from June 29-July 4, 2014.
The conference homepage is www.icsutah2014.com
This Symposium will be hosted and organized by:
Professor Paul S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 84132
Tel: 801-581-6078, Fax: 801-581-3357, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 MEETING REGISTRATION
Registration for the 17th Triennial Meeting of the International Carotenoid Society, June 29 - July 4, 2014 at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is now open.
To register for the meeting, please go to the registration page at www.icsutah2014.com, or link through the ICS page at www.carotenoidsociety.org . This is ONLY the meeting registration. A separate link is also on the registration web page that will take you to the hotel information.
Hotel reservations will be made directly through the Canyons Resort and each member is responsible for reserving his or her own hotel accommodations. Canyons has many accommodation options, including multi-room suites which are very comfortable either for families or for students who wish to save on room costs by sharing space. (For example, a one-bedroom suite has a kitchen, dining area, large living room with fold-out couches, and a full bath, as well as a separate bedroom with its own full bath. A two-bedroom suite adds another bedroom and bath.)
You may also register for a pre-conference trip to Zion and Bryce Canyons, or a post-conference trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons as part of your conference registration. These trips are described at www.icsutah2014.com.
There is a confirmation page after the check out page which can be used as an invoice. Credit card payment on line at time of registration is preferred, but checks can be accepted and made payable to "University Conferences and Events, TID#86000525". Send to:
Wire transfers are also possible, information on the contact for wire transfer instructions is on the registration page.
The Accompanying Persons option on your registration form should be limited to significant others, family members, and minor or adult children
Special Information for Students: Students (Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Post-Doctoral Fellows) may register at a reduced rate. To qualify for this rate, you must email a scanned letter to email@example.com (in English, on official stationary) from your supervising professor that verifies your student status. We will then give you an access code that you can use to register for the conference. Students participating with a scientific poster or talk may qualify for a conference and/or travel scholarship, check www.icsutah2014.com for more information on scholarships.